22 Influential People and Issues They Support

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Twenty-two most influential people, organizations, and the most polarizing issues they support

Table 1: Absolute support (Mostly liberals)

ABORTIONLGBTQ CAUSESCLIMATE CHANGERACE THEORYMIDDLE EAST ISSUEAFFILIATION
American Council of WitchesYesYesYesYesPro-PalestineAtheist
Barack & Michelle ObamaYesYesYesYesNeutralDemocrat 
Ecumenical
Bill GatesYesYesYesYesChristianity
Black Lives MatterYesYesYesYesPro-PalestineMarxist
Animism
Democrat PartyYesYesYesYesMostly Pro-PalestineMostly Agnostics
Atheist
Joe BidenYesYesYesYesPro-IsraelDemocrat 
Christianity
LeBron JamesYesYesYesYesPro-PalestineChristianity
MadonnaYesYesYesYesPro-PalestineMystic Pagan
Mark ZuckerbergYesYesYesYesPro-IsraelChristianity
Oprah WinfreyYesYesYesYesPro-IsraelEcumenical
Ruth Bader GinsburgYesYesYesYesNeutralDemocrat 
Judaism
Taylor SwiftYesYesYesYesChristianity
The Temple of SatanYesYesYesYesMostly Democrats
Atheist

Table 2: Full and centrist support

ABORTIONLGBTQ CAUSESCLIMATE CHANGERACE THEORYMIDDLE EAST ISSUEAFFILIATION
Ben Shapiro*NOCentristNONOPro-IsraelJudaism
Bill MaherCentristCentristCentristCentristPro-IsraelAtheist
Cristiano RonaldoNOCentristYesCentristNeutralChristianity
Donald TrumpNOCentristNONOPro-IsraelRepublicans
Christianity
Elon MuskCentristCentristCentristCentristPro-IsraelAgnostic
Jordan PetersonNOCentristNONOPro-IsraelChristianity
Pope FrancisNOCentristYesNeutralNeutralChristianity
Republican PartyNO*CentristNO*NOMostly Pro-IsraelEcumenical
Ronald ReaganNOCentristNONONeutralChristianity
*LGBTQ causes refer to same-sex marriage, gay blended families, gender pronouns, and gender-affirming care.
* No, with exceptions.

1. American Council of Witches

The Witches network of organizations advocates expressed support for reproductive rights and access to healthcare and has also advocated for LGBTQ+ rights and non-discrimination.

In 2016, the group placed a curse on Donald Trump so he would not win the election.

2. Barrack Obama

Former POTUS Barack Obama supported action on climate change by signing the Paris Agreement and Clean Power Plan and promoting renewable energy.

He advocated for abortion services and supported same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ rights by repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” [Gaying of America]

3. Bill Gates

Bill Gates has expressed his support for abortion and LGBTQ rights. He continues to fund fuel action on clean energy technologies and a low-carbon economy.

For decades, the Gates Foundation has donated millions to Planned Parenthood, which advocates for free abortion services, contraception, and Gender Affirming Care. [Scott Nugent]

4. Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter, or BLM movement, advocates for racial justice and ending police brutality against Black people.

BLM has repeatedly expressed support for reproductive rights, access to healthcare, and LGBTQ causes.

The movement was founded by three Black women, two of whom identify as queer and support climate change, relating it to racial justice.

5. Democrats (Democratic Party)

The Democratic Party supports abortion rights by opposing legislation restricting access to reproductive healthcare, supports climate action by advocating for renewable energy investment, and supports LGBTQ+ rights by passing anti-discrimination laws.

Democrats are also known as “left-liberals” who often have a penchant for what religious “right-conservatives” abhor.

6. Joe Biden

POTUS Joe Biden said he wants to make abortion the law of the land; he also pushed the Gender Equality Act of 2021 and has openly declared his support for LGBTQ and transgender rights. [Biden accomplishments]

Biden rejoined the Paris climate agreement and opted out of drilling for oil and natural gasses. He pushed for electric vehicles in an attempt to reduce the greenhouse effect.

In 2022, he unveiled a 2.2 Billion budget plan to reduce global warming.

He welcomed LGBTQ and transgender people to be part of his cabinet, who, like him, openly supported abortion and contraception.

7. Lebron James

Professional basketball player LeBron James is the mouthpiece of social justice issues and police reform. In 2022, LeBron expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court ruling on limiting abortion.

In 2018, he criticized the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Lebron advocates for the LGBTQ community, supporting their rights and pushing for greater acceptance. 

8. Madonna

Madonna is a music icon whose career began in the 1980s, shaping at least two generations of the values she represents.

Madonna has always been “out of the box,” supporting liberal causes like the gay lifestyle, abortion rights, and gun control.

She is also vocal about her heavy dislike for former President Trump because of his opposition to left-liberal ideologies. [Trumpism]

9. Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, has supported LGBTQ rights and has publicly supported gay marriages as well as abortion and planned parenting.

He has used his platform and resources to advocate for policies and initiatives that promote liberal ideologies.

In 2019, a Senate hearing accused Zuckerberg’s Facebook and Google of bias and anti-conservative.

10. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has been a vocal supporter of reproductive rights and women’s access to healthcare, including abortion services.

In 2018, Winfrey promoted the “Shout Your Abortion” movement, where women can brag about their abortions.

She has also spoken about supporting LGBTQI2+ rights, including same-sex marriage and gender-affirming care.

In 1997, Winfrey was quoted as saying she would be “happy to go to hell” for supporting gay rights.

11. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka RGB, was a Supreme Court Justice with a solid liberal following because of her fight for left-liberal ideologies such as women’s rights and social justice.

RGB co-founded the Women’s Rights Project (under the American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU) that pushes abortion care and trans rights.

In 2016, leading evangelical voice Franklin Graham posted on his social media, “….The ACLU wants to remove God from everything…Christianity Today came to their defense on another case.

12. Taylor Swift

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is relatively private about her moral and political views. However, she has vocally supported the LGBTQ+ community. She has also been involved in environmental causes and advocated for climate change action.

13. The Temple of Satan

The Temple of Satan, or TST, does not have an official stance on abortion but advocates for reproductive rights and access to healthcare, including abortion services.

TST supports gay rights and same-sex marriage and participates in the PRIDE March. More than 50 percent of their members are LGBTQ+.

14. Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro, who co-founded the Daily Wire, or DW, has been the fastest and loudest conservative voice in recent years. Along with Matt Walsh, Michael Knowles, and Candice Owens, they openly rebuke left-liberal ideologies such as critical race theory.

They are critical of abortion and woke ideologies and skeptical of the Democrat’s actions for climate change.

They are primarily against militant LGBTQ+, opposed to gay marriage, and condemn transgender people in women’s sports and drag queens who indoctrinate children.

15. Bill Maher

Host and comedian Bill Maher support support for reproductive rights, including access to abortion services. He also advocates for action on climate change and support for LGBTQ+ rights.

Despite being an open atheist, he has mocked woke agendas that persecute religious conservatives.

16. Cristiano Ronaldo

Professional soccer player Christiano Ronaldo has expressed support for LGBTQ+ rights. His mother considered aborting him. Hence, he has been a supporter of pro-life groups.

In 2022, Ronaldo refused to wear the “One Love” LGBTQ support band.

17. Donald Trump

Climate change

Former POTUS Donald Trump encouraged the use of natural energy. He rolled back environmental regulations and pushed gas and oil drilling. He also rejected climate change reports. [Reuters]

The biggest pr have is not global warming, but nuclear warming… it’s just a matter of seconds, not 300 years (to destroy the earth),” Trump said in an interview with Tucker Carlson in April 2023.

Abortion and LGBTQ rights

Although he supports equal rights, he vowed to stop gender-affirming care, especially for minors.

During his term, he restricted access to abortion, including an attempt to defund the pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood.

18. Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been a strong advocate for action on climate change and has invested heavily in renewable energy and electric vehicles.

He has also expressed support for LGBTQ+ rights and has spoken out against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

19. Dr. Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor. He is critical of political correctness and identity politics. He has not taken a public stance on abortion or climate change, but guests on his podcast are essential to both issues.

He expressed skepticism about some aspects of LGBTQ+ rights but spoke against discrimination and violence against them.

He is against surgical mutilation of minors and called it “wrong in the deepest possible sense.” Peterson is an advocate of the traditional family.

20. Pope Francis

The Pope expressed support for action on climate change, as well as compassion for the LGBTQ+ community.

He also spoke about the need for compassion and mercy towards women who had abortions but emphasized the importance of caring for all human life.

21. Republican Party

The Republican Party generally advocates for conservative and traditional values, including small government control, and supports a free market economy.

Most Republicans are pro-life, along with other conservative values that a religious Judeo-Christian person usually has.

On climate change, Republicans have less support and do the opposite by promoting fossil fuel industries and deregulation.

Regarding LGBTQ+ rights, the party has generally opposed same-sex marriage and promoted religious exemptions for businesses and individuals who object to serving or accommodating LGBTQ+ individuals.

22. Ronald Reagan

Although former President Ronald Reagan has long been gone, his still cited and quoted for reforms he instituted and criticism that most Democrats blame him for.

Reagan generally opposed abortion rights, did not support gay marriages, or implemented drastic climate change policies.

However, he increased funding for AIDS research and treatment and signed the Montreal Protocol to limit ozone-depleting chemicals.

Overall, Reagan was a Christian conservative who prioritized economics over ideological rights.

Other influential people

The Squad

The Squad is a group of several Democratic U.S. Representatives often represented by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC), popular for her ultra-liberal advocacy, and Ilhan Omar for her anti-Israel rhetoric.

The group shares one vision of pursuing abortion, action on climate change, LGBTQ rights, and other “progressive policies.”

Candace Owens

A conservative ally of Ben Shapiro and Matt Walsh, Candace Owens is a political commentator who advocates for debunking Critical Race Theory, even if she is herself.

Owens is against abortion, which has plagued the black community, and the erasure of women through trans sports.

Overall, Candace and her constituents are pushing for a conservative counterculture.

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg was the poster child for climate change action as a child. She is also an LGBTQ+ ally and pro-Palestinian, but her stance on abortion and religion is not widely documented.

Ironically, Thunberg, an atheist without a college degree, received an honorary theology from the University of Helsinki’s Theology Faculty in 2023.

In a Swedish TV interview in 2023, Greta said, “I don’t believe in God.” [Trumpet]

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