A South Florida professor who once gained infamy for giving an assignment to his students to “stomp on Jesus” is now trying to become the next Palm Beach County supervisor of elections.
Deandre Poole is looking to succeed Susan Bucher in the role. Bucher is the disgraced former supervisor who resigned after being suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis. She failed to report election results on time during the 2018 mid-term elections, making her a national pariah.
Poole, 32, is a political novice but feels that his history as a political activist, community leader, and grassroots organizer “are the kind of skills that this office needs.”
His competition will be Paulette Armstead, 68, who lost while making runs for the state House of Representatives in Broward County in 2016 and 2018. She changed her voting registration to Palm Beach County following her second defeat.
Poole was the focus of widespread anger following his “Stomp on Jesus” assignment back in 2013, which was picked up by Fox News and other conservative outlets.
He asked students to write “J-E-S-U-S” on a piece of paper, place it on the ground, and then step on it. He claimed it was based on a textbook from an instructor at a Christian college, but that excuse did not spare him the public backlash.
“What a just bonehead thing to do,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on “Fox & Friends” during the time of the controversy, adding that the professor would not have dared doing the same exercise with “Mohammad” or a different religious leader.
“If you stomp on a flag, if you stomp on a cross, if you stomp on, you know, any particular sensitivity, it’s one thing to say I don’t believe in that, I don’t respect it, but to stomp on it is an act of aggressive behavior toward something and it shows an utter lack of sensitivity…stomping on somebody’s holy object or name is a little different,” Huckabee added.
Poole now admits some fault and takes some responsibility for the error of his decision to issue the controversial assignment.
“It was an exercise that was misinterpreted. If I could do it over again, I would have made it my point to be more vocal and to do more interviews about it,” he said. “Looking back, that was one of the areas that I could have improved on.”
If Poole ultimately is successful, he will be in charge of all elections happening in the county. Palm Beach County is the third largest in Florida in terms of population size. He will have an especially difficult task on his hands because the county is known for close elections.
A U.S. Senate race came down to a 10,033 vote margin while a state House race in Palm Beach County was decided by a mere 32 votes in 2018. The stakes will be even higher in 2020, and Poole may have the chance to influence an election if the Democratic University academic is not on the level.
“As leaders we owe it to the public to ensure that we have the staff, and that we have all the equipment that we need to ensure that we run a smooth election,” Poole said.
“My three points are integrity, efficiency and accuracy. What I’m hearing from people is they don’t trust that their vote will count,” he added. “People want to make sure that they have somebody in that office that they feel has the integrity to be able to ensure that if they send in an absentee ballot or if they go to the polls and vote it will count.”
Poole was once the vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party and served a party officer for eight years.
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Idaho House Approves Bill Banning Transgender People From Changing Their Sex on Birth Certificates
Idaho is pushing back against the LGBT agenda.
The Idaho state house has approved a bill that would ban transgender individuals from changing their sex on birth certificates, in a rebuke of LGBT insanity.
House Bill 509 maintains that “there is a compelling interest in maintaining accurate, quantitative, biology-based material facts on Idaho certificates of birth that provide material facts fundamental to the performance of government functions that secure the public health and safety.”
The bill also states that “biological sex is an objectively defined category that has obvious, immutable, and distinguishable characteristics” that are God’s design and cannot be changed by man.
Republican Rep. Julianne Young introduced the legislation in an attempt to stop the LGBT war against science and reality.
“It is better to be correct than politically correct where human lives are concerned,” Young said to the Idaho Statesman.
The legislation passed by a 53-16 margin, but may come in conflict with a federal judge’s edict. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale made a ruling in March 2018 that states are not permitted to ban a mentally-ill individual from changing their sex on their birth certificate.
The edict stated that “a rule providing an avenue to obtain a birth certificate with a listed sex that aligns with an individual’s gender identity promotes the health, well-being, and safety of transgender people without impacting the rights of others.”
RINO state lawmaker Linda Hartgen used the ruling as an excuse to vote against the legislation.
“My job here is to protect all of the people of my district and the state of Idaho,” Hartgen said. “Not just those who look like me.”
This Idaho legislation follows other bills that have been filed in state legislatures across the country to push back against the LGBT plague:
Rep. Ben Baker, a legislator from southwestern Missouri, has introduced the “Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act” to provide criminal sanctions against librarians who permit children to be exposed to drag queen story hour events without parental consent.
“In some places — St. Louis, Kansas City and I think St. (Joseph) — they’ve had these drag queen story hours and that’s something that I take objection to and I think a lot of parents do,” Baker said. “That’s where in a public space, our kids could be exposed to something that’s age-inappropriate. That’s what I’m trying to tackle.”
The legislation would allow parents to have “recourse” to express that they are “not OK” with drag queen story hour events coming to their community, according to Baker. Libraries would be compelled to create a five-person oversight board to determine whether certain “material,” like pro-tranny books read by cross-dressers at story hour events, is appropriate fr kids.
Library personnel who refused to comply with these rules would be charged with a class B misdemeanor, facing a fine of $500 and up to a year in jail. The bill author is clear that he does not want to ban any type of literature, only protect children from LGBT indoctrination from events like drag queen story hour.
“If we were trying to ban books or censor literature, I would kill the bill, myself,” Baker said.
The Missouri lawmaker is concerned about young children’s minds being poisoned with ideas regarding gender theory at drag queen story hour events. Because of the transgender fad, children are now being dosed with drugs in preparation for gender-mutilation surgery.
As the LGBT agenda becomes more totalitarian and predatory, Republican lawmakers are beginning to push back against the problems this movement is causing throughout society.
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