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Cory Booker Twists Old Testament Bible Verse To Further LGBT Agenda

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey on Thursday used an Old Testament Bible verse to buttress his support for LGBT Americans.

The comment came during a CNN town hall event devoted to LGBT issues in which the Democratic presidential candidates attending vied with each other to show their willingness to support LGBT voters.

Booker was responding to a UCLA student who attended an all-girls Catholic high school in New Jersey. She complained that her high school would not allow an “LGBTQ-plus club.”

Booker cited Micah 6:8 as he responded.

“It said in Micah, ‘Oh what do you want from your Lord? Oh what is it you want from your people?'” Booker said.

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“Which is to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly — walk humbly — and, so for me, I cannot allow, as a leader, that people are going to use religion as a justification for discrimination.”

Booker claimed his position did not trample on anyone’s religious convictions.

“I can respect your religious freedoms but also protect people from discrimination,” he said. “My faith, as well as my American values, will make me fight on every front to make sure that people are not discriminating against someone because of who they are.”

Booker’s version of theology was called into question on Twitter.

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During the event, Booker called violence against LGBT individuals ¬†a ‚Äúnational emergency‚ÄĚ and noted his proposal to create an Office on Hate Crimes and White Supremacy, CNN reported.

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“Thirty percent of LGBTQ youth, 30 percent, have reported missing school in the last month because of fears for their physical safety,” he said. “We live in a country where we still see regular, everyday violence and intimidation and bullying against Americans, because of who they are.”

‚ÄúSo, number one, I am going to appoint a secretary of education, first of all, that sees the dignity and the worth and the value of every one of our children, and I will have a department of education that takes the steps necessary to protect all children in America.‚ÄĚ

Part of that, he said, was to re-impose an Obama-era edict that ordered all schools to let transgender individuals decide which bathroom they want to use.

President Donald Trump threw out that policy, saying the issue was for states and communities to decide.

“So first of all, point-blank,¬†this is a real problem in¬†America and I will, number one,¬†change the Trump¬†administration’s guidance back¬†to what the Obama¬†administration’s guidance was¬†that schools should allow people¬†to use the bathrooms that¬†conforms with their gender¬†identity, but we cannot stop¬†there,” Booker said.

“We must use our Department of¬†Justice and the Department of¬†Education’s civil rights¬†division to go after schools¬†that are denying people equal¬†rights and equal protections and¬†that’s the last point I want to¬†make,” he said.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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