I know this is completely necessary. But I read a question that said: "Who are you going to vote for and why?" and I simply could not put all my reasons into a short and simple answer, so I decided to write this JUST IN CASE anyone is ever interested in why some people prefer Trump as president of the United States.
Though first, and admittedly, I was hesitant on my pick, when it comes to thousands of Muslims coming over her, I have to say that as a gay man that worries me.
Let's not mince words. Muslims are not at all in favor of gay rights, or gay people in general. Sure, some are I guess, but they're a small minority and they tend to be people who grew up in 1st world nations.
Now you may be thinking "why not just vote for Hilary or Bernie? They're way more pro-gay than Trump." True, but there's a little problem. Hilary only cared about gay rights when it became politically inconvenient for her not to and I have a whole host of problems with Bernie, namely:
-Foreign Policy (Climate change caused ISIS apparently. Not our foreign intervention, but climate change.)
-The fact that he won't be able to pass a single bill because neither party really supports him. Do we need more Gridlock?
-He'll most likely die in office.
Then there's also the fact that even as a gay dude I don't give a fuck about gay marriage. Sure I think it should be legal for those who want to get married, but in my personal (selfish) view it doesn't affect me one way or another. I will never get married in my life, so you can make it as illegal as you want, won't affect my life at all.
But you know what will affect me? Countless people coming into the country thinking that my sexuality is immoral, should be outlawed, or even punishable by death.
I find it so funny how liberals will on one hand sing the praises of the LGBT community but then turn around and welcome the most homophobic and bigoted people on the planet. Seriously. Go look at this document (page 14 for the lazy). 71% of millenial aged Muslims think that homosexuality should be outlawed. If Liberals heard that 71% of American white men thought that I guarantee that they'd parrot it from the highest mountain. We would never hear the end of it.
Yet when Muslims think the same thing we get the NOT ALL MUSLIMS speech. Ok, fine. I will concede that not all Muslims; just a sizable majority of them. And apparently I'm supposed to feel comforted by that, as if to say "Sure some Muslims may want to kill you for the way you were born, but since it's not 100% shut up or we'll compare you to Hitler." (Apparently Hitler was a 21 year old blonde-haired, bearded gay dude-TIL).
I ask you, dear GaGer (who may be typing furiously about how wrong I am and how I'm a fascist) please consider for a moment how you would feel if you were in my shoes. How would you feel if your president was allowing God knows how many people into your country who want you dead? I figure you'd probably be pretty scared, and any rebuttal of "shut up or you're Hitler" wouldn't soothe your fears.
I concede that Trump is a blowhard who says whatever crosses his mind, but how many of you have spent years complaining that politicians are too scripted, that they don't say what they believe, or they're too beholden to moneyed interests? Well Trump is the answer to what a politician would look like without all of those things; crude and unrefined, but honest. He says what he really thinks, even if it isn't good politics. He isn't right about a lot of things but he does appeal to me simply because he isn't a politician.
Like I said, I doubted about Trump, but he is the only one who is speaking sense on this one particular issue. My vote isn't yet guaranteed to any candidate, but I am closer to voting for him than the average person who doesn't want Hilary to become president most probably.
If you don't consider the study I shared before satisfactory. Here is another one that shows Muslim's views on social issues from around the world, homosexuality included. You'll see that upwards of 80%+ of people in Muslim countries think that homosexuality is immoral.
I'd also like to address a common thing I'm seeing, which is that people are saying we already have homophobes in the USA. True, we do, but does our government execute people for being gay? Do we have Christians burning people who come out to them? Nope. Nor do we stone women to death for adultery or any other number of barbaric things that go on in the Muslim world. To those who say "there's homophobia here already so what does it matter?"
I say that you create a false equivalency. Their homophobia is more rampant and far more extreme. But that's a moot point anyway because I DON'T WANT ANY HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE ACT OF ANY KIND IN THIS COUNTRY!
No religion is incapable of atrocities, and no religion is inherently good, evil, violent or non-violent. It's how the religion is interpreted that will determine that. But let's be real: in 2015 Christianity isn't the force for violence, death, and human rights violations like it was in centuries past. Islam has taken that role on. So those who are bringing up the crusades here on gag are wasting your breath.
Yes, Christianity has a violent past too, but there was a thing called the Enlightenment where the violent factions of Christianity were (metaphorically) beaten into submission by scientific and skeptical thinkers. Without it, things like women's rights, gay rights, black rights, or any natural rights at all (see: Constitution, Bill of rights, Declaration of Independence) wouldn't exist in the West. Islam needs it's own Enlightenment period, and badly, but no enlightenment period will come if we aren't allowed to criticize Islam.