Liberty Counsel Backs Mike Pompeo For Secretary Of State Because He “Consistently” Opposes LGBT Rights

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel:

President Donald Trump announced this week that he nominated Mike Pompeo, former Kansas Congressman and Director of the CIA, to become the next Secretary of State. Pompeo is pro-life and a strong pro-family advocate. Pompeo has consistently supported natural marriage. He opposed the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy as well as supported the federal Defense of Marriage Act and decried it being struck down.

Pompeo said, “As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage. I will continue the fight to uphold these fundamental ideals each and every day. I also fully support the traditional institution of marriage. Strong families are the most important building block of our Republic, and we must preserve them for the sake of our community and our culture.”

Liberty Counsel’s Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “I am encouraged that President Trump has chosen former Congressman and Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State. Mr. Pompeo not only has broad experience for the job, he respects the sanctity of human life and natural marriage. We need leaders who understand and respect basic fundamental values of life and family,” said Staver.

  • safari

    It’s quite literally “we like him cause he hates the gays.”

    • Gustav2

      …and anti-Choice (and probably anti-contraceptives)

    • LeeCMH

      At least more folks are realizing that fact.

    • another_steve

      That’s one of the reasons they continue to support the thrice-married orange sexual predator who’s on tape bragging about grabbing pussies.

      • LeeCMH

        and getting away with it because he’s rich and powerful.

      • Todd20036

        and why they also supported kiddie fucker Roy Moore

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        MULLIGAN! MULLIGAN! MULLIGAN!

        • another_steve

          One for every bimbo he’s married?

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            I have a good feeling that Mueller doesn’t do Mulligans.

      • Ninja0980

        That and he is putting judges on the courts who feel the same.

    • 2patricius2

      They should be called the License Counsel, because they sure don’t believe in Liberty. They do, however, believe in the license to discriminate against the gays.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Whenever I see an organization or group with the words Liberty, Family, Christian, Patriot, or Eagle in the name I run the other way because the stupid might be contagious.

    • safari

      Fox News head trauma victims.

    • LeeCMH

      Used to be Family Values, but that became too obviously code.

    • B Snow

      It’s why I looked askance at the People for the American Way the first time I saw the name. Turns out it’s a liberal group.

    • Bob Conti

      Except Liberty Hill Foundation here in Los Angeles. It’s been doing great work including supporting social justice /LGBT issues.

    • They’re against the liberty of gays in backing anti-sodomy laws; they’re actively against same-sex families and marriages; they’ve set up anti-gay ministries in Russia and have backed a Putin-puppet… Based on their past let me guess they also frequently poison bald eagles.

    • jmax

      You can throw “Freedom” in there too.

    • prixator

      The stupid might be contagious, but the hate will overwhelm you.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Why did I read that as “As a Klansman”

  • JaniceInToronto

    Well it’s a damn good thing Trump loves LGBT’s and only wants the best for them.

    You guys are so lucky. We only have Trudeau.

    /s

    • Tulle Christensen

      yea just rub it in

      • JaniceInToronto

        Awww. I’m not rubbing anything in. Just sympathizing.
        You guys had a run of bad luck and you’re just going to have to ride it out I guess.

        And just to piss my secret admirer off here; VOTE VOTE VOTE.

    • Gustav2

      but…but…but Trudeau knows NOTHING about trade. /s

      How did that play in Canada?

      • Jonathan Smith

        actually, that’s a question i have been wondering about……..

      • JaniceInToronto

        We understand you have an idiot for a leader, and we send you our deepest sympathies. How the fuck did such a liar get elected?
        Oh, right. Stupid people.

        • LeeCMH

          Worse yet, more of us voted against tRump than voted for that creep, but the system is rigged and gerrymandered.

        • Tulle Christensen

          Cause we don’t directly elect the president, only vote for people that vote for the president and some peoples votes count for more than others

          • Jonathan Smith

            and by “some”
            we mean “white”

          • Tulle Christensen

            no I mean by what state you live in, A voter in Wyoming counts for more than one in California

          • Jonathan Smith

            ahhhh……so, they are all white in Wyoming? /s 🙂

          • Tulle Christensen

            yea pretty much

          • JaniceInToronto

            That sounds exactly as crazy as it is. How about “one person, one vote” and leave it at that.

        • another_steve

          Stupid people, Russian interference in the election and the fact that Trump is/was a Reality TV superstar.

          (Though “stupid people” and “Reality TV” sort of go hand in hand.)

        • Lizard

          Your understanding is deeply appreciated.

          (Not sarcastic. I genuinely worry that no one will take America seriously as a country or a people ever again. The orange motherfucker does not represent the majority.)

          • JaniceInToronto

            He is damaging the U.S.’s reputation worldwide. After admitting to Trudeau that he ‘made up’ the ‘trade deficit’ why would any other world leader believe anything he say. The man is a liar.

      • Hue-Man

        Surprised – like ever other country around the world. Canadian media has wondered whether what he said in private was itself a lie – no one knows which meeting or telephone call with Trudeau was the one where he lied.

        There’s general agreement that there’s nothing Canada can do about it. Carry on with NAFTA negotiations, continue with the WTO complaint against the U.S., stay in touch with the EU and other allies about what they’re plans are, etc.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Larry Hankamer

    More than 100 million heterosexuals have destroyed their marriages by divorce in the last 40 years, putting 10’s of millions of their children through extreme emotional trauma. They place 400,000 of their children in foster care each year. They murder 400 of their own children each year. 1/3rd of their children are born outside of marriage.

    • Jonathan Smith

      and i’m gay.
      oopsie.

    • Gustav2

      It’s all because of the 1960’s Sexual Revolution! None of that happened before then and everyone went to church. /s

      • Tulle Christensen

        Yes your daughter just took a trip to Europe for nine months

        • Jonathan Smith

          i thought she went to my “Aunt’s” house?
          DAMN!

  • ETownCanuck

    Meh, with Trump’s track record of late, he’ll likely be fired before the ink is dry on his new hire paperwork.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Apparently hating us is the only qualification for Secretary Of State!

    • ChrisInKansas

      To be fair, that’s more than 90% qualified than any other Trump appointee.

  • Cuberly Deux

    “Strong families are the most important building block of our Republic, and we must preserve them for the sake of our community and our culture.”

    Yep, and we’ve seen what GOP rule has done to the famlies of your much vaunted state of mother fucking Kansas.

  • j.martindale

    He hates all the right people. What’s not to like?

  • Henry Auvil

    “Natural marriage”… Breaking news that Pompeo has been fucking the pool boy in 3… 2… 1…

    • Jonathan Smith
      • Treant

        Is that Sam_Handwich in there that the pool boy was eating out?

        I’m disappointed in him.

        • Jonathan Smith

          he’s not. 🙂

        • Rambie

          I think you’re more jealous than “disappointed”

      • William

        I keep telling my partner that we need a pool boy. He always points out that we don’t have a pool.

      • JCF

        Is this a Sam Handwich sex tape?! O_o

    • another_steve

      I own at least five films in which “fucking the pool boy” is the theme.

      • Jonathan Smith
        • another_steve

          It’s amazing how ready and able those pool boys always are.

          I mean, they’re presumably there to remove the leaves and crap from the surface of the water – and all of a sudden they’re on their bellies, legs spread.

          Wish I could get my husband to be that submissive.

          • Danieruw

            Maybe you need to get him a pool…

          • another_steve

            Lol. 😉

            Our current house that we moved into 26 years ago now had a fancy outdoor hot tub and accompanying outdoor shower. Gorgeous. Problem was, we never used them. Was just never a part of our lifestyle.

            We recently rebuilt the deck that the hot tub and shower were part of, and had both removed.

      • Rambie

        We should all come over for a film festival. 😉

  • FancyThat

    Their President has several ‘natural’ marriages with lots of extra-curricular ones on the side, so the real die-hard family values folks have SO much to admire and love about him.

    • Jonathan Smith

      but, he hates the gays, everything else is ok then.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Elections have huge consequences – like this. I hope it’s teaching my fellow Democrats a hard lesson – vote like your life, your rights, and your freedom depends on it. Because it does.

  • netxtown

    “As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage.”

    I hear he wrote this just after heifer Bessie took a good three-legged stool fucking…

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage.

    So do I. I think family is important, especially loving and accepting each other for who they are, and I am very dedicated to my marriage. I’m also very much for the sanctity of human life, which is why I am strongly in favour of banning firearms.

    As for abortion, I’m not for forcing a woman to endanger her life and safety by making her carry an unwanted parasite to term.

    • Boreal

      Nothing sets off the fundie rubes like that term: unwanted parasite. Which is why it is so fun to use it. 🙂

      • safari

        They also get strangely upset when I mention that miscarriages are god killing babies.

        • Boreal

          Fun times. I always ask how many actual living, breathing born children they have personally adopted? Fetal tissue can’t be adopted.

          • safari

            But the internet does tell me it can be used as a flavoring agent.

          • Boreal

            Oooh, recipe please.

          • Jonathan Smith
          • Boreal

            Careful, you’ll get a downvote from the PC police lurkers.

          • Jonathan Smith

            ….again?……sigh.

          • Paula

            Yep, I got 13 downvotes for a joke like that.

          • Boreal

            I know. Lots of us got downvotes in that thread. Someone was vewy angwy.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            I turned off downvoting and decided just not to care anymore.

          • mpatreyu

            Do down votes actually have an consequences?

          • Paula

            No. They just show that some people are spoilsports.

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            LOL I had a fan who would go through all of my posts and downvote each one of them.

            I’m pretty sure I know who it is here, too.

          • Jonathan Smith

            so, just because i can’t see them……how many downvotes do i have?

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Why not?

            What is funnier than a dead baby?
            A dead baby in a clown costume.

            What is the difference between a dead baby and an onion?
            No one cries when you chop up the baby.

            What’s the difference between a soccer ball and a baby?
            I’ve never kicked a soccer ball over 50 yards.

            What do dead babies and baseballs have in common?
            The neighbour gets angry when you throw them through their window.

            What is grosser than ten dead babies nailed to a tree?
            One dead baby nailed to ten trees.

            What’s the difference between 100 dead babies and a Ferrari?
            I don’t keep a Ferrari in my garage.

            What do babies and an Etch-A-Sketch have in common?
            If you don’t like how it looks, you can shake it until it goes away.

            What is the difference between a dead baby and a granola bar?
            About 500 calories.

          • Jonathan Smith
          • 🐾vorpal🐾
          • Boreal

            Thank you.

          • Paula

            One more, let’s see what happens.
            What is red and flies through the air.
            A baby hit by a lawnmower.

          • Canadian Observer

            But you missed the best one… what is easy to unload, a truckload of bowling balls or a truckload of dead babies. A truckload of dead babies of course, you can use a pitchfork. (This joke works best if you act out the motions as if using a pitchfork, then have the invisible handle of the pitchfork vibrate in your hands and you exclaim “damn, someone left a live one in here”.)

          • 🐾vorpal🐾

            Just remember to poke holes with a fork if you’re planning on microwaving them. I still shudder to think of the explosive mess that Obama had to see inside my microwave.

      • 🐾vorpal🐾

        I enjoy pointing out that they despite their praying, braying, fasting, and basta-ing, same-sex marriage still became law of the land.

        When god says NO to them, they refuse to listen.

        They love that idea.

  • JWC

    and a swift kick in the nethers for Mr Pompeo Sir your charm is showing

  • BeaverTales

    Sexual abuse allegations in 3…2…1…

    I can’t wait to hear what Liberty council will say then. Another fucking Mulligan?

  • ChrisInKansas

    “As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life…”

    Yeah, well, as a Kansan myself, I hold a deep hatred for assholes who ruin the reputation of decent Kansans. FUCK YOU.

    • Guest

      You complete me.

  • Hank

    I could NOT give a Flying Fuck about Liberty Counsel.
    I do want the Dems to BLOCK the SOB Pompeo for Sec. of State as he is GROSSLY Incompetent for the position!!!

  • netxtown

    “As a Kansan,….” And YOU are the reason why i have been trying for 60+ years to get Kansas off my birth certificate. I’ll take one of those shithole countries, please.

  • Boreal

    ‘The solemnity of marriage’ = white guy who has 5 kids by 3 different women that he was cheating on his wife with.*
    *POC, Gays or other non-whites are not eligible to participate in ‘The Solemnity of marriage.’

  • MikeBx2

    Why can’t they ever be honest about these things? He’s pro-fetus and hates icky gay people, in particular gay men.

  • William

    He can’t locate the United States on a map of the United States, but hey, he hates the gays!

  • geoffalnutt

    Wow! Putin opposes gay and lesbian rights, too! What a coincidence. Cool beans!

  • William

    Is a marriage considered solemn if it was performed by Space Alien Elvis in a drive-thru “chapel”?

    • Boreal

      If you are white and xtian, yes. No otherwise.

  • Ninja0980

    “As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage”
    So does my Mom and most of the rest of my family that is from there, which is why they support my husband and I having equal rights under the law.

  • Hank

    Has ANYONE heard the use of FAMILY VALUES, since Herr Drumpf arrived on the scene???

  • Devon Rodriguez

    In contrast to Tillerson, whom GLAAD researcher Jeremy Hooper called a “possible moderate”—or, at least enough of a moderate that Tony Perkins vocally opposed his confirmation—LGBT advocates perceive Pompeo as being cut from the same cloth as figures like Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who more uniformly oppose LGBT rights.

    The White House did not immediately respond to request for comment about how the President’s choice of Pompeo squared with his past statement that he is “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights.”

    But the choice of Pompeo, amid the ongoing tumult of the Russia investigation, seems to be an indication that the President certainly doesn’t perceive an anti-LGBT record as a disqualifying mark when it comes to representing the United States to the world. And in a sign of how seriously LGBT rights groups are taking the proposed change in leadership at the State Department, they are already vociferously opposing Pompeo’s confirmation.

    “This decision has the potential to make a dire situation even worse,” Griffin said in his statement, referring to the ongoing LGBT rights crises around the globe. “Pompeo does not deserve to be confirmed.”

    • Wisterley

      Is Jeremy Hooper still blogging?

    • KnownDonorDad

      It would mean the Religious Right has VP and SoS. Bad, bad news.

    • mpatreyu

      I have to admit to wondering what happened. That is, Trump seemed determined to keep all of his campaign promises. We were also one of them but he threw us aside. I am often stumped on how conservative he became considering his past. I guess I shouldn’t bother. Too frustrating

      • Devon Rodriguez

        Trump is allowing OTHERS to govern because he wants others to vie for attention and kiss his ring…if they do it…he will sign anything…this is a man who DOES NOT want to be President nor is he trying to do this job with any level of legitimacy

  • LeeCMH

    Hateful Christians are defined by what they hate.

  • Henry Auvil

    If one democrat in the Senate votes to confirm this cretin, they’re going to regret having to hear from me every hour for the rest of their lives.

    • Jonathan Smith

      sad, but true:
      hope you have speed dial

  • Guest

    Honestly, Liberty Counsel; do you think anyone takes you seriously? Be gone.

  • netxtown

    Speaking of white priv’s:

    A resolution calling for denouncement of white nationalists/neo nazis – dead in 36 seconds.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/16/politics/tennessee-white-nationalist-resolution-trnd/index.html

    • Jonathan Smith

      why did it take so long? /s

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/974748245724487681
    Translation, we gerrymandered the hell out of this district so how did we lose?

    • Boreal

      ‘a number of irregularities’- minorities, women or other non-republicans voting.

    • Treant

      Sure, go ahead and do that. But until proven, seat Lamb.

      (Not that it matters, but at least this keeps the Republicans from having anybody seated in that district).

      • Ninja0980

        That and this helps Saccone in his primary.

        • Treant

          Maybe, but…wait. You might be surprised.

          Probably not, but there are rumblings under the surface.

  • shellback

    “…is pro-life and a strong pro-family advocate…”
    This tells me his secretary needed an abortion, and he has even more skeletons in the closet. Beware the ones who act holier than thou.

    • Michael White

      but supports war, tearing families apart, taking away assistance for the poor, pro death penalty, tax cuts for the wealthy, torture etc.

  • Prost Seattle

    [QUOTE]As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage.[/QUOTE]

    I must be doing something wrong, my marriage has lot of laughs fun. We’re not a solemn couple.

  • bkmn

    Speaking of Neanderthals…

  • stevenj

    The trend seems to be with each firing/resignation that the replacement (if there is one) is even more to the extreme right than the last. Part of the playbook.

    • Jonathan Smith

      newsflash: he does NOT have a playbook. “will this person kowtow to my every wish? They are hired!!!!!!!!”

  • Natty Enquirer

    BONUS: He would be a friend to Russian homophobia.

  • KnownDonorDad

    OK Dems, especially new guy Doug Jones…vote no in a bloc, if only to send a message.

  • MikeBx2
    • KnownDonorDad

      Gotta got to the Republic of Gilead any we can….

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: (Venting alert)

    ARGH!

  • liondon#babydaddy

    Only in America is pro gun, pro death penalty, pro war and anti healthcare called pro life.

    • The_Wretched

      Just shows how effectivley the right wingers ratfvck the language and how much the media is utterly on their side that such a plain hypocrisy is ignored.

  • Henry Auvil

    I have a niece, one of four children of an ultra-Christian sister and her wingnut husband. Of all their kids, she’s the most successful–master’s degree in engineering, colonel in the Air Force and happily married to a very fine woman with an adopted daughter. This GOP anti-gay stance is not going to hold water for long, as even people like my Bible-beating sister come to realize that being gay is not a “lifestyle” or choice. It’s who someone you love very deeply IS.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/mcpli/status/974757429652148224?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    Guess we’ll know by Monday or Tuesday if the districts in PA will stand or not.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Does anyone have this person’s contact info? I’m seriously interested in why he hates gay people so much. I don’t care about his mythology, I’m curious as to why he can’t deal with the LGBT community as human beings and fellow Americans.

    • The_Wretched

      I would assume it’s something like the 1980’s gay are “the culture of death” rhetoric.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Sorry, as a straight woman I don’t fucking get it. I don’t know that I ever will.

      • Craig Howell

        No, the hostility of the nuttyfundamentalists to our community predates the 80s and AIDS. Just look at Anita Bryant in Dade County FL in 1977.

  • Boreal
    • Jonathan Smith

      this needs to be posted……everywhere

    • Halou

      Since when did any of his wives look like that?

      • cleos_mom

        The wife in the image is keeping a cautious eye on Dear Hubby’s right hand.

  • Fella

    The hypocrisy of the far-right….hell, even the not-so-far-right, is astounding and it shows us all what true shit they really are. They see Trump as a vehicle to power, a stupid dictator who will elevate any of them so long as they kiss his fat ass and continue to gin up his base of dirt-dumb rubes.

    I miss the way our lives were under our last real President, Obama. Hope existed. Optimism was an option. We made progress, slowly, but we made it and moved forward. Even the White House was lit up in rainbow colors on the day of the marriage ruling from SCOTUS. Now we are once again having to suit up and battle for our equal rights, for our freedoms and for our right to be who we were born as. I for one am filled with fire and am doing everything I can to fight these fuckers…and win.

    When Trump and his sea of grifters, con men, Nazis and rednecks are unseated…and they will be, we all will have to roll up our sleeves and start digging us out of the shitshow mess we are in now. Oh and lastly, fuck Trump and FUCK every evangelical Christian….without any lube.

    • BlueberriesForMe

      “Vehicle to power” is a great description.

  • Rocco

    Because they are so interested in everyone’s liberty, of course…

  • TheSeer

    This traitor will hang too.

    • Fella

      Let me slip the noose around that fuckers neck, then jack off on his face right before he hangs.

  • Halou

    “Mr. Pompeo …. respects the sanctity of human life and natural marriage.”

    Which is completely irrelevant for the job of what is supposed to be America’s number one foreign policy wonk. I’d like to know if he respects the sanctity of allied territory and the rule of international law.

  • jmax

    As a Kansan, I hope you fucking die a slow death from a terrible disfiguring disease.

  • Mark

    Fuck. You. That is all…..

  • Lizard

    The fuck is “natural marriage”? I know he means heterosexual marriage, but marriage is not “natural.” It’s a government institution humans made up to file taxes and transfer properties and shit.

  • Karl Dubhe

    He’s also quite likely to help bring about a war with Iran.

    So, yay! Jesus1

  • Crysta

    Ten bucks says he is caught in bed with an underage boy in the next year…