Some Gay Voters Say It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Come Out for Trump, by Rob Smith.
Following Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando gay bar, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has voiced – and tweeted – his support for the LGBTQ community. …
In a speech about national security just a day after the attack, he said “Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT Community.” He then called the attack “an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity.” …
While many other Republican politicians failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ community in their reactions to the Orlando shooting, for example, Trump was one of the few exceptions. …
LGBTQ voters, however, overwhelmingly lean Democratic.
A number of gay men who have decided to throw their support behind Trump told NBC OUT it has not been an easy road. Juan Hernandez, a gay and Latino member of the Log Cabin Republicans, said his support led to physical violence by anti-Trump protesters at a rally in San Jose. Images of the attack and his bloodied clothes went viral.
So will gay Republicans be wearing Trump 2016 t-shirts and “Make America Great Again” hats at LGBTQ Pride events this year? Eric [a vocal Trump supporter, who declined to provide his last name due to fear of violence or “doxxing,” the malicious publication of a private citizen’s personal information online.] said it’s unlikely.
And the money quote:
“It’s easy to come out of the closet,” he said. “It’s dangerous to come out as a Trump supporter.”
Much of the PC coalition is held together by threats of social ostracism and worse. Stray from the PC pack on any important issue, and expect ugly ugly behavior from the PC crew.
I cannot tell you the number of times my wife Joanne and I, prominent climate skeptics, have fielded inquiries from people who mildly questioned the carbon dioxide theory of global warming and got nastily abused by their “friends”. They were fired up by that unpleasantry to find the facts supporting the skeptical case — but unfortunately that is not really the issue, it is simply tribal so facts are of little import.
Solidarity of the PC crew and their ready resort to name-calling, social ostracism, and violence mean that the bullies get their way, bringing home real financial benefits to those who run the PC pack. Political correctness is ideological gang warfare, which increasingly spills into the financial arena and real gang warfare. Code of the PC: Our way or we beat you up, suckers.