by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
(June 17, 2008) Two openly homosexual members of the U.S. House of Representatives have recruited 50 of their colleagues to join them in forming a pro-homosexual/trans-sexual caucus in Congress to promote the homosexual agenda.
Democrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin have joined with 50 other Democrats to create the House Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus. Two “token” republicans, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Christopher Shays of Connecticut have also joined the Caucus, thus lending it a bipartisan appearance.
In a recent Capitol Hill press conference, Congresswoman Baldwin introduced the bipartisan caucus and its founding members saying, “We represent different races, different genders, different sexual orientations, different geographic regions, different generations, and different parties, but we share a common mission: to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality.”
Congressman Barney Frank, who is co-chairing the caucus with Baldwin said, “With a Democratic majority in the House, we now have both the opportunity and the responsibility to move towards legal equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. This caucus will play an important role in helping shape the strategy by which we do this.”
The stated mission of the LGBT Equality Caucus is to achieve the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well being for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Calling it a “sad day” when Congress enshrines the official promotion of sexual immorality, Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality told OneNewsNow: “It’s just unbelievable that there are this many congressmen who are promoting homosexuality and transsexual perversion.”
The average voter in most of the 52 congressional districts represented in the caucus probably have no idea that their elected officials are openly promoting immorality, he said.
“I think what this shows is that the hard-core Democratic Left is extremely pro-homosexual,” LaBarbera said. “Big city populations have many homosexual activists, and they’re disproportionately powerful compared to the rest of the people in the district. Do I think that the average person in the district knows that these members are promoting homosexuality in this way? No way! But there are probably powerful homosexual constituencies in each one of these districts.”
LaBarbera suggests that Christians learn something from the success of homosexual activists. Even though their numbers are very small, they create the perception of being a much larger constituency by turning out large numbers on election day and making their demands loud and public.
“The gays are all about political power. They know how to vote. They’re very committed. They’re not apathetic like many Christians,” LaBarbera said. “And they’ve ‘earned’ this extraordinary total: 52 congressmen coming right out and saying, ‘We are going to vote for homosexuality and trans-sexuality in Congress.’”
The 52 members of the LGBT Caucus are: Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Barney Frank (D-MA), Rob Andrews (D-NJ), Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Lois Capps (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Mike Honda (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), James McGovern (D-MA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Hilda Solis (D-CA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Peter Welch (D-VT), Howard Berman (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Robert Brady (D-PA), Michael Capuano (D-MA), Susan Davis (D-CA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Phil Hare (D-IL), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Doris Matsui (D-CA), James Moran (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-Washington, D.C.), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Steven Rothman (D-NJ), José Serrano (D-NY), Chris Shays (R-CT), Pete Stark (D-CA), Betty Sutton (D-OH), Ellen Tauscher (D-CA), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Robert Wexler (D-FL), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).
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