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Should a candidate’s sexual orientation matter?

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CHICAGO – Social conservatives are often ridiculed and mocked for promoting traditional Biblical values such as one-man/one-woman marriage, encouraging sexual abstinence outside of marriage and refraining from immoral lifestyles.

The more popular perspective now is for political candidates to declare they "really don't care what goes on in the privacy of a bedroom" or that "love is the determining factor" about whether a couple – or three or four – of adults should be joined in state-recognized legal unions. Now it is considered rude, bigoted or homophobic – all societal taboos – to even be aware of a candidate's sexual orientation.    

Ironically, that same tolerance and polite silence is not a part of the LGBTQ movement's political views. Instead, sexual orientation is a reason to support candidates, as indicated by the Victory Fund's promotion of candidates running in the 2018 election.

The LGBTQ Victory Fund spotlights U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin as the first openly LGBTQ US senator, Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the first openly bi-sexual candidate for US Senate, Gina Ortiz Jones as a potential first LGBTQ openly gay Congress member from Texas and Jared Polis as first openly gay governor in Colorado.

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And the Victory Fund hones in on local Illinois candidates' sexual orientations for offices such as Cook County judge, Cook County Board commissioner, Peoria County Board commissioner and the Illinois House:

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LGBTQ Victory Fund says it is "working to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ officials at all levels of government."

So which is it – does a candidate's sexual orientation matter, or does it not? 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. True Christians cannot vote for a candidate living in sin. Homosexuals are not born that way, that is a myth. All behavior is a choice, unless a mental disorder or mental illness is involved. The Bible teaches we are to choose Godly leaders. To be a true Christian one must have FAITHFUL obedience to God’s word.
    The Bible says, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17)
    While sin is a personal act, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
    • by participating directly and voluntarily in them
    • by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them
    • by not disclosing or not hindering
    • by protecting wrong doers
    To a true Christian, same-sex unions, LGBT behavior and same-sex marriage are a sin. You can’t rewrite the Bible or ignore parts you may not like to suit you. To be a true Christian you must live Biblically and you must have faithful obedience to God’s word.
    If you believe only what you like in the Bible, and reject what you don’t like, it’s not the Bible you believe, but yourself. Don’t change the word of God to fit your desire. Change your desires to fit the word of God.
    Remember, political correctness is a tool designed by liars to silence people whose arguments LGBT logically can’t refute. There is not a bit of objective science that shows any person has to choose a same-sex partner.
    It is the duty of all true Christians to choose politicians whose sexual preference is for a member of the opposite sex. There is no sexual orientation, there is only sexual preference…. ALL behavior is a choice.
    I would never knowingly vote for a homosexual…. NEVER EVER!

  2. The homosexual agenda is to dilute moral values and Christianity so that homosexual behavior is thought to be natural, all the while suppressing the religious and free speech rights of those who disagree… We have biological reality on our side, design, function, and purpose. What do they have to support their claims? NOT A THING!
    To engage in homosexual activity is a choice, having homosexual desires is a mental disorder and a symptom something is wrong. Irrational and unnatural behavior is a hallmark of mental illness.

  3. Unlike most of the responders on this site. I can live with it as long as they keep it to themselves and don’t use it as political propaganda or as pandering to vote for them. The minute they do that I will would never vote for them.
    I want someone who has guts, brains and common senseon important issues such as taxes and a rational immigration program.