Dr. Mark Green, President Trump’s as of yet unconfirmed nominee to be the next Secretary of the Army, took to social media this week to blast his critics who say he is discriminatory to the LGBT community.
“The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said,” Green wrote in a post on Facebook. “Let me be very clear, the only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans.”
Dr. Green, who has served as a state senator from Tennessee since 2013, has faced non-stop criticism from progressives and LGBT advocates since speaking at a Tea Party event in Chattanooga last year. Dr. Green has made his position on social issues clear, but his response to a question about federal overreach, specifically with regard to the “transgender bathroom” issue, has been the biggest source of controversy.
“The government exists to honor those people who live honorably, who do good things – to reward people who behave well and to crush evil. So that means as a state senator, my responsibility very clearly in Romans 13 is to create an environment where people who do right are rewarded and the people who do wrong are crushed. Evil is crushed. So I’m going to protect women in their bathrooms.”