Daily Beast Writer Bashes Trump, Christians on ‘Gay Pride Month’

www.newsbusters.org | 6/7/2018 | Staff
lukealukea (Posted by) Level 4
The LGBTQ movement tries to paint itself as the reasonable side of the discussion, but its confused, pugnacious arguments often manifest the opposite.

On June 6th, The Daily Beast published an article by legal affairs columnist Jay Michaelson with the headline, “If Trump Won’t Proclaim Pride Month, Let’s Proclaim LGBT Rage Month Instead.” In the article, Michaelson, a member of the LGBTQ community, complained about how “our president and his staff have been unable to issue a meaningless proclamation that June is Pride Month,” and ranted against Christians and the Trump administration for their opposition to the LGBTQ movement.

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Michaelson, as the headline suggested and the article confirmed, was angry. And there is nothing wrong with being angry, unless anger makes one inconsistent and hypocritical, that is.

At first, Michaelson, claimed that saying “Happy Pride!” to someone is a “greeting about as controversial as ‘Happy Mother’s Day,’” and that the administration should just declare Gay Pride Month because it would be a simple “meaningless proclamation.” First of all, has he seen the news recently? Gay pride, as liberals define it, is still a controversial issue.

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Regardless, after stressing President Trump’s failure to issue a “meaningless proclamation” about gay pride, he backtracked to say “Pride Month is a symbolic gesture” and that “Trump’s non-declaration of Pride is a symbol backed up with countless substantive attacks on LGBT equality and freedom.” So what Michaelson first called...
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