Meet Trump’s new pro-gay, pro-abortion communications director
July 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump’s new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, described himself as “pro-choice” on abortion and a “gay activist” who has boasted about giving money to the world’s most powerful LGBTQ lobby, Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
In 2012, Scaramucci, a Wall Street insider and the chairman of the global hedge fund investment firm SkyBridge Capital, tweeted, “I am not a partisan. For Gay Marriage, against the death penalty, and Pro Choice. I am for social inclusion, fiscal responsibility.”
He told the BBC in a November 2016 interview after Trump’s surprising victory, “I’m also a gay rights activist. … I’ve given to the [pro-“gay” Republican] American Unity PAC ... to the Human Rights Campaign, I’m for … marriage equality.” The latter is the LGBTQ activist euphemism for legal homosexual “marriage.”
HRC routinely demonizes its pro-family opponents as “haters” and irrational bigots.
Brags about 'gay' record
As LifeSiteNews reported, in the same November BBC interview Scaramucci was so enthusiastic in touting his pro-LGBT credentials and Trump’s non-ideological bent that he mistakenly claimed that “gay” pop star Elton John would be performing at Trump’s inaugural.
He also falsely claimed that Trump would be the first president to come into office as a “gay rights” supporter — a ludicrous assertion that ignores the strongly pro-“gay” presidencies of Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Scaramucci, a Catholic whose social positions divert from church teaching, formerly served on a Trump transition team and as director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs. His ascension as communications director (replacing Mike Dubke) coincides with the departure of Trump’s combative first press secretary, Sean Spicer.
Like Trump, Scaramucci once donated to Democrats, reportedly including Obama, Hillary Clinton and New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. He and his wife, Deidre, are the parents of one son and live in Manhattan.
In an interview last weekend with Chris Wallace on Fox News, Scaramucci said his old tweets were a “total distraction,” New York magazine reported. So he is deleting some tweets critical of Trump or his policies.
“When I made the decision to take this job, my politics and my political ideas do not matter at all,” Scaramucci told Wallace. “What matters is that I am supporting … subordinating all of that to the president’s agenda.”
Scaramucci, a 2012 Mitt Romney mega-donor, last year invited “transgender” activist Bruce (“Caitlyn") Jenner to speak at his annual SALT conference, which he describes as a “premier thought leadership and global investment forum” for fellow hedge-fund investors. Jenner, a Republican, is pushing the GOP to be more LGBT affirming.
“We don’t want to be on the wrong side of history,” Scaramucci told the Huffington Post last April, using liberal rhetoric to explain why SkyBridge gives to LGBT groups.
Robert Oscar Lopez, the director of Mass Resistance Texas, a pro-family group, said President Trump will get himself into trouble if he follows Scaramucci’s lead on social issues.
“Trump should not be catering to pro-gay or pro-choice libertarians,” Lopez told LifeSiteNews. “These folks didn’t elect Trump. It was the Christians who elected Trump.”
As a Republican candidate, Trump promised conservative evangelical voters that he would appoint judges who support reversing the “shocking” 2015 Obergefell homosexual “marriage” ruling by sending it back to the states to be decided.
But shortly after winning the election, Trump disappointed conservatives by telling 60 Minutes that national same-sex “marriage” is “settled law.” In contrast, Trump’s strong record against abortion has led to widespread praise from pro-life groups.
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