More good news from the country’s incoming clown car: Donald’s transition team has almost no relationship with science, and leans heavily on crazy fake studies to justify their anti-gay bigotry. So, this should be a fun four years.
For example, they’ve got Ken Blackwell advising the transition team on domestic policy — he’s a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, an organization notorious for making up facts and publishing junk science. There’s also Key Cole James, who is in charge of the team’s budget — they’re a former vice president of the FRC. Betsy DeVos (education) and Ken Klukowski (constitutional rights) have also been tied up with the FRC.
Various other figures have spoken at FRC events, including Reince Preibus and Mike Pompeo. And let’s not forget Mike Pence, who used his power in congress to encourage the jailing and execution of queers in other countries.
And what’s so bad about the FRC, you might ask? Well, for years now, they’ve been manipulating phony studies and fabricating results to make it look like gays die young and molest kids. Among their tactics is citing groups like The American College of Pediatricians, which sounds legitimate but is actually just a little club started by a couple of friends so that they could spout artificial data while sounding like actual researchers.
So now these people are going to be crawling all over the White House, inserting their phony facts into actual government policy.
Deep breaths, everyone; deep breaths.