The details here are just crazy: accuser is gay, accused is a lesbian feminist professor. This time, of course, the believe-all-victims crowd are all like woah there this is a witch hunt what about DUE PROCESS. Utterly unprincipled. https://t.co/nLyTSVXxVW
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) August 14, 2018
Imagine being angry at the discovery that acting involves actors pretending to be people they aren’t. https://t.co/JaRObC2Lve
— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) August 13, 2018
Yesterday’s "Religious Liberty Summit" featured a number of panelists with lengthy anti-LGBTQ records. https://t.co/evqLbN53Of
— GLAAD (@glaad) July 31, 2018
The GOP is right to protect religious adoption agencies which deny service to gay couples. This won’t stop LGBT people (like me) from adopting elsewhere, but it will allow more faith-based orgs to operate and help kids in need.
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) July 31, 2018
Check out the background on five nominees and their anti-LGBT records https://t.co/yzOqvXwoXB
— Washington Blade (@WashBlade) July 25, 2018
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) July 28, 2018
More. I’m not saying that none of the nominees have records that are suspect, although the Blade conflates cases they accepted as lawyers and positions they took as elected legislators with judicial opinions. But much of the criticism is just partisan bloviating. This is especially evident with two of the five judges about whom the Blade, following the lead of LGBT activist groups, is aghast:
[David James] Porter leads the Lawyers Chapter of the Pittsburgh Federalist Society, a conservative legal group that argues for strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. … Also of concern to LGBT groups is Porter’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
[Thomas Alvin] Farr has faced criticism from LGBT groups because of the larger progressive coalition’s concern over his defense of policies seen to target minority groups, such as a North Carolina gerrymandering law seen to block black voters from being heard in the political process.
I could make reasoned arguments against the ACA and race-specific congressional districts gerrymandered with surgical precision, and in favor of photo IDs at polls as a common-sense step to deter fraud, but that’s not the point. If you’re not lock, stock and barrel behind the progressive agenda, then you’re opposed by LGBT activists groups and thus you’re “anti-LGBT.”
Still more. A comment posted on the Blade site by mginsd says:
There are many gay members of the Federalist Society – I’m one of them – and not all gays are or were thrilled by the self-described “Wise Latina’s” record on and before her appointment to SCOTUS. Moreover, the stale, quarter-century old claims against Farr re: voter intimidation are just that; he was never found responsible for anything other than annoying a lawyer in a Democrat-led DOJ. And, as to his efforts “to undermine unionization efforts,” gee, guess what: employers need representation, too, and the sanctity of Big Labor is not a matter of gay rights, however expansively they are defined.
More. “We did not intend, in any way, to diminish the significant contributions of Delaware’s LGBTQ community,” said the governor’s communications director, who noted that a gif was posted on Carney’s Facebook page on June 22. The post says, “Happy Pride Month!” with the hashtag #PrideMonth.
Said the activists, Not enough!
More. Maybe just a tactic to ensure this happened.