White House: DOJ to work ‘hand in hand’ with LGBTQ groups against threats of ‘domestic extremists,’ ‘hate groups’

By Mary Margaret Olohan | The Daily Signal

President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice will work “hand-in-hand” with the LGBTQ community as a response to Republican-led legislation and “threats” tied to “hate groups and domestic violent extremists,” the White House announced on Thursday.

The administration’s new action to “protect LGBTQI+ communities from attacks on their rights and safety” specifically cites Republican-sponsored legislation that bans biological males from women’s sports, protects children from irreversible sex-change procedures, and bans discussions of sexual and ideological topics in the classroom.

The White House framed those bills as “anti-LGBTQ+” and called them “cruel and callous to our kids, our neighbors, and those in our community.” And as a response, the White House said, the Biden administration is partnering with federal law enforcement agencies to launch a  new LGBTQI+ Community Safety Partnership.

The move is sure to draw the attention of Republican lawmakers and conservative activists, who have accused the Justice Department of ideologically targeting perceived opponents of the Biden administration, such as pro-life activists and parents concerned about ideology in schools.

Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke, will be the DOJ’s point person on that project. Clarke, a vocal abortion proponent, has disproportionately targeted pro-life activists in her prosecutions of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.

“LGBTQI+ communities face a surge in violence against individuals and community spaces,” the Biden administration claimed. “Federal threat monitoring shows that these threats are increasingly tied to hate groups and domestic violent extremists. LGBTQI+ individuals — especially transgender women and girls of color — have experienced disproportionately high rates of violence and hate crimes for decades.”

Republicans have accused the Biden DOJ of investigating parents as “terrorist” threats — parents all across the nation who are concerned about ideology in schools. Those investigations were a direct result of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Oct. 4, 2021, directive to the FBI to investigate threats to school boards, Republicans said.

One investigation involved a mother who belonged to a “right-wing moms’ group” called Moms for Liberty, Fox News reported, and another involved a dad who was opposed to COVID-19 masking and owned a lot of guns.

“The Partnership will work hand-in-hand with LGBTQI+ community organizations to provide critical safety resources to ensure these organizations can remain safe spaces for the community,” the White House said. “In acknowledgement of the mistreatment that LGBTQI+ communities have often faced in interactions with law enforcement, the Partnership will also work to build trust between LGBTQI+ organizations and federal law enforcement agencies.”

The White House fact sheet specifically notes that the departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) will “work with health care providers and medical associations to provide access to safety trainings and improve threat reporting to support doctors, clinics, and children’s hospitals that face increasing threats when they care for LGBTQI+ patients,” apparently in reference to outrage and backlash against gender clinics across the nation pushing irreversible procedures on children.

The FBI, U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the DOJ and its Civil Rights Division will also “undertake targeted engagement with community groups from the LGBTQI+ community and other communities victimized by hate crimes to increase understanding about how to report hate crimes,” the fact sheet said.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Signal.

In December, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta admitted that the DOJ had been targeting pro-life activists through the FACE Act as a response to the overturning in June 2022 of Roe v. Wade, describing the overturning of Roe as a “devastating blow to women throughout the country” that took away “the constitutional right to abortion” and increased “the urgency” of the DOJ’s work — including the “enforcement of the FACE Act, to ensure continued lawful access to reproductive services.”

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8 thoughts on “White House: DOJ to work ‘hand in hand’ with LGBTQ groups against threats of ‘domestic extremists,’ ‘hate groups’

  1. It will be interesting to see how the DOJ approaches the “Gays Against Groomers” conundrum. Tempers will flare on this one.

  2. The Dem/Prog controlled DOJ and FBI will collude with the “victimized/wronged” LGBTQI+ , Antifa, BLM and other such groups, to fight any and all MAGA proponents, to have easily controlled, demented, in-the-basement Biden stumble and bumble through another 4 years of calamities and snafus.

    China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, etc., are grinning.

    These neo-con and Dem/Prog extremists will damage/destroy the America we know, to “win”, no matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes, just as they are “winning” their farcical weakening of Russia.

  3. The Wall Street Journal reported Instagram is allowing and promoting a network for child molesters, as well as allowing criminal acts against children to be shared on their platform. The war against humanity is ramping up to it’s final battle. The lunatics in the District of Corruption and all other places across the country are deploying all assets. They are being exposed and weilding a corrupted justice system against the people to cover their criminal conduct. They will not prevail. Boomerang incoming.

  4. Not wanting mental ill freaks shaking their junk in front of children is not HATE. These abominations of nature can be as weird as they want in their own homes but I don’t want to see it or have to accept it as normal behavior. A fake president pushing these freaks and employing them in the worst administration to ever infest the swamp is the most un American act ever committed and furthers the decline of morals in the US. These freaks of nature offer no value to society the same as the potato head joe offers nothing but pain to the American people.

    • The EXTREMIST are the trans freaks who think their something they are not defying science. The extremist are the group who has a 40
      percent suicide rate. The extremist are those who have been the killers in the last 5 mass shootings. The extremist are the ones killing Children and people for their religious beliefs. The extremist are those wanting to groom children into their non sustainable f’ked up lives.

  5. The democrats are fomenting this hate by attempting to force acceptance of these “alternate lifestyles” on normal people. Yes, normal people.
    Your religious beliefs, political stand, and even your personal revulsion of these lifestyles are to be suddenly set aside because of what? Some government agency says you have to be accepting, because it’s the law? Not likely.
    What did they think was going to happen?

  6. I guess we now have the sex police, will they be investigating sexual positions also? I mean literally and figuratively….

    Will people who believe in abstinence before marriage be considered a super hate group? How does this fly in their face of science? The theory of evolution?

    Marxist bullies.

    Can we define the + as anything we like? These people are crazy. FBI should be at my door shortly…..

  7. Good, they can start with the LGBTQI+ hate groups. There are plenty of them to investigate.

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