Friday, November 29, 2019

Response to Rob Smith: Is There A Place For Gays in the Republican Party?

Rob Smith is an openly gay, black Iraq War Veteran.

Check, check, check the list of identity politics talking points.

He has also been a featured guest and guest host with Charlie Kirk at the different town halls on college campuses. "Culture War" has turned out into a war of all against all, it seems, at least from an ideological perspective.

There are those on the Left going after Kirk and Co. for supporting free enterprise.

Then there are those on the right (at least, for the most part) who are pushing concerns about demographic changes, illegal immigration, mass migration, and the promotion of LGBT issues, along with growing reserve about the United States' relationship with Israel.

I want to focus on the LGBT issues.

Rob Smith is a so-called "gay conservative". I have often found this coupling quite troubling.

Rob Smith: Is There A Place For Gays in the Republican Party?


During last week’s Turning Point USA “Culture War” event at Ohio State University, private questions about the increasing visibility of gay conservatives in the Donald Trump era came into full public view.

I agree with Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson:

This is immoral insanity.

We simply cannot keep making accommodations for every little interest group, especially groups that are based on a false understanding of biology, genetics, and human develoment.

Homosexuality, transgenderism, and other paraphilias are mental disorders. We cannot endorse them, and the conservative movement, if it wishes to have any salience and relevance, needs to stand for natural law and natural rights. There should be no equivocation whatsoever.

Aside from the vulgar provocations of a few bad-faith trolls, the underlying question from Christian conservatives in the movement is a valid one: is there a place for gays in the Republican party?

Supposedly, as long as they keep their private perversions well, private. People may struggle with all kinds of vices, but that does not undermine the truth and necessity of standing up for natural law, natural rights, and biological truth.

Since you’re reading my words on his eponymous website, we can point to Andrew Breitbart’s own take on the question of gay conservatives before his untimely death.

So what? Andrew Breitbart was not right about everything. Being LGBT "friendly" is not really helpful to the fight for taking back the constitutionalism and the Judeo-Christian culture so needed in our country.

In 2011, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) came under fire from religious groups due to their inclusion of gay conservative groups. In response, he helped to organize a party for the gay groups. Speaking on radio at the time, he said:

"I am not endorsing gay marriage, I’m not endorsing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” I will be the harshest critic of the activist gay left, who I fear more than al-Qaida. But for these people not to exist in a two-party system, for you to tell them they’re not welcome in the big tent, I have a huge problem with that and I’m going to indulge in my all ’80s Depeche Mode, Cure, New Order fetish — and we’re going to have a big ‘ol gay party at CPAC."

I disagree with Andrew Breitbart on that sentiment. To promote conservative values, you must conserve those values, and you cannot conserve those values without the family.

That's one man and one woman in marriage, who in turn have children. Not two moms, not two dads, and not broken pandering to homosexuality, transgenderism, and the like.

Gays have always served in more peripheral functions in the party. One former staffer from a very prominent (and very heterosexual) Republican politician told me at one event that gays “practically ran” the office of this particular politician.

And what's Rob Smith's point? There is no point. This does not justify promoting and ingratiating oneself to homosexuality in the conservative cause.

So on one hand, there’s absolutely a place for gays in the party. I mean, honestly, do you think a straight man is making Melania look that good all the time?

WOW! That's kind of ... homophobic, there, Rob, don't you think?

And, speaking of The White House, in a viral moment from a few weeks back, I shook the President’s hand, looked him right in the eyes, and said three words: “Gays For Trump!” His eyes lit up in wonder and excitement, undoubtedly seeing the possibility of millions of potential new voters.

Jair Bolsonaro won 20% of the vote fro mthe homosexual population in Brazil, and he campaigned openly as a "proud homophobe" himself. This pandering to identity groups is a foolish waste of time. It is undermining our civic culture and eroding the fundamental values which make a country great.

So, yes, the Trump era is much different on the subject of gays than, say, the Romney era would have been (even typing those last three words made me shudder).

What a crock. Mitt Romney was actively pushing homosexual causes in Massachusetts. During the 2012 New Hampshire debates, he declared his determination to push for so-called gay rights.

The increased visibility and prominence of people like us in the Trump era seems to be ruffling feathers within the party. So the question isn’t really if the party has a place for gays, but rather: does it have a place for very public and very visible gays like myself, or Guy Benson, or Scott Presler, or any number of openly gay conservatives doing good work right now?

There is no place for promoting homosexuality, transgenderism, etc. It's time to challenge the fundamental narrative of the question "Is there a place for gays?"

This notion that homosexuality, transgenderism, etc. constitute identities needs to be challenged at its core. These behaviors cannot, should not establish an identity. It makes no sense. People are far more than feelings in their flesh.

To that, I say yes — with a few caveats. Gay conservatives are more sympathetic to the rights that Christians have to their deeply held biblical beliefs than our leftist counterparts, and even heterosexuals on the left. How else can you explain failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s insane idea to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches that refuse to perform gay marriages? That was just another bad idea that didn’t take off — much like his campaign, and I went on none other than Tucker Carlson Tonight to smack that one down.

It's not just a bad idea, Rob--it's evil. Churches should not face any attacks for promoting the beliefs cherished in their fundamental dogma. The lack of moral clarity is all to disconcerting. It needs to be confronted. Furthermore, trying to wed together two clearly conflicted ideologies: Christianity and homosexualism--is going to create problems, not unity.

The fundamental tenets of any stable society is family. Sex is about more than the pleasure of two individuals. It's about the protection and promotion of the the human race and the rights and dignity which God has accorded to each of us.

There are some that believe that I, as a gay man, cannot have a relationship with God. What others think of my relationship with God is not a concern of mine. I’m open about that relationship because it disgusts me how the far-left seeks to paint all Evangelical Christians as monsters who seek to destroy all gay people, and I believe that is a leftist agenda to move people away from God when I personally believe we should all do what we can to be closer to Him.

There are two responses to this:

1. You are not really a Christian
2. You are a Christian in bondage to a great lie.

Consider what Paul wrote to the Romans:

"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet." (Romans 1:26-27)

How about First Corinthians?

"9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6: 9-11)

It is no secret that I am legally married to a man. Whether you believe my marriage is relevant or not in the eyes of God is none of my business, but I like to believe if God really didn’t like my marriage, he would’ve done something to destroy my big day, and with the exception of a bartender that was drinking more than he was serving, it went off without a hitch!

He allows all men free choice, but there is a reckoning for the wrongdoing they perpetrate. God allows free will, including the freedom to sin, and even to blaspheme his name. But there is a reckoning.

God is patient. His forbearance is great, because he wants all men to come to repentance.

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

Breitbart was absolutely right: the far-left gay activist wing of the Democratic Party is a threat to the moral foundation of our society. However, it’s important to separate even those gays and lesbians from the leftist LGBTQIAK+++ agenda, whom I call the “Alphabet Soup.”

No. Homosexuality is wrong. Period. It's time to stop accommodating this folly.

The Alphabet Soup seeks to ‘transition’ young children, thinks tweens dancing for tips in a gay bar at 3AM is A-OK, and takes a particular interest in having adult drag queens have ‘story hour’ with children in public libraries. This particular wing of leftist insanity I’ve spoken out about many times, as have other prominent gay conservatives. The most terrifying thing about the far-left’s outsized interest in children is that gay men in particular have fought for decades to shed the “pedophile” stigma that has unfairly been ascribed to us, but the attention-starved degenerates of the far-left Alphabet Soup are rebuilding that stigma all over again, one child drag queen and “trans” 4 year old at a time.

Pedophilia is endemic in gay culture, Rob. There is no getting away with it. That is not to say that every homosexual is a pedophile. The correlation between the two populations is staggering, however, and cannot be ignored.

I believe that gays and lesbians of any political leaning stay silent about these perversions at their own peril, and I believe that aside from relentlessly pointing out Democratic hypocrisy towards African-Americans and supporting my veteran community in any way I can, my job as a gay conservative is to speak out about the sexualization of children that is happening on the far left as loudly and forcefully as I can.

Another perversion that they should not stay silent about? Homosexuality, transgenderism, and the rest. I submit that there are men and women who struggle with same-sex temptations. Those individuals should not run from promoting conservative causes and principles. They should not be promoting sexual deviancy or perversion either, however.

If there is any place for gay conservatives in the party, I believe that should be one of the top priorities. Even Evangelical Christians may agree with me on that.

No, not this Evangelical voter, and I am sure there are more who are finding the courage to speak out.


This had to be one of the worst articles I have ever read on Breitbart. Rob Smith could not justify his perverse lifestyle.

The arguments he offers had no substance, no basis in law, facts, moral bases, or truth. This notion of a gay Christian, and a gay Christian who is married to a man? This is nonsense. This is offensive, and this is completely out of line with the truth.

Consider what Paul says about those who call themselves believers but continue living in sin:

"But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat." (1 Corinthians 5:11)

Anyone who claims to be a Christian but lives out homosexual conduct is not a Christian. For Rob Smith to be proud of this perversion is just outrageous. It should not be tolerated. Not in the slightest.

And check this out!

One word: Cringe.

Two words: Really cringe.

So, back to the question: is there a place for gays in the Republican Party?

Well, I reject the premise of that question. People are not born gay, and the behaviors should not be treated as an identity, either.

Second of all, there are all kinds of people who struggle with issues, whether privately or publicly. People who struggle with same-sex temptations can sort those issues out privately. They should not be promoting them, and they should not accommdate them. Simple as that.

There are conservatives who smoke. Let's hope that they can give up smoking, but there is no reason to exclude them from advancing conservative causes. After all, it's not as though they are promoting "smoking pride parades", for example.

Homosexuality, however, should not be promoted, and when anyone asks this question "Is there a place for the gays?" the pretext, or the subtext to that question is simple: promotion of homosexuality.

This is wrong, and Rob Smith's article for Breitbart was wrong on so many levels, too.

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