Christians furious at Trump over gay marriage betrayal

Christians furious at Trump over gay marriage betrayal November 16, 2016

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.

Trump said:

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?

He replied:

it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.

Said LaBarbera:

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.’

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  • Daz

    How much does this actually mean? Once there’s a GOP-weighted supreme court, if someone takes a challenge that far, it’s up to the judges, not the president, surely?
    I’m not being rhetorical; I don’t know enough about the minutia of the US legal system (politically appointed judges, for fuxake! who thought that was a good idea?) to know the answer.

  • Laura Roberts

    So Trump says, when interviewed on a “liberal” TV network. If he says the same thing to CNN, Fox or any other right-wing network, I will be pleasantly surprised.

  • bill

    If Trump keeps on disappointing christian bigots,ie all of them, then I think his presidency will not be a failure. But he will not get a second term.

  • barriejohn

    Daz: You’re dead right. This is all much ado about nothing. As I said on the Pink News site the other day, he doesn’t need to “seek” to overthrow equal marriage laws, as his Supreme Court nominees will declare it unconstitutional and that will be that. It’s not Trump who is the danger; it’s the people whom he appoints. Just in:

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  • Daz

    And a reminder that even evangelical Christians sometimes indulge in brilliant and well-targeted irony.

  • Paul

    Let’s worry to a frenzy whether two people are
    In love or not and not let them marry and interfere in their rights. And ignore the failing health care system, the poor state of the education system, high taxes low benefit, constant war mongering, rich getting richer and poor getting poorer.
    Priorities priorities priorities.

  • remigius

    OT. Our friend Bob is having a competition on his blog…
    “What is the worst act of depravity a person can commit?”
    Just enter your answer in the comment section. And don’t forget – the sicker, the better.

  • John the Drunkard

    Was anyone expecting Trump to be able to keep his story straight?

  • AgentCormac

    Bobby Boy certainly doesn’t like to hold back in the old self-aggrandisement department, does he?
    ‘Those of us who have made the decision to repent of our sins and accept Christ as Lord and Saviour are the most wise and sensible people living in this world today.’
    What a tosser.

  • AgentCormac

    @John the Drunkard
    Indeed. Trump is a politician, ergo he promises things he has no intention whatsoever of delivering.

  • L.Long

    I am surprised that the liars for jesus thought it terrible that a criminal politician lied to get their votes. Oh! The irony!!!

  • barriejohn

    I’ve just come across this clip. The inimitable Billy Connolly on Trump!

  • Symml

    You’re shocked that he told you what you wanted to hear and now has reversed himself? You didn’t know he was just exploiting you for your votes?
    You are very naive.

  • Angela_K

    Trump is smart enough to fool stupid Christians – it worked.

  • Laura Roberts

    @Angela_K: fooling Christians doesn’t make him smart; merely unscrupulous. The GOP has been using the same trick ad nauseum since they first selected abortion as their wedge issue back in the 1970’s. American Christians are proof that you really can fool some of the people all of the time.

  • Brian Jordan

    Can we expect a similar backtracking on reversing Roe v Wade? And would it be just talk if he did?

  • Seff

    To Angela_K:
    Trump is smart enough to fool good Christians – it worked.
    In just over one generation this beautiful country has been shifted from a society in which homosexual acts were a crime into a society in which homosexual acts have become a government protected and fostered activity. Voicing criticism of it has become a crime. In this way we come up to the tyranny of minority (2%). Then if a government isn’t LBTQ-certified it is branded fascist or at best unprogressive. The disguised totaltarism is becoming contagious.