Conservative Republicans fueling the America First movement have recently argued against aligning the GOP with the increasingly hostile LGBTQ community. The warnings of the slippery slope brought by an all-out inclusive GOP are becoming ever apparent as gender dysphoria runs rampant in our schools and public officials call for policies that cause direct harm to girls and women.
The battle cry from Conservatives is that the fight for the right to say biological gender is indisputable and cannot change depending on the person’s emotional identity is the proverbial hill on which our culture will die if we don’t take a stand. If this is true, why are self-proclaimed America First Republicans on a list of 21 lawmakers who waved the TransPride flag on the steps of Capitol Hill?
Instead of standing up against abusive activist groups responsible for silencing differing opinions, Republicans are helping pass their legislation seeking to make sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) a federally protected class. Conservatives argue that this will help to solidify the already divisive voice of the transgender movement.
The National Review highlighted the following 21 Republican Co-Sponsors of The Fairness For All Act (FFAA):
- Chris Stewart (Utah)
- Fred Upton (Mich.)
- Elise Stefanik (N.Y.)
- John Curtis (Utah)
- Mark Amodei (Nev.)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)
- Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)
- Andrew Garbarino (N.Y.)
- Blake Moore (Utah)
- Burgess Owens (Utah)
- Carlos Gimenez (Fla.)
- Chris Jacobs (N.Y.)
- Claudia Tenney (N.Y.)
- Jeff Van Drew (N.J.)
- Jenniffer González-Colón (P.R.)
- Maria Salazar (Fla.)
- Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.)
- Mike Simpson (Idaho)
- Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.)
- Steve Stivers (Ohio)
- Tom Reed (N.Y.)
The list of 21 Republicans has known RINOs like Nancy Mace, Adam Kinzinger, and Fred Upton and includes supposed Conservative allies like Elise Stefanik, Claudia Tenney, and Burgess Owens.
From the Fairness For All Act:
“This bill prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity while providing certain benefits and exemptions to religious providers.
The bill expands the definition of public accommodation to which sex discrimination laws apply, including to cover providers of financial services, medical services, and providers of transportation services. Exceptions from these sex discrimination prohibitions are made for (1) religious camps or religious retreat centers unless they also discriminate based on race, color, or national origin; and (2) providers of funeral services or burial plots that primarily limit their services or facilities to those of a particular religion unless the provider discriminates based on those factors.”
Rep. Stewert claimed the legislation is “common sense” and will result in establishing “much-needed civil rights for LGBT persons.” He said the bill proves that “LGBT rights and religious freedom do not have to be in conflict.” While the bill does offer some religious exceptions, it also leaves plenty of space for restriction by loud enough disapproval.
This is the same opposition we’ve already seen work effectively, like when they came for Abigail Shriver’s book or Dave Chappel after his stand-up was ruled “anti-Trans” by Trans Netflix workers. The community, which claims to fight for inclusive rights, put its massive voice behind a movement intent on canceling all dissent.
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