The LGBT community is getting ready to swarm the White House in the event of a Clinton victory. As always, the focus isn’t on the individual (i.e., a black economist who happens to be gay) but is, instead, on sexual orientation first (i.e., a gay black man who happens to be an economist). To this end, a leading LGBT activist who had a high position in the Obama administration is leading a coalition of 30 LGBT organizations to gather resumes with which to deluge the Clinton White House.
The promise is that the resumes collected will highlight diversity, but the diversity required seems limited to superficial things, rather than to true differences in character, outlook, ability, and intelligence. But don’t take my word for it. What follows are a few choice quotations from the article that relayed this information.
The article makes it clear up front that LGBT groups are all in for Clinton because of the threat Donald presents:
Full disclosure: The Pride Los Angeles has officially endorsed Clinton for president, joining the other 11 members of the National Gay Media Association in taking this unprecedented step to ensure the progress of LGBT equality, rather than the roll-backs promised by Republican nominee Donald Trump.
You’ll notice that there is no hyperlink to the statement holding that Trump promises roll-backs. I find that telling because, as far as I can tell, the only thing Trump has promised is that the government will not violate the 13th Amendment by forcing Christians (and other religious people) to perform religiously objectionable services for gay people against their will. Even gay people — that is, rational gay people — understand that, in a free market, it’s a profound denial of liberty to use the coercive power of the government to force people into affirmative acts that violate their religion. Other than that, there’s no indication that Trump gives a hoot about the LGBT agenda one way or the other.
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