Given that President Trump’s actually far friendlier to the LGBT political lobby than anyone in media would have you believe (read more on just how friendly here), it presents the leftists in charge of that agenda with a real problem. One of Saul Alinsky’s rules for advancing any revolutionary cause is to identify your enemy, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Trump’s hospitable attitude towards the gay political crusade makes him a severely imperfect enemy.
Enter Mike Pence.
Trump’s Vice President has identified himself for years as a “Christian, conservative, and Republican, in that order.” It makes him the perfect foil for LGBT activists who historically exhibit an aggressive hostility towards Christianity. Add to his stoic, conventional demeanor the fact that as Governor of Indiana Pence signed a law to protect people of faith from being bullied into violating their rights of conscience (a virtual restatement of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution), and he has become public enemy number one for the sexual revolutionaries of the left.
If it’s not being condescendingly lectured to by the very stage actors he just finished giving a standing ovation to, it’s nonsense like this:
First of all, it’s not even accurate. Jones’ son is clearly looking at his mom. But even if he was staring at Pence, why does that matter? Jones’ son shows intolerance for a Christian who disagrees with him on sexual morality, and that is supposed to reflect poorly on Pence? It’s bizarre.
Just like it was inexplicable why it became national news that a group of sexual radicals in Aspen hung a “Make America Gay Again” sign to welcome Pence over Christmas break.
There seems to be a strange, emerging attempt on the part of LGBT activists to paint social conservatives in general, and Christians in particular as having never been exposed to gay people before. Apparently the left has decided that the only reason a Christian could oppose the LGBT political agenda is if they (1) have never met a gay person, (2) have never been exposed to ideas that are different than their own, and (3) have an unnatural contempt for people who don’t fit their own concept of what is moral.
To any fair minded, rational person, these premises are the height of absurdity. The promotion of the gay identity is everywhere in American society. Short of living in a Cold War era bunker in the middle of Wyoming, it would be impossible to avoid exposure to it even if one wanted to. Secondly, conservative Christianity is hardly the prevailing spirit of the age these days. From school textbooks, to magazines in the grocery store check-out aisle, to every college lecture, to every television show produced in the last decade, politically conservative Christians are consistently exposed to ideas that are different than their own.
And thirdly, it is the definition of irony that the same movement that alleges they are the victims of intolerance from people like Pence conduct themselves in this manner. They apparently don’t even realize their own views of what is moral have caused them to dismiss and denigrate people like Pence with an unnatural contempt. All for not viewing the world as they do.
It’s not that as a Christian, Mike Pence struggles to understand or tolerate a gay person in his presence. It’s that so many in the LGBT activist community refuse to understand or tolerate men like Pence in theirs.