“Who does Wildmon think he is fooling? Even the incurious evangelical Christians know that he and his hate group oppose Patrick Bumatay’s confirmation because he is gay.”
Tim Wildmon
Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon, American Family Assoc.

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American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group is terribly distressed that a gay judicial nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is headed to Senate confirmation. Oh the poor bigots. According to a missive from Hate Group Leader Tim Wildmon: Judicial nominee is member of LGBT activist group. Tell senators to vote no.. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Timmy!

The text continues:

The U.S. Senate will be voting, as early as Dec. 2, on the judicial confirmation of Patrick J. Bumatay as nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. We are opposed to this nomination.

Contact your senators now. Urge them to vote against the nomination of Patrick Bumatay to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Several red flags have surfaced about Bumatay’s past and current membership in radical activist groups including Tom Homann LGBT Law Association (THLA), DOJ Pride, and Log Cabin Republicans.

Mr. Bumatay is currently an Assistant US Attorney in California. His education is from crummy schools: Yale undergrad; Harvard law. None of the groups that offend Wildmon are nearly as extremist and radical as American Family Association which seeks to create a Christian nation out of America. Think Iran, Baptist style.

Trot out the infamous Homosexual Agenda™:

These radical groups fight to pass anti-religious liberty laws and work to place activist judges on the bench. Their goal is to force Christians to abandon their religious faith and surrender to the homosexual agenda.

Actually I think that the goal of those organizations is equal protection and due process for LGBTQ people. The goal of AFA is to denigrate and marginalize LGBTQ people because of a perverted notion of Christianity. AFA is to Christianity what ISIS is to Islam.

Moving further along:

This same association that Bumatay is a member of opposed the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), opposed California’s marriage amendment (Proposition 8), but celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges.

The Supreme Court determined that DOMA and bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional (United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v Hodges). Prop 8 was challenged in federal court and deemed unconstitutional. The decision was appealed and the Supreme Court determined that the appellant did not have Article III standing.

Since Bumatay has been a member of this activist group, THLA released a statement against the recent U.S. Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop decision stating, “THLA certainly wanted a different result.” Meaning, the group wanted to force the cakebaker to use his artistic creativity to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ­– an act that violates the baker’s freedom of religious expression.

A more complete quote:

While THLA certainly wanted a different result, the case itself does not provide a broad license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Rather, the Court determined that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the agency that reviewed the discrimination claim, did not act in a neutral manner when considering the baker’s religious beliefs and objections.

It is clear that AFA is an advocate for Christian Privilege. One set of laws for Christians; another set of laws for everyone else. If that moronic baker cannot comply with applicable law then he should not operate a public accommodation. In this case he might consider incorporating as a nonprofit entity.

Trotting out the idea that transgender women pose a threat to cisgender women:

Bumatay’s past memberships in DOJ Pride and Log Cabin Republicans are equally troubling. DOJ Pride recently sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr arguing for gender identity equality. This argument could include an effort to advance within the DOJ the ability of men to use women’s private facilities. Log Cabin Republicans support transgender servicemembers in the military. Thus, the group publicly opposes President Trump’s ban of those with gender dysphoria from serving in the Armed Forces.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper also opposes the transgender ban and he is a former chief of staff for Heritage Foundation. Tim Wildmon is recycling some of the BS from the pathetic (and failed) boycott of Target Stores. No transgender woman has ever harmed a cisgender woman in a bathroom. I assume that Wildmon agrees or he would be repeating a tale of victimization.

Who does Wildmon think he is fooling? Even the incurious evangelical Christians know that he and is hate group oppose Patrick Bumatay’s confirmation because he is gay. It is no less offensive than if AFA opposed Bumatay’s confirmation because he is of Filipino descent. The next time Wildmon bitches about the Southern Poverty Law Center, I will remind him of this bit of bigotry.

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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.