Yesterday the House and Senate passed the second largest spending bill in US history and today President Trump signed it, after indicating he may veto it. He said he was forced to sign it in order to rebuild the military, but warned Congress that he would never sign such a bill again. Only five US House members from PA voted against it and Senator Casey voted ‘yea,’ while Senator Toomey did not vote.
Both the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice have let down the President! They did not fight for his ban on transgenders in the military. When federal circuit courts, which have no constitutional authority to determine policy for the military, put a stay on the President’s ban, an immediate emergency appeal to the US Supreme Court should have been forthcoming. That did not happen and now the DOD is saying they are waiting until February 21st for the results of a study by a “Panel of Experts.” This panel is led by someone who has already defied the President and held an official ‘gay pride’ event at the Pentagon in June! How can we expect an unbiased report from such a panel??
As the flood water begins to subside in Houston, other parts of southern Texas are still under water and now Louisiana is being hit. The search and rescue efforts are now recovery efforts as Houston and other parts of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey begin to take in the full devastation of the storm. Now President Trump has joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott in calling for a National Day of Prayer on September 3rd.
June is “Gay Pride Month,” although it has been expanded to be more “inclusive” and is now “LGBT Pride Month.” President Obama made it a habit to issue a proclamation recognizing June as “gay pride” month, but President Trump has refused to do so. LGBT activists are crying foul! Unfortunately, the Department of Defense has taken matters into its own hands and issued a ‘pride’ memo.
President Trump has promised to issue an executive order protecting religious freedom. As Christians are being hauled into court because they refuse to use their God-given talents to participate in a ‘gay wedding,’ the need for this executive order is greater now than ever.