Trump congratulates Republican LGBT activist group on its 40th anniversary
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump congratulated a group of “LGBT conservatives” on forty years of existence but didn’t mention same-sex “marriage” or transgenderism.
In a December 21, 2017 letter to the Log Cabin Republicans, which the group posted on Twitter on January 17, Trump wrote, “No matter the color of our skin or our sexual orientation, we all live under the same laws, salute the same great American flag, and are made in the image of the same Almighty God.”
“We are a Nation founded on the undeniable truth that all of us are created equal,” he wrote. “We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution.”
“As we write the next great chapter of our Nation, we reaffirm our commitment to these fundamental truths and will work to ensure that all Americans live in a country where they feel safe and where their opportunities are limitless,” Trump concluded.
The Trump administration’s Department of Justice has filed in a Supreme Court brief in support of Jack Phillips, the baker who is fighting for his right to not be forced to bake same-sex “wedding” cakes. It has also moved to enact greater conscience protections for Americans who don’t support the socially liberal causes du jour and withdrew the U.S. from a United Nations agency that promotes homosexuality and abortion abroad.
However, social conservatives have at times criticized the administration for some of its pro-LGBT actions, such as the State Department’s commemoration of “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
The administration also re-nominated radically pro-LGBT Chai Feldblum to stay on as commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and kept an Obama-era State Department initiative promoting LGBT “rights” worldwide.
Trump’s White House did not, however, follow Obama’s tradition of designating June as “Pride Month.”