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Non-Partisan Coalition calls on Texas GOP to reject platform
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/16/2010 | Staff

Posted on 07/16/2010 6:29:39 AM PDT by Patriot1259

A Diverse Group of 13 State and National Organizations Challenge RNC Chairman Michael Steele to Demand an Inclusive Platform

WASHINGTON, DC - A broad coalition of nonpartisan organizations raised their voices to issue a joint statement calling on RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Texas Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri to forcefully reject the platform of the 2010 State Republican Party Platform of Texas.

The platform has numerous tenets that are divisive and bigoted, including:

• Eliminating those with HIV/AIDS, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and mental stress disorders from the Americans with Disabilities Act;

• Urging Congress to withhold Supreme Court jurisdiction in cases involving religious freedom, abortion and the Bill of Rights;

• Stating that homosexuality “tears at the fabric of our society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases.”

• Overturning Roe v. Wade and passing a "human life amendment" to the Constitution, a proposal that would make abortion illegal in all cases and criminalize most common forms of birth control....

(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; gop; platform; roevwade

1 posted on 07/16/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259
From the list they don't like, doesn't sound like “nonpartisan” groups at all.
2 posted on 07/16/2010 6:34:51 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: YellowRoseofTx

No one on the list of signatories would vote for a Republican regardless of the platform.


3 posted on 07/16/2010 6:37:21 AM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: Patriot1259
• Eliminating those with HIV/AIDS, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and mental stress disorders from the Americans with Disabilities Act;

But... but... but... what would happen to the mental health money train? How would all those fakers get by without their govt check?

4 posted on 07/16/2010 6:37:34 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Seruzawa

Non-partisan, my @$$. These are all big Demo supporters. Shows the party is on the right track if these folks sacred cows are getting gored.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 6:52:55 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Patriot1259

Looks like a good platform to me. Since its the liberals who yelped we have to assume that we aimed the rock correctly


6 posted on 07/16/2010 6:54:03 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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