NC Republican Party tells Log Cabin Queers to stay away
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I know I should feel bad about this happening here in The Great Tarheel State. But I fear that moral philosopher Blount does state the case for the majority of Republicans down here. My own nasty feeling is that the Log Cabin Republicans aren't getting anything other than what they should've expected. A desire to bomb Iraqi citizens and deprive impoverished people of social services isn't as binding as they must've hoped.
[N.C. GOP Chairman Ferrell] Blount's letter reportedly said that "homosexuality is not normal and should not be established as an acceptable 'alternative' lifestyle." He also said the North Carolina Republican Party and the Log Cabin Republicans "do not seem to share the same agenda."
Really what would you expect from the state party that gave America Jesse Helms and did its best to keep black voters from the polls not that long ago?
He said he conferred with state party leaders about the booth. He said that the Log Cabin group not only pushed gay issues, but that its national Web site criticizes President Bush, who supports a federal constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
"As state party chairman, I support the definition of marriage as being a union sanctioned by God between a man and a woman. That is what the Republican Party talks about in its platform and will talk about this weekend," Blount said
One North Carolina gay Republican has a much delayed moment of political satori.
Ed Farthing, the chair of the North Carolina Log Cabin Republicans called Blount's position "discouraging".
"It appears to be you have to be a white, Anglo-Saxon married Protestant for the Party to pay any attention to you," Farthing told 365Gay.com.
This NC gubernatorial candidate summarizes the limits of the state party's cosmopolitan spirit and empathy.
Bill Cobey, a former congressman and past state GOP chairman running for governor, said Republicans are responding to what they see as an assault on time-honored values. "I'll trust God before I'll trust the mayor of San Francisco or a bunch of judges in Massachusetts," Cobey said.
Sorry guys, kissing George Bush's behind has gotten you what you deserve: zero.