WRITER & ACTIVIST- C.J. PRINCE CALLS OUT U.S REPS-
You cannot, as Rep. Trent Franks did, call marriage equality a threat to the nation’s survival and then tweet that your “thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families, and first responders in the #Orlando attack.”
You cannot, as Sen. Ted Cruz did, call LGBTQ rights leaders “jihadists” out to destroy the Christian way of life, and then tweet this: “Our hearts go out to those killed and wounded last night. Our prayers are with their families, and with all their grieving loved ones.”
You cannot, as Sen. Rand Paul did, compare same-sex marriage to bestiality and then tweet that your “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
You cannot, as Congressman Steve Russell did, personally sponsor the billallowing federal contractors to discrimination against LGBTQ people and then tweet this: “There is simply no civilized explanation for the horrific terror act in Orlando, Florida.”
You cannot, as Michelle Bachmann did, post a photo of the Orlando skyline with the hashtag “#PrayForOrlando” after you’ve called for Christians to engage in “spiritual warfare” to combat same-sex marriage and compared LGBTQ people to Satan.
You cannot, as Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi did, sign a law that allows businesses to refuse service to LGBTQ people and then ask everyone to join you in “praying for God’s peace and comfort for those affected by the horrific act of terror in Orlando.
You cannot as Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina did, sign into law the “bathroom bill,” criminalizing transgender individuals who use restrooms corresponding with their gender identity, and then tweet this: “Orlando shooting was a tragedy & should never take place in our country. Those who died were innocent victims of an inexcusable act.”
You cannot, as Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah did, support that discriminatory “bathroom bill” by suing for the right to discriminate against trans people and then issue a statement saying “our hearts are broken” and “we all stand united in support of our brothers and sisters in Orlando.”
No more broken hearts. No more prayers for peace and comfort. No more pseudo-solidarity.
If you do not advocate for full equality for LGBTQ people, you are the problem.