LGBT Issues in the Aftermath of the Election

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:          January 16, 2017
Host:          Jim Schneider
Guest:        Peter LaBarbera
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​Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, a non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agendas.

In early December there was a conference that was held by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute known as the International LGBT Leaders Conference. According to Peter, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute is affiliated with the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund which is a PAC that helps elect openly homosexual and openly transgender politicians. This fund is financed in part by Walmart Corporation.

This conference was dedicated to helping elect and educate openly homosexual leaders. They expected Hillary Clinton to win but since she didn’t, Peter believes the goal of the meeting changed and it became a commiserating session to decide how they were going to respond to the incoming Trump administration.

They were confident that they will prevail on homosexuals in the military although Peter feels they were more nervous on the issue of transgenders in the military. There was no congressional debate over transgenders serving in the military. Like a number of Obama policies, transgenderism was basically pushed into the military. It came about through an edict in the Defense Department by Defense Secretary Carter. It’s not a totally done deal because apparently there’s still an enlisting policy that needs to be set.

Another point that came to the forefront through this conference is that the LGBT community is relying upon massive corporate lobbying at the state level. Peter cited AT&T who, by lobbying in favor of the LGBTQ issue, is now, ‘part of the AT&T DNA’ and they did a lot across America to stop religious liberty bills.

As this program moved along, Jim had Peter comment on the following:

–What do we know about Terry Bean, one of the co-founders of the Victory Fund?

–President Barack Obama’s legacy in behalf of LGBT issues.

–Secretary of State John Kerry issued an apology for past discrimination toward
employees and applicants based on sexual orientation.

–Where are we headed with President-elect Trump and his appointees on this issue?

–What are we to make of celebrities that have pulled out of inauguration concerts
because of push-back from LGBT fans?

–2 cases are headed to the Supreme Court. One involves an appeal of a lower
court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking to teens about the
biblical standard for sexuality. The other involves a school board in Virginia
on the transgender bathroom decision and whether laws protecting against sex
discrimination education are applicable to gender identity.

–A Christian church in a major U.S. city hires married lesbians to lead

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