Evangelicals: Gay conservatives are a ‘rotting cancer’ on Republicans
The evangelical American Family Association has branded gay conservatives a “cancer” – after President Trump agreed not to axe protections for LGBT workers.
Evangelical anti-LGBT groups been very upset this month after the White House confirmed an 2014 order signed by President Obama protecting employees of federal contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination would remain in place, despite a reported push from senior Trump advisers to axe it.
Though Trump officials have begun the process of dismantling other Obama actions on LGBT rights, a poston the American Family Association website by Bryan Fischer derided gay conservatives as a “cancer”.
He wrote: “A new and quite insidious trend has been launched in some conservative circles, a trend that unless it is stopped will eat away at the foundation of conservatism like a cancer until the foundation rots away and the whole thing collapses.
“This trend is the notion that one can be a practicing homosexual and a conservative at the same time. It’s impossible.
“Now it is certainly possible for a homosexual to hold conservative views on certain issues, and even defend them on talk shows, but it is not possible for him to be a conservative.”
He continues: “At the center of conservatism is a non-negotiable view of human sexuality and the family. At the heart of a conservative view of the world lies the family. Not the individual, mind you, but the family. At the heart and soul of conservatism is the notion that marriage consists of one man and one woman and a family consists of a married father and mother and the children they conceive together through their love for each other.”
The AFA spokesperson adds: “There is no room in conservatism for the acceptance of sexual behavior which deviates so radically and dangerously from God’s design for intimacy.
“There is no room in conservatism for the embrace of a lifestyle which as a matter of course compromises human health through sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. To put it bluntly, sexual behavior that leads to anal cancer may represent a libertarian value but it cannot possibly represent a conservative one.
“If homosexuality is allowed an affirmed place in the conservative movement, it may seem harmless at first. But eventually, tolerated rather than excised, its cancerous cells will begin to quietly and yet inexorably multiply and metastasize until it has fatally weakened its host.”