Cliff Kincaid
'Diversity and inclusion' claim another victim
By Cliff Kincaid
May 11, 2017

As noted by Peter LaBarbera of, LGBT activists were bitter and outraged that a conservative Christian with a public policy record of opposing the LGBTQ agenda was chosen to succeed a homosexual for the job of secretary of the Army. That is why a dishonest attack on Dr. Mark Green, a West Point grad and decorated U.S. Army flight surgeon, was launched weeks ago by the Huffington Post, as well as other media and gay rights organizations.

"Green engendered significant opposition to his nomination after HuffPost first reported on comments he had made about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community," said the far-left, openly anti-Trump publication.

One of Dr. Mark Green's so-called objectionable comments was the science-based and common-sense belief, made in his capacity as a Tennessee state senator, that most psychiatrists believe transgenderism is "a disease." He referred to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as having listed transgenderism as a disorder to be treated.

The George Soros-funded National Center for Transgender Equality immediately denounced Green as "hateful."

Retired colonel and columnist Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D., noted that opposition to Green was "joined by pro-Sharia groups such as Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a spinoff of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co- conspirator in the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for providing support to the terrorist group Hamas."

Other "controversial" comments made by Green, as explained by Peter LaBarbera in another article, were completely twisted by the far-left. His attackers claimed, for example, that he had referred to homosexuals and transgendered people as "evil," when in fact he had used that term to refer to the Islamic terrorist threat.

In response, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said he found Green's distorted comments "very concerning." Senate Democrats attacked Green.

Incredibly, the attacks forced Green to withdraw his name last week from consideration for the post. "Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and attacked by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain," Green said in a Facebook post announcing his withdrawal.

A new book, Diversity and Inclusion: What You Don't Know and Why You Don't Know It, explains how the forces of "diversity and inclusion" are used to marginalize and destroy the influence of conservative Christians in U.S. society, along with the traditional values they uphold.

What's more, author George W. Draper told Accuracy in Media in an interview, "The harsh reality is that literally none of President Trump's objectives can be accomplished on an enduring basis until the policy of diversity and inclusion (DI) is rescinded as an unlawful attempt to usurp the 'rule of law' and the Constitution."

As an example, he said, "To stop terrorist immigration is certainly a necessary goal. However, this and all other threats pale in comparison to the lethality of diversity and inclusion." It is this policy that is truly "the enemy from within," and which threatens not only unlimited immigration but "Third-World style" bondage for the United States, he says.

Furthermore, he argues, "Diversity and Inclusion serve as the basis and platform from which all other vicious political agendas and anti-American actions are expertly and expeditiously carried out against this nation."

One of those political agendas is the popular (in the media) mental disorder known as transgenderism, in which biological men and boys with male DNA try to pass themselves off as women, and vice versa. Liberals believe in this alien ideology to such an extent that their hero, former President Obama, tried to force it on elementary school children.

In the media, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association now includes "transgendered" in its name, calling itself the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. It is funded by all of the big media organizations and instructs reporters on how to portray conservatives and Republicans as obstructing necessary social change.

Green was a victim of this biased reporting that continues on an ongoing basis.

When Obama Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened up the military to transgendered, or sexually confused, people, he did so without congressional approval, in violation of the Constitution. Obama's Army Secretary, Eric Fanning, was the first open homosexual to lead the Army, and he helped implement this new policy.

Even more shocking, former U.S. Army analyst and convicted traitor Bradley/Chelsea Manning is now undergoing various treatments at taxpayer expense in an effort to become a woman. His 35-year espionage sentence was commuted by President Obama before leaving office. Manning's sentence will end on May 17 of this year and he/she will then walk free from prison.

The Draper book demonstrates how the forces of "diversity and inclusion" have literally infected the nation's religious, corporate, government, academic, news media, advertising, and entertainment bodies.

Draper knows a lot about the subject, as the manager of a major defense contractor who lost his job when he protested the politically correct policies in the work force.

Most people don't recognize the insidious nature of these forces because they are "cleverly depicted as a benevolent community movement focused upon social justice, corporate harmony, and civil unity." In reality, this constitutes a program of "preferential treatment" for members of certain groups, now including the transgendered.

"It's a case of quotas over qualifications," Draper said. LGBT employees in particular "are a security risk, not only due to possible mental confusion and instability and incompatible allegiance, but also as a result of these employees being targets for blackmail," he maintains.

In looking at the damage being done in the government sector, he notes that President Obama's Executive Order 13583, "Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce," has made the problem worse, especially in the national security field.

On October 5, 2016, Obama issued a follow-up presidential memorandum "Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce," specifically targeting the Intelligence Community; the Department of the Treasury's Office of International Affairs and Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection; the Department of Justice's National Security Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Department of Homeland Security.

These policies, Draper argues, have "sanctioned and legitimized the hiring of thousands of employees, both in the federal as well as government contractor areas, who have questionable loyalties to the United States." He says these "holdover" employees represent a significant internal national security threat and will take every opportunity to thwart the actions of President Trump and all allied organizations.

However, he notes that Trump has the power to rescind these controversial executive actions by Obama and restore equal opportunity, the rule of law, and common sense to federal workforce practices.

LaBarbera commented that Green's withdrawal came a day after President Trump signed an executive order to defend religious freedom, and that "some are wondering why more wasn't done to support the Tennessee doctor's nomination."

"It was Washington D.C. and the media that rejected Mark Green, not the American people," commented columnist Lawrence Sellin.

In addition to his decorated military service, Green's biography includes the following highlights:

  • President/CEO of Align MD, an emergency department staffing company, which provides leadership and staffing to emergency departments and hospitalist services in fifty hospitals throughout ten states.

  • Founded Two Rivers Medical Foundation, which provides healthcare to underserved populations throughout the world.

  • Operates a free medical clinic in his hometown, and in Memphis, Tennessee.

© Cliff Kincaid


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