What did Democrat presidential candidates say at the CNN forum on LGBT issues?

Enraged Joe Biden howls out his hatred for Bible-believing Christians
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden raging against Christians

I was at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina last week, so I missed reporting on the Democrat presidential candidate discussion of LGBT issues hosted by CNN. But there were a few things said by the candidates that I think that Christian voters need to know about.

Here’s a clip of some of the weirdest things that were said:

And here’s a story about the event from the Washington Free Beacon:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) called her previous stance on taxpayer funds going to sex reassignment surgeries wrong.

“I think that was a bad answer,” Warren said, reneging on her 2012 criticism of a federal court’s ruling that Massachusetts must provide sex reassignment surgery to a convicted murderer.

Warren’s comments follow the release of her plan for LGBTQ Americans on Thursday. Among other proposals, Warren has promised to direct the Bureau of Prisons to imprison transgender individuals in facilities in accordance with their gender identity.

Elizabeth Warren is the front-runner in the Democrat primary. But what I found the most disturbing was a comment from Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who is from TEXAS of all places.

A different Washington Free Beacon article explains:

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) said he would strip religious institutions of their tax exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

“We are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans,” the former congressman said during CNN’s Equality Town Hall on Thursday.

CNN host Don Lemon pressed O’Rourke on the particulars of his plan for LGBT Americans.

“Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?” Lemon asked.

O’Rourke answered with an unequivocal yes, and stressed that as president, he would make punishing religious organizations a priority.

“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us,” O’Rourke said.

You might think that Joe “Bloody-Eyes” Biden would be more moderate. He spoke recently at an event put on by the Hum4n R1ghts C4mp4ign about what he would do if elected president.

Here’s the report on the speech from PJ Media:

Biden announced at an event in Ohio on Saturday that his number one priority, if elected, will be to enshrine LGBTQ rights into federal law via the Equality Act, a contentious, Orwellian effort by left-wing bullies to silence Christians who believe biblical teachings on marriage and reject the view that boys can be girls and girls can be boys.

During a half-hour speech at the Hum4n R1ghts C4mp4ign’s annual gala in Columbus, Ohio, Biden said, “It’s wrong and it is immoral what [the Trump administration] is doing,” citing efforts to bar transgender troops from the U.S. military and protect medical providers from being forced to violate their consciences.

[…]During his speech Biden portrayed LGBTQ individuals as victims, ignoring the fact that it is people of faith who have been the big losers in this war of ideas. Bakery owners are being sued out of existence, medical professionals are being pressured to embrace transgender ideology, and major corporations are pulling their business out of states that seek to protect religious freedom — which, by the way, is what made Mike Pence Public Enemy #1 in the eyes of the cultural revolutionaries.

[…]”The current vice president uses religious freedom as an excuse to license discrimination across broadly [sic] areas and denying LGBTQ Americans their basic rights. It is wrong and it is immoral what they are doing,” he declared.

“Just look at how much damage has been done in the past two weeks,” Biden said. […]The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced plans to allow homeless shelters to turn away transgender people. This is beyond the scope of anything remotely what we’ve seen before.”

To be clear, when he’s talking about homeless shelters, he’s talking his support for putting biological males into women’s shelters, where many of the women will have suffered sexual abuse.

I really enjoyed what Ben Shapiro had to say about this CNN event last Friday:

When a political party picks a political candidate, they normally pick candidates who are the most moderate, so they can win the general election. So, when you’re looking at these statements by Warren and O’Rourke and Biden, just keep in mind that these are the moderate people in the Democrat party. I wonder what the real Democrats would do to people who disagree with LGBT rights?

By the way, if you would like to know more about the HRC group, then check out my previous post on their co-founder.

12 thoughts on “What did Democrat presidential candidates say at the CNN forum on LGBT issues?”

  1. As I said, my prayer for America is that God’s “face” would be against the democratic party because they are officially crazy not because Trump or Republicans are awesome (see 1 Peter 3:12). If Trump wins in 2020 (and he very likely will) the Left will go Super Saiyan. When that happens society will unravel and go into armed conflict or separate according to ideology (as Ben Shapiro has said). For Super Saiyan see below. Oh, and if the Democrats do win in 2020 they will still go Super Saiyan.

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      1. Well, looks like he will:

        “Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke admitted Sunday that his plan to remove tax exempt status from those religious institutions that don’t officially recognize same-sex marriage would apply to mosques, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and predominantly black churches.”

        https://www.dailywire.com/news/beto-orourke-admits-hell-take-tax-exempt-status-away-from-mosques-historically-black-colleges

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  2. I am at a loss to explain believers who are turning dem in my church using media talking points and then misusing biblical concepts of compassion and holiness(used to justify their refusal to vote for Trump).
    Why are normals siding with Washington-elite Never Trumpers?
    I talked with a STEM PhD yesterday who works at a 40,000 plus university. I mentioned the university’s gender studies outreach efforts as bad for marriages and he replied that he can’t agree with that because he hasn’t read the books or information from the gender studies department. I respect his objectivity and his passionate walk with Christ, but I am at a loss to explain how one gives the benefit of the doubt to gender studies. He disagrees with the townhall points as strenuously as Wintery Knight does.
    I am curious about what the objective based community here think about this. Any cogent explanations for a believer (with a SAHM) to give cover to an open enemy? Why are educated believers so reluctant to make a generalization to the point of dimming their God-given light and saltiness?

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    1. I don’t have much respect for any mom fact based study, or even ones that knowingly refuse to correct false misinformation.
      Any worthwhile study does not knowingly use or retain false facts as a means to spread their agenda.
      But the left and many of their supporting university faculties are full of this type of activity.

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  3. I don’t see why brick and mortar churches need tax exemption. The whole concept has always sounded like a blood money transaction to me. “Hey, don’t talk about X and we will let you keep more money!”. Personally I wouldn’t mind the tax exemption being removed and brick and mortar churches returning to “meet-at-joes-house” form instead, where people can talk about whatever they want and there’s no need for $120,000 in “tithes” for the church to be in the black for the year.

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    1. This is true.

      The 501c3 churches use their tax-exempt status as excuses to not condemn abortion, LGBT, and Drag Queen Story Hour pedophilia.

      This status also encourages the churches to be run more like businesses and less like churches. Latte, anyone, before the concert, I mean worship, begins?

      The churches have gone PC and rejected authentic evangelism and disciple-making, and that is one reason why 80-90%, on average, of those who attend are going to Hell.

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  4. Separation of church and state was a two way agreement. The pipe can’t set the laws of our nation, but the government couldn’t create an approved religion.

    But the left had lost all belief in the founding constitution of civil society and are absolute authoritatian dictators.

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    1. This is a very misunderstood concept, the separation. The text from the amendment reads:

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      This does not denote a separation, but merely states that Congress shall make no law RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, ie: There can be no state religion! It DOES NOT prohibit the government, government officials or government entities from participating in or supporting ‘a religion’. The government cannot tell you what religion you must participate in, but it is free to support and endorse the religion it chooses, and has chosen, up until the last 50-60 years.

      Where people get this separation from is beyond me, and the fact that it has become so ingrained into peoples minds is baffling. Actually, it isn’t considering that liberal judges have done their best to spread misinformation and distort the meaning. A simple reading is all it takes to understand it. The founding fathers may have been smart guys, but they didn’t code the constitution. You read it, you understand the majority of it. One and done. Instead its treated very much like the bible in that people start to ‘interpret’ it and deviate from its simplistic meaning.

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