Sarah Huckabee’s Lies, Tim Gunn, CBD Burger, Julian Assange’s Feces, Billy Budd, Jason Momoa, Lauv: HOT LINKS

MORE MUELLER. Sarah Sanders lied to press about Comey firing: ‘The special counsel’s report, released Thursday, cited Sanders’s multiple false statements to reporters as part of its review of whether President Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey. Sanders told investigators that her misstatements were a “slip of the tongue,” and that the claims were not founded on anything.’

DAYS AFTER NOTRE DAME FIRE. Man arrested carrying gasoline into St. Patrick’s Cathedral: ‘New York Police Department (NYPD) deputy commissioner John Miller said the man claimed he was taking a shortcut through the cathedral after his car ran out of fuel, but his answers were “inconsistent and evasive.”’

ARE THEY HIGH? Carls Jr. coming out with CBD burger on 4/20.

NETFLIX. Streaming platform will open 100,000 sq. ft. production hub in NYC.

TIM GUNN. Project Runway star comes for Marie Kondo: “I can only take so much of her! And I learned nothing…”

POLL. Church membership plummets over two decades: ‘Gallup said church membership was 70% in 1999 — and close to or higher than that figure for most of the 20th century. Since 1999, the figure has fallen steadily, while the percentage of U.S. adults with no religious affiliation has jumped from 8% to 19%.’

THE LAST STRAW. Julian Assange smeared the walls of the Ecuadorian embassy with his feces, says President Lenin Moreno: “He exhausted our patience and pushed our tolerance to the limit.”

2020. Terry McAuliffe not running: “I love campaigning. I love fighting,” McAuliffe told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “I would love to have been on that debate stage with Donald Trump, but, you know, we’ve got to move forward and we’ve got to bring our party together.“

BILLY BUDD. The modern gay anti-hero who almost didn’t speak his name? ‘However it’s interpreted, a hundred years after its rebirth, Melville’s seafaring story is almost refreshing in its simplicity and shattering tragedy. In an era when the “Will & Grace” reboot constitutes a re-analysis of gay consciousness, the in-the-shadows subtleties of Melville’s tale are thrilling to ponder.’

STATE TV. Trump told aides to keep an eye on FOX News’ loyalty to him: ‘In the midst of all this, there was another question weighing heavily on the president’s mind: Was Fox News, his favorite organ of conservative media and pro-Trump messaging, being sufficiently subservient to him? “Keep an eye on it,” Trump started telling aides, according to two people with direct knowledge of his directive, in conversations about what was going on behind-the-scenes at Fox, and if there was any cause for concern for even the slightest positive coverage of any Democrat.’

JEOPARDY. Alek Trebek gives update on cancer diagnosis: “Despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good. I’m continuing with my therapy.”

RICHARD AKUSON. Nigeria is a cold-blooded country for gay men.

TRUMP’S FINANCES. Democrats subpoena nine major banks in search of answers: “JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank.”

FACEBOOK. Social media giant uploaded 1.5 million people’s email contacts without their consent. ‘Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook,” and it is now deleting them.’

THROWBACK THURSDAY. Robert Mueller and John Kerry played on the same prep school hockey team.

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CLEAN SHAVE OF THE DAY. Jason Momoa.

COOKING VIDEO OF THE DAY. Lauv and Troye Sivan cook spicy fusilli pasta.

THIRSTY THURSDAY. Felipe.

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COOKIE MONSTER

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Australian Rugby Superstar Challenges Firing Over Instagram Post Declaring ‘Hell Awaits Homosexuals’

Last week we reported that Australian rugby superstar Israel Folau’s contract was being terminated by Rugby Australia after posting a meme to Instagram that Hell awaits all homosexuals.

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Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him. _______________ Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these , adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19‭-‬21 KJV _______________ Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:38 KJV _______________ And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Acts 17:30 KJV _______________

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Rugby Australia released a statement terminating Folau’s contract: “Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union have made repeated attempts to contact Israel both directly and via his representatives since 6.30pm on Wednesday, and at this point he has failed to communicate directly with either organisation. Whilst Israel is entitled to his religious beliefs, the way in which he has expressed these beliefs is inconsistent with the values of the sport. We want to make it clear that he does not speak for the game with his recent social media posts.”

Now Folau is contesting his termination and will face a ‘code of conduct’ tribunal, the Guardian reports: ‘The panel will rule on whether Folau’s post breached the code. If it finds that it did, Folau may challenge in court whether that warrants the termination of his contract – and also whether the termination constituted discrimination against religious belief. However, a legal expert has warned this avenue may not be open to the player since NSW has no statutory protection for religious discrimination.’

You may recall that Folau was nearly expelled from the sport in 2018 after a series of similar homophobic actions.

Folau, a devout Christian raised as a Mormon who converted to the Assemblies of God fellowship with his family in 2011, made headlines in September 2017 during Australia’s debate over same-sex marriage, when he tweeted, “I love and respect all people for who they are and their opinions. but personally, I will not support gay marriage.”

One year ago in April 2018, Folau replied to a follower in an Instagram post who asked, “what was gods plan for gay people?”

In the comments section of the post, Folau, who plays for New South Wales Waratahs, replied, “HELL.. Unless they repent of their sins and turn to God.”

Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, for which Folau plays, said they would seek an explanation from Folau and denounced the player.

Rugby Australia declined to punish Folau, though its inclusion policy states: “Rugby has and must continue to be a sport where players, officials, volunteers, supporters and administrators have the right and freedom to participate regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or religion and without fear of exclusion. There is no place for homophobia or any form of discrimination in our game and our actions and words both on and off the field must reflect this.”

Then, one month after coming under scrutiny, Folau tweeted an anti-gay video.

The video featured a sermon by evangelical preacher David Wilkerson and footage of a Pride march where Christian street preachers were being protested, and a clip of the White House lit in rainbow colors against narration that said, “Now is the time to get right with God because this generation has lost the fear of God. There’s no fear of God left in the land.”

Folau also said he’d rather walk away from rugby than defy the Bible.

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Trump’s Response When Told Mueller Was Investigating Him: ‘This is the End of My Presidency. I’m F*cked’

One of the revelations in the redacted Mueller Report was Donald Trump’s reaction when he heard from then Attorney General Jeff Sessions that a Special Counsel had been appointed to investigate him.

Said Trump, according to “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.”

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The Moment Maluma First Heard His Duet with Madonna on the Radio: WATCH

Colombian recording artist Maluma shared a cute video of his reaction upon hearing his duet with Madonna on the radio.

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Madonna teased the upcoming “Medellín” video today on Instagram.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall Had a ‘Hot’ Makeout Session with a Guy

Former Bachelor Nick Viall says he had his first makeout session with a guy. If you’re not acquainted with the star of 2016’s The Bachelor, here he is in a recent Instagram post painting shirtless.

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Viall recently told ‘The Daddy Girls’ on their ‘Call Her Daddy’ vlog that he kissed a man: “I made out with my first guy yesterday. It was hot.” Asked if he was nervous, Viall added, “I was a little bit. Yeah [there was tongue].” Asked if he loved it, Viall added, “It moved.”

Viall said he is filming a show for Funny or Die. So perhaps we’ll find out more about the kiss recipient at a later date.

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Michael Cohen Says He’ll Fill in Mueller Report Redactions: ‘Tell It Myself!’

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and his lawyer Lanny Davis say the president’s former “fixer” can fill in all the redacted portions in the forthcoming Mueller Report.

Tweeted Davis: “As the #Country waits for the #MuellerReport, know this…it does not matter how #Barr #RedactedMuellerReport. @MichaelCohen212 has 7 days, 70 hours, + 100 pages of what #TeamMueller knows and can fill in the bulk of the redactions. Nice try Mr. @POTUS. #Truth We will tell it all”

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Added Cohen: “Soon I will be ready to address the American people again…tell it all…and tell it myself!”

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