If the LGBT activists groups were really concerned with the social acceptance and well-being of gays, lesbians, and other marginal sexual groups, then they would be overjoyed to have a Republican president as unabashedly pro-gay as Donald Trump. Alas, these groups are not really about helping the people they purport to help. They are just hyperpartisan fronts for the Democrat Party. And so, they will not give the most pro-gay president in history his due credit.
And at the convention, Trump, accepting the party’s nomination, said, “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of the hateful foreign [Islamic extremism] ideology.”
Following a standing ovation and roaring applause, Trump broke from prepared remarks that were handed out to media in advance.
“And I have to say,” he said, “as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you.”
The country couldn’t have had a more pro-gay president if it had elected Elton John on Christmas Day.
But instead of celebrating the broad acceptance of a pro-gay presidential candidate, the gay groups chose to nit-pick and over-dramatize. “He held the rainbow flag upside down!” they fumed. “He deleted the LGBT web page from the White House website!” they lied. They would rather repeat the Narrative that is helpful to Democrats, then acknowledge the reality that is helpful to gay people.
Let’s be honest, even if these group knew that Trump’s more serious vetting of migrants from Islamic Supremacist countries was going to space the country another Orlando Pulse massacre, they’d still oppose them because they would rather ingratiate themselves with the Democrat Party.