More disturbing revelations about the DNC continue to come to light as hacked emails continue to be published online, exposing the radical left for who they really are for the whole world to see.One of the latest developments to surface are emails that show the Democratic Party was working with anti-religious freedom groups to get around religious liberty laws that protect our First Amendment right to believe what we want, worship where we want, and live out our beliefs both publicly and privately.
This is truly atrocious.
RedState is reporting, According to the emails, a man by the name of Mike Gehrke, vice president of a consulting firm called Benenson Strategy Group, had been in contact with the DNC communications director Luis Miranda, and deputy communications director Mark Paustenbach.
According to Gehrke, his colleague Amy Levin had been involved with a group called the “Movement Advancement Project” for a couple years, with the intent to come up with messaging and “creative executions,” in order to get around religious freedom laws.Gehrke wanted to set up a meeting with the DNC, to give them a presentation of their work. On May 16th, it was reported that they were to meet on “Wednesday at 1pm.”
The organization MAP (Movement Advancement Project) is an LBGT think tank that employs persuasion tactics like the following taken right from their website:
MAP’s work helps educate and persuade public audiences (such as policymakers, allied organizations and funders, media and the American public) and helps support LGBT movement audiences (including LGBT organizations and advocates, and LGBT funders).
Public Audiences By articulating the need for change and outlining solutions in a comprehensive and compelling way, MAP enables these audiences to better understand the need for change, become motivated to act, and take effective action:
Policymakers can better understand the challenges facing LGBT Americans, feel more compelled to take action, and more effectively advocate for solutions that best achieve equality.
Allied Organizations & Funders can gain a better sense of how LGBT issues intersect with their existing work and funding, feel more compelled to act in favor of LGBT equality, and have a better sense of how to take effective action.
Media can better understand the issues facing LGBT Americans, feel more compelled to cover LGBT issues in ways that build public understanding, and better articulate what needs to happen to achieve equality.
The American Public can better understand the challenges facing LGBT Americans, become more supportive of LGBT people and issues, and take greater action to achieve equality and end social stigma.As you can see, policymakers are at the top of the list. And who better to work to change Religious Freedom Laws?
One of the most critical freedoms we have in this country is the right to worship or not worship according to our conscience, without interference from the federal government.
Religious liberty, free speech, and freedom of the press all go hand-in-hand, which is why they are covered in the First Amendment. If we should lose these critical cornerstones of liberty, our republic is destined to tumble into the abyss of history.
And while the Democrats continue to try to “own” the position of being for the party of “rights” — civil rights, worker’s rights, women’s rights and definitely gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights — the newly-leaked DNC emails confirm our worst fears that they most certainly are not the party of Christian religious rights.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]