“Sexual Orientation”/”Gender Identity” and the Law

Liberty Counsel Hits pro-LGBT Media for ‘False Narrative’ on Anti-Lynching Bill

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Our friends at Liberty Counsel put out the following release to correct a cheap shot narrative being used against the organization, which opposes an anti-lynching bill because it contains an unnecessary LGBT provision. Here is a tweet I sent out on this, followed by a video featuring LC’s Jonathan Alexandre:


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The following news release was sent out today by Liberty Counsel:

False Reporting on Lynching Bill Endangers Lives

Jan 10, 2019

ORLANDO, FL — Some media have falsely reported that Liberty Counsel is opposed to banning lynching, or, opposes banning lynching of LGBT people. Such reporting is false, reckless, and offensive. In fact, Mat Staver said, “No one can or should oppose a bill that bans lynching.” Staver continued, “We oppose lynching across the board for any person. Period!”

“The bill in question created a list of protected categories, thus limiting the application of the law. Lynching should be prohibited no matter the person’s reason for committing this violent crime,” concluded Staver.

As an African-American, Jonathan Alexandre, Director of Public Policy for Liberty Counsel in Washington, D.C., is likewise outraged over the false narrative of the media. He said, “The systematic torture and abuse of African-Americans throughout history is this country’s greatest disgrace. Some politicians and media have tried to use this horrible history to push unrelated political agendas by hijacking a serious issue. Lynching is wrong for all people despite the reason for targeting a victim.”

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These Are the Major Corporate Sponsors of the LGBTQ (“Queer”) Lobby Group Human Rights Campaign

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Target Sides with the Hard Left: The corporate retailer Target is a top sponsor of Human Rights Campaign, which routinely demonizes people of faith who oppose homosexuality and extreme gender confusion (transgenderism) as immoral. HRC’s top legislative priority is the LGBTQ “Equality Act,” which would create federal “rights” based on changeable homosexual and transgender identification (read: behavior). This would be a massive departure from traditional civil rights law rooted in unchangeable skin color and ethnicity. Target has lost customers by stubbornly sticking to its policy of allowing biological male “transgenders” (men who think they are “women) to use its female restrooms. Contact Target at 800-440-0680 or online HERE.

The following are listed as the major corporate sponsors of the Human Rights Campaign, the world’s largest and most powerful Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer (LGBTQueer) lobby group (as of Jan. 5, 2019). I suspect that every single one of these companies supports the federal “Equality Act” (a top HRC priority), which would add homosexuality and transgenderism as criteria for America’s Civil Rights law–thereby elevating “rights” based on sexual-and-gender perversion (and immorality) to noble civil rights status in the law. This would have a devastating impact on people and institutions of faith–and enhance the ability of LGBTQ activists to legally bully Cristians into supporting radical “gay” and “trans” agenda items like homosexuality-based “marriage” and transgender “rights.” We will update and enhance this list. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

[As of January 5, 2019]

Platinum (Highest Level)

Accenture
American Airlines
Apple
Coca Cola
Diageo
Intel
Lyft
Microsoft
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Nationwide
Northop Grumman
Target

Gold Partners

Deloitte
CenturyLink
Chevron
Lexus
Pfizer
Prudential
West Elm (Williams Sonoma / Pottery Barn)

Silver Partners

Smearing Christians and Moral Citizens as “Haters.” Like most LGBTQueer activist organizations and activists, Human Rights Campaign conflates opposition to its radical agenda with “hate.” Defending Judeo-Christian morality is not hate. However, intentionally mislabeling it such is indeed hateful. This graphic is taken from the HRC website; click on it to enlarge.

Alaska Airlines
BP
Citi

Cox Enterprises
EY (Ernst & Young LLP)
Google
J. Crew
Mastercard
MGM Resorts International
Nike
US Bank

Bronze Partners

Amazon
Ameriprise Financial

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Bauer Slams Anti-Trumper Mitt Romney – Contrada Book Exposes His Pro-LGBT Record

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Amy Contrada’s book “Mitt Romney’s Deception” exposes his long history of pro LGBT advocacy.

Social conservative Gary Bauer of American Values is more restrained than most conservative Republicans in his takedown of the opportunistic Mitt Romney, who took to the Trump-hating Washington Post on New Year’s Day to bash the President (see Bauer’s classy response below).

The craven now-Senator Romney becomes one of the biggest phony “conservatives” in a town full of phonies and hypocrites (on both the Left and Right).

My friend and pro-family writer Amy Contrada of MassResistance long ago exposed Romney’s very un-Mormon-like pro-homosexual record during his last, failed run for President. It’s a lot to read, but I highly recommend her book, Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of “Gay Rights” and “Gay Marriage” in Massachusetts, available on Amazon HERE. Or, you can buy two shorter e-books containing some of the same material:

Maybe if more Republicans paid a heavy price for selling out conservative, pro-family values like preserving natural marriage, the Party might pose an actual threat to Big LGBTQueer. — Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Here is Gary Bauer’s column:

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Mitt’s Message

By Gary Bauer, January 2, 2019

The past two years have witnessed some of the most brutal political battles in modern American history. Leftists refused to accept the 2016 election results. They disrupted the inauguration. And the Deep State has been attempting to undermine the Trump presidency every day since he was elected.

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Trump’s UN Ambassador Nominee Heather Nauert Celebrated GLAAD Homosexual Activist ‘Spirit Day,” Gay Newspaper Reports

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Heather Nauert, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Folks, the following is an excerpt from a 2017 story in the Washington Blade, a newspaper for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders in the nation’s capital, regarding then-State Department spokesman and current Trump nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert.

Pro-LGBTQ activism and advocacy was a fixture of the Obama years, and social conservatives hoped it would stop under President Trump. Yet it persists, usually through official recognition of special LGBTQ activist “days” like this. Surely there are deep divisions within Trump’s foreign policy team, which by definition includes many Obama holdovers, on whether and how strongly the United States should engage in pro-homosexual/-bisexual/-transgender advocacy of this sort.

When I first heard of Nauert’s nomination, all I could think of was how bizarre it is that Nauert, just years from being a Fox News persona, would likely hold the same position as the esteemed Jeane Kirkpatrick, Reagan’s steely UN ambassador, who played a pivotal role in facing down Soviet aggression and ultimately the fall of Soviet communism. Try as I might, I cannot imagine Kirkpatrick donning purple and hawking a pro-homosexual “Spirit Day.” Let’s just leave it at that. (The event is organized by the anti-Christian LGBTQ leftist group GLAAD.)

If Nauert becomes one of the world’s most prominent international “gay/trans rights” advocates, it would be a significant betrayal of Trump’s electoral mandate and a great victory for the powerful leftist social forces pushing American-style immorality on the world. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

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From the  Washington Blade (Oct. 19, 2017:

State Department Spokesman Acknowledges Spirit Day

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on [Oct. 19, 2017] acknowledged a campaign that seeks to combat bullying.

Nauert at the beginning of a press briefing told reporters that “today, along with many of my colleagues here at the State Department, including members of the LGBTI community, in association with GLIFAA (a group that represents LGBT and intersex Foreign Service members), we are — many of us are wearing purple today to celebrate Spirit Day.”

“On Spirit Day, we speak out against bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersex persons and stand with LGBTI youth who disproportionally face bullying and harassment because of their identities,” she said.

Nauert — who was wearing purple — said LGBT and intersex people around the world “face increasing physical attacks, arbitrary arrests just because of who they are or who they love.”

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Seven Things that Set Americans For Truth (AFTAH) Apart

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Dear AFTAH Readers,

‘Trans’ Radicals Learned from ‘Gay’ Radicals: The above “fist” graphic using the colors of “transgender pride” appeared on the Transgender Law Center’s website the day after Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016. Pro-family advocates err when they fail to link today’s “transgender” radicalism with the larger “Gay” revolution, which was ignited by the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots. Next year is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which birthed the “in your face” “gay” activism that has in the ensuing decades pressured and intimidated so many American institutions into accepting LGBTQueer perversions as normative–from the Boy Scouts of America to major Protestant “Christian” denominations. To donate safely online to AFTAH, go HERE, or mail your gift to: AFTAH, PO Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522.

I want to say a big Thank You to all who have supported Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) with your donations and prayers this year. I am deeply grateful for your support as it enables us to do our work of literally “telling the truth” about Big Homosexuality and radically “queer” (trans)gender ideology, which together are so destructive, especially to children and wayward teens. [To donate safely to AFTAH, go HERE.]

In a way, Americans For Truth is the conscience of the social conservative movement opposing the “LGBTQueer” Lobby, as we call it (it calls itself “Queer”). Here are seven things that set AFTAH apart from mainstream conservatives and even many pro-family advocates:

    1. We shoot straight and tell it like it is, defying political correctness even within the conservative and Christian movements. These days, many people on the Right feel free to criticize the downright nutty “transgender” movement but they’re reluctant and/or afraid to criticize its “gay” activist progenitor. They will stand up for victimized Christian bakers but have trouble answering the simple question: Is homosexuality a sin? Not AFTAH.
    2. We are principled and eschew the always-on-defense approach that has characterized the pro-family fight against Big LGBTQ. According to some, the only battle left is to preserve religious freedom. We get that, but it’s far too narrow and timid a mission. The aggressive, prideful and powerful LGBTQueer Sin Movement will settle for nothing short of Total Surrender (including curtailing people’s freedom to dissent, and to pursue healthy heterosexuality). Yet people on our side are always trying to appease Big Gay with one concession after another. The result of conservatives’ endless “Kvetch and Retreat” defeatism is that past LGBTQ victories like the Obama-assisted nationalization of homosexual “marriage” become normalized and accepted. [See AFTAH’s June 26th rally at the Supreme Court — see story HERE and video HERE — marking the 3-year anniversary of SCOTUS’ Obergefell ruling imposing “gay marriage” on the nation. Also, see the late Brian Fitzpatrick’s essay, “Gay Marriage and Distant Consequences.”]
    3. Timeless Truth: AFTAH is fighting “gay” advocacy in the Church, through the upcoming “God’s Voice” conference, Feb. 22-23 in Oklahoma City. To sign up for God’s Voice, go HERE.

      We are unashamedly Christian and biblical in our approach, recognizing that this is God’s Truth, not ours, to defend. AFTAH will never compromise on God’s Word, and we work hard to restore its moral authority in society. [We are playing a major role in the “God’s Voice” conference Feb. 22-23 in Oklahoma City–answering the deception of “LGBTQ-affirming Christianity.” Sign up to attend God’s Voice HERE.]

    4. AFTAH understands that the battle against the Lesbian-Gay-Bi-Trans-Queer agenda is first and foremost a moral issue; however, we recognize the importance of getting out inconvenient facts and making practical arguments [see no. 6]. Also, we accept the support of people of all religions, and no religion, who share our moral determination to stop normalizing sex-and-gender deviance in the culture.
    5. We are not afraid to hold accountable Republicans and conservatives who sell out God’s truth against homosexuality–or who cop out of this noble cause. AFTAH rejects the current Republican/Fox News/libertarian (“conservative-lite”) strategy of backing “gay conservatives” against homosexual liberals–it trivializes moral truth and readily capitulates to LGBTQ activist goals, having already contributed to rising support among Republicans for “gay marriage.”

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Drain Obama’s LGBTQ Swamp – Sen. Mike Lee Blocks Radical Lesbian Legal Activist Chai Feldblum at EEOC as ‘Threat to Marriage’

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

UPDATE: VICTORY: LGBTQ legal activist and Obama appointee Chai Feldblum has stepped down from the EEOC, thanks to the principled tenacity of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). Please contact Sen. Lee (info below) and THANK HIM for taking action in defense of truth, natural marriage and religious and First Amendment liberty! 

‘Gay Rights’ Over Religious Freedom? Radical lesbian activist and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum (first nominated by Obama) was curiously reappointed to the federal agency by President Trump last year. But her nomination is stalled due to a Senate block by conservative Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R). The above is a screenshot of Feldblum’s Twitter page blocking AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera–commentary in red is ours–demonstrating her lack of impartiality. Click to enlarge.

We applaud Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) for putting a hold in the Senate on leftist lesbian legal activist Chai Feldblum, whom President Donald Trump foolishly reappointed to the federal EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) last December. AFTAH has followed Feldblum (an atheist) for many years and fought her back in 2009 when she was first appointed to the EEOC by Obama. By the way, she petulantly blocks me on Twitter, indicating her lack of impartiality and strong activist bias.

Feldblum argues that the battle between “gay rights” and religious liberties is a “zero-sum game” and that LGBTQ legal activists should and invariably will win those fights. I don’t know what Trump was thinking when he reappointed her. After all, he ran for office pledging to his base of evangelical Christian voters that he would ardently defend religious freedom. And “LGBTQ rights” is the Number One threat to freedom of conscience in America today. How about draining that Obama LGBTQ swamp, Mr. President?

Below is a column that Sen. Lee wrote back in February. Please support him by calling his office, and the two Senators representing your state. –Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Take Action:

  1. Thank Sen. Lee, online HERE, or by calling his DC office: 202-224-5444. His Salt Lake City office number is 801-524-5933.
  2. Contact your own state’s U.S. Senators through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and urge them to reject this anti-marriage sexual revolutionary at the EEOC.
  3. Contact the White House online HERE or by calling 202-456-1111. Urge President Trump to drain Obama’s federal LGBTQ swamp by withdrawing the (re)nomination of Obama appointee and LGBTQ legal crusader Chai Feldblum.
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Related Resources:

  • NBC News: “GOP Senator blocks reappointment of EEOC’s only LGBTQ commissioner”
  • Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council report: “Chai Feldblum should not be reappointed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” (Dec. 2017)
  • AFTAH article (2009): “Obama EEOC appointee Chai Feldblum would turn Christians and moral foes of homosexuality into second-class citizens”

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A Threat to Marriage from the EEOC

By Sen. Mike Lee, Feb. 9, 2018

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may seem like an unlikely threat to religious liberty and the institution of marriage. After all, the federal agency was created to combat workplace discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But sadly, the agency created to fight discrimination now threatens to discriminate itself; one nominee to the commission’s five-member board wants to use the federal agency’s power to undermine our nation’s founding principles.

Chai Feldblum was first nominated to the EEOC by President Barack Obama in 2009, but she was not confirmed by the Senate. In March 2010, President Obama skirted the Senate by seating Feldblum on the commission when Congress was in recess. The Senate ultimately confirmed Feldblum on a 54-41 vote during a lame-duck session in December of that year. Only two Republicans voted for Feldblum’s confirmation.

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LISTEN: Pastor Greg Young Interviews LaBarbera on Escalating LGBTQ Radicalism

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Following is an interview I did today with Pastor Greg Young of Chosen Generation radio. Go to the 1:37 mark in the audio player below for the start of the segment (you manipulate the time of the show playback by touching the yellow bars at the bottom of the graphic). We have other, past interviews with Pastor Greg to post, which we will do in the future. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Listen to “#MediaBias @dangainor @newsbusters @theMRC #EPA @DerrickWilburn #DefendingThePresident @Shestokas @realDonaldTrump #LGBTAgen @PeterLaBarbera” on Spreaker.

LISTEN: AFTAH’s LaBarbera on VCY America Crosstalk’ Assails NAE, CCCU Evangelical Compromise on ‘LGBTQ Rights’

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) has declared that passage of the LGBTQ “Equality Act”–essentially adding homosexuality and transgenderism as the bases for new federal “civil rights”–a top priority in 2019.

Click HERE to listen to today’s interview between Jim Schneider of VCY America’s “Crosstalk” and AFTAH president Peter LaBarbera. The program description is below. Read Prof. Robert Gagnon’s article on the evangelical groups’ compromise in support of federal LGBTQ rights HERE.

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Evangelical Groups Adopt LGBT Compromise

Posted: 18 Dec 2018 02:58 PM PST

Date:      December 18, 2018
Host:       Jim Schneider
​Guest:     Peter LaBarbera
Listen:    ​MP3 ​​​| Order

Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.

Jim began this program with a shocking fact. Today there are evangelical groups that are linking arms with the LGBT movement to assist in closing churches that condemn homosexuality.

He cited WND.com that has noted two major organizations, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Evangelicals, that have endorsed adding sexual orientation and gender identity protections to federal non-discrimination laws.

Peter described this effort as proposing a compromise that would carve out religious exemptions for them, while at the same time creating federal gay rights and transgender rights that would be imposed on the rest of the nation.

This issue is based upon 3 points. The first is that God created human beings in His image (male and female) and that sexual relations be reserved for the marriage of one man and one woman.

Point number two urges Congress to support long-standing civil rights laws and First Amendment guarantees that protect free religious exercise.

Point number three communicates that no one should face violence, harassment, or unjust discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

It’s the third point that raises concerns. Who defines ‘unjust discrimination’? What about the Christian baker, florist, photographer or wedding venue owner? What about the violation of their religious beliefs and convictions?

This third point is the central theme of discussion and you can hear how it played out when you review this important edition of Crosstalk.

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202-479-0815

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
202-546-8713


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