Homosexual Activists Target Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green. Because He’s Christian.
In an apparent effort to prove just how tolerant they are, homosexual activists have redoubled their efforts to “#stopMarkGreen,” the Tennessee legislator nominated by President Trump to be the next Secretary of the Army.
The reason for their objection? Mark Green is a Christian.
In one invective-filled write-up (republished at Stars and Stripes), self-described man-turned-woman Sheri Swokowski, a retired Army Colonel currently with the ACLU, claimed that because of his beliefs Mark Green would be unable to “appreciat[e] every individual” — while simultaneously oblivious to the fact that Swokowski was displaying the very bigotry he claimed to find in Green.
Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign complained that Green was the wrong person for Army Secretary because he was following Eric Fanning — the first openly homosexual Secretary of the Army. The HRC also claimed having an Army Secretary who didn’t affirm homosexuality was “a danger” to troops and would hurt morale:
The concern is that even if LGBT members continue to be allowed to serve openly, having an anti-LGBT service secretary could create a negative command climate.
That ignores, of course, the fact a homosexual Secretary of the Army served over troops who were morally opposed to such behavior — which, if what the HRC says is true, would have created a “negative command climate” for them.
Green said he opposes transgender equality because he must “crush evil.”
But that isn’t what he said at all. For one thing, the issue to which AMPA was referring was Tennessee’s version of the NC “bathroom bill,” which has nothing to do with transgender “equality.”
Further, Green actually said his issues with the ridiculous “choose your own bathroom” push were (1) state’s rights and (2) protection of women. Green characterized the bathroom issue as a “war on women,” and took particular issue with women who might have been the victim of sexual assault having to subsequently deal with a man in their bathroom.
Asked about religion and segueing from his statement on protecting women from assault and humiliation, Green framed it like this:
The government exists to honor those people who live honorably, who do good things – to reward people who behave well and to crush evil. So that means as a state senator, my responsibility very clearly in Romans 13 is to create an environment where people who do right are rewarded and the people who do wrong are crushed. Evil is crushed.
So I’m going to protect women in their bathrooms…
As anyone with an 8th grade public school education could tell you, that is not Mark Green saying transgenderism is evil that needs to be crushed — yet that is how homosexual activists like Ashley Broadway are portraying it. Broadway’s AMPA went so far as to call Green’s words “dangerous.”
Why would people feel the need to lie about what someone said to achieve their political ends? (And why does that question sound vaguely familiar?)
Mark Green is a Christian who — shockingly — holds Christian beliefs. (Ashley Broadway is a self-described “devout Christian” who — apparently — doesn’t.) The US Constitution prevents the establishment of a “religious test” for public office, yet that seems to be what Broadway, her AMPA, and their allies would like to create. If they could just keep the Christians out of office, they wouldn’t have to fear their homosexual agenda might be stymied by people with different opinions.
How does the “tolerant” homosexual movement fail to see their denigration of a man because of his beliefs is bigoted?
The AMPA’s hypocrisy and hatred is on full display on their Facebook page, with supporters lodging their derogatory and bigoted comments about Green there — ranging from “he’s unqualified,” to insane, to references to Nazi Germany.
Let’s take a quick comparison. Say you have two potential nominees:
One nominee for the Secretary of the Army is a career politician who has spent the past 10 years bouncing among different positions as an appointee in different government offices — but he’s never served in the military nor had any other job besides “political appointee” in decades.
The second proposed Secretary of the Army is a graduate of West Point, worked with special operations, interrogated Saddam Hussein, and has served in elected office.
Which of those two sounds more qualified?
Let’s say number one is homosexual; number two is Christian.
Now, which of those two sounds more qualified?
The first is former Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, whom Broadway and her AMPA celebrated with giddiness — and even invited to speak at their annual gay-gala.
The latter is Tennessee State Senator Mark Green. Chances are he won’t be invited to speak at a gay party anytime soon.
Ashley Broadway-Mack led off the attacks on Green, including saying
We can not have Mark Green leading our soldiers and their families!
Actually, yes, we can have Mark Green as Secretary of the Army — and by any objective standard, it certainly looks as though we should.
“But you ask about how we fix it ― how we get the toothpaste back in the tube — I gotta tell you, it’s going to start with me being the salt and the light to the people around me,” Green continued. “I mean, if you really want to bring this back to who’s at fault, we got to look a little bit inwardly. We’ve tolerated immorality. And we’re reflecting light.”
Sounds like a man of honor.