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RERvideo – APOSTLE CLAVER: TEXAS GOP SHOULD LEARN FROM BRODEN’S BOLD PRO-LIFE BILLBOARD IN THE HOOD (VIDEO)

He’s done it before, and he’s doing it again. This time in his own backyard.

RERcontributor Pastor Stephen Broden has thrown down the gauntlet in the Dallas black community by leasing a new pro-life billboard.  Westbound on Highway 175 between the St. Augustine and Buckner Blvd. exits is the billboard’s location. And it boldly states:

“ABORTION IS NOT HEALTHCARE.
IT HURTS WOMEN AND MURDERS THEIR BABES.”

Currently, a core group of black Texas Republicans are attempting to persuade the state party to make black engagement a top priority.  Apostle Claver, known for his black engagement activism, nationally and here in Texas, believes that the Texas GOP should learn the lessons of what Broden’s billboard has created, and of the black engagement successes of liberty activists of color over the past decade.

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‘Granny’ immigrant advocates roll into Montgomery before border stop

, Montgomery Advertiser

Protesting, as some Montgomery residents learned Friday night, is not just for the young.

Nearly 60 people crammed into a hall at the Montgomery’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Friday night as group of immigration advocates, dubbed Grannies Respond, from Connecticut, New York and Georgia stopped in the city on their journey to the Texas-Mexico border. Several speakers rallied the crowd during dinner that was part local political rally and part pep rally.

“Welcome. This is a house of worship for all people,” said Rev. Lynn Hopkins, pastor at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. “And so it is one of our fundamental principles that we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every single human being.”

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The Gender Gap Could Be a Major Factor in the November Midterms — And Female Voters Are Leaning Democrat

By Alex Henderson / AlterNet

White males, especially older ones in red states, have often been a reliable voting block for the Republican Party. And if the GOP is going to hold on to the House of Representatives and the Senate in the November midterms, it will need all the white male support it can get—especially in light of recent polls showing a strong gender gapwhen it comes to preferences for Republicans or Democrats.

This week, a YouGov survey showed a 24-point gap between male and female voters when it comes to the House of Representatives’ generic ballot. Female voters preferred Democratic candidates by 15%, while male voters preferred Republican candidates by 9%. And that isn’t the only poll showing a gender gap for the generic ballot.

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Abbott Says More Brothels Than Starbucks In Houston. Is He Right?

James Packard

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed there are more brothels than Starbucks stores in the city of Houston. Is he right?

In short — likely. There are several different counts for both brothels and Starbucks stores in Houston, but they largely indicate the brothels outnumber the coffee chain.

The group Children at Risk says Harris County, where Houston sits, has 259 suspected illegal massage businesses — as in, suspected brothels.

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Cities and States Resist — and Assist — Immigration Crackdown in New Ways

By Tim Henderson

Austin recently took a new tack in the ongoing war between “sanctuary cities” and federal immigration authorities. Declaring itself a “freedom city,” the Texas capital instructed its police officers to arrest fewer people for minor crimes — to prevent their fingerprints from going to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — and to inform people that they may refuse a request to present their immigration papers.

Though novel, Austin’s gambit fits into a broader pattern: As the Trump administration this year ratcheted up its efforts to curb illegal immigration, cities and states experimented with new ways to resist — or assist — the crackdown.

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WILL POPE FRANCIS’ REJECTION OF THE DEATH PENALTY CHANGE TEXAS CATHOLICS’ STANCE?

Pope Francis says the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances. The Vatican announced the change Thursday what the Catholic Church has maintained for centuries. Until now, Catholic teaching has left some room for support of capital punishment.

Within hours of the announcement, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’d introduce legislation to end the death penalty in his state. However, it’s not clear whether the same could happen in here. Texas has used the punishment the most over past decades – by a wide margin. And the Pope’s statement isn’t a major change of course.

“The catechism prior to yesterday had stated that the death penalty was not allowed except in the rarest of circumstances, so in some ways substantively it’s not that major a change,” says John Francis Burke, who teaches political science at Trinity University in San Antonio, specializing in Catholic social teaching, Religion and Politics.

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