Commonwealth Policy Center

Is LGBT status an inherent leadership quality? Some voters, including many in California, apparently believe this is the case. 10% of California’s legislature identifies as LGBT. All are Democrats, and all are committed to pushing pro LGBT policies, including teaching LGBT identities to elementary school students, the right of minors to pursue gender transition surgery, and the right of biological boys who identify as girls to compete on girls sports teams. According to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, 519 self-identified LGBT candidates won elected office nationwide, ranging from school board up to governor. Some argue that this is a reflection of the tolerance of American citizens. While others say that LGBT identity isn’t a healthy leadership trait, but a reflection of radical autonomy that rejects a Biblical sexual ethic.