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Sharia Ban Advances in Texas Senate

In an impromptu meeting called at the close of the Senate’s regular business on Wednesday, the Business and Commerce Committee quietly — and narrowly — voted to pass Senate Bill 1639 by a vote of 5-4. Based on our quick review of the audio file of the meeting, the vote count was as follows: Yes: Carona […]

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Sharia Law in Texas: ‘There Is No Problem Here’

A rare moment of rational debate broke out in the Texas Senate last week in the most unlikely of places — a committee hearing on a proposal to ban Texas courts from imposing  “foreign law” (code for Sharia law) on citizens. Hearings on this contentious subject in previous years have been marked by open bigotry and […]

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Week Ends with Big Wins for Public Education, Family Planning, LGBT Texans at the Capitol

This week began with the Texas Freedom Network mobilizing supporters of public education, family planning, LGBT rights and religious freedom for big battles at the Texas Capitol. We’re happy to report good news on a number of fronts, but hard work remains ahead of us. Public Education On Thursday the Texas House voted overwhelmingly, 103-43, […]

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This Is a Big Week in the Texas Legislature

The Texas Freedom Network will be busy, busy, busy at the Legislature this week. Sex education, religious freedom, LGBT rights, and family planning funding are on legislative calendars. Click on the links in the Take Action box on the right to help our efforts at the Capitol. Sex Education The Texas House Committee on Public […]

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Texas Congressman Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert: Guns Will Protect Us from Sharia Law!

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, the East Texas Republican who thinks our nation’s enemies are coming here to birth babies who will grow up to commit domestic terror attacks, has a new argument against gun laws: stopping Islamic law! Rep. Gohmert had this to say today on the web-radio show The Voice of Freedom: “[The Second […]

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Anti-Muslim Hysteria Returns: Texas Lawmakers Consider Ban on ‘Religious or Cultural Law’

UPDATE: Rep. Flynn apparently has pulled HJR 43 from committee consideration today. We’ll keep an eye on it. The absurd campaign to ban the mythical threat of Sharia law (Islamic law) in Texas has returned to the state Capitol. Today the House State Affairs Committee will consider a proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution that […]

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Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert Defends Anti-Muslim Smears, Calls John McCain ‘Numb Nut’

East Texas Congressman Louie “Terror Baby” Gohmert today defended the accusations and smears he and four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been aiming at Muslim Americans serving in the U.S. government. But he probably didn’t help himself when he directly insulted the Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain. […]

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Joseph McCarthy Would Be Proud of Louie Gohmert

The late Joseph McCarthy’s soul surely was dancing over the shocking behavior of East Texas Congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert at a congressional hearing on Thursday. It gets especially outrageous at the 3:00 mark. Words fail.

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Texas Congressman Louie ‘Terror Baby’ Gohmert Takes the Low Road Again

Sadly, this won’t surprise many folks. East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is one of five Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives who are facing sharp criticism from their colleagues for demanding an investigation into unfounded charges that Muslim extremists are infiltrating the U.S. government. Two years ago Gohmert warned that pregnant foreign terrorists are […]

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Is David Bradley Betraying Anti-Muslim Extremists in Texas?

Will we soon be hearing cries of betrayal from religious-righters who have been warning that Muslims are using charter schools to indoctrinate Texas kids? Campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission show that David Bradley, a leader of the creationist faction on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), received three late contributions […]

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