Congressmen walk out of meeting after anti-Gay Republican interrogates them about religious beliefs

The report surfaced shortly after House GOP members scuttled an energy spending bill after Democrats added an amendment prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexuality, a clause House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) called a “poison pill.”


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Allen allegedly opened the meeting by reciting an unidentified Biblical verse condemning homosexuality. He also allegedly suggested that some of the legislators present “were opposing Christianity” because they supported anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.



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