‘Don’t Say Gay’ pollie Joe Harding off to jail

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Image: Florida House of Representatives

Joe Harding, the politician behind Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay ‘ legislation, is off to jail. And we’re crying. 🤣Truly we are. 😂 I’m trying to squeeze out a tear as I type.

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2020, convicted felon Joe Harding achieved two things during his short tenure. He sponsored the hateful ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill which has since become a contagion in American state politics.

And he stole $150,000 of taxpayer funds.

What a man!

The ‘pious Christian’ defrauded the federal government of $150,000 in COVID relief for small businesses. Joe Harding’s crime did not consist of a mistake in paperwork or a misunderstanding of the law.


He falsified bank statements from two defunct businesses and claimed he employed six non-existent employees.

An intentional, premeditated and carefully planned crime — much like his ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.

But Joe Harding is a ‘committed family man and pious Christian’.

Or at least, that’s what his brother, Pastor Daniel Harding told the judge when pleading for mercy for his criminal sibling.

Lock him up! Throw away the key, I say.

Trump Judge sentences Republican to 4 months!

However, Harding’s Trump-appointed judge sentenced him to four months!

Oh well. Time for reflection and prayer.

Probably not much future in politics after his release.

But he can always open a church.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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