Bruce Jenner made history with his “I’m a woman” interview, getting immediate support from Rob Kardashian, who described him as his “role model.” But his admission that he is a Republican and a Christian may reverberate just as long in terms of how the general public, as well as politicians and religious leaders, change their stereotypes of the LGBT community. With young Kardashian emerging from the shadows to poignantly share his views, Bruce’s long-awaited interview with Diane Sawyer turned into a night that made memories, reported E! News.
From Kim Kardashian to Kylie Jenner, Rob’s siblings are famous for their love of sharing everything on social media. But the 28-year-old has attempted to avoid both the media and the public attention, appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians occasionally looking stressed and uncomfortable.
But Rob, whose father Robert Kardashian is deceased, wanted to share his love and support for Bruce along with his siblings.
“You have always been a role model to me and now more than ever, I look up to you,” posted Rob. “LOVE YOU!!!!”
While Rob’s decision to come out from the shadows touched hearts, Bruce’s decision to come out as a Republican transgender in his “I’m a woman” interview surprised many, reported the New York Daily News.
“I’ve always been on the more conservative side,” revealed Jenner.
Bruce also announced that he identifies with the Republican party.
“Ew Bruce Jenner, I can’t believe you’d admit to that way of life,” came a typical response on social media. “That’s disgusting. I mean… republican?”
Although they hesitated to joke about Jenner’s “I’m a woman” comments, comedians didn’t hesitate to make fun of the political party announcement.
“Now that Bruce Jenner has come out as a Republican, Fox News has no idea how to cover this,” joked Jack Moore.
Log Cabin Republicans is active in supporting LGBT GOP members, and the group shared its pride in Bruce.
“Log Cabin Republicans congratulates Bruce Jenner in the tremendous courage he demonstrated tonight, being true to himself both in terms of his personal identity as well as his political identity,” stated national executive director Gregory T. Angelo.
In addition, as the Inquisitr reported, Jenner revealed that he is a Christian who regularly attends church.
“I would sit in church and always wonder, ‘In God’s eyes, how does he see me?'” recalled Bruce of past visits to churches.
However, over time, Jenner said that he’s accepted that his transgender journey constitutes his purpose in life, and he links that to God and his Christian faith.
“Maybe this is my cause in life. This is why God put me on this earth… to deal with this issue.”
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