OK, this is just weird.
Gregory T. Angelo, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, issued a bizarre, logically incoherent letter bashing gay liberals while simultaneously asking them for money to make sure the Democrats’ pro-LGBTQ policies aren’t completely undone by the incoming Trump administration.
“Dear Friend,” the letter begins. (Friend? Surely, he’s not talking to us.) “For the past three weeks, I’ve been in regular communication with the Trump Transition Team, the group tasked with organizing personnel and policy for our president-elect.”
The letter quickly goes on to criticize the “LGBT Left” for “demonizing Donald Trump” when they should have instead been trying to have a relationship with him.
“After working for decades against Republicans rather than with them and putting all their faith into the failed candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Angelo writes, “purportedly ‘non-partisan’ LGBT advocacy groups now face GOP majorities in the House and Senate, and a Republican in the White House for the next 4 — or perhaps even EIGHT — years.”
Which is precisely why, Angelo argues, Log Cabin Republicans are more important than ever before.
“Collectively, LGBT advocacy organizations on the Left have staff in the hundreds. Budgets in the millions. And yet, they don’t have a single point of contact in the incoming Trump administration,” he writes. “Log Cabin Republicans does.”
He continues: “Think about that. While LGBT liberals were breathlessly lamenting this fact to the New York Times, Log Cabin Republicans was quietly working behind-the-scenes to ensure the advances in LGBT freedom we have made thus far remain secure and continue in a Trump administration.”
Therefore, Angelo says, every gay person in America should open their pocketbooks and donate “generously — $250, $100, $50, or whatever you can give.” And, while you’re at it, why not join the self-hating group for an additional $60?!
Considering that 14 percent of LGBTQ Americans voted for Trump, we’re sure at least a few gay people will take this bait. As for the rest of us, we’ll stick to holding every single bigot accountable for their actions until the next election.