A day after the devastating terror attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando carried out by an Afghan-American who pledged allegiance to ISIS, influential conservative blogger Jim Hoft, creator of Gateway Pundit, came out as a "conservative gay activist."
In an article published Monday, Hoft announced for the first time publicly that he is gay and called on the LGBT community to finally wake up about the threat of radical Islam. It is "time to come home to the Republican Party," he writes, the only party prepared to protect them from extremists like Omar Mateen.
Hoft notes that Mateen had been interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 and had complaints filed against him by a former coworker about his violent homophobic and racist rhetoric, but was protected by company officials because he was Muslim. Mateen also reportedly "cased other gay clubs before he decided to kill gays at The Pulse on Latino night," notes Hoft.
So how was Mateen able to carry out his murderous plot against the LGBT community? Hoft points to the Left's special protection of Islam:
After the deadliest Islamist attack on American soil since 9-11 Barack Obama blamed hatred and guns. His inability to called the attack what it is – Islamic jihad – has progressed from denial to psychosis. It’s never been more apparent than Sunday, when Barack was comparing the Pulse club attack to a movie theater shooting by a schizophrenic, that our poor president has lost his own grasp of reality.
Obama was not the only one. Leftwing gay activists posted ridiculous and ignorant remarks after the deadliest single attack on gays in modern history.
After highlighting a few high-profile openly gay leftists attempting to downplay the influence of Islam on the murderer's motives, Hoft discussing coming out to family and friends in the 1980s and his decision to now come out publicly:
Like most gay Americans, I don’t wear my sexuality on my sleeve. I go about my daily business. I try not to harm anyone. I love my family. I love my friends. I love my country.
I’ve been a conservative activist for years. But today I’m coming out as a conservative gay activist.
In the past few years I’ve built one of the most prominent conservative websites in America. I created The Gateway Pundit because I wanted to speak the truth. I wanted to expose the wickedness of the left. I was raised to love my country. Today I serve my country by defending her from the socialist onslaught.
Hoft writes that the attack on Pulse this weekend has changed the equation for him. As he watches the leaders on the left, like President Obama and Hillary Clinton, attempt to obfuscate and downplay the reality of the threat of Islam, Hoft says it's time for him to be open about his sexuality.
"I can no longer remain silent as my gay brothers and sisters are being slaughtered at dance clubs," he writes.
Hoft then turns his attention to the election, calling on the LGBT community to get behind Donald Trump, the "only one man who can lead this nation and protect all gays and all Americans" from "another Islamist attack."
"I pray that gays will come back home to the Republican Party – no more death," he concludes. "Dear God, please no more death."
Read the full article here.
Read President Obama's statement on the attack here.