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By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine, February 7, 2020

Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis and president of the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM). He is the author of the upcoming Catholic Case for Trump (Regnery, 2020). You can follow him on Twitter @austinruse.


Austin RuseThe annual Rainbow Shakedown of America’s corporations continues. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released its Corporate Equality Index for 2020. They announced it at Davos, no less. The Corporate Equality Index is the annual threat to corporate America that they better step into line with the gay elite because hell hath no fury as a rainbow scorned. It is reminiscent of what Jesse Jackson used to pull back in the day when his Rainbow Coalition had a slightly different meaning. In those days, if you didn’t give in to Jesse’s civil rights hustle, that is, by handing over your cash, you’d pay in terms of boycotts, shaming, litigation possibly, or even governmental intrusion.

The shakedown has transferred to the newer rainbow.

The Corporate Equality Index lists 1,059 corporations and how they go about favoring all things LGBT. The report’s executive summary explains, “where businesses enumerate federally protected categories of workers in their nondiscrimination policies (e.g., based on race, religion, disability, etc.), the HRC Foundation evaluates them on the inclusion of ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ protections.” It should be noted that sexual orientation and gender identity are not categories of nondiscrimination in federal law. This, however, is something the LGBTs are eager to do through the Equality Act, which is stalled in Congress.  ….


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