HOUSTON, Texas (LifeSiteNews) — Texas Republicans passed a platform that called homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice” this weekend at their convention. The Republicans also affirmed their support for Biblical marriage and the sanctity of life.
“Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice,” the platform states.
It stated further:
We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. No one should be granted special legal status based on their LGBTQ+ identification.
“We affirm God’s biblical design for marriage and sexual behavior between one biological man and one biological woman,” the platform states. Biblical marriage “has proven to be the foundation for all great nations in Western civilization. We oppose homosexual marriage, regardless of state of origin.”
It also stated that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which legalized same-sex “marriage” in all 50 states, “has no basis in the Constitution and should be nullified.”
At a time of global instability, nuclear tensions and war in Europe, the US Armed Forces have embarrassed themselves by taking a time-out to promote "Pride Month" among the watching world.
This wrongheaded preoccupation with the LGBT ideology across society is weakening our country in a number of ways, not least as it undermines the bedrock of society - the family.
It's time to tell the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, that we have had enough LGBT propaganda in the armed forces.
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Marking the start of Gay Pride Month this week, the US Marines tweeted an image of a military helmet with 6 bullets in LGBT rainbow colors and the words "ready to serve" written on it.
Many responses highlighted the foolishness of an army, who wish to be feared, promoting such ideologies.
This comparison of recruitment videos from the Chinese, Russian and US armies shows how the LGBT ideology has infiltrated our country and taken military focus away from strength on the battlefield.
How can the U.S. be respected as a super-power by our enemies if we continue to make our armed forces more effeminate, being prouder of the rainbow flag than the Stars and Stripes?
The woke agenda of normalizing LGBT behaviors among children, adults and the armed forces is a war on reality, as more and more young people find themselves confused about their gender, their attractions, and even what the purpose of sex is.
Our Air Force's success has literally nothing to do with the subjective sense of sexual fulfillment of its members https://t.co/00D99yQY2p— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 1, 2022
To understand how pervasive the LGBT ideology is, consider this: only 1.3% of those born before 1946 identified as LGBT in March 2021, compared to a whopping 15% of young people born between 1997-2002.
Mainstream media, educational institutions, politicians, and even some of the armed forces are conditioning the public to believe this is normal and healthy - it's not.
While all people must be respected, not all behaviors should be celebrated or condoned, lest society become decadent, degenerate and too selfish to make sacrifices.
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The need for virtue both in society and the armed forces is great, in order to strengthen this country's ability to choose what is good and defend it.
In choosing to promote sexual behaviors and gender identities that are not based in nature, the armed forces have chosen vice instead of virtue.
Promoting the sexual revolution and other fashionable trends will have consequences, one of them being the decline of true and good men and women willing to stand by their families, their country and their flag during times of hardship.
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The platform also calls for “equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization” and an end to all state contracts with abortion vendors like Planned Parenthood. Texas Republicans also urged their party “to support programs that provide assistance to pregnant women” including reforming adoption rules, protecting “pregnant and parenting college students” and providing health insurance for the postpartum year.
The party also affirmed the biological reality of two sexes and suggested that legislation should be passed to allow “de-transitioners” to sue for damages against the medical professionals who mutilated their bodies.
The platform calls “gender identity disorder…a genuine and extremely rare mental health condition.”
The “denial of an immutable gender binary not only denies those with the condition proper mental healthcare,” the platform states, “but also leads to physically and psychologically abusive ‘social transitioning’ as well as irreversible physical mutilation.”
The legislature should require all official documents to show the person’s “biological gender” and should create “civil penalties and fiscal compensation awarded to de-transitioners who have received ‘gender affirming surgery’ as compensation for malpractice.”
The party also called for an end to no-fault divorce laws. “We urge the Legislature to rescind unilateral no-fault divorce laws and support covenant marriage and to pass legislation extending the period of time in which a divorce may occur to six months after the date of filing for divorce.”
Under covenant marriage laws, “spouses will receive pre-marital counseling before their wedding and marital counseling when they are considering a divorce,” according to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute.