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