After the shooting that took place at an Orlando nightclub, Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, claimed she was an ally of the LGBT community, however, donations to the Clinton Foundation show that Hillary Clinton is willing to overlook abuse to the LGBT community when there’s money on the line.
Hillary Clinton’s response on Facebook June 12, 2016 after the Orlando shooting:
“We will keep fighting for [the LGBT community’s] right to live freely, openly and without fear,”
Oddly enough though, the Clinton Foundation accepted at least $61 million from eight nations that imprison and murder homosexuals, and oppress women.
The most incriminating donor, Saudi Arabia, was one of only 17 donors who gave The Clinton Foundation between $10 million and $25 million. In Saudi Arabia, the penalty for homosexual behavior is anywhere from 100 lashes and a year of banishment, to death by stoning.
Here’s a breakdown of the countries, their punishment for homosexual activity, and how much money they have donated to the Clinton Foundation:
- Saudi Arabia, 100 lashes and banishment or death by stoning, $10M-$25M
- Kuwait, 7 years in prison, $5M-10M
- Morocco, 6 months to 3 years in prison + fine, $6M
- Qatar, up to 10 years in prison, $1M-$5M
- Brunei, up to 10 years in prison + fine, $1M-$5M
- Oman, 6 months to 3 years in prison, $1M-$5M
- United Arab Emirates, up to 14 years in prison, $1M-$5M
- Algeria, 6 months to 3 years in prison + fine, $500k
- Bahrain, restricted freedom of expression, $50k-$100k
Yet on Hillary Clinton’s official campaign website, she claims that she “promotes human rights of LGBT people around the world.“
“Hillary will promote LGBT human rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people, including increasing our investment in the Global Equality Fund to advance human rights.”
Her page goes on to say that “Hillary has been a vocal advocate for LGBT rights throughout her career.” Clinton came out in support of same-sex marriage in 2013 when it became politically advantageous – but not after a career of flip-flopping on the hot button issue.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that defined federal marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Hillary Clinton would face questions about same-sex marriage starting with her 2000 campaign for Senate.
December 1999: Hillary Clinton told a group of gay contributors at a fundraiser that she was against the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy signed by her husband.
January 2000: At a news conference in White Plains, New York, Hillary said:
“Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman. But I also believe that people in committed gay marriages, as they believe them to be, should be given rights under the law that recognize and respect their relationship.”
April 2000: Hillary again expressed support for civil unions:
“I have supported the kind of rights and responsibilities that are being extended to gay couples in Vermont,”
July 2004: Clinton spoke on the Senate floor saying she believed that marriage was “a sacred bond between a man and a woman.”
By amassing such a fortune of wealth from foreign governments who openly discriminate against women and gays, one has to believe that these regimes will want a few favors in return – regardless of her stance within the LGBT community.
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