Gay Republicans push for booth at state GOP convention, change in party platform

Gay Republicans push for booth at state GOP convention, change in party platform

Log Cabin Republicans-Rainbow-ElephantA group of gay Republicans Thursday called on state GOP leaders to change language in their party’s platform that states “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society.”

The Metroplex Republicans and Log Cabin Republicans of Texas also decried their exclusion from the Texas GOP convention next week in Fort Worth. The gay groups won’t have a booth in the exhibit hall.

“We want to expose language that will shrink the party, not grow it,” said Rudy Oeftering, a Dallas businessman and Vice President of the Metroplex Republicans.

Oeftering, speaking from the Fort Worth Convention Center, said the group would take its case to the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission, but their next meeting is later in June. And Oeftering concedes that the Texas GOP, a private organization, is exempt from their guidelines. SOURCE

I may anger a few readers with this post, I may alienate a few thought to be friends, but that is the chance you take when you’re an opinionated blogger.

It is my belief that homosexuality does tear at the fabric of society. It is a vile, unnatural act that most people, especially Christian Conservatives see as a sin.

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13

Don’t get mad at me, I didn’t write that quote from Leviticus; those are, supposedly, the words of God, and I am not going to say too much more about that.

You can believe in the Bible or not, that is YOUR business, not mine, just like I don’t really care which team you play for, that too is YOUR business, but your sexuality is something that should, in my opinion, remain in YOUR bedroom. I don’t believe we need a group of homosexuals *blazing* a trail to the head of the line at the GOP.

Yes, pun intended.

If the GOP wants to know WHY so many staunch Conservatives are bailing out on them they need only to look at this article, the push for homosexuality to be accepted as the new *normal* and their *Big Tent* platform. There lies so much of the reason that many Conservatives have left the GOP for more Conservative pastures.

Gregory T. Angelo, executive director of the national Log Cabin Republicans, said the primary goal was changing the language about homosexuality in the party’s platform.

“All of these things can be resolved if this language is moved from the party platform,” he said.

The GOP needs to ask themselves; do they want to appease a very small group of homosexuals for the sake of political correctness or do they want to stand on the Conservative principles that made this nation great so many years ago, in a time when TRUTH was admired and morals were a good thing, a time long before political correctness ruled the political scene and everyday life of American citizens.

North Texas tea party leader Ken Emanuelson support the group’s efforts to have booth space at the convention, though he disagrees with their leadership on many issues.

So many folks think I am wrong when they hear me say that the TEA Party is killing itself here in North Texas.

The 2 paragraphs above fully illustrate exactly what I am talking about.

“There’s not a bit of sunlight between us on the issue that, if their party wants to grow, it must expand,” he said. “If Republicans want to keep the state red, that means bringing in new people and listening to them.”

Bringing in *new people* huh? At what cost, the loss of the moral high ground by the acceptance of an immoral lifestyle?

If that’s what it takes to make the GOP, the TEA Party and Conservatism a brilliant success then the battle is already lost, you see, when the GOP, the TEA Party and the Conservative movement accept these few willingly, and with open arms, they have just become Liberal Democrats.

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14 Responses to Gay Republicans push for booth at state GOP convention, change in party platform

  1. Dick Robie says:

    Well–what has sexual orientation got to do with politics. If the Gays get a booth then we need a “Straight” Booth; a “Transgender” Booth; a “Hermaphrodite/Morphodite”Booth — this is the most rediculous bunch of crap I have ever heard of.

    I REPEAT what has Sexual Orientation got to do with Politics, other than the Government screws the people all the time.

    • Capt Ron says:

      They are using sexual orientation as a leverage tool, same way it was used in California. I don’t care if people are gay, as long as they don’t go after kids and they act normal, but it should never be a political leverage tool. If they want to be accepted then act normal, not like whining little school kids that feel picked on because they are different. I don’t think the gays are bad I think their lifestyle is. Most people probably think that way. I guess the squeaky wheel is going to get greased. Pun intended.

    • Texasperated says:

      As soon as I hear or read the term “gay” I understand that a political agenda is involved. It is not about sexual orientation. It is about undermining traditional values using politics as a means. If sexual orientation were the only thing involved, I would quote the motto of the US, “live and let live.”

      Keep your powder dry

  2. Alan Caruba says:

    Nationwide homosexuals are a scant 3% of the population and yet they seem to want to impose their dictates on the 97%, requiring an acceptance they have never had because of the nation of their sexual preferences. As you say, what they do in private is their business. What they do in public, such as their latest demands, needs to be loudly and wisely opposed.

  3. Denise McNamara says:

    Fred,
    Thank you for your willingness to stand for our GOP platform and principles. The Tea Party folks do not agree with much of our platform and their solution is to strike out those planks dealing with socially conservative principles. Their focus is on fiscal responsibility.

    Ken Emanuelson, during our SD16 Resolutions Committee, stated that in his view homosexuality is no different than other sins such as lying. The homosexual lobby seeks to redefine marriage and make it just another lifestyle choice; there is no group lobbying to make lying just another lifestyle choice. No one believes that liars were “born that way.”

    If the GOP removes this plank from our platform, it will lose more voters than it will gain.

    • TexasFred says:

      Denise, thank you for your comment and support, all I am doing is speaking the truth as I see it, based on how I was raised and what I know to be right AND wrong, and I despise faux conservatives that are willing to sacrifice principle for votes… They are, quite simply, disgusting…

    • Texasperated says:

      This would be the same Ken Emmanuelson who recently accused the GOP of not wanting to attract black people? Everyone who is sick and tired of identity politics, please raise your hand.

      Keep your powder dry

      • Mary Anne Harper says:

        Of course Ken Emmanuelson wanted to tape me when I stood against Katrina Pierson and for Pete Sessions; he is Katrina’s boyfriend and I don’t think he knows much anyway!

        • TexasFred says:

          You folks are going to give Ken a complex or something, like maybe make him think we don’t like nor approve of his actions…

          Poor Ken.. Poor, poor Ken… :P

  4. minuteman26 says:

    Republican hookers should get equal space. WTF. Texas GOP needs to tell these people we have bigger fish to fry. If they don’t like it they can throw their support to “Bathhouse Barry”.

  5. HGPSURF says:

    I agree with Dick Robie that sexual orientation should have nothing to do with politics. I vote for a person for his or her stand on much more important issues than what gender they prefer.

  6. If the GOP advocates nothing more than a Big Tent Theory, to include more and more persons simply for the votes and the demography, it should simply accede and change its own (R) to a (D).

    BZ

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