Tuesday, September 13, 2016

VIDEO: Tim Kaine's Keynote at the 2016 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner (9/10/16)


ABC News:
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine slammed Donald Trump's relationship with the LGBT community at the Human Rights Campaign's 20th annual black tie dinner last night.

"Donald Trump is no friend to this community and he’s no friend to the value of equality," Kaine told guests at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. "Donald Trump is unqualified and temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief and we can’t afford to let his proposals be anywhere near the Oval Office."

HRC is dedicated to the advocacy of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Although Trump has made apparent overtures to the LGBT community at his rallies, Kaine said LGBT issues are not on the Republican presidential candidate's radar.

"Go to Donald Trump’s position page," the Virginia senator said. "Search for an LGBTQ agenda or maybe I can save you the time. There isn’t one. No mention. It’s invisible."
PBS.org:
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.

Kaine is a devout Roman Catholic as well as a U.S. senator from Virginia and a former governor of that state. He told the Human Rights Campaign during its national dinner Saturday in Washington that he had changed his mind about gay marriage and that his church may follow suit one day.

“I think it’s going to change because my church also teaches me about a creator who, in the first chapter of Genesis, surveyed the entire world, including mankind, and said, ‘It is very good,'” Kaine said. He then recalled Pope Francis’ remark that “who am I to judge?” in reference to gay priests.

“I want to add: Who am I to challenge God for the beautiful diversity of the human family? I think we’re supposed to celebrate it, not challenge it,” Kaine said.
With each passing day, Hillary's choice of running mate seems more and more brilliant. Tim is truly an awesome candidate and will be a terrific vice president!

Watch the full speech above.


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