President Barack Obama has achieved another “first” for homosexual advocates by nominating a “transgender” man to a post in the Commerce Department.
Amanda Simpson was tapped by the President to the post of Senior Technical Adviser in the Commerce Department. Amanda, formerly known as Mitchell, is a man who worked for Raytheon Missile Systems in Arizona, during which time he made the transition from “male” to “female.”
"I’m truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me," Simpson announced in a statement. "As one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others."
Simpson was a major homosexual activist and member of the board of directors for National Center for Transgender Equality. During his time at Raytheon, where he rose to the position of Deputy Director in Advanced Technology Development, he successfully added “sexual identity” to Raytheon’s equal employment opportunity policies.
In remarks later given to ABCNews.com, Simpson said "being the first sucks," because he feared that his sexual identity rather than personal merits would be credited for his obtaining the job.
The President has made no secret of his desire to nominate high-profile homosexuals to positions in the Executive Branch. However many homosexual advocates have criticized Obama for trying to appease them by nominating homosexuals to influential positions, rather than aggressively pushing their legislative issues. But pro-family advocates see the selection of Simpson as another step to normalizing homosexuality in the United States.
Another of Obama’s homosexual appointees is Kevin Jennings, deputy assistant to the Office of Safe Schools in the Department of Education, who was the former executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Jennings has come under fire from pro-family groups for GLSEN’s promotion of a pornographic reading list for youth grades 7-12, which the group had deemed "age-appropriate," and for the infamous “fist-gate” scandals, where sexually violent practices were taught to Boston youth at a GLSEN conference. Both occurred during his tenure as executive director.
"It’s always the incremental change that keeps moving forward and keeps getting more radical," Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality told Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink . It’s hard for the American people to keep up."
"We should consider what transgender activism is about," LaBarbera said, "which is essentially recognizing civil rights based on gender confusion."