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Donald Trump will pander to ANOTHER antigay group this month

For the second time in a month, Donald Trump is set to address an antigay summit.

He became the first sitting president to ever speak at the summit of a confirmed anti-LGBTQ hate group by participating in the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, during which he praised leader Tony Perkins, who in the past has linked gay rights to the Holocaust and compared homosexuals to Nazis.

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Next up, he’ll be making an appearance at a summit for the antigay Heritage Foundation. The group confirms Trump “will be speaking to Heritage members at our annual President’s Club Meeting this Tuesday, October 17”.

“Heritage has been instrumental in providing the Trump administration with sound policy advice and experts who now serve in key government positions.

We are honored to have the President of the United States as our keynote speaker.”

The group cites a report claiming “no group is more responsible for helping to craft Trump’s agenda than the Heritage Foundation…Today the group’s fingerprints are on virtually every policy Trump advocates.”

Their website claims “redefining marriage… will only lead to more broken homes, more broken hearts, and more intrusive government.”

“Americans should reject such revisionism and work to restore the essentials that make marriage so important for societal welfare: sexual complementarity, monogamy, exclusivity, and permanency.”

The organization has been heavily pushing the First Amendment Defense Act, a law that aims to grant religious folks the ability to discriminate based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

The Foundation explains its stance thus:

“FADA protects the rights of individuals and the associations they form—small businesses and charities, schools, and social services—to speak and act in accordance with their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman in the public square and the marketplace.

It enacts a bright-line rule that government can never penalize certain individuals and institutions for acting on the conviction that marriage is the union of husband and wife or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a union….

It is critical to protect the right to dissent and the civil liberties of those who speak and act in accord with what Americans had always believed about marriage—that it is the union of husband and wife.

At the federal level, the First Amendment Defense Act would help achieve civil peace amid disagreement and protect pluralism and the rights of all Americans, regardless of what faith they may practice.”

During his speech at last month’s summit, Trump said: “I am honored and thrilled to be the first sitting president to address this gathering of friends, so many friends.”

“I pledged that in a Trump administration, our heritage would be cherished, protected and defended like you have never seen before….

To protect religious liberty, including protecting groups like this one, I signed a new executive action in a beautiful ceremony in the White House on our national day of prayer.

Among many historic steps, the executive order followed through on one of my most important campaign promises, important to so many of you.

To prevent the horrendous Johnson Amendment interfering with your First Amendment rights.

We will not allow government workers to censor sermons or target our pastors, our ministers, our rabbis.

These are the people we want to hear from and they’re not going to be silenced any longer.”

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19 Comments

  • Paco

    “Heritage has been instrumental in providing the Trump administration with sound policy advice and experts who now serve in key government positions.”

    The takeover to turn the U.S. into a theocracy based on an American evangelical bastardization of Christianity has begun.

  • Xzamilloh

    Trump’s legacy will be attempting to undo everything Obama did, consequences be damned. Tell me again how he’s the answer to the PC culture, you Trumptards. Not all Trump voters… just those of you who hypocritically wag your finger at butthurt SJWs while defending the butthurtest of the butthurt “Everything I don’t like is fake news” man-child in office. I don’t think he’s anti-gay, but the man’s butt-kissing amoral pandering knows no bounds, and we’re caught in the middle of it.

    • Billysees

      ” I don’t think he’s anti-gay, but the man’s butt-kissing amoral pandering knows no bounds, and we’re caught in the middle of it. ”

      You can say that again.

  • barkomatic

    This is no surprise. Throughout his campaign and after he was elected Trump was heavily critical of what he considered “political correctness”. That term long ago expanded to include any effort to treat a person with respect who was different than you.

    By endorsing these groups and so-called religious protections laws, he believes he is fighting oppressive forces that want to both silence people and prevent them from exercising their beliefs. The logical fallacy of all that is exposed when your beliefs directly infringe on the rights of others to receive medical care, food or a hotel room.

    Eventually, the ugliness of this policy will be obvious when the first gay people who get injured in a car accident are denied medical care and die as a result. In a worst case scenario, this could turn into a Jim Crow for gay people, where business owners will feel free to put up signs of all kinds saying “no gays allowed” or “no gays served”. Why limit it to gay people? How about excluding their family, friends and children as well? Ugh.

    Someday, I hope we arrive at a state of sanity in this country where vulnerable people are protected instead of attacked, while still being able to have open and honest conversations about controversial topics.

    • Billysees

      Good comment. Especially —

      Eventually, the ugliness of this policy will be obvious when the first gay people who get injured in a car accident are denied medical care and die as a result. In a worst case scenario, this could turn into a Jim Crow for gay people, where business owners will feel free to put up signs of all kinds saying “no gays allowed” or “no gays served”. Why limit it to gay people? How about excluding their family, friends and children as well? Ugh.

  • Kieran

    Maybe the President would pander to gay voters too……if he got an invitation to speak at a gay organization.

    • Xzamilloh

      Right, because his rabid evangelical base wouldn’t turn their back on him, would they? The gall of some of you proclaiming that Clinton was some corporate shill (she is) while admitting that you’d rather have a president that talks out of both sides of his mouth. So he speaks to anti-gay organizations, but then would talk to gay organizations if they asked him to? Flip Flop, got it.

    • Kangol

      Why don’t the Log Cabinettes invite him to speak! He doesn’t care about you as a gay person. If he did he wouldn’t be consorting with the anti-gay creeps he does, including his hateful Vice President, most of his party, the Talibangelicals who would put you to death as readily as Islamic fanatics, Saudi Arabia (his best Middle Eastern pals), etc. Wake up!

    • DCguy

      And those women were raped because they wore skirts right?

  • Prax07

    Trump is just a completely cluess moron, just like his supporters. I kbow I pray daily that he and his scumbag vp/appointments get snipered. The only way to be rid if these oppressive shits is death, imo. And apparently that’s the opinion of all the senior citizens in my mom’s doctors waiting room. All wanted this dirtbags head on a pike.

  • Gaytaffuk

    I thought ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ was fiction. Now it’s becoming very real!!!!

  • Jaxton

    Christian values help to curtail the prostitution of women and the promiscuity of males.

    • Gaytaffuk

      You are joking aren’t you?

    • ChrisK

      Nope. Just Jaxton seeking attention as usual.

  • Clay83

    I really do feel for people in the US, this man is beyond reprehensible. He has turned the US into a laughing stock that is more focused on appeasing the brainwashed religious lot than anyone else. Religion will be the downfall of the USA

  • DCguy

    The Mo Bro account and all of it’s various screenames must have been taking bigotry lessons today, I’m surprised they haven’t already posted 10 frantic posts attacking lgbts, democrats, and talking about what a great guy Trump is.

    • tham

      As they say, even the Russians take a day off.

  • Billysees

    Can’t gay haters see the great and seldom mentioned truths that can so easily apply to the LGBT community and what we do? —

    All things are allowable for me, all things are lawful for me, and all things are permissible for me, but all things are not necessarily beneficial?……1 Corinthians 6:12……1 Corinthians 10:23

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