Saturday, April 23, 2016







Except Trump Wants Republican Platform Changed to Include Abortion Exceptions 

(Even if it Causes Strife)

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During his appearance on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Donal Trump said that he would like the Republican platform changed to include exceptions to abortion.
Co-host Savannah Guthrie noted to Trump during the broadcast that the current platform does not cite any exceptions, and asked Trump if he would like them to be included.
“The Republican platform, every four years, has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed. And it makes no exceptions for rape, for incest, for the life of the mother. Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the exceptions that you have?” she asked.
“Yes, I would,” he replied. “Yes, I would. Absolutely. For the three exceptions, I would.”
“Would you have an exception for the health of the mother?” Guthrie inquired.
“I would leave it for the life of the mother,” Trump responded, “but I would absolutely have the three exceptions.”
The current Republican platform reads in part, “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”
As previously reported, in January, Trump wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner that he supports abortion exceptions.
“Let me be clear—I am pro-life,” he stated. “I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk.”
Trump said that he “did not always hold [his current] position,” but, without explanation conveyed that he “had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me.” Trump stated that he now sees that Roe v. Wade has resulted in the deaths of millions of Americans.
“Over time, our culture of life in this country has started sliding toward a culture of death,” he wrote. “Perhaps the most significant piece of evidence to support this assertion is that since Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Count 43 years ago, over 50 million Americans never had the chance to enjoy the opportunities offered by this country.”
Roe v. Wade, however, centered on a Texas woman named Norma McCorvey who sought an abortion over an alleged rape, which Trump states that he would allow for an exception. McCorvey later admitted that she had lied, as she was never raped. She also never obtained an abortion, but placed her child up for adoption and became a vocal pro-life advocate.
Trump’s statements allowing for exceptions are similar to those made by other recent Republican presidents, including George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
“My own position on abortion is well-known and remains unchanged. I oppose abortion in all cases except rape or incest, or where the life of the mother is at stake,” George H.W. Bush said in 1992.
”My position has always been three exceptions: rape, incest and the life of the mother,” George W. Bush likewise outlined in 2006.
Last month, following controversy over his remarks about abortion, Trump said that “at this moment, the laws are set, and I think we have to leave it that way.”
“You had told Bloomberg in January that you believe abortion should be banned in some pregnancies,” John Dickerson with CBS’ “Face the Nation” asked. “Where would you like to see a ban…?”
“Well first of all, I would’ve preferred states’ rights,” Trump said. “I think it would’ve been better if it were up to the states. But right now, the laws are set. And that’s the way the laws are.”
“But do you have a feeling on how they should change?” Dickerson asked. “There are a lot of laws you wan to change. You’ve talked about them—everything from libel to abortion. Anything you’d want to change on abortion?”
“At this moment, the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way,” Trump replied.

Trump: Let Men Dressed Like Women Into Women’s Restrooms

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Being interviewed at a town hall event in Indianapolis on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed objection to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” and said that he is fine with those who identify as the opposite sex using the restroom of their choice.
“Tell us your views of LGBT and how you plan to be inclusive,” he was asked by a viewer of NBC’s “Today” show. “Please speak about the North Carolina bathroom law.”
“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. North Carolina did something that was very strong. And they’re paying a big price. There’s a lot of problems,” he replied.
Trump said that he believes that matters should have been left alone as disagreement over North Carolina’s law caused controversy in society and effected the state economy.
“[O]ne of the best answers I heard was from a commentator yesterday saying, leave it the way it is right now,” Trump said. “There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.”
“And the problem with what happened in North Carolina is the strife and the economic—I mean, the economic punishment that they’re taking,” he continued.
The Republican presidential candidate said that he doesn’t like the idea of creating separate restrooms for “transgendered” persons.
“First of all, I think that would be discriminatory in a certain way. That would be unbelievably expensive for businesses in the country,” he explained. “Leave it the way it is.”
Trump was also asked if Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner were to enter Trump Tower, if he would be fine with Jenner using the restroom of his choice.
“That is correct,” Trump replied.
As previously reported, in February, Trump was asked by a lesbian reporter if he would support homosexual causes as president, to which he replied that he would in the name of bringing people together.
“[W]e’ve had some great progress for the gay and lesbian community through politics, through all sorts of judicial actions and elected actions over the past 20 years,” said Susan O’Connell, the publisher of Bay Windows, which according to its website is “New England’s largest publication for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers.”
“When President Trump is in office can we look for more forward motion on equality for gays and lesbians?” she asked.
“Well, you can,” Trump replied. “And look, again, we’re going to bring people together. And that’s your thing and other people have their thing. We have to bring all people together, and if we don’t we’re not going to have a country anymore. It’s going to be a total mess. It’s a mess right now, and it’s going to be worse.”
Trump has stated that he does not support same-sex “marriage,” but also told reporters last year that he believes the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges is “the law of the land.”
“I like the idea of amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation,” he told the homosexual publication “The Advocate” in 2000. “We don’t need to rewrite the laws currently on the books, although I do think we need to address hate-crimes legislation. But amending the Civil Rights Act would grant the same protection to gay people that we give to other Americans. It’s only fair.”

A Warning to Conservative Christians Supporting Trump
Published on Apr 21, 2016
In light of Donald Trump's comments on 4-21-16 re: abortion, transgender rights, and the North Carolina bathroom privacy bill, Dr. Brown raises concerns for conservative Christians looking to Trump for support and protection.