Trump advisers: Obama caused terrorism because he was obsessed with gay rights
An evangelical group which dominates Donald Trump’s transition team has claimed that terrorism sprung up because Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were too focused on LGBT rights.
Ken Blackwell, who is serving on Trump’s domestic policy transition team, is a senior fellow for the anti-LGBT Family Research Council, while FRC head Tony Perkins also allegedly held an unofficial advisory role during Trump’s campaign.
In its ‘Washington Update’ newsletter this week, the group made extraordinary claims that raises questions about the FRC’s sway in the Trump transition team.
The newsletter states: “For the last eight years the Obama State Department has been focused on pushing sexual orientation and gender identity rather than upholding core American ideals.
“The result is a world where few regions are not in turmoil, the threat of radical Islam is ever-expanding, the loss of religious freedom continues, and America is weakened on the world stage.
“The Obama administration has been spending its energy bullying African nations on LGBT issues instead of working with those countries to advance American interests.
“The Obama State Department under Secretary Clinton was so obsessed with social activism that it entirely neglected to keep America safe by naming and dealing with the real threat we face: radical Islamic terrorism.
“The foreign policy priorities of the Obama administration over the past eight years have been so misguided, so destructive, and so ineffective in tackling the actual issues we face that America is now in a gravely weakened and dangerous position.
“America’s precarious state of affairs does not just require a small course correction, but a radical break from the status quo. The mandate given to the Trump administration by the voters demands a foreign policy which does this much, and we must have a Secretary of State who embodies this approach.”
The newsletter states it is written by FRC head Tony Perkins “with the aid of FRC senior writers”.
Earlier this year, when Trump was mocked for misquoting the Bible in a speech, he revealed it had been co-written by FRC head Tony Perkins.