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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 10:49 AM

Trump's Lawyer Supports Criminalizing Homosexuality

Trump’s Lawyer Supports Criminalizing Homosexuality
January 21, 2020

A timely reminder from Right Wing Watch:

In 1990, Pat Robertson, the erstwhile Republican presidential candidate and Christian Broadcasting Network founder, placed Sekulow at the helm of a new, Robertson-founded entity, the American Center for Law and Justice.

The organization’s stated aim was to act as a counterweight to the American Civil Liberties Union, and the group went as far as to craft the name to have an abbreviation just one letter different than that of the longtime civil rights legal organization.

Sekulow and the ACLJ have been intensely opposed to laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and abroad. The ACLJ argued on behalf of state laws criminalizing gay sex that were overturned by the Supreme Court in 2003. Sekulow has said that the state has a “compelling interest to ban the act of homosexuality.”

The ACLJ and its international affiliates engage in anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice culture wars in the U.S., Africa, Europe and Russia. In Africa, it worked to shape constitutional language in Zimbabwe, where it has fought to maintain criminalization of homosexuality.

From a 2011 Mother Jones report:

Sekulow and his son Jordan opened affiliated offices of the ACLJ in Africa to lobby politicians to “take the Christian’s views into consideration as they draft legislation and policies,” according to ACLJ’s website. ACLJ’s Zimbabwe office has pushed an agenda that backs outlawing same-sex marriage and making sure that homosexuality “remain[s] a criminal activity.” (Zimbabwe had outlawed homosexuality in 2006.)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is among the most ruthless dictators in the world—but in 2010 ACLJ-Zimbabwe’s chairman, pastor Alex Chisango, led Mugabe and others in prayer to kick off Zimbabwe’s constitutional reform drive. ACLJ wanted to ensure that, whatever else changed in the country’s constitution, homosexuality remained illegal and same-sex marriage was banned.

From a 2017 Guardian report:

Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60 million to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.

Telemarketers for the nonprofit, Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (Case), were instructed in contracts signed by Sekulow to urge people who pleaded poverty or said they were out of work to dig deep for a “sacrificial gift”.

“I can certainly understand how that would make it difficult for you to share a gift like that right now,” they told retirees who said they were on fixed incomes and had “no extra money” – before asking if they could spare “even $20 within the next three weeks”.

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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 10:51 AM

1. There's your "most LGBTQ-friendly President ever"! Paging Jarvanka...

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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:57 AM

3. oink!!

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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:15 AM

2. Jay sekulow

Is a smarmy disgusting piece of shit. So is assemblies of god.

I met sekulow and he is a pig.

Back than I was involved in assemblies of god cult. There is another creep that was involved
Denny Ñissley another con man
preacher who's 400 lbs who has a custom built huge shower for just himself. had a three story house at that time,11 kids told me he makes 40,000 a year. He would run prayer group that was there to curse everybody the church hates. Stuff like " Jesus torment______ with the most horrible afflictions tear____ life apart until they come to you jesus.etc.ect. it performed curses oñ people.He was always trying to hustle my ex for money to find out how much money we had in our account,we kept that info to ourselves.

That was a scary time in my life.

Sekulow and assemblies of god are monstrous. Mean, narcissitic, greedy pieces of shit.
Bullies. Rigid gender,controlling.

Denny told me animals don't have souls and will not go to heaven.

That upset me alot. Because I adore cats and animals in general. He used the cherry picked verses so I used the Bible to argue yes animals go to heaven.

He conceded that I was correct and shut up about it. I am good at using thier book and theology against them. They pressure you
To do stuff like remove pierces
Grow out your mowhawk and toñs of other things. They act like thier accepting of you as you are until you get more involved. They have secret cell churches planning groups for proselytizing and advancing the hard right agenda. You had to be invited to that had different addresses every time slipped a piece of paper at the end of church. It was so disgusting in those groups.

And the church gives you personality tests that psychiatrists use. Like the mmpi.

They are in no way aog is qualified to give people those kinds of tests, I refused to do it .

These people are dangerous.

They are truly bad people.

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