Mat Staver

Hate group leader Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel is not terribly pleased with Trump. In an email to supporters Tuesday afternoon he writes (emphasis per original):

The White House stated today that President Donald Trump will continue to enforce Obama’s bad executive order imposing the LGBTQ agenda on federal contractors.
There is no federal employment statute that includes “sexual
orientation” or “gender identity.” Congress has repeatedly rejected
efforts to amend federal employment law to include “sexual orientation”
or “gender identity.” The order, signed by former President Obama in 2014, imposes the LGBTQ agenda in the employment context for federal contractors.

The White House press release from his
press secretary’s office stated, in part: “President Donald J. Trump is
determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ
community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election.

Because, after all, contractors cannot possibly do what they are paid to do unless they are free to discriminate. How could we possibly think otherwise? I like the way that Staver just had to put that last sentence in bold print.

Trump could turn around tomorrow and do something dreadful. Moreover, I do not believe that Trump is, or ever has been, “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights.” Neveretheless, pissing off Mat Staver is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.