Here’s another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome…
Recently Out Magazine, a popular and influential LGBT magazine stated it has issues regarding the President’s condemnation of Iran’s harsh treatment of gay’s within that repressive Islamic regime.
The magazine, which doubles as a gay advocacy platform, actually published a piece on Wednesday referencing the President a “racist” for pressuring nations like Iran to decriminalize homosexuality.
The article in question was penned by Matthew Rodriguez titled, “Trump’s Plan to Decriminalize Homosexuality Is an Old Racist Tactic.”
Rodriguez, no doubt would have preferred someone like former President Obama to perhaps pick up the banner for the LGBT community, rather than President Trump.
However, the former President had 8-years to do something regarding Iran’s murderous human rights violations. Instead, he ignored the plight of Iran’s open hostility towards gays — attempting a more constructive engagement policy, while a wave of executions in the first half of 2014 alone claimed more than 400 lives, according to an Iranian Human Rights organization.
Since then thousands of gays have been brutally tried under Islamic tribunals, sentenced and murdered.
The “plan” that Rodriguez was referencing within his headline is the newly announced proposal spearheaded by the President’s U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell (who’s openly gay) to gather Western world leaders in formally denouncing repressive regimes like Iran, to change their laws criminalizing individuals for simply being gay.
The administration is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin, for a strategy dinner to plan a push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality, mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
However gay activists seem apoplectic that the President is taking a leadership role in addressing the issue of human rights violation within countries abroad, in fact, Rodriguez claims within his article that, “there are several signs that this decision is denoted in a colonial sense of paternalism rather than any true altruism.”
Adding, “First of all, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean are huge geopolitical entities. Attitudes toward gay people differ greatly among countries and regions within those entities and attempting to gather a room of European activists on how to deal with queer issues in those regions is the definition of paternalism.”
What seems to be at play here, is the unbridled hypocrisy by leaders within the gay community, who seem more interested in denouncing the President’s attempt in ending systemic lethal discrimination of gays by rogue regimes, then actually addressing the issue honestly.
NBC Reporter Josh Lederman, who reported the original NBC News story, told Out Magazine, in a phone interview. “We know Trump is very focused on Iran and is looking for ways to demonize it in the public opinion and this is one area where you know the US and European countries see eye to eye on Iran,”
Adding, “So it makes for them to focus strategically on that rather than sanctions, where there’s been a big gulf between the U.S. and its allies.”
Sadly Lederman’s perspective, along with many activists within the gay community, view victimization as a powerful political tool, which is perhaps the reason why actor Jussie Smollett risked it all regarding his phony claim that he was assaulted by two white men wearing MAGA hats shouting “this is MAGA country.”
Out Magazine along with gay activists like writer Matthew Rodriguez and actor Smollett need to fuel division, by either playing the race card or claiming homophobia, as a ruse in pushing their anti-Trump phobia along with their radical political agenda.
Obviously, the ones who actually suffer true discrimination are the young gay Muslim men being hung and brutalized by Islamic dogma.