Monday, January 14, 2019

Conservative evangelical leaders fiddle while Donald Trump burns down America

With how Trump's behavior has shut down our government, his lies about building a wall, and the news about his uncomfortably cozy relationship with Putin and Russia, one would think evangelical leaders would be leading the charge of alarm.

Naw. It's not like Trump is a gay man or lesbian attempting to marry or adopt. Or a transgender child simply looking to be safe while in school.

With all of this mess happening in so many directions, it is easy to forget how ingrained the evangelical right is in this situation with their unwavering support of Trump over the values they claim to hold and the excuses they've made for his past behavior. I think the somewhat forgetful nature of Americans is something they are counting on. My guess is that when it is all said and done, they are hoping they can re-assert themselves as sort of a moral voice.

Don't count on it, my friends. Your pandering of Trump was bad enough, but your attempt to be inconspicuous, pious, and the kings of cognitive dissonance  as he melts into a pool heated by his own inadequacies hasn't gone unnoticed.

'Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's paper trail of homophobia damages her presidential campaign' & other Mon midday news briefs

Tulsi Gabbard ‘regrets’ her history of opposing LGBTQ equality  - Then I would suggest Congresswoman Gabbard worry less about running for president and start repairing the damage. She made a crucial error because the one group you DO NOT want to offend is the LGBTQ community. If we trust you enough to love you, we will go through the fire for you (re: Eartha Kitt after the White House drama of 1968.) You do something to hurt us, we do not forget. You call it holding grudges. WE call it making sure you don't hurt us again. 

Evangelicals sue for right to deny shelter to homeless transgender people - Every time you see the Alliance Defending Freedom go on news programs with bakers and florists they claim are being "forced to serve gays," this right here is the mess you don't see. It's the desired endgame of their efforts.

A Gay Purge in Chechnya Has Left 2 Dead and 40 Detained in a New LGBT Crackdown, Say Activists - We need to keep an eye on this mess.

One of the first things Ohio’s new Republican governor did was protect LGBTQ state employees - Mega applause.