Black Voices for Trump activist claims Black Lives Matter is a Trojan horse for a ‘Marxist gay agenda’
A Black Voices for Trump activist has claimed that the Black Lives Matter movement is secretly promoting an “LGBT, gay agenda” in an unhinged rant on Fox News.
The right-wing Republican activist Niger Innis, who is part of the president’s official Black Voices for Trump advisory board, appeared on The Ingraham Angle on Tuesday (June 9) for a discussion about Black Lives Matter — and rapidly spiralled off the rails.
Innis accused the movement of being set up to promote a “gay agenda”.
He said: “I’m going to tell some hard truths that people aren’t going to want to hear… the Black Lives Matter movement was founded by Alicia Garza and a number of other co-founders that were promoting a hard Marxist and LGBT agenda.”
“A gay agenda, LGBT, I believe is the right terminology, agenda.”
Innis continued: “Look, I don’t have a problem with people exercising their first amendment rights. You have the right to organise, the right to protest, the right to come up with an agenda.
“But I’ll be goddamned if you use the suffering and misery of Black Americans and our legacy to the United States of America as your shield and use us as cannon fodder when your agenda really has not a damn thing to do with saving Black lives.”
He added: “They have as a part of their platform on their own website that we want to disrupt — disrupt! — the Western-prescribed nuclear family.
“We all know that Black Americans, and not just African-Americans but Americans period, are doing well and are best when they come out of a traditional nuclear family. They seek to systematically disrupt that.”
Please contain your shock, but Laura Ingraham did absolutely nothing about this anti-LGBT diatribe.
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Presented with a guest going off book for a fact-free rant about gay people, Laura Ingraham did what any self-respecting Fox News anchor would do: repeat his baseless claims without challenging them in the slightest.
Ingraham replied: “Niger, I have to say, I hadn’t been aware of the LGBTQ connection before at all. I’ve not heard that before, but I did know that it came out of the organising against Wall Street movement.”
As Mediaite notes, Innis had actually taken a message about community cohesion on the Black Lives Matter website bizarrely out of context.
It states: “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, and especially ‘our’ children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.”
The Republican activist has a long and squalid history of opposing LGBT+ rights, insisting in 2009: “Wherever marriage has been redefined, the freedom of religion, association and conscience have been trampled upon in the name of a brave new social, cultural and legal norm that denies the importance of mothers and fathers for children.”
He accused supporters of equal marriage of “falsely invoking the legacy of civil rights for the purposes of radically changing the definition of marriage”.
Innis has also claimed: “When you say to society at large that you have to accept, not only accept our lifestyle, but promote it and put it on the same plane and equate it with traditional marriage, that’s where we draw the line and we say ‘no.’ That’s not something that is a civil right. That is not something that is a human right.”