Your illegitimate vice-president, Mike Pence, is our nation’s biggest homophobe. As the governor of Indiana He signed the first openly anti-gay law. However, his ignorance goes much further than his hate for the LBGTQ community. This fake-Christian believes homosexuals can be “saved.”
The process strongly supported by the whitest man on earth is called “conversion therapy.” First, I am not making this up. Many right-wing extremists share Pence’s distorted and disproven belief. He believes that through counseling and brainwashing young men and women with made-up Christian doctrine they will renounce their preference for same-sex relationships.
I often claim that America is the most backwards thinking nation in the world. With Donald Trump and Pence moving our nation even further backwards, the growth accomplished over the last 244 years has been abandoned by Trump, his cult, and his former Republican Party.
“In an important new report, the United Nations (U.N.) calls for nations around the globe to finally end the archaic, discredited practice known as ‘conversion therapy,’ a ‘therapy’ that has been denounced by the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Medical Association (AMA), among others, which aims to change one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Globally, the horrifying practice is banned for minors in only five countries: Germany, Brazil, Malta, Ecuador, and Taiwan.”
The former statement comes from the ‘Daily Kos’ in an article by Marissa Higgins.
The greatest danger is that this process is usually performed on young minds which are not fully developed. It encourages them to ignore their inner feelings and accept the brainwashing techniques of anti-gay men and women. In extreme cases the confusion and doubt created by conversion therapy results in suicide.
Let’s stop here for a minute and take a close look at Trump and his administration; at least a few of the key players in this story of both idiocy and terror.
Trump is the easy story. He has proven who the “real Donald Trump” is over the last five years. The fact that he has little intelligence is confirmed by the fact that he is mentally challenged. This malignant narcissist is a sexual predator who cannot accept the most minor of criticisms. DJT is unfit to be the President of the United States.
The choice to make Mike Pence his running mate remains controversial. Pence was the failing governor of a state which is both red and blue. He was known as a religious fanatic and deeply homophobic. As we watched him over the last three years, four months, and 26 days, he has confirmed that he does not have a thought of his own. He is Edgar Bergen’s ‘Charley McCarthy.’
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, and William Barr, Attorney General of the United States, were selected for their positions, not because they were greatly qualified, but because of their loyalty to the orange buffoon.
Pompeo has been criticized and even ridiculed by other nations based on his inability to be a diplomat. This is the only function of a Secretary of State. Take a quick look back at the accomplishments and abilities of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. It is unfair to compare two patriotic Secretaries under President Obama with “Pompeo the Clown.”
Barr has failed miserably. He is not the Attorney General of the United States, he is the Mafia boss’s consigliere. Barr is truly a puppet. Trump says ‘jump,’ and Barr asks ‘how high.’
For Trump a cabinet, chief-of-staff, and other advisers are a waste of time. He makes all decisions; most of them hastily, without intelligent thought.
Although these are the primary villains running our country today, there are others involved in the destruction of democracy and rights guaranteed by the Constitution, including Stephen Miller, Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross, and Steve Mnuchin. Not one of Trump’s staff is qualified to have their positions.
A final thought: it is critical that we consider the fact that Pence is first in line for the presidency should the old, obese man-child have a fatal heart attack. He is woefully unqualified to lead America and would be nearly as great a disaster as DJT.
November 3rd is coming soon, but not soon enough. You must vote: this is your country, not theirs.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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