Trump’s pro-life Army Secretary now bows out amid liberal witch hunt

Trump’s pro-life Army Secretary now bows out amid liberal witch hunt, by Peter LaBarbera.

Dr. Mark Green, President Trump’s choice for Secretary of the Army, withdrew his nomination today amid an escalating cascade of LGBT and leftist attacks portraying him as “hateful” based on distortions of his past statements. …

Whomever is finally confirmed for the position will succeed former President Obama’s Army Secretary, Eric Fanning, the first open homosexual to lead the Army. Fanning helped the effort to open up the military to “transgender” individuals, which was accomplished not by an act of Congress but by order of Obama’s Defense Secretary, Ash Carter.

LGBT activists were bitter and outraged that a conservative Christian with a public policy record of opposing the LGBTQ agenda was chosen to succeed a homosexual for the job. However, from a political perspective, the choice made sense for Trump: Homosexual activists were a key constituency of Obama, and evangelical Christians are the same for Trump. …

“The bully left is now openly creating an unconstitutional religious litmus test for public office. If you believe the Bible, or quote the Bible in public, they claim you are unfit for office and apply their political labels until you quit,” Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt told LifeSiteNews, reacting to Green’s withdrawal.

The lies and distortions by leftist activists:

Green, who with wife Camie has two children, is the chaplain of the Tennessee Senate GOP Caucus. … He is strongly pro-life.

But homosexual and “transgender” activists, working hand-in-hand with leftist, anti-Trump publications like Huffington Post, distorted Green’s record to make him look as hateful as possible.

In one such smear-attack deconstructed by LifeSiteNews, activists took a radio interview comment in which Green talked about the biblical ideal of government’s role in rewarding good behavior and crushing “evil.” Green said, “So I’m going to protect women in their bathrooms, and I’m going to protect our state against potential infiltration from the Syrian ISIS people in the refugee program.”

But those comments were ultimately turned into Green calling “transgender” people “evil” and this short summary of Green by the LGBTQ media pressure group GLAAD: “Called the transgender community ‘evil’ that must be ‘crushed’ and compared LGBTQ Americans to ISIS.”

Green said in a Facebook post that “the only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans.”

Not being PC is now reason for being disbarred from public office, and increasingly, public life. Living the PC fantasy is on the verge of becoming mandatory.

hat-tip Stephen Neil