President-elect Donald Trump said in a CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview on Sunday that the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling endorsing homosexual marriage is ‘settled’ law and that he has no intention of interfering with it.
Amazement and anger among Christian conservatives swiftly followed. Writing for Life Site News, Peter LaBarbera, above, one of America’s leading Christian lunatics and President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality screeched:
That contradicts statements Trump made on the campaign trail supporting a reversal of Obergefell, and appealing to ‘faith’ voters for whom the imposition of radically redefined marriage is a major issue.
In February, leading up to the South Carolina GOP primary, Trump called Obergefell a ‘shocking decision’ and told Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody that evangelicals could trust him to stand up for traditional marriage.
I think they can trust me. They can trust me on traditional marriage … I was very much in favor of having the court rule that it goes to states and let the states decide. And that was a shocking decision for you and for me and for a lot of other people. But I was very much in favour of letting the states decide.
During his interview with CBS, reporter Leslie Stahl asked Trump:
Do you support marriage equality?
it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.
The Trump concession on ‘gay marriage’ so early after his election is a big blow to social conservatives.
LaBarbera, known as “Porno Pete” for his habit of showing up at numerous Pride events and taking pictures of salacious scenes at the parades, added:
Raised in New York City – a Mecca of ‘gay liberation – Trump has a long history of taking liberal positions on homosexual ‘rights’. In an interview with the homosexual magazine The Advocate in 2000, mulling a Reform Party run for president, he was to the left of leading Democratic candidates in calling for adding homosexuality to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
However, in his recent, victorious campaign, Trump promised many times to defend religious liberty, which many Christians believe has been undermined by ‘gay rights’ lawsuits.
Furthermore, Trump’s remarks contradict the Republican Party platform, which states: ‘We do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the states.’