Anti-gay activist and radio talk show host Scott Lively said on Sunday that God removed former President Donald Trump from power because he was too pro-gay.
Lively complained on his program, Swamp Rangers, that Trump was conservative enough “except on the homosexual issue, which I think is his biggest mistake, and frankly, I think the reason why he lost the election.”
Nevermind the array of anti-LGBTQ executive orders Trump signed, such as his transgender military ban and weakening workplace protections for LGBTQ employees.
“He defied God on a fundamental tenet of the Bible and never repented of it, doubled-down on it. If any one thing could be said, why, if Donald Trump was, as I believe, God’s man in the White House for four years, why did God not preserve it?” Lively posited. “Because if God had given him a favor, nothing that mankind could have done could have removed him from that office.”
Apparently, God was so angry at Trump for being too friendly to the LGBTQ community that he replaced him with President Joe Biden, a liberal Democrat who during his time as vice president endorsed marriage equality.
“And yet the one thing that he did during that time that would virtually guarantee God’s favor being removed was to put his own personal stamp of approval on behavior that God condemns in the harshest possible terms in the Bible, which is specifically male homosexuality. It’s homosexuality generally, but the condemnation is specific to male homosexuality,” Lively continued.
Lively also lamented that Trump had a gay man named Richard Grenell working in his administration. Grenell, a registered Republican, served as Trump’s acting director of national intelligence in 2020. Prior to that, he was Trump’s ambassador to Germany.
“Trump fully endorsed and backed and applauded Grenell, and as much as I admire Grenell’s loyalty and the things that he did in standing up for Trump in those battles,” Lively added, “he nevertheless was an outspoken advocate for the central doctrine of the progressive movement, which is queer theory.”
Although Lively did not specify what “queer theory” is, extensive psychological research has shown that homophobia is linked to latent homosexuality, which is a solid empirical foundation for a testable hypothesis.
The ranger doth protest too much, methinks.
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