On Wednesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the government to hand over unredacted communications concerning Trump’s hamfisted pressure campaign against Ukraine.
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Jay Sekulow is a busy guy. When not playing television lawyer, impeachment disinformation expert and Fox News guest, Sekulow heads up the anti-LGBTQ group American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). ACLJ was originally the brain child of Pat Robertson, who founded it in 1990, do you love it? And now Sekulow has taken the group all around the world to lobby for anti-gay laws. Media Matters for America: Sekulow’s anti-LGBTQ commentary dates back decades. He wrote his first book — the now-out-of-print From Intimidation to Victory — in 1990 and targeted LGBTQ people with bigoted attacks. In his chapter “Reprogramming Our Children,” he criticized schools for sponsoring presentations in which students were told that “there was nothing wrong with the gay life-style” and then accused the schools of sponsoring “sexual indoctrination” and justifying “perversion.” Sekulow isn’t the only Trump lawyer to promote conversion therapy. Media Matters has previously documented that other members of Trump’s campaign have promoted conversion therapy, including senior Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis. Sekulow has no problem playing God, either. Sekulow suggested conversion therapy as a way to “change” an LGBTQ person, writing: “There is something wrong with homosexuality, and because its primary expression involves sexual activity, there is something one can do about it: abstain. The mental/emotional aspect for some homosexuals is quite difficult to change, but through Christian counseling and prayer it can often be accomplished.” And he later wrote, “The Bible tells us, and Christian counselors can confirm, that homosexuals and those leaning in that direction do need spiritual help and often professional, unbiased counseling.” Sekulow concluded: “Most school systems are not exposed to such an out-front recruitment for homosexuality. If your schools are, fight it. To admit such a program violates your rights to be protected from the state’s establishing a religion–in this case amorality or secular humanism. There is no consensus that students need so-called ‘counseling’ about homosexuality to discover some innate, pervese sexual identity.” Does anybody remember Anita Bryant? She was a singer who did orange juice commercials back in the 60’s and then she became the voice of the anti-gay movement. She used to talk at that time about “the gay recruiter” a concept which sent gay people hearing it into paroxysms of laughter. The idea was that if the gay recruiter wasn’t in the school preying on the innocent boys and girls, then they wouldn’t know that there was such a thing as being gay and they would therefore be straight. Her theory completely ignores the reality that gay people know they’re gay from a very early age. But it was similar to the theory of the drug dealer on campus “giving away” drugs, in order to get people hooked, another pet idea of Bryant’s compatriots at the time. Likewise, that concept got laughed at, with students at colleges begging to know, “Where oh where on campus are drugs being given away?” and the answer to that was, “Go ask the gay recruiter.” Perhaps the two situations are not totally analogous, but where they connect is that both being gay and using recreational drugs are only made possible by a conspiracy to undermine American values by sending subversive elements into the schools, in this worldview of Anita Bryant’s and now Jay Sekulow’s, in this generation. And does it surprise anyone that Sekulow’s ACLJ is active in Russia and also Zimbawe? ACLJ has pushed for homosexuality […]
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