Dear Mr. Trump,
It would appear from the news that – as are all of us — you are quite upset about the horrific murders this past Saturday night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I confess that I’m a bit of a skeptic, but please don’t take it personally, as I’m skeptical about nearly everything all political candidates say. Even though I’m not from Missouri, I’m still a “show me” type of guy. So if you want to show me that you are truly concerned about this terrible event, here are some things you can do:
Promise that if elected President you will seek out and nominate for appointment to the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, judges and justices who will respect the legal precedents for the important Supreme Court-confirmed Constitutional right of Americans to marry the individual of their choice, regardless of gender;
Promise that if inaugurated, the first legislation you will send to Congress will be amendments to our federal civil rights, contracting, and program administration laws that will prohibit discrimination based upon gender or sexual orientation, the way that we are already protected against discrimination based on race, religion and national origin;
Promise that as President you will do all that is within your federal authority to convince states and local governments to rescind laws and regulations that not only permit businesses to discriminate against people based solely on their sexual orientation, but prohibit cities and counties from enacting their own laws to protect people against discrimination;
Promise that as President you will do everything you can to help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender refugees who are fleeing discrimination, persecution, and even threats of torture and death, find a new home in the United States where they may live in safety and freely contribute to making ours a great country; and,
Strongly disavow support from hate groups like the Family Research Council and from phony preachers of all claimed religious stripes who use their pulpits to spew vile hatred against our LGBT communities, families and friends;
I’m looking forward to your taking a position of leadership on these important matters.