President-Elect Donald Trump swept himself into Electoral College victory by espousing the most hateful and backwards positions and beliefs of the extreme religious and white supremacist right.
It’s hard to imagine that there are enough people in our country that can actually buy into or at least stomach such beliefs, but there clearly are. Now that Trump is headed to the White House, he’d doubling-down on his bigotry, and even posted a deeply disturbing statement about his plan for gutting LGBT rights on his own website.
Wrote Trump, “Religious liberty is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. It is our first liberty and provides the most important protection in that it protects our right of conscience. Activist judges and executive orders issued by Presidents who have no regard for the Constitution have put these protections in jeopardy.”
He added, “If I am elected president and Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, I will sign it to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of Catholics and the beliefs of Americans of all faiths. The Little Sisters of the Poor, or any religious order for that matter, will always have their religious liberty protected on my watch and will not have to face bullying from the government because of their religious beliefs.” The First Amendment Defense Act which he supports states that it: “Prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that: (1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.” Will you stand up against Trump’s anti-gay hatred? Watch below: