Anti-LGBTQ activist Scott Lively — the man who inspired Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill — said this past weekend that the reason Donald Trump lost the election was because he was just too nice to gay people.
How could Trump be too LGBTQ-friendly when we’re talking about someone who imposed a trans military ban and rejected anti-discrimination protections? Because he gave gay conservative Richard Grenell prominent positions within the administration, said Lively.
Lively lamented that Trump was good on just about every issue, “except on the homosexual issue, which I think is his biggest mistake” and “the reason why he lost the election.”
“He defied God on a fundamental tenet of the Bible and never repented of it,” Lively said. “If Donald Trump was, as I believe, God’s man in the White House for four years, why did God not preserve it? Because if God had given him favor, nothing that mankind could have done could have removed him from that office. And yet the one thing that he did during that time that would virtually guarantee God’s favor being removed was to put his own personal stamp of approval on behavior that God condemns in the harshest possible terms in the Bible, which is specifically male homosexuality.”
“Trump fully endorsed and backed and applauded [Richard] Grenell,” Lively added, “[who] was an outspoken advocate for the central doctrine of the progressive movement, which is queer theory.”
Grenell has no love from the gay community. There’s nothing progressive about him. But it’s telling that Lively can’t even handle the idea that a Republican president wouldn’t dismiss Grenell by the very virtue of his sexual orientation. Lively doesn’t even follow the pathetic “love the sinner, hate the sin” route that other Christians take. He wants gay people purged from public spaces entirely.
(via Right Wing Watch)