US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was picked by President Donald Trump, has come under fire over his recent decision in the landmark ruling that employers cannot legally fire employees for being gay or transgender.
Erick Erickson, editor of The Resurgent said that Gorsuch’s decision will cause “evangelicals who sided with Trump in 2016 to protect them from the cultural currents, just found their excuse to stay home in 2020 thank to Trump’s Supreme Court picks.”
All those evangelicals who sided with Trump in 2016 to protect them from the cultural currents, just found their excuse to stay home in 2020 thank to Trump’s Supreme Court picks.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 15, 2020
On Tuesday, Tomi Lahren argued that conservative ideology should be inclusive and should accept the Supreme Courts’ decision.
“You can be Christian, conservative, and a proud Trump supporter and believe people should not be fired for who they love or the lifestyle they lead outside of the workplace,” said Lahren.
Lahren argued that condemnations from the “conservative thought police” also discourage young people from joining the Republican party and the conservative cause.
“Attempting to take away someone’s conservative card for being pro-choice or pro-same-sex marriage or pro-protecting good and decent people from true discrimination in the workplace is why so many young people don’t feel the conservative movement is their movement,” she continued
“They’re fiscally conservative, support law enforcement, support border enforcement, support the military, support the First and Second Amendment, limited government, capitalism, and agree with 90 percent of the things President Trump stands for, but they feel like they cannot call themselves conservatives because they’re pro-choice or support gay rights.”
“Conservative doesn’t come in one flavor, one race, one religion, one gender or one sexuality or even one defined and rigid set of values,” she added, “and I won’t sit by quietly and allow certain self-righteous and self-appointed and anointed conservative thought policemen make that decree.”
“That whole cancel culture thing doesn’t look good on anyone, but it looks especially ugly on so-called conservatives,” Lahren concluded.