American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer spoke with fellow anti-LGBT activist Peter LaBarbera on his radio program yesterday, where the two called upon their Religious Right allies to be ready to hold President-elect Donald Trump accountable if he does anything that “promotes homosexuality or same-sex marriage.”
LaBarbera was alarmed that few Religious Right leaders said anything after Trump insisted in a recent “60 Minutes” interview that the issue of marriage equality had been “settled” by the Supreme Court, nor did anyone seem to be outraged by rumors that Trump was considering appointing Richard Grenell, who is openly gay, to serve as ambassador to the U.N. (It was reported today that Trump has tapped South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for that position.)
Allowing a gay person to serve in such a high-profile capacity “would really do damage to the Republican Party,” LaBarbera said. “If you can be so-called conservative and support the idea of rights based on what God calls an abomination, which is homosexual behavior, that’s just incompatible.”
Fischer agreed, saying that he was likewise nonplussed to see that gay billionaire Peter Thiel given a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention earlier this year and to see Trump hold up a rainbow flag at a campaign rally, saying that it all “raises real questions” about where Trump stands on this issue.
“If Donald Trump, as a Republican, begins to promote homosexuality as a civil right and so-called gay marriage and homosexuality abroad,” LaBarbera said, “coming as a Republican, that is actually more dangerous than Hillary [Clinton] because everyone expected Hillary to promote homosexuality just like Obama did. But when a Republican does it, then the media is able to say, ‘Oh look, the consensus in the conservative movement is gone, you can’t even resist homosexuality, you’re a fringe movement.’ So this is of immense importance and I would call on all pro-life and pro-family leaders not to look the other way if and when Trump promotes homosexuality or same-sex marriage.”