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How should Christian conservatives respond to President Trump’s statement that he would have no problem voting for a gay president? Should this be a deal-breaker in terms of our 2020 vote?

Earlier this week, Rush Limbaugh created a media firestorm when he said that America is “still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president.” And my article, titled, “I Will Say What the Political Leaders Cannot Say About Pete Buttigieg,” seems to have struck a chord with many readers.

As for President Trump, during a Fox radio interview with Geraldo Rivera, he said that “It”—meaning, homosexuality—”doesn’t seem to be hurting Pete Buttigieg.” As for whether Americans would vote for him, Trump said, “I think there would be some that wouldn’t—and I wouldn’t be among that group to be honest with you.”

So, to repeat: Should this be a deal-breaker for Christian conservatives?

Trump has the baggage from his past. He has the baggage of his often uncalled-for, cruel, even dishonest speech. Should this be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?

Obviously, every individual must make an individual decision. But I would submit two points for consideration before a decision is made.

First, this is exactly how I would expect Trump to answer.

Remember when, during the primaries, he said that Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner would be welcome to use the women’s bathroom at Trump Tower? That has been his personal view all along.

He also proudly held up a gay pride flag of LGBT supporters of Trump during a campaign rally in October 2016. He was glad to have their backing.

That’s why his answer doesn’t surprise me in the least. I don’t agree with it (just as I don’t agree with many of his other statements). But it’s nothing new.

Second, Trump’s policies have consistently pushed back against LGBT activism and for Christian conservative rights.

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SOURCE: Charisma News