A number of Christian and conservative leaders are still questioning presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s stance on homosexual issues as the November election nears.
One of the important issues in the race for the White House is where the candidates stand on homosexuality and the causes they promote, with Republicans and Democrats usually standing on opposite sides of the issue.
However, when interviewed by ABC News recently and asked if he would issue homosexual pride proclamations as president, Trump responded that he would look into it — a response that worries Americans for Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera.
LaBarbera says that the billionaire’s lack of resolution on the issue of the homosexual agenda in America is troublesome, at best. “We don't really know where he is on the gay issue,” the pro-family advocate asserts. “He tweets in favor of homosexuality.”
Another statement recently made by Trump also concerns LaBarbera. “He said he's going to be better for gays than Hillary Clinton,” the 52-year-old conservative Christian leader notes.
This raises red flags for LaBarbera, who maintains that the former secretary of state has the most radical pro-"gay" record since President Barack Obama, noting that she is likely to continue his administration’s pro-LGBT policies if elected.
Even though Trump met this week met with more than a thousand Christian leaders, they apparently did not receive any answers from him regarding pieces of radical pro-homosexual legislation.
“[Trump remained mute on pro-LGBT measures] like the Equality Act … like the effort nationwide that liberals are doing to ban pro-heterosexual change therapy for minors,” LaBarbera pointed out. “We still don't know where Trump is on the radical gay agenda in many respects, and these Christian leaders really didn't get answers from Donald Trump.”
He points to media stories indicating liberal Republicans and homosexuals see hope in Trump if he is elected president, while Christians and conservatives are looking for clarity on those moral issues.
Columnist Matt Barber was among those evangelical leaders who met last week with Trump in New York City. He echoes LaBarbera's sentiments, saying he remains concerned that Trump "clearly was not comfortable giving a direct answer on questions concerning the radical LGBT agenda."