Brandon Straka was “once upon a time, a liberal.” He is now a conservative who on July 3rd, 2018 will be on the Laura Ingraham show on Fox news. Brandon Straka opened his May 26, 2018 video by the following bullet points of his beliefs that he rejects:
- Marginalization based on gender or sexual orientation
- Dogmatic Obedience
Straka says he laments complaints about “people who have white skin” and says liberals have scapegoated them. While Straka has accused the left-wing of, “bullying”, name-calling and blacklisting, he clearly has never read the Daily Stormer. He accuses the “mainstream media” of Fake News, however, our experience and that of other fact-checkers show Fake News is not a liberal-exclusive phenomenon.
It is true that the Democratic Party has won many victories on for gay people as well as minorities and females so it appears the Democrats may be victims of their own successes on that front. Now that Gay Marriage is here, he subtly has raised the question “what does he need the Democrats for”?
Those are his opinions, as a fact-checking machine, we can only cross-check his statements against what the other major party believes in.
The Republican Party officially in their platform
-Opposes the Obergefell v. Hodges decision that created same-sex marriage.
-Supports religious freedom over civil rights protections to gay individuals. It is currently legal in many states to fire someone for being gay. A hairdresser in gay-friendly New York might not care about a construction worker in Tennessee.
-Supports restrictions on abortion
-Supports Voter ID Laws, which demonstrably hinder citizens from voting (You can argue this is good, but you cannot argue it is not a hindrance)
-states, “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman”
However, the video ends with him saying that he’s “walking away.” He calls himself a conservative but makes no mention on whether or not he has joined the Republican Party.