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The Murders in Orlando Had Nothing to Do with Homosexuality

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist)

Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class.

Having said that, as I predicted and expected, homosexuals have attempted to use the tragedy in Orlando to advance their ultimate political goal—forced acceptance of their lifestyle choices upon all Americans.

The murder of 49 people in Orlando had absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality. I repeat, the murder of 49 people in Orlando, Florida last weekend had absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality.

This was an act of terror, plain and simple!

Murder, by definition, is an act of hate. So it seems kind of ridiculous to argue that this was also a hate crime. Calling the murders in Orlando a hate crime is like saying I am dating my girlfriend. Huh? Exactly.

I have never heard of anyone murdering out of love, but I digress.

As soon as I found out that the Orlando murders took place at a homosexual nightclub, I told everyone you can best believe that the “first gay president” would move heaven and earth to make a personal visit to Orlando.

Not only that, but Obama had the U.S. flag lowered to half-staff. This declaration meant flags nation-wide and at all U.S. embassies around the world were required to lower their flags.

When will the flags in Chicago be lowered to half-staff? When will they get a presidential visit? When will Obama demonstrably show anger about the constant, seemingly daily, loss of life there?

Last September alone in Chicago, you had nine people murdered in one day and not a word from Obama or the rest of America.

The Black Lives Matter movement all of a sudden got laryngitis, because Black lives only matter when a White person is involved in a death of a Black person, not when it is Black on Black crime.

There was no wall-to-wall coverage on TV about the murders in Chicago. There were no U.S. Senate filibusters taking place in D.C. on gun control, and not one flag was lowered to half-staff.

Oh, snap, my bad. These victims were all Black and Latino heterosexuals. So they don’t count! The murders in Chicago are being perpetrated by domestic terrorists: gangs and drug dealers. So this type of murder is to be tolerated.

So, maybe, just maybe if the family members of the murdered victims in Chicago were to posthumously “self-identify” their loved ones as homosexual, maybe the spotlight would be shined on the epidemic murder rate there. Maybe.

It seems Obama is incapable of making an emotional connection with anything involving the Black community. He cried like a baby when talking about the Newtown, Conn., murders a couple of years ago, but always seems to be distant when confronting the Black community.

Since, we know most of the media is liberal, their making the Orlando story about homosexuality should come as no surprise. I fail to see the relevance of the murders taking place at a homosexual club.

Why is that even relevant to the story? When tragedy strikes at a heterosexual club, the media never describes it as heterosexual. So why was it necessary for the media to indicate that Pulse was a homosexual club?

Oh, I forgot, mainstream media wanted to create the narrative that the murders happened at Pulse, because the club was popular with homosexuals, but the media got egg on their face when they reluctantly discovered that the murderer himself was indeed homosexual.

So can the murders still be considered a hate crime targeting homosexuals even though the perpetrator himself was a member of the very group the media claimed he hated?

The media should be ashamed of themselves for attempting to create a homosexual narrative to further its liberal political agenda. This was a terrorist act period.

While some may think it is cool to use the Orlando tragedy as an opportunity to promote the radical liberal homosexual agenda, it is not smart nor is it safe. Enough with political correctness and let’s focus more on the safety of all Americans, not just homosexual Americans.

Raynard Jackson is founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about BAFBF, visit www.bafbf.org.

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Raynard Jackson

Raynard Jackson is a Republican political consultant based in Washington, D.C. He has been involved in every Republican presidential campaign from George H. W. Bush to George W. Bush. He has also worked on many Republican senate, governor, and congressional campaigns across the country. He is the president and CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC (RJA), a government relations and public relations firm based in Washington, D.C. They not only work with politicians, but also represent professional athletes and entertainers. RJA also works with foreign governments, especially in Africa, helping them improve their relations with the U.S. Jackson can be seen regularly on TV shows, both nationally and internationally, giving his analysis on subjects from politics, culture, foreign policy, and economics. He has been on CNN, MSNBC, BET, FOX News, and C-SPAN. He has served as a regular political analyst for the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC, WUSA*9. He hosts his own Internet-based radio show on U.S. Talk Network. He has been named to Talkers Magazine's "Frontier Fifty Talk Show Hosts," an award given to the top 50 Internet radio hosts. Jackson also does a weekly newspaper column that is published nationwide and in several European and African newspapers.

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