Parents Applaud Gay Son, Then He Says He's a Trump Supporter


The left is enamored with the idea of diversity — unless, of course, it involves the diversity of ideas.

Adam Paul Levine found that out the hard way. Adam was raised in a liberal family, and when he “came out to [his] family as gay at the ripe age of 20,” he says “they were duly overjoyed.”

However, when it came to his political awakening, his friends and family were a lot less accepting than they were when it came to his sexual awakening.

“I am not a sex offender. But a number of my friends no longer have time to see me,” Levine wrote in an op-ed for The Federalist published earlier this week.

“Lifelong acquaintances now regard me with fear and distrust. I have been unfriended en masse on social media and excoriated by friends who deign to remain. And I have been singly excluded from social gatherings when the rest of my family was invited.”

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“No, I am not a sex offender,” Levine said. “I am something even worse than that. I am a Donald Trump supporter.”

Levine describes his childhood being “raised in a liberal Jewish family in Washington DC, where my dad served as a Democratic congressman for Los Angeles.” He describes knowing the black national anthem before knowing the American one and working on a senior project describing man’s decimation of the planet.

“It was always a given that Republicans are bad people, representative of that shameful sliver of our flawed society that values money above the planet and think the world would be better off if everyone were a straight, white male,” Levine wrote.

“At a minimum they are racist, misogynistic and homophobic. Left to their own devices, they would exclude ethnic minorities from everything, kick sinful gay offspring onto the streets, and pave our parks over with oil derricks … These truths are held by my family and our extended social and political networks to be self-evident.”

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However, reality soon impinged upon this sort of thinking, as it so often does.

“When, in my adulthood, the liberal policy agenda became problematic for me, I found myself at a loss,” Levine wrote. “I began to raise questions with my family and friends, and met resistance. It was not because my concerns were particularly inappropriate; I was just not supposed to be questioning at all.”

“One could disagree with nuances, but not the judgment of the (then) president, or the party. Period.”

Things got pretty hairy for Levine when he started challenging the shibboleths of the left. When he disagreed with his father’s support of the Iran deal, he was “admonished.” Friends cut off communication with him for weeks after Trump was elected. One called him a white supremacist.

He finally made the move over to the GOP for good when the Harvey Weinstein scandal hit: “I reached my threshold where no amount of hypothetical Republican bigotry or greed could approach the magnitude of hypocrisy, corruption, or criminality I saw rotting the Democrats to the core. I jumped ship.”

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And he quickly found out that we don’t bite (or put oil derricks in local parks).

“I found out almost immediately that the Republican Party is not only not evil, but populated with nice, intelligent, humble people,” Levine wrote. “Days after I added myself to the Log Cabin Republican mailing list, I saw an invite to attend a gathering with Chadwick Moore, an independent journalist and one of two lapsed gay Democrats I had heard of.”

At the meeting, he found himself confronted with plenty of stories of ostracized gay Republicans — not ostracized for their sexual orientation, mind you, but because they were Republicans.

“If the struggles of the LGBT and Jewish peoples have taught me one thing, it is that I count, I matter, no more or less than any other man — precisely not because of my sexual preferences, or the God I worship, but because I am a citizen of planet Earth. The knowledge there is a major political party that extends this creed to its members has restored a deep-seated hope inside of me for my country’s future,” Levine concluded. “My next hope is that one or two readers of this will not struggle as hard to realize the same.”

And perhaps they’ll realize, too, that the “party of tolerance” that they’re leaving is anything but.

H/T TheBlaze

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
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Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture