ICYMI: anti-LGBTQ activists praise Trump for barring transgender soldiers from openly serving in the U.S. military

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released a list of responses this week by anti-LGBTQ activists and anti-transgender advocates applauding President Donald Trump for his announced ban on transgender Americans from openly serving in the U.S. armed forces. In fact, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins claimed this week on his radio show Washington Watch that the Trump Administration is set to reveal additional executive orders next week that could allow people to use “religious exemptions” as an excuse to openly use a violent and discriminatory agenda against LGBTQ Americans.

The eagerness of anti-LGBTQ hate groups such as the FRC and the American Family Association to praise this direct attack on transgender people speaks volumes to how close they are to the most anti-LGBTQ administration in recent memory.

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center list as an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

  • Tony Perkins‏ @tperkins
    I applaud the president for keeping his word to restore military priorities, ending the social experimentation that's crippled our military. [7/26/17; 9:55am EST]

Peter Sprigg,Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council.

  • Peter Sprigg‏ @spriggfrc
    Thank you, @realDonaldTrump, for fulfilling campaign promise to "get away from political correctness" in military [7/26/17; 11:50am EST]

Fanklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

  • “President Donald J. Trump made a bold move today in announcing that the U.S. military will not accept transgender individuals to serve…We don’t need people in the military who are confused about their gender—and the military shouldn’t be aiding in gender “transitions.” President Trump is laser focused on making our military better and stronger.” [Facebook]

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, author of recent anti-transgender NDAA amendment.

  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler‏ @RepHartzler
    Pleased to hear that @realDonaldTrump shares my readiness and cost concerns, & will be changing this costly and damaging policy #readiness [7/26/17; 9:55am EST]

Bryan Fischer, former Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, which the Southern Poverty Law Center list as an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

  • Bryan Fischer‏ @BryanJFischer
    A huge, huge win for sexual normalcy in public and military policy. And a win for national security. https://t.co/R5yn1dmca3 [7/26/17; 10:38am EST]

National Organization for Marriage.

  • NOM‏ @NOMupdate
    Big thank you to President @realDonaldTrump for overturning Obama’s gender ideology nonsense in the military! [7/26/17; 10:07am EST]

International Organization for the Family.

  • ProFam_org‏ @ProFam_Org
    Big thank you to President @realDonaldTrump for overturning Obama’s gender ideology nonsense in the military! [7/26/17; 10:07am EST]

Mark Dice, anti-LGBTQ YouTube personality.

  • Mark Dice‏ @MarkDice
    Breaking: Trump bans the mentally ill from the military.  The mentally ill freak out and fill Twitter with hashtags complaining about it. [7/26/17; 12:16pm EST]

David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader and conservative radio host.

  • David Duke‏ @DrDavidDuke
    Finally, some sanity.

[7/26/17; 10:17am EST]

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