Gay Couple Backing Trump Receives Threats From Other Gay Men

I've lost some Facebook acquaintances due to the 2016 election here in the United States.  Disagreeing with them has led to some deletes, but no blocks as of yet.  I am sure I am not alone.  Many friends have posted "If you support Trump, delete me now."  I think that may be going a little far, I mean we can agree to disagree up to a certain point, right?  Then we can delete.  

It seems that some LGBTers are going a little further than deleting and have physically threatened fellow LGBT citizens that happen to be Trump supporters.

It’s not OK to be gay, and also support Donald Trump — that’s the overwhelming reaction from more than 900 people who commented on a Wall Street Journal video of a young couple at a Trump rally posted to Facebook earlier this month.

The Journal’s interview with Dewey Lainhart, 31 years old, and his fiance Cody Moore, 22 years old, at Mr. Trump’s rally in Cincinnati on Oct. 13 has gotten around 200,000 views.

In the video, Mr. Lainhart says he works in the steel industry and shares Trump’s skepticism about multilateral trade deals. He says, “It’s time for a change, and Trump’s the man for it.” He started a Facebook page in support of the candidate called “LGBT for Trump.” In the past, he says he has supported the Democratic-leaning gay rights group, Human Rights Campaign, which in January endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Most of the comments ridiculed Messrs. Lainhart and and Moore for supporting Mr. Trump — calling them “rednecks” and suggesting that someone should “take away their gay card.” – wallstreeetjournal.com

 

 

Mr. Lainhart says he excuses Mr. Trump believing gay marriage should have been left to the states because his candidate now considers the issue settled by the Supreme Court’s decision. He says he doesn’t like the record on gay issues of Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, the Indiana governor who signed a law allowing businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians.

“I’m not voting for the vice president. I’m voting for Trump,” he says.

Since the interview was published last Friday, Messrs. Lainhart and Moore say they have received death threats from gay people warning them not to leave their house or go to any gay clubs. One message to them, they say, told them to drink bleach.

The video didn’t include the men’s names, but a gay activist blog called Back2Stonewall identified them, and linked to both men’s Facebook pages. The post about the couple suggested that readers reach out to them directly to tell them that Mr. Trump would annul their engagement and “take away their civil rights.”

Mr. Moore says the two subsequently received hundreds of hateful messages, including some threatening physical violence.

Will Kohler, the gay activist behind Back2Stonewall, says the men should have foreseen the possibility they would be recognized. – wallstreeetjournal.com

 

Head over to the wallstreeetjournal.com for more ont his story where Lainhart says he is not worried about the threats since he carries a gun and where they debunk the "privileged white guys" comments,

What are your thoughts?

Should they expect to be treated as such in the United States? The gay community?

Do you feel it's okay to put them down for their presidential choice?

Have you had heated debates with fellow LGBTers about this election?

 

h/t: wallstreeetjournal.com

18 thoughts on “Gay Couple Backing Trump Receives Threats From Other Gay Men”

  1. I am a gay man that is

    I am a gay man that is happily married.  i have not been denied anything in life due to my sexual orientation. Even before same sex marriage was legal.  This country has more important issues that we need to be concerned about. Look at socialism.  That is the direction this country is headed. the more we become dependent on the country, the more the government can control our lives. Think about it.   Hillary is a socialist. look up socialism and then look at her platforms.  I'm not saying that Trump is any better. we as a country need to decide what's best for all of us. Not just certain groups. My opinion, neither candidate is fit to run this country.

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    • well i’m taking it that you

      well i'm taking it that you never Google anything the scum bag has said or has done, he is nothing more then a con man, scum bag, racist, and bigot, More important issues like equal rights for all, like trickle down economics doesn't work been tried twice before, I believe in universal health care for all, I believe in the Dreamers, I believe in women's  rights to there body's, I believe in gay rights and marriage, I believe in a fair immigration policy, Socialism, that's all you republican's can say and you trump trolls. you scum bag has been in trouble since 1972 with civil right violations for not renting to blacks, Google it, He said on the Howard Stern show when his 15 year old daughter had a hot ass and if she wasn't his daughter would be screwing her some father Google it, His fist wife said he reads Hitters speeches every night  Google it, He tock on a gold star family badgered them for 5 days, he made fun of the physical  handicap Google it, 10 plus women came out against him about sexual harassment and one is pressing charges, He has blamed Muslims and Latin's for all the problems in this country, He is supported by the KKK and the skin heads, and anti Semitic groups, Then there is trump univ and trump intuition where he stole millions of dollars from hard working Americans and will be in a court room nov 28 under the Rico act jail time for the scum bag.  The he said that Americans make to much money, then Google where is whole product line is made , India, china and Mexico, Google it. Hi new hotel which is going under all the furniture was made in China. Google trump lies and have a good read, they guy is pure scum, then Google what his stooge did to us gay people with the freedom of religion bill and then what he said about us that we are animals , disease factory and should not be allowed to work! I could keep on going if I wanted to Then there is Treason he asked anther country to spy on us and then was doing buiness in Cuba before it was legal. 

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    • Clinton is a centrist not a

      Clinton is a centrist not a socialist and even if she was, she would be a million times better than Drumpf who will destroy the country.

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    • good i’m sure they don’t care

      good i'm sure they don't care and they have no respect for you voting for a scum bag rapist, con man that belongs in jail 

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      • he may be a rapist and con

        he may be a rapist and con man, but at least he is not a thief and murderer and complete liar.  people wake up. the democrats are going to ruin this country.

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  2. if the scum bag gets into

    if the scum bag gets into office, and they want to get married, they will be saying why did we vote for him 

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  3. You have a right to your

    You have a right to your opinion, but if you support a man who chooses Pence as his VP then we must part ways … that man is a disgrace, and public enemy number one.  And you may disagree and that is your choice, but I cannot friends with someone would vote Republican with a man who wants to make me a second class citizen for man who has no problem to legally discriminate against me … and let’s not get into Trump and him being pro life, and you may disagree and that is your RIGHT, a corner stone of country, to be able to believe and say your beliefs, but threatening gay men is as stupid about joking about assassinating Hillary if she is elected  … I'm from VT so guess who i voted for in the primaries  … 

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  4. I had a conversation with a

    I had a conversation with a friend recently that suggested we expect the gay community to be very educated above reproach. This is a fallacy. There are plenty of stupid gay people. 

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  5. You certainly have the right

    You certainly have the right to chose whom you want to vote for, as long as your willing to accept the outcome and willing to lose all the gains the LGBTQ community has gained in the last 8 yrs. 

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  6. They excuse it because “trump

    They excuse it because "trump considers it settled by the Supreme Court". That's not true. Trump has said multiple times when asked that he would appoint Supreme Court justices like Scalia that would override the marriage equality decision. I've come to learn that any gay people that support trump or any republicans simply don't care about gay rights, don't think it's important to focus on or think there has been enough progress already made and not worth the effort any longer 

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  7. I can’t see how any self

    I can't see how any self-respecting gay man would vote for Trump. Also I saw the video. These guys came across as pretty stupid.

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  8. These two are way too under

    These two are way too under-educated to threaten. It would be like threatening the mentally disabled. And thanks for giving them another 2 seconds of fame, Instinct.  What would you be without garbage stories like this one. Bah.

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