02/7/17

Ivanka Trump Promotes Gay and Transgender Rights

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

She’s been labeled the “Daughter-in-Chief” by the tabloids and, in this case, it appears to be the truth. According to several news accounts that have not been denied or debunked, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, persuaded President Donald Trump to retain an executive order from the Obama administration that prohibits companies from doing business with the federal government unless they hire and promote open homosexuals and transgendered people.

The so-called “transgendered” are people confused about their “gender identity” who may be in various phases of transition to the opposite sex, in some cases involving gender mutilation and surgery. In short, they are DNA deniers, a category of people considered to be engaged in immoral and perverted conduct by the standards of traditional morality and religion.

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence, usually described as a conservative Christian, used the jargon of various sexual minorities, including “Q,” which can mean “Questioning” and/or “Queer,” and sided with the powerful sexual rights lobby that has discovered some clout in the Trump White House. He declared on ABC’s “This Week” that “I think throughout the campaign, President Trump made it clear that discrimination would have no place in our administration. I mean, he was the very first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded for it. And I was there applauding with him.”

In another matter related to this expanding assault on traditional religious values and biological differences between the sexes, it is significant that President Trump has not Tweeted his disgust or disdain for the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to admit girls who claim to be boys.

Traditionally, the BSA has instructed young men and boys in the masculine way of doing things, including engaging in what the Scout Oath calls “morally straight” behavior.

The involvement of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the culture war—on the side of the liberal/left lobby—has been a shocking development. A happily-married couple with three children, they are described by The New York Times as the “two most influential social liberals” in President Trump’s inner circle, who had helped “kill a proposed executive order that would have scrapped” the special rights for homosexuals and transgendered in the Obama-era executive order. The proposed executive order would have safeguarded the rights of religious believers opposed to condoning or sanctioning conduct they reject on religious grounds.

Politico had previously reported that while Ivanka and Jared were influential in Trump’s decision to keep the Obama executive order, some conservative Christian groups such as the Family Research Council were hopeful that Vice President Pence would weigh in on the side of those who refuse to condone alternative lifestyles. But based on what Pence said on ABC’s “This Week,” in declaring his own support for alternative lifestyles, this looks like a false hope.

At the same time, it is rumored that President Trump is in fact preparing to issue an executive order promoting religious liberty. But how he can be pro-gay and pro-religious liberty remains to be seen, and is a question on the minds of many conservatives.

At the time that it retained the Obama order on the rights of sexual minorities, the Trump White House issued a statement saying, “President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election. The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump.”

However, the 2016 Republican Party platform declared that “Traditional marriage and family, based on marriage between one man and one woman, is the foundation for a free society and has for millennia been entrusted with rearing children and instilling cultural values.”

From all appearances, Ivanka and Jared have a traditional marriage; both have successful careers and are devoted to the conservative religious upbringing of their children. They should understand that the homosexual movement has sought to destroy the concept of traditional marriage and has relentlessly undermined organizations that have attempted to maintain traditional sexual distinctions. The BSA’s decision to admit girls claiming to be boys is just the latest evidence of how private organizations have been pressured to capitulate to the demands of what Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute calls the “sexual subversives.” Higgins writes that their ultimate goal is “the eradication of all public recognition and accommodation of sexual differentiation.”

It looks like Trump will continue the Obama policy in this area.

Regarding the BSA, Todd Starnes of Fox News asked, “…how can the Boy Scouts of America teach ethics and morals when its adult leaders can’t muster the courage to stand morally straight in the face of militant gender revolutionaries?”

Any hope Ivanka Trump has that her support for special rights for sexual minorities will defang radical left opposition to the Trump presidency is proving false. Major department stores such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus have dropped her clothing and fashion lines because of feminist objections to her family and to her father’s presidency.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

02/4/17

Trump Joins Ranks of DNA Deniers

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

At the March for Life, Vice President Mike Pence said, “Life is winning through the steady advance of science that illuminates when life begins, more and more, every day.” White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said, “Science and medicine have joined religion and morality in causing many Americans to rethink just how fragile and how triumphant human life truly is.”

The DNA deniers at Planned Parenthood and in the Democratic Party are desperate to ignore the scientific fact that an unborn child has his or her own DNA, separate from the mother.

But in another area, human sexuality and the biological differences between men and women, the DNA deniers have not only just scored a major victory in the matter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), but have demonstrated high-level sway with President Trump himself.

In a major setback for the facts of life and common sense, the BSA has decided to allow girls who think they are boys to join. The decision demonstrates that, despite Donald J. Trump’s victory, the forces of political correctness, or Cultural Marxism, are still on the march. Yet, in a flip-flop, Trump has just decided that Obama’s executive order protecting “transgenders” should remain in place.

The issue of Obama’s birth certificate, once a cause célèbre for Trump, has passed. But in welcoming “transgenders,” birth certificates don’t seem to matter at all.

The BSA statement says, “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”

In other words, the BSA is selling out to the DNA deniers. Girls can be boys, and vice versa.

In a previous column, we noted that the liberals and their media allies always claim they are in favor of science on matters such as global warming or climate change. But on the matter of human sexuality, science is denied and people are allowed to make up “facts” about themselves.

The New York Times headline proclaimed, “Boy Scouts, Reversing Century-Old Stance, Will Allow Transgender Boys.” The term “transgender boys” is made up. It is fiction. It’s like calling a tree a car.

Yet, The New York Times claims to have the ability to ferret out “fake news.”

The notion that a girl is a boy is one of the biggest examples of “fake news” we can find. If you can’t separate boys from girls, everything else is up in the air and anything goes.

When I took the Boy Scout Oath on my way to Eagle Scout, I pledged “to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” How is “morally straight” compatible with an organization that allows members confused about their own sexual identity?

Since the BSA has abandoned traditional values, including the facts of science and biology, a new organization called Trail Life USA has been formed. It is a Christian scouting organization for boys and young men.

There is also an alternative to the Girl Scouts called American Heritage Girls. It, too, embraces Christian values.

Unfortunately, the new Trump administration has sided with the DNA deniers in deciding to maintain Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from “discriminating” on the basis of sexual orientation or “gender identity.” The Washington Post says the order applies to 24,000 companies that collectively employ about 28 million workers—representing about a fifth of the U.S. workforce.

The decision to keep the Obama order, said The New York Times, was Trump’s personal decision.

Various self-declared sexual minorities were ecstatic. The homosexual magazine the Advocate declared that Trump broke a campaign promise in response to “mounting pressure from LGBT activists.”

Ryan T. Anderson of The Heritage Foundation noted that Trump’s decision to keep the Obama executive order threatens religious liberty.

“This perfectly terrible order requires all businesses to affirm the radical LGBTQ agenda as the cost of doing business with their own government,” commented Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth says he is “deeply disappointed that Mr. Trump has chosen to defend false LGBTQ ‘rights’ based on changeable homosexual and gender-confused behaviors.”

Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, was a nemesis of President Trump during the transition, but it looks like the “diversity” policies he promoted will remain in place. Brennan told The Wall Street Journal in his final interview as director that “he would prefer his legacy be the way he fought to nurture a workforce that reflected America’s diversity.”

“During his tenure” as CIA director, the paper reported, Brennan had “put particular emphasis on promoting the interests of gay, lesbian, and transgender officers. He was the first CIA director to attend an annual social gathering of LGBTQ employees and has been known to wear a rainbow lanyard around the office as a symbol of solidarity.”

All of this was fashionable in the Obama administration. But why should DNA denial be carried forward in the Trump administration as an official policy? The Trump administration seems to recognize the facts of biology and DNA in how they approach the abortion issue. Yet, on matters involving “gender identity,” truth has been left behind and the Obama policy will apparently continue.

Such an approach in the field of intelligence can be suicidal. If intelligence officers can’t figure out their own sexual identity, how can we expect them to identify the nature of foreign threats to America?

Obama also forced on the U.S. military a policy of allowing “transgendered soldiers” and even paying for their sex change operations. One of those soldiers, Bradley Manning, who now claims to be a female, had his prison sentence commuted by Obama before he left office. He was in prison for espionage.

Republicans in general condemned the commutation, noting Manning’s role in giving classified documents to WikiLeaks. They should take a look at the role of sexual confusion over “gender identity” in Manning’s decision to betray his/her country. He was an open homosexual in the Armed Forces before deciding to become a woman.

When you allow mentally confused people in the ranks of the military or intelligence community, you are inviting treason and treachery. The Manning case proves the point.

If soldiers or intelligence analysts can’t figure out whether they are male or female, how can they be expected to understand right versus wrong? These people should be placed in a mental hospital, not the CIA or the Special Forces.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.