Even before he’s the official GOP nominee for President of the United States, Mitt Romney has slapped social conservatives in the face. How? By hiring Richard Grenell to be his foreign-policy spokesman.
Grenell, a gay activist, is a former U.N. mission official in George W. Bush’s administration. According to Atlantic:
“He has been publicly, outspokenly gay for years. He waged a public battle with the State Department to add his longtime partner to a diplomatic registry in 2008, only to be told it would violate the Defense of Marriage Act. He’s also on the record as a supporter of gay marriage, something Romney opposes.
“He’s certainly not the first gay person to have worked in a Republican campaign or administration, but they’ve often kept it quieter,” said gay activist and journalist Michelangelo Signorile. “This is somebody who actually has opinions on gay issues, versus somebody who just happens to be gay.”
The GOP has taken a strong, principled and moral stand against the normalization of homosexuality – including gays in the military. Yet, Romney has now clearly signaled to gay activists that they’ll be supported – not opposed – in his administration.
It has long been known that Romney is pro-gay and supported the gay agenda while serving as governor of Massachusetts.
We have been forced into a Hobson’s choice in this election year.