Monday, February 25, 2019

Family Research Council: Serving Conservatism or Serving the Republican Party?


Family Research Council: Serving Conservatism or Serving the Republican Party?

By Julio Severo
In an article titled “New Trump push: Make homosexuality legal everywhere,” WorldNetDaily, one of the most prominent conservative websites in the world, said,
“The Trump administration’s highest profile gay person is leading an effort to decriminalize homosexuality in dozens of nations where it’s still illegal.”
The highest profile homosexual is Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany.
Yet, the Family Research Council (FRC) had a different interpretation. In its piece titled “Human Rights Are Human Rights,” FRC said that “Grenell wrote in an opinion piece in the German newspaper Bild that ‘government officials must . . . demand that U.N. members decriminalize homosexuality,’” but assuring that “There’s just one problem — besides the ambassador, it doesn’t seem that President Trump – or anyone else in the administration — authorized this ‘campaign.’”
So while WorldNetDaily reported about an effort of the Trump administration, led by Grenell, to decriminalize homosexuality around the world, FRC reported basically that the case is not so serious.
I will argue that the case is very serious. Grenell is the most prominent homosexual activist in the Republican Party and in the Trump administration. He is married to another homosexual man and he defends many items of the gay agenda, including homosexual “marriage.” No real conservative would ever appoint such gay activist to any government post, but Trump did it. Trump did exactly what Obama would have done. What should a president expect after appointing a gay activist? Pro-family campaigns?
FRC correctly said,
“For the last eight years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bludgeoned foreign capitals with ‘diplomacy’ designed to advance an LGBT agenda around the world and in the United Nations — doing damage to our relations with many countries as a result. The Trump administration should be ending such efforts, not making them a priority.”
Yet, immediately FRC mentioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a good example and that “Now the tide has turned.”
How such did change happened? In the Obama administration, State Secretary Hillary Clinton celebrated June as homosexual pride month in the State Department. If the tide has turned, as FRC said, then today, under Trump, is there no celebration of homosexual pride in the State Department, right? Wrong!
Under Trump, former State Secretary Rex Tillerson proclaimed June 2017 as “LGBT Pride Month.” And again under Trump, current State Secretary Mike Pompeo proclaimed June 2018 as “LGBTI Pride Month.”
So, where has the tide turned?
FRC thinks that a view of Pompeo sums up the best intents. FRC said,
“Now the tide has turned. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo articulated the proper way to think about all this… Pompeo responded: ‘I deeply believe LGBTQ persons have every right that every other person has.’”
By saying that homosexuals have every right that every other person has, Pompeo betrayed the real intent of the Trump administration, because if every person has a right to marriage and adoption of children, Pompeo’s declaration suggested that every homosexual has a right to marriage and adoption of children too.
The tide has not turned as far as celebrations of homosexual pride in the State Department are concerned. But as far as evangelical values are concerned, the tide has turned. Pompeo sees himself as a conservative evangelical. If conservative evangelicals are now celebrating homosexuality in the State Department, the tide has really turned — for the worse.
Then, trying to find a compromise to please gay activists and conservatives, FRC ended its piece saying,
“Let’s find common ground in calling for an end to all forms of physical violence against homosexuals — but refrain from imposing the values of the sexual revolution on the rest of the world.”
So FRC showed that it supports a campaign to end “all forms of physical violence against homosexuals.” Yet, why remember violence against homosexuals, but not violence by homosexuals? Has FRC forgotten that there is an epidemic of homosexual abuse against boys?
When I think about violence and homosexuality, the first thought coming to my mind is not individuals suffering violence for their immoral sexual lifestyle. The first thinking is children suffering homosexual violence — physical and psychological. There is a massive effort to cover up the suffering of children in the hands of homosexual predators.
The interpretation that I have regarding the FRC piece is that FRC tried minimize and protect the Trump administration from the expected effects of the presence of a homosexual activist in the government. FRC essentially minimized the reality of the campaign to decriminalize homosexuality around the world, but at the same time it recognized that it is willing to accept a campaign to end “all forms of physical violence against homosexuals.”
How about a campaign to end all forms of homosexual physical violence against boys? Should not a campaign to protect boys and their innocence be much more important than protecting individuals who chose an immoral and perverse sexual lifestyle?
It makes no sense to support a campaign to end “all forms of physical violence against homosexuals” while thousands and thousands of boys suffer sexual violence from homosexuals.
If I were the State Secretary, the tide would really turn. I would launch a “Month of Protection of Children Against Homosexual Propaganda and Violence.” I would also launch a push to encourage nations to protect children and teens from homosexual propaganda and its psychological and physical violence.
In my view, FRC and its president, Tony Perkins, should be forthright if they really believe in conservative values.
Last year, FRC took part in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the oldest and largest annual “conservative” conference in America. Shamefully, CPAC banned pro-family group MassResistance as an exhibitor while permitting the homosexualist group Log Cabin Republicans to remain. Log Cabin Republicans is a wing of homosexual militants in the Republican Party.
Why did not FRC defend the conservative group and denounce the homosexualist group?
“It is unconscionable that a self-styled conservative organization like CPAC would ban a sponsorship table for a leading pro-family group like MassResistance — while allowing the homosexual activist Log Cabin Republicans to sponsor a table at the same conference,” said Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). Interestingly, the precursor of AFTAH was launched at a CPAC gathering 26 years ago.
“This is upside-down,” continued LaBarbera. “It is Log Cabin Republicans, which crusades for homosexual ‘marriage,’ that is undermining conservatism.”
When the ban of MassResistance became a scandal after it was denounced by LaBarbera, LifeSiteNews and other pro-life websites, CPAC invited FRC to have a booth, as a last-minute strategy to cover up its scandalous ban against MassResistance. It was inappropriate for FRC to accept the invitation without denouncing the anticonservative actions of CPAC.
So the tide has not turned in the homosexual celebrations in the State Department, but it has done so in the conservative fight against the homosexual agenda. As LaBarbera rightly said, to ban conservative groups and invite homosexualist groups for the most important conservative event in America shows that everything “is upside-down.”
Even if Trump had not approved the campaign of homosexual activist Richard Grenell, let us remember that Trump nominated a gay judge last October and he himself appointed Grenell. And who else than Trump authorized, in 2017 and 2018, the State Department to celebrate June as homosexual pride month?
Also, in 2017 Trump kept Randy Berry as the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, a post created by the Obama administration. In fact, this U.S. Department of State post, which was a global breakthrough, was pioneered by Obama to promote the acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism abroad as the official U.S. foreign policy.
Trump kept this most powerful symbol of the former Obama administration’s homosexual imperialism even after evangelical leaders had specifically asked for its immediate demise.
In that time, Tony Perkins said, “Keeping Berry only signals to the world that the extreme agenda of the Obama years is still deeply entrenched in the State Department.” Why does Perkins think that now the State Department has changed for the better?
Why do FRC and Perkins pretend to ignore such homosexual advances in the Trump administration? Why do they refuse to expose these scandals in their cruel reality? Why minimize them?
Proverbs 27:6 teaches that true friends correct us. If FRC is a real friend of Trump and the Republican Party, it should forthrightly correct them. Only this way the tide can turn.
It is not easy to correct friends, and I know what I am talking about: I have been a friend of FRC for over 25 years.
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