Trump Taps Frothy Mix For Catholic Advisory Group, Vows To Legalize Anti-LGBT Business Discrimination

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade:

In one fell swoop, Donald Trump has fortified the anti-LGBT positions he expressed over his campaign and tapped as an adviser former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a two-time presidential candidate with a notoriously anti-LGBT history.

The actions are the result of Trump’s creation of a 35-member Catholic Advisory Council, which includes, in addition to Santorum, other individuals with anti-LGBT histories.

Accompanying the creation of the council is a new statement from Trump outlining “Issues of Importance to Catholics” and reiterating his support for the First Amendment Defense Act, a federal “religious freedom” bill seen to enable anti-LGBT discrimination.

Emphasizing his commitment to “religious liberty,” Trump hints at opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage and President Obama’s executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.

“Religious liberty is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution,” Trump said. “It is our first liberty and provides the most important protection in that it protects our right of conscience. Activist judges and executive orders issued by presidents who have no regard for the Constitution have put these protections in jeopardy. If I am elected president and Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, I will sign it to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of Catholics and the beliefs of Americans of all faiths.”

The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would legalize business discrimination against married gay couples on the basis of “deeply-held religious belief or moral conviction.” The American Family Association, the Liberty Counsel, and the Family Research Council have all withdrawn their support for FADA because recently added language also permits businesses to discriminate against straight married couples on the same grounds.

  • Todd20036

    But he said he was a fan of the gays. Trump wouldn’t lie about that, would he?

    • Guest

      He’s only a fan of the drag queens. Like his wife.

    • ChrisKOne

      In his mind: “Not throwing gays off a cliff like ISIS does = Fan of the Gays.”

  • NMNative

    “Except for Muslims or other religions I find icky.”

  • skyweaver

    Side note – that’s the best picture that best captures Frothy. I’ve never seen it

    • Sk3ptic

      Yep. Diabolical.

  • JellyDonut

    Remember all the gays love him! He is just looking out for us.

    • Falconlights

      I can see that putz putting us in ghettos or camps. For our protection, of course.

      • Christian1234567

        Unfortunately, a lot of the people with whom he surrounds himself would love to put us in ghettos or camps, or just outright murder us.

        • cleos_mom

          And later on, millions of “nice people” would insist that they didn’t know. And that yeah, okay, they did but you just don’t understand.

          • Nowhereman

            We were just following orders…

        • Nowhereman

          I’ve heard at least one preacher say that he thinks the government should do it. I guess after some sort of show trial?

          • Christian1234567

            I don’t even know that they’d care if there was even a show trial. I think that they just want us to stop existing, and if they have the power to make it happen, they will.

      • Rex

        And to design Melania’s clothes.

        • Maybe after the election she’ll reappear? No one has seen her since the convention!

          • DesertSun59

            That’s what the Right does. They sequester those who are stained. The only reason why Jr. hasn’t been sequestered yet is because he’s male and he’s a member of over a dozen online hunting forums. That makes him more manly than anyone else in any group.

          • Nowhereman

            What they do is not hunting or manly.

    • kaydenpat

      Peter Thiel must be so proud.

    • Nowhereman

      I’m sure that he has hundreds of gay friends, just like he lost hundreds of friends on 9/11, but of course he can’t name a single one…

  • bkmn

    Working hard to get that white, fundie, white supremacist, uneducated vote and now you can add the anti-gay Catlickers

  • DJ John Bear

    And this is why LGBTs must for vote for Clinton. There are no other options. Wasting a vote on a third-party candidate is stupid.

    • Frostbite

      The problem is the right wingnuts reproduce faster than we do!

      • DJ John Bear

        Unfortunately there’s a couple in our lives that said a number of months back that they intend to vote for Trump, saying that he is what America needs. I no longer have anything to do with them.

        • jimbo65

          I just don’t get how people think he’s good for America at all. He’s in it for himself. If people would pay attention to how he’s misused his Trump foundation they’d see that But unfortunately if they are xenophobes it doesn’t seem to matter.

          • Diogenes Onionpants

            Why on earth would you think he’s in it for himself?

            Oh, right: http://www.mediaite.com/online/omarosa-every-critic-every-detractor-will-have-to-bow-down-to-president-trump/

            And Omarosa gave this actual quote (I cannot emphasize enough that this is a real thing she said):

            “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”

          • NedFlaherty

            Sounds like Ponderosa NotMyFault has wholly embraced fascism, and can’t wait for it to start.

        • TuuxKabin

          Had breakfast with a friend the other morning, a Jewish friend. I can’t remember exactly to who the expression was directed, but she looked at el Hubub and me and asked us, “do you know the Jewish expression, ‘to me you are dead’?” It very well could have been drumpf supporters in her life.

        • Cboulder

          The GOP built this

        • America needs Trump like someone with dysentery needs a laxative.

      • Reality.Bites

        So do pandas

        • Cboulder

          “Make Pandas Fuck Again!”

    • djcoastermark

      Not only stupid, but detrimental to our own lives and well being.

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    • MB
    • kaydenpat

      Protest votes are votes for Trump.

    • Gigi

      “I’m gonna vote for Jill Stein show them how angry I am!” STFU and vote Blue.

      • cleos_mom

        Not a surprising statement if you substitute “dumb as rocks” for “angry.”

        • Nowhereman

          Yeah thanks–I’m a Bernie supporter who will be voting for Hillary, and I am not stupid. Always nice to feel the love, though- especially when there is no other choice. My main problem with Hillary is how her supporters treated us, and comments like yours. The scabs had almost healed, but you just had to pick at them one more time.

          • Keiffer

            There are plenty of non-Bernie supporters that have the sentiment summarized by Gigi. There’s no “Bernie” reference in the post or their responses except for yours (and now mine).

          • cleos_mom

            I’d have voted for Sanders if he’d gotten the nomination and no, the primaries were not “rigged” just because your candidate didn’t win.

            Apparently you’ve spent much of this year picking at scabs. Nothing much a stranger messaging you in a blog can do about that.

          • Nowhereman

            Yeah–miss the message, blame the messenger. You might want to toss some rocks out of your own bag.

          • cleos_mom

            Don’t you have nowhere that you have to be today?

      • Nowhereman

        Oh stop. The last I heard months ago is that about 95% of Bernie supporters–including me–will be voting for Hillary. The other 5%, if they haven’t decided to vote for Hillary, probably aren’t progressives to begin with.

        • Gigi

          I hope you’re right.

    • MrRobotoLA

      Somewhere in a dark church corner, Guy Benson is masturbating in shame-filled glee.

  • Sk3ptic

    Guess all these people forgot the gays are more organized than ever before and actually have the support of moderate America.

    • kaydenpat

      If Trump wins, that won’t matter.

      • DesertSun59

        Oh, it will. He will go down in flames if he even attempts to diss our community. We’re far more organized than the Right knows.

  • skyweaver

    I can’t wait for all the religions that the right-wingers think are bad to refuse to serve these Xtian assholes

  • Falconlights

    This asshat (Drumpf) is supposed to be good for LGBT people. So he taps Frothy Mix for one of his advisors. Ri-i-i-i-i-ight.

    • kaydenpat

      Well Pence is his VP. Remember what Pence did in Indiana?

  • PickyPecker
    • DaddyRay
      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Ha HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!

        • DaddyRay

          I watched Deadpool on my flight home from France yesterday and let out a loud audible laugh when that aired during the closing credits

          • Todd20036

            I missed that. That’s hilarious!

          • DaddyRay

            I loved the movie, I laugh a lot during that movie

          • greenmanTN

            I love the scene where Ryan Reynold and his GF have sex based on themes for whatever holiday it is. Then it’s “women’s rights day” or whatever and she pegs him with a strap-on.

          • DaddyRay

            Here is the clip –
            https://youtu.be/PqKCybg6vxY?t=48

    • pj

      never gets old

  • Frostbite

    As long as they are required by law to put a prominent notification on their establishment, all advertising, and internet sites and email, I say let them discriminate against anyone they wish. We’ll see how long any of these businesses last. If they’re going to be bigots, they might as well be proud about it.

    • Reality.Bites

      But your “as long as” describes something that would never,ever happen. No legislature that would pass your proposal would ever pass a law permitting discrimination in the first place.

      It’s kind of like saying you’re OK with visiting the moon as long as it has a breathable atmosphere

      • Frostbite

        Hey, if they didn’t include that provision, I wouldn’t support the law, simple. I never said I would support it otherwise.

  • PickyPecker
  • PickyPecker
  • Rex

    “As president, I’ll do everything in my power to protect the LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of hateful foreign ideology” – Trump at the RNC.
    So, all we have to worry about is the violence and oppression of a hateful ideology within our own country.
    I feel so much better now.

    • Silver Badger

      Do you suppose he meant protective custody?

    • Bluto

      We should just shut up & be happy they’re not throwing us off rooftops.

      • Silver Badger

        Not as such, but the’re still beating us to death and driving our young to suicide.

        • Falconlights

          Give them time. If this lot gains power, it will happen.

      • Nowhereman

        Yes! I always get such a warm tingle when they say that! Feel the love!

      • Ninja0980

        Their go to line every single time.

    • Steverino

      In other words, Omar Mateen = bad; Eric Rudolph = good.

    • Nowhereman

      The radicalized christian nationalists in this country are the ones that are getting us killed. They even had a hand in the Pulse massacre–the man who did that was “radicalized” by the christians he worked with who harassed him about being a Muslim.

  • Bluto
  • geoffalnutt

    His day in the sun…he thinks. Chalk up another FAIL…for the Man Of Fail. (we hope)

    • Silver Badger

      The one running for the party of fail? (We damn well better hope!)

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    He might as well get Westboro church on his side too.

    • Silver Badger

      Ain’t gonna happen. They are pretty intolerant on divorce.

      • EweTaw

        The campaign isn’t over yet. It could happen.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Frothy, you finally are going to get tapped, and tapped HARD !

    Enjoy the disgusting mix

  • bryan

    All faiths ? So when the Muslim flight attendant refuses to serve alcohol, Trump and the alt right presumably will be cheering for her …

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So Trump has selected an advisor and position, that if enacted, would legally permit businesses to refuse service to Trump, on their religious freedom to discriminate on the basis of his divorces and adultery. Nice!

    Bonus Points: Legal discrimination against Kim Davis!

  • Treant

    There goes any hope of winning Pennsylvania and any hope of the Presidency. Honestly, we made a mistake with Santorum and corrected it–resoundingly–some time later.

    • Oh’behr

      Your comment gives me pause. So you think that Hillary will lose now because of Santorum joining Trump? If so, that is indeed most frightening.

      • Treant

        The other way around. Pennsylvania does not like Santorum in either the person or the froth. Trump now has roughly a 0.0% chance of winning Pennsylvania.

        Trump requires a minimum (at this instant and using some bad polls) pickup of at least two states. Pennsylvania is now removed from that list…and the rest simply don’t look good for him.

        Clinton requires a minimum (again, using the Trump-friendly polls) pickup of zero states. Anything else she gets is gravy.

      • EweTaw

        It’s gotten much worse than any of us expected. Yes, Santorum does get votes out for Trump. To paraphrase the great Oda Mae Brown: We in trouble, gurl!

  • Schlukitz

    If there were any doubts in our mind as to the bigotry, hatred and homophobia of Trump, this sure does let it all hang out.

    “The American Family Association, the Liberty Counsel, and the Family Research Council have all withdrawn their support for FADA because recently added language also permits businesses to discriminate against straight married couples on the same grounds.”

    The above three of the above organizations have been designated as hate organizations by Souther Poverty Law Center. They were all gung-ho for the passing of FADA before the additional language was added to the bill and which makes it very clear that they are perfectly okey with discriminating agains others, so as they themselves are not discriminated against.

    How transparent can bigotry, hatred and homophobia get…and still sound credible and acceptable?

  • Ernest Endevor

    All the best, most winningest political heavyweights are lining up behind Trump.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Deplorable!

  • bambinoitaliano

    That’s no surprise. Trump has been smearing himself with santorum through out his campaign. The alt right are lapping it up like the nectar of Jesus.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      What’s Frothy been eating to make it that unnatural color?

  • Thorn Spike

    Trump Taps Frothy Mix

    Joe, you’re killing me.

  • Cuberly

    Gee, someone paid attention to frothy. That doesn’t happen very often.

    Bet he’s giddy to the point of being self-lubricating.

    Check out @realDonaldTrump’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/415868924841189376?s=09

    • EweTaw

      An excellent example of a galling statement.

  • Gustav2

    The first liberty is the no establishment clause.

  • kaydenpat

    FADA would permanently render LGBTs second class citizens. How nice.

    /s

  • MB
  • david fairfield

    I certainly hope his gay supporters are happy about this.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      They think it won’t affect them because they’re rich

      • EweTaw

        I wish I could up vote your comment many times over. Not just because I agree, but because you used affect instead of effect correctly. Kudos to you.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          I accept your kudos on behalf of my sixth grade teacher, the late, lamented Miss Magoon.

          • EweTaw

            RIP Miss Magoon.

      • cleos_mom

        And there were plenty of people in the 1940s death camps who’d thought exactly that when in reality their wealth made them attractive targets.

    • Hank

      The Log Cabin Republicans will just deny, that it will effect them!!!

      • david fairfield

        That goes without saying. They don’t actually care about anyone but themselves, or any form of equality for that matter. But man, I’d sure love to see any one of them the first time they hear “we don’t serve your kind here”……..

  • david fairfield

    Now he has just waged war.

  • Oikos
    • DN

      Thanks for the reminder to google santorum! Sadly, spreadingsantorum.com is the last result on the first page.

  • Gene Perry

    Interesting, but hardly news. Trump is pandering to his right flank as the election grows nearer.

  • ZRAinSWVA

    I cannot express how offensive I find it that any candidate for POTUS would even use the phrase, ‘activist judges’. The Tea Party and GOP have done irreconcilable damage to the trust Americans have in our legal system, and I would wager large sums of money that the vast majority of them have never, ever even read the legal opinions issues by the judges in these cases, including those who are REPUBLICAN.

    • jimbo65

      I find it rich that when things go their way everything’s hunky dory. Take away rights, voter suppression etc, that’s fine. Upholding basic human rights? =activist judges!

  • TheManicMechanic

    Disgusting religious pig. Welcome to Nazi Amerikkka.

  • Hank

    Hair Drumpf outlining “Issues of Importance to Catholics” and reiterating his support for the First Amendment Defense Act, a federal “religious freedom” bill

    This is what we can expect!!!…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5cf513a53f57097a85575a572b101c8291d214126e89c2728df13b9a408170c8.jpg

  • Gustav2

    Ohio Politics Now: After Trump county chair resigns, new chair deletes tweets critical of candidate

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/09/23/ohio-politics-now-mahoning-county-chair-donald-trump.html

  • madscntst

    And the response from the Log Cabin Republicans? Anyone? Anyone?

  • Oikos
    • Bj Lincoln

      That is sick.

    • Mike in NC

      Please tell me that’s not real!

  • Robert Harvey

    The world’s leading toxic superstion.

  • EweTaw

    We are in serious trouble boys and girls.

  • Bad Tom

    So this is how Drumpf is a very good friend to LGBT people?
    ——-
    With friends like those…

  • jimbo65

    I keep saying this. But I wish people would wake up and realize they’re really getting Mike Pence for POTUS. And he would go full tilt on legalizing discrimination based on “sincerely held religious beliefs ” God I hate the stupid fucking people in this country.

    • boatboy_srq

      How much of tRump’s posturing on Gun-Totin’-Capitalist-Jeebus issues is really Pence’s doing? tRump has already said he’d run a “chairman of the board” pResidency – which leaves Pence in the driver’s seat while tRump goes off and plays golf.

      • The_Wretched

        Don’t forget that Bannon and Conway are leaders in the christianist / dominionist movement to replace our democracy with a christian theocracy.

      • IamM

        Trump may not believe what he says, but he’s saying it because he knows what sells to Rethuglicans and other bigots. Trump might hand over the presidency if he were elected, but until then the deplorable Mr Pence’s function is largely decorative.

  • Gigi

    Okay people, this shit’s getting real. If Donald Trump is the next POTUS life for LGBT Americans, for all Americans, will be changed forever. This is no time for complacency. Staying home on election day or voting for Jill Stein becasue you want to “show them” (the Democratic establishment) is not an option. You either vote Blue or you let Trump win. Those are your only options. Please do the right thing. Our lives depend on it.

    • jimbo65

      Amen. Go ask the BREXIT voters about morning after buyer’s remorse.

    • rextrek1

      X 1000 !!!!!

    • TrollopeReader

      don’t forget I’ve reserved a room at your place, just in case !

      • Gigi

        You’re in luck. We just redecorated.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    A warning in case this boob actually manages to buy the election. ANY business that discriminates against the LGBT community will never see one cent from me and I will do my absolute best to make sure no one else gives them money either. I can be quite convincing and I learned how to throw a guilt trip onto people from an absolute master.

    • TuuxKabin

      I’m with you because you’re with us, and she’s with us.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        You know I’m with you. In front of you, on your six, or at your side. Wherever I’m needed. Hillary’s already got my vote.

        • EweTaw

          You’re just like Supergirl. Thanks.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            I wish I was as strong as Supergirl.

  • Richard

    Wonder how the LCRs are taking this news…..still standing behind the LGBTQ hater Trump ? Years of progress potentially wiped out by stupid voters……. we cannot afford to let Trump win the election….. everyone must vote for Hillary, vote strictly BLUE or we will definitely suffer dire consequences.

  • SammySeattle

    How is it that folks like Trump skip over the Establishment Clause, which is truly our first freedom, freedom from religion.

    • Captain Obvious

      Scott Lively is going on about how Trump will secure a Russia-style LGBT propaganda law for the U.S. If that happens, we won’t be allowed to even seek to redress our grievances. I wouldn’t put it past Trump.

  • bryan

    And Trump doesn’t want political correctness but he does want christian correctness … So we all have to pretend their god exists and their mad murmurings have some meaning.

  • DaveW

    Dumbass. Our first freedom is indeed freedom of conscious-freedom FROM state religion including the state forcing us to succumb to others religious viewpoints. FADA negates that. Up is down, etc in there world.

  • Ross

    I used to work for Donnie. In the 1980s.

    He thinks ALL women are hot for him.

    He thinks ALL gay men are hot for him.

    So, from a Donnie perspective, this is good. Gay men simply increase the pool of people HOT for Donnie!

    I never got the impression that Donnie was homophobic. His current anti-LGBT outreach is, I suspect, entirely political, and a grab for votes.

    • canoebum

      “His current anti-LGBT outreach is, I suspect, entirely political, and a grab for votes.” That doesn’t matter. If elected, bigots like Frothy Mix would get Cabinet appointments, or nominations to the Federal bench. It would be a complete disaster for us. I think of those two married gay idiots I met this summer who said “any gay person that doesn’t vote for Trump is out of their mind”. Un-fucking-believable.

      • Ross

        Yes, Donnie would be complete disaster for us.

        And to America.

        And to the world.

  • Captain Obvious

    No.

  • LADY MABELINE

    And what say the Log Cabin Republicans?

  • DesertSun59

    These Righties have no idea what they’re up against. They still have no idea that we’re one of the best organized groups in this nation. They CAN’T defeat us no matter how hard they try.

    That’s because we have Satan behind us. They only have a deity that can be defeated by merely ignoring ‘His’ presence.

  • Statistics Palin

    It’s time to remove religion from the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Religious protections are being used as an offensive weapon. The protections are undeserved because religion is neither salient nor innate.

    • Friday

      Well, the thing is, the Christianists would just use the lack of it to discriminate against everyone *else* on that basis, (like they often do more quietly, anyway, but that wouldn’t help.)

      • McSwagg

        “… like they often constantly do more quietly overtly …”

        At least that has been my experience growing up in the Babble Belt.

        • Friday

          I’m sure even down here they’d love to be louder about it.

  • jsmukg

    Hope that Frothy Mix is still as much a pariah in PA as he was in his last ignominious and mortifying loss there. Of course, mein dRUMPf probably doesn’t even know that.

  • greenmanTN
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hey regressive left asswipes, tell us again how voting third party, thus possibly ensuring a Trump win, in any way helps LGBT’s, women and minorities. Please tell us, inquiring minds want to know.

    NOTE: No, I’m not feeling terribly apologetic about characterizing you as asswipes, in fact, I dare say I was being kind.

  • Nowhereman

    So, all you Log Closet Republicans, how do you like him now? Most of his followers would love to throw you off the Trump Tower.

  • Mark

    this dumb bastard is completely oblivious to the hints. even a 2 by 4 over the head wouldn’t work.
    You’re done. Over. Toast. Last year.
    Get lost….

  • Tigernan Quinn

    I’ve been posting all week everywhere I can one simple idea: every gay person you know is super fucked if Trump gets elected. That’s all there is to it. Maybe you don’t care, and that’s on you, but if you do then your choice is clear. The end.

  • Cboulder

    When you start swimming in santorum,you know your campaign is sinking. ( All puns intended!

  • The_Wretched

    This is more of Trump genuflecting to the christianists in his campaign and backers.

  • The_Wretched

    And wth with all the “lefty shaming”. I’ve yet to see that more than 5-8% of the bernie support was ever Clinton’s or Dem in the first place. Y’all been taking in by trolls.

  • GanymedeRenard

    “First Amendment Defense Act”? Why do you need a law to defend the Constitution, i.e., the supreme law of the land, the law that outweighs all other laws by definintion? All their pseudo-legal chicanery does is reveal their true motivation: B I G O T R Y.

  • SammySeattle

    Mr. Trump, sweetie, Santorum is bad for America, and bad for your supporters’ nice, white sheets.

  • And as with African American voters, Trumpy is going to express dismay as to why LGBT voters don’t support him because this is currently the worst situation ever for L..G…B…T…Q (as he slowly says it) people in America EVER and only he can fix it.

    By passing discrimination-enabling laws, reinstating DADT, banning same-sex marriage, and repealing the hate crimes law. He’d do it so fast our “heads would spin.” He’s promised all of these things to his far-right fundamentalist supporters.

    As a consequence, LGBT people end up having to return to the closet, and straight homophobic bigots can go back to pretending they don’t know any gay people at all, problem solved, right?

  • IamM

    Who wrote his platform?
    Perkins.

    Who’s his running mate?
    Pence.

    Name three rightwing scum bags, whose names start with S, that are advising him.
    Stone, Sessions, Santorum.

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