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Trump’s Latest Nominee Said Rights for LGBGTQ People Will Lead to Rights for Pedophiles

Trump’s Latest Nominee Said Rights for LGBGTQ People Will Lead to Rights for Pedophiles

Sam Clovis, Donald Trump
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He says that pedophilia, like homosexuality, is a choice. 

Another day, another homophobe nominated for a top ranking position within our country's government by Donald Trump.

This time around its former radio host Sam Clovis to the role of Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics under the USDA.

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During a failed bid for a senate nomination in Iowa, Clovis spoke with voters on the campaign trail and claimed that extending civil rights to LGBTQ people would begin a cascade effect that would end with pedophiles and fetishists gaining the same rights.

"Someone who engages in LGBT behavior - I don't know what the science is on this, I think it's still out - but as far as we know, LGBT behavior is a choice they make," Clovis says in a video obtained by CNN. "So we're being asked to provide Constitutional protections for behavior, a choice in behavior as opposed to a primary characteristic."

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Without missing a beat or stopping to actually explain what "LGBT behavior" entails, Clovis didn't even try and bridge the gaping hole in his logic between LGBTQ rights and the other rights he was afraid the government would have to consider granting. "If we protect LGBT behavior, what other behaviors are we going to protect?" he asked. "Are we going to protect pedophilia? Are we going to protect polyamorous marriage relationships? Are we going to protect people who have fetishes? What's the logical extension of this?"

Soak in the glaring irony of Clovis begging for logic after he compared LGBTQ people to pedophiles, and remember that Donald Trump once swore he was a the best possible candidate for LGBTQ Americans.

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