The push is on for immoral “LGBT” behaviors to become U.S. civil rights akin to race and religion.
This extremist legislation would nullify religious freedom laws (RFRAs). Its weak religious exemptions provide easy targets for defiance at the first opportunity. Schools would be under federal oversight to mandate pro-homosexual propaganda along with all-gender bathrooms and locker rooms.
The measure is based on unconstitutional religious bigotry, viewpoint discrimination and child corruption, but these extremists don’t care.
Who can Americans count on to protect families and freedom? It won’t be Hillary Clinton, who supports the “Equality Act.”
There was concern among conservatives several weeks back when Senator Marco Rubio obtained the endorsement of billionaire Paul Singer, known for pressuring the Republican Party to embrace homosexuality. Singer manipulated New York State Republicans to legalize same sex “marriage” in 2011, a huge win for homosexual groups amid cries of betrayal by conservatives.
But there’s promising news for Rubio-watchers.
Eric Teetsel, the new Rubio director of faith outreach, discussing the Singer endorsement, told me: “Supporters of Senator Rubio buy into his agenda, he doesn’t buy into theirs. One need look no further than his record to see that he is a champion of marriage.”
And what about the Equality Act? Teetsel gave this assurance:
“Regarding the Equality Act, Senator Rubio is opposed to it, and will veto it as president. Senator Rubio is opposed to any law that restricts religious freedom.”
This is very encouraging. Will other GOP candidates promise a similar veto?
The fondest dream of “LGBT” activists is to force even Christians to bow the knee before them and honor these behaviors in the workplace, schools and public accommodations. Some of us will never do that.
Will our next president stand or bow? Will he or she take on Hillary Clinton over her appalling Geneva speech in 2011? That’s where she defiantly declared, “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”
Who has the steel to stand against the wicked and their allies in the media? Let’s look at the top candidates’ track records.
It’s hard to trust Donald Trump on the social issues, and I don’t think that needs much explaining. Of course, he could surprise us. He has already. But dependability? His background within very worldly circles portends little priority on pro-family issues in a Trump administration.
And his deep roots in corporate America may be a liability, unless he plays the maverick once again, because most Fortune 500 companies now, for some ridiculous reason, support the full spectrum of “LGBT” sexual anarchist demands.
Republicans will be pressured heavily by corporate interests. And Mitch McConnell may allow a vote on this. Paul Ryan already voted for ENDA and has voiced support for compulsory homosexual “rights.”
So America needs a president who won’t cave and would also articulate a position that pushes back against acceptance of homosexuality and gender confusion. Remember the capitulation of Indiana Governor Mike Pence on backing a true religious freedom bill after pressure from Apple, the NCAA, Walmart, Angie’s List and others. And now an Indiana GOP state legislator has foolishly introduced a combination “non-discrimination” bill and RFRA, giving these sexual rebels much of what they want. Some Republicans are dangerously clueless on this issue, essentially cooperating as America is dragged into the sewer.
Let’s look at Dr. Ben Carson. He’s been a strong supporter of authentic marriage, yet he voted on the corporate boards on Costco and Kellogg’s for every pro-“gay” non-discrimination policy considered. Standing up in the board room might have cost Carson his board positions. If he won’t stand there, this does not bode well for the gale-force winds of “LGBT” activism that will be unleashed on a Republican president.
Homosexual activists know how to implement vicious bullying tactics while maintaining a perennial posture of victimhood.
This commitment from Rubio is promising, but his history leaves a few doubts. While consistent on marriage, Rubio made comments about homosexuality, the behavior, that question his resilience under the intense pressure guaranteed to come. The behaviors of sodomy and gender rebellion, not marriage, are the focus of the “Equality Act.”
Rubio told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” he believes people are born with a sexual preference. Rubio also said he would attend a same sex wedding of a loved one even if he disagreed with that direction.
Ted Cruz is surging in recent polls, and he has taken leadership on controversial social issues, consistently opposing so-called marriage “equality” and defending the rights of states to vote against same sex unions. He won a case in Texas affirming man/woman unions. He spoke out in opposition to two local “non-discrimination” measures, calling out the corrupt tactics of the Houston mayor during that “bathroom bill” controversy. Cruz even rebuked the Dallas mayor for marching in two homosexual pride parades. He once said he believes homosexuality is a choice and also recently spoke out against transgender school measures.
I asked Teetsel if Rubio would overturn the unconstitutional executive orders of Obama and in particular, “LGBT” special rights for federal employees and the Department of Education’s opinion letters deploying Title IX law to support gender confusion and overturn boy/girl privacy rights in schools. I have not yet received a response, but this is a commitment we must get from all the GOP candidates.
Looking at other candidates, we should not trust Jeb Bush nor my Ohio governor John Kasich. Both appointed open homosexuals and “gay” supporters for key staff positions, sending a clear message that they don’t get it or don’t want to get it. Carly Fiorina’s signals are not good on this. She quickly accepted the SCOTUS marriage decision and moved on. Chris Christie would probably sign a homosexual “rights” bill.
Let’s be wise and choose the most reliably pro-family candidate.
Linda Harvey, President, Mission America
The media ministry of Linda Harvey is an outgrowth of her Christian faith and a successful career in marketing and public relations.
As a former advertising executive, Mrs. Harvey specialized in creating new communications’ vehicles. She has started more than twenty-five publications and overseen multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, primarily in the health care field. She was formerly Director of Marketing Communications at Ohio State University Hospitals.
In 1995, she founded Mission America, a Christian pro-family organization tracking current cultural issues with weekly e-newsletters sent to a national audience.
Linda hosts daily commentaries and a weekly radio show on the Salem Network station in Columbus, OH, 880 AM WRFD which broadcasts throughout the state, and airs a weekly commentary on the national Moody Radio Network. She is also a regular columnist for conservative news site www.WND.com , for www.AmericanThinker.com, for www.barbwire.com, and for www.ohioconservativereview.com .
She is interviewed frequently by local, state and national media outlets, and is author of two Christian books, Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality and Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism and the New Spirituality.
In addition, Linda is a frequent conference speaker, with presentations at events sponsored by Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, Heartbeat International, American Family Association, EPC (the Education Policy Conference), Americans for Truth and TruthXChange. She has also spoken to many Ohio Tea Party groups..
Mrs. Harvey attended a United Nations international conference as a media representative; has participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill; and has testified numerous times before Ohio legislative committees. She serves on the National Pro-Family Forum and the Ohio Pro-Family Forum.
Linda Harvey holds a B.A. in English from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and has done graduate work at Miami, Ohio State University, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. She is the wife of Tom Harvey and the mother of two children. They live in Columbus, Ohio.