Rumor has it that President Donald Trump is preparing an executive order that would protect religious liberty in the aftermath of the redefinition of marriage. Trump should issue such an executive order, and he should rescind former President Barack Obama’s executive actions on sexual orientation and gender identity that created many of these problems in the first place.
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My father gave in to his make-believe transgender impulses and became Becky. He’d spent most of his life dreaming of making that transition. When he finally left his family and got what he’d long desired, he still wasn’t fulfilled.
A day in Utah, to me, is a day spent walking with Tocqueville among the strange and beautiful communities that made America distinct and great - the happy, striving, cooperative, just, and honest people who are unlike any I have ever met.
Trumpism is not only antithetical to the Republican Party; it is antithetical to America’s republican institutions. Trump is the anti-republican candidate. And in the long term, undermining the nation’s “republicanism” is more threatening than the outcome of any single election.
In a recent article in Rational Faiths, my friend Dr. Greg Prince asserts that the “foundation” of the LDS Church’s “LGBT-related polices and doctrines” is the idea that “homosexuality is a matter of choice, and that … someone with ‘same-sex attraction’ … can simply choose to be straight.” On this issue, he is simply wrong, and dangerously so.