Trump and His Judges, One for Conservatives and One for Gay Activists

When an issue involves moral and Christian values, to please both sides is a political strategy, not a conservative strategy. U.S. President Donald Trump has just done it. According to the prominent conservative website LifeSiteNews, in a report titled “Trump picks openly gay member of LGBT law group for liberal Ninth Circuit court,” Trump has chosen Patrick Bumatay, “Another homosexual judge with ties to a LGBT legal group.”

“Bumatay would also be the nation’s second openly homosexual federal appeals court judge and the first on the Ninth Circuit,” said LifeSiteNews, adding: “The White House’s press release also notes that he’s a member of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, an organization dedicated to the ‘advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues throughout California and the nation.’”

Trump has nominated a variety of pro-homosexual officials to various government posts and continued a number of Obama-era pro-LGBT policies, such as the U.S. State Department pressuring other nations to embrace the homosexual ideology.

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Trump publicly praised the pro-LGBT group Log Cabin Republicans in January, and declared after the election that a Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling, under Obama, forcing all fifty states to recognize same-sex “marriage” was “settled law.” This is, he has no intention to fight to protect traditional marriage against the onslaught from homosexual activists and their conquers during the Obama administration. How different from Obama, who had all will-power to fight against the traditional marriage.

Yet, U.S. conservatives could think, at least Trump gave us Brett Kavanaugh, a strong conservative judge, did not he?

Actually, there were more conservative judges and Kavanaugh was initially opposed by the conservative group American Family Association because he was not so conservative. In the end, conservatives had to accept Trump’s pick, because it is better a man with some conservative values than another gay activist, and Trump has shown no qualms to appoint gay activists.

Trump has a history of pleasing both sides. In the past, he donated to Planned Parenthood, the biggest network of abortion clinics in the U.S., and at the same time to Billy Graham! It is akin to praising God and Satan at the same time.

Trump has pleased (and at the same time displeased) both sides.

Support of sodomy is something very serious. It destroyed a whole society, Sodom. In fact, sodomy has already undermined the institution of marriage in the United States, and its current president is willing to do nothing to reverse the gay subversion of marriage.

Probably, no one explained better Trump’s politics, or American politics, than Chuck Baldwin, a patriot U.S. evangelical minister. In his article “What You Don’t Know About Brett Kavanaugh Can And Will Hurt You,” Baldwin said,

Conservatives and Christians are wildly ecstatic that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the newest justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. To hear all of the euphoria over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, one would think that he was heralding the Second Coming. He’s not. But his appointment does herald other things—many of them BAD.

First, let me briefly discuss the Democrat and Republican rancor that was put on public display during the confirmation hearings. As I have tried to point out to the American people over the past several decades, the entire left-right, liberal-conservative, Democrat-Republican paradigm is pure propaganda. It is nothing but public theater. Both parties use the “us vs. them” demagoguery as a way to keep their constituents who buy into the charade happy enough to keep electing and reelecting them to public office.

To use an analogy that many sports fans can identify with right now, the Democrat-Republican rivalry is tantamount to the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox rivalry. Each side is cheering like crazy for their team and rabidly booing the other team. But both teams are playing the same game; they are throwing and hitting the same ball; and they are running the same bases. It’s pure entertainment. And that’s what the two major parties in Washington, D.C., are doing. They root and cheer for their party and boo and hiss the other party, but they are playing the same game. It’s pure entertainment.

The left-right rivalry is pure theater. It’s not about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, truth, freedom or the American way; it’s all about political power. Oh, there might be a handful of hardcore liberals and conservatives who are truly driven by ideology, but what drives the vast majority of these miscreants—otherwise known as politicians—is power: pure, unabashed, raw power.

The other thing that the Democrat-Republican phony rivalry does is obfuscate the really important developments that are taking place that neither party wants the American people to know about.

For example, while most Americans were transfixed on Brett Kavanaugh… They didn’t notice that the GOP and Donald Trump passed a massive $854 billion spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue research. They didn’t notice that the government’s annual spending report came out and Trump and the GOP exploded the federal deficit by over $1 trillion.

Baldwin then shows that Kavanaugh’s record is not so conservative, a fact that every true conservative already knows, and he asks why Trump fiercely defended Kavanaugh against the same sexual accusations that Judge Roy Moore, who is much more conservative, suffered from the all left-wing universe, but with no Trump’s defense:

… one of the most egregious hypocrisies of President Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Senate: How was it that Trump and the GOP sat back and did absolutely nothing to assist Judge Roy Moore when he was accused of decades-old sexual improprieties? Trump and the GOP left Judge Moore to be devoured by the wolves but then came to a ferocious defense, like a hornet’s nest defending its queen, when Kavanagh was accused in similar fashion. Why? Huh? Why?

Conservative Christians should not support any item of the homosexual agenda just because Trump is being irresponsible in this issue. It would be the same as a Christian supporting adultery and murder just because King David adulterated with Bathsheba and had her husband killed. Yes, David was a man after the heart of God — something that Trump is very far from being. But when he adulterated and killed, he did the will of the devil. Let’s not use Trump’s bad example to justify homosexuality or gay activism.

Portuguese version of this article: Trump e seus juízes, um para os conservadores e um para os ativistas gays

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