Friends React Differently to Trump’s Pride Month Tweet

Friends React Differently to Trump’s Pride Month Tweet June 5, 2019

On Friday, Trump tweeted out a pro-LGBT message for pride month. Any thinking person was left shaking their head, but his supporters and opponents are showing a range of reactions to that incredibly hypocritical message. Here are his tweets:

Attribution: Benson Kua

Michelangelo Signorile pointed out the obvious hypocrisy:

But Trump’s celebration of Pride is as fraudulent and calculated as his claim to be fighting to decriminalize homosexuality.

Anti-gay bigot Michael Brown thinks it’s calculated and dishonest too and assures his fellow bigots that he doesn’t really mean it:

My impression, then, is that Donald Trump wants gays to be treated fairly and, as stated in the Fox interview, he has no personal issue with gay “marriage.”

But when he feels that LGBT activism infringes on the rights of others, especially conservative Christians, he will stand against that activism. Moreover, many of those he has appointed to serve in his administration have deeper, faith-based convictions that influence their worldview, and they are often on the front lines of pushing back against LGBT activism.

Put another way, Trump’s opposition to LGBT activism does not appear to spring from a biblical worldview as much as from a desire to support evangelical causes and protect religious liberties. And his policies certainly do not spring from personal animosity towards LGBT individuals.

Consequently, Trump has no problem celebrating LGBT pride in a tweet while at the same time opposing the so-called Equality Bill.

But Bryan Fischer is furious about it:

President Trump, just like everybody else, is going to have to pick a side.

Every advance of the homosexual agenda comes at the expense of religious liberty. Where the LGBT agenda advances, religious liberty retreats. The two things are locked in mortal combat, and one side or the other must in the end prevail.

Pass me the popcorn, please.

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