Leading Pick For Secretary Of Health & Human Services Thinks Gay Rights Harm Health
“Give Donald Trump a chance before you criticize him” is another way of saying “let him get in a few really solid punches before you even try defending yourself.”
While you’re busy “giving him a chance,” he’s thinking about appointing awful Tom Price to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price is a doctor — a real medical doctor, God help us — who spreads ignorance and fear like some kind of medieval skull-driller.
According to Price, laws that “promote some homosexual-agenda item… should take into account the tremendous medical health impact and economic impact that promoting such a lifestyle will result in.”
So, this could be the guy in charge of the nation’s medical and social services. A man who believes that treating you with equality is a bad idea because you are sick and diseased and a burden on everyone around you.
He also says: “The consequences of activity that has been seen as outside the norm are real and must be explored completely… [before] moving forward with any social legislation that would alter things.”
Just to be clear — he’s wrong about virtually everything. But being wrong is what Republicans do best. And once he’s in power, you can bet that he’ll gut services and protections for LGBT people — that could mean anything from access to homeless shelters to assistance with adoption, HIV counseling, the ability to see your partner in a hospital, gay couples being kept together when they go into elder housing, and who even knows what.
Now as we’ve learned, it’s the most sanctimonious Republicans who are hiding the most depraved secrets, so do you want to take any guesses as to what terrible shameful brokenness Tom Price is hiding? Whatever it is, a person doesn’t turn into a twisted liar unless they’ve got something real devious in their closet.