BOOM: Republicans Walk Out On ‘F*cking Ridiculous’ Colleague Who Launches Biblical Anti-LGBT Rant

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When Republicans walk out because a colleague of theirs was so offensive, that speaks volumes. It wasn’t long ago when quoting a Bible verse would have garnered applause from Republicans, but not this time.

Rep. Rick Allen, a Georgia freshman, launched into a diatribe at the GOP’s regular policy meeting in the Capitol basement, according to The Hill. Allen used a Bible verse to attack the gay community, but what Allen hasn’t done, apparently, is read his Bible, which mentions homosexuality only six times. In contrast, “poor” and “poverty” appear 446 times in 384 separate verses in the Bible.

Allen targeted dozens of fellow Republicans on Thursday by suggesting that they had sinned for backing an anti-discrimination proposal against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. To Allen, his Republican colleagues aren’t conservative enough. An LGBT provision passed the House the night before, and that’s why Allen launched an attack on his own party.

Attendees of the meeting said Allen claimed they were defying Christian tenets. Several Republicans were disgusted by Allen’s rant and walked out of the room.

“It was f—ing ridiculous,” said one GOP lawmaker, who was in the room and supported the LGBT provision.

A GOP leadership aide offered a similar verdict, saying, “A lot of members were clearly uncomfortable and upset.”

Allen’s office did not respond to The Hill’s request for comment. In addition, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) declined to comment on the incident. There’s your GOP outreach right there. No comment. But at least some of his Republican colleagues commented by walking out. There’s something to be said for that action.

About the provision, The Hill reports:

‘The LGBT language has been a thorn in the side of Republican leaders this month as they’ve tried to move through a series of government spending bills.

Sponsored by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), the provision stipulates that nothing in the underlying spending bills can undermine President Obama’s executive order barring discrimination by government contractors based on sexual orientation or gender identity.’

An exhausting back-and-forth took place between party lines on the provision.

“This is not about LGBT rights. It’s about shipwrecking the appropriations process,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said after Thursday’s vote.

Democrats are accusing Republicans of promoting discrimination by insisting the Maloney language be eliminated.

“House Republicans’ thirst to discriminate against the LGBT community is so strong that they are willing to vote down their own appropriations bill in order to prevent progress over bigotry,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.

Perhaps now, Republicans can see what discrimination looks like since Allen took the floor, launching the meeting by deeming his colleagues “sinners.”

On Facebook, Allen is inundated with well-deserved comments such as, “You don’t speak for me. I’m LGBT and I pay taxes,” and “…you disgusting bigot.”

There isn’t a video of Rep. Allen’s remarks, and it’s not clear exactly which biblical scriptures he quoted. We’re guessing it was from Leviticus, a book which contains verses he likely does not obey.

“They [shellfish] shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.” – Leviticus 11:11.

Featured image of the bigot: Facebook