Minute Rant: Six GOP Presidential Hopefuls Sign Anti-Gay Plegde
At the last democratic debate, Hillary Clinton closed by saying that if a Republican took the White House in 2016, we’d lose … a lot.
We’d lose Planned Parenthood; we lose LGBT rights, including, some GOP candidates have said, the right to marry; we lose in women’s rights, in healthcare and in Social Security. So it would behoove anyone who is voting to remember that the GOP is ant-women, anti-healthcare, anti0LGBT, anti-Social Security, anti- … well, just anti-.
And that isn’t made any less clear that then press release issued by Maggie Gallagher — apparently unable to reprise her role as Jabba the Hutt in the new Star Wars — which states that six GOP presidential candidates have signed a pledge to sign the First Amendment Defense Act [FADA] into law within the first 100 days of their administration.
What is FADA, you ask? Well, it’s a law that would bar the federal government from acting against anyone who discriminates against LGBT Americans in the guise of “religious liberty.”
So, anytime anyone wants to fuel their anti-gay hate, all they have to do is say the Baby Jeebus made ‘em so it and it’s legal under a President GOP.
The pledge was orchestrated by Jabba’s, er, Gallagher’s American Principles Project, the Family Research Council, and the Heritage Foundation, all of your basic hate groups.
And the six signees are not so surprising, but are Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, and Marco Rubio.
Jabba, er, Maggie said:
“It has become clear that the First Amendment Defense Act is rapidly becoming a signature issue that unifies the GOP. Three out of the four top contenders for the nomination — Carson, Cruz, and Rubio — have pledged to prioritize passing FADA in their first 100 days of office. Additionally, Bush, Graham, Paul, and now for the first time, Donald Trump, have publicly expressed support for FADA. Real, concrete protections for gay marriage dissenters appear to be just one election victory away.”
To be fair, the chances of FADA being passed by Congress are extremely slim, and these Hate Groups know it, but there are still Hate Groups out there trying to set us back, and still some candidates out there willing to do their bidding.