Donald Trump hosted and attended a Republican Party fundraising event over the weekend where they teamed up with Log Cabin Republicans to embrace the LGBT agenda and unveil the first ever ‘RNC Pride Coalition’ ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
The RNC Pride Coalition announcement was made during the Log Cabin Republicans’ “Spirit of Lincoln Gala,” which took place Saturday night at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and attracted a high-profile group of attendees, including Donald and Melania Trump — the former first lady was the event’s guest of honor — along with other pro-LGBT “conservatives,” including Trump’s former acting Director of National Intelligence, Ric Grenell.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel delivered the news (via FOX News):
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who was given the “Majority Maker” award, said the RNC is “committed” to working with the Log Cabin Republicans — the country’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing LGBTQ conservatives and allies — calling the organization “a partner to fight for our country’s future.”
“Conservatives in Log Cabin don’t just share our vision for a free, secure and prosperous America — they enrich it by adding unique perspectives to our party and recruiting even more diverse candidates and supporters to join our cause,” McDaniel said.
“The RNC is launching our first-ever RNC Pride Coalition,” she continued, adding that RNC Pride will “work alongside our other coalition groups to invest in communities and mobilize support for the upcoming midterms.” (emphasis mine)
The number of so-called conservatives within the Republican Party who embrace and have become activists for the LGBT agenda is growing.
For example, in recognition of the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at a “gay” nightclub in Orlando, FL. — and conveniently timed for Pride Month — “conservatives” Rick Scott and Marco Rubio of Florida celebrated their role as LGBT activists when they introduced H.R. 49, a bill that established the “National Pulse Memorial.”
Five years ago, we lost 49 innocent lives in a terror attack against our state, nation, & Hispanic & LGBTQ communities at the Pulse Nightclub. We will never forget them. Today, @marcorubio & I honored their memory & passed our bill establishing the ‘National Pulse Memorial.’ pic.twitter.com/aPuNJLUDD4
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) June 9, 2021
H.R. 49 was passed by “unanimous consent,” meaning no one was put in the politically uncomfortable position of officially going on-the-record for or against it, and Joe Biden signed it into law.
It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see so-called conservatives acquiescing to the LGBT agenda — particularly in the Age of Trump.
During his 2016 acceptance speech, Trump sounded a lot like Joe Biden when, using the Orlando shootings for cover, Trump promised to “protect” the LGBT community from violence:
“Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Fla., 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted the LGBTQ community. No good, and we’re going to stop it. As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Believe me.”
In one of Trump’s first actions as president, he and Ivanka reaffirmed an Obama-era executive order legalizing discrimination against faith-based businesses by requiring government contractors to embrace the LGBT agenda or lose their right to do business with the federal government. Shortly afterwards, Mike Pence — who has a history of his own when it comes to caving to the LGBT agenda — came to the rescue and defended the decision to extend the order.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s attendance at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago event wasn’t a coincidence; in fact, he was there to reinforce Trump’s commitment to the LGBT agenda.
During his presidency, Trump launched an effort to “decriminalize” homosexuality worldwide. Grenell, who was the highest-profile openly gay person in the administration, led the effort and defended LGBT deviancy as “God’s truth” in an editorial written for Bild, a German tabloid newspaper:
“While a student at Evangel University, a Christian liberal arts college in Missouri, I was taught by biblical scholars that all truth is God’s truth, no matter where it is found. The truth for LGBT people is that we were born gay.”
During Trump’s reelection, Grenell was hand-picked by the Ronna McDaniel to serve as senior adviser focused on outreach to LGBT voters. In that role, Grenell released a video ad claiming that his boss was “the most pro-gay president in American history” — a video promoted by Log Cabin Republicans. Trump responded by retweeting Grenell’s declaration, calling it a “great honor”:
— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) August 19, 2020
After hearing the news of the RNC Pride Coalition, Grenell, who received the “Game Changer” award at Trump’s event for the work he did for his former boss, reflected on the evolution of the Republican Party and its “phenomenal” progress:
“In 1992, I was working on the Bush-Quayle re-election campaign on national staff, and I sat and listened to Pat Buchanan speak at the Houston Republican Convention,” Grenell told Fox News. “He outlined a strategy where gay people were not welcomed in the Republican Party.”
“I can remember sitting there, listening, and vowing to not allow that to stand,” Grenell continued. “Because I knew, as a consistent conservative, that to embrace people who wanted limited government, and limited government involvement in their lives, and more personal responsibility, was the conservative principle, and that he was wrong.”
“Now, 29 years later, we were at an event where the former president of the United States and first lady are welcoming us, and hosting 600 influential gays, lesbians and their straight allies,” Grenell said. “It is phenomenal for me to look back and see this and to champion an organization like Log Cabin.” (emphasis mine)
Despite the politically correct rhetoric surrounding the LGBT agenda and the Republican Party’s embrace of it, there is nothing conservative about it.
Activism is defined as: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action, especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue, a right-on-target description of the motivation behind the actions of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
We can’t blur the lines on the issue. When something is wrong, it’s wrong. Homosexuality is wrong. Allying conservatism to the LGBT agenda is wrong.
And two wrongs don’t make a “conservative” right for Republicans to join LGBT activists to advance their agenda or become allies in their culture war against America.
Or, as Matt Walsh so succinctly put it, “If the Republican Party is going to fully embrace leftist sexual identity politics, then it officially serves no purpose.”
Trump hosted and attended an event over the weekend where the GOP unveiled its new "RNC Pride Coalition." If the Republican Party is going to fully embrace leftist sexual identity politics, then it officially serves no purpose.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 8, 2021
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.