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IL GOP forces out party chair for supporting gay marriage (And the author is in a tizzy)
AMERICAblog-Gay ^ | MAy 8, 2013 | John Aravosis, editor

Posted on 05/08/2013 10:05:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Illinois Republicans have just forced state party chair Pat Brady to resign because of his support for gay marriage.

What is this, Alabama?

Brady, rather famously, came out in support of gay marriage in January of this year, and even made phone calls to lawmakers urging them to support gay marriage legislation before the Illinois legislature.

And now he’s politically-dead, killed by a Republican party so permeated with hate and intolerance that even in a moderate-Republican state like Illinois, the GOP just couldn’t stomach having a fag-lover as party chair.

This is why I, an Illinois Republican, left my party 21 years ago and never looked back. Even back then, in 1992, the hate was too much. But now, in 2013, when 11 American states have already legalized gay marriage, Illinois Republicans are so hateful and bigoted that they would destroy a man for daring to speak out in favor of civil rights.

Of course, as the Chicago Tribune notes, the problem is social conservatives – i.e., the religious right – who are trying to take over Illinois politics. Good luck with that. Illinois isn’t Mississippi. Though the Illinois Republican party is sure doing a heck of an imitation of the Mississippi GOP, that only recently decided to oppose slavery, and has long had problems with homophobia, and blacks, and women....

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TOPICS: Illinois; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; gaystapotactics; gop; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; illinois; lavendermafia; pinkjournalism; republicans; samesexmarriage; socialconservatives; whiningliberals
Can't you just hear John's high-pitched screeching as he pounds his rainbow-colored keyboard and throws his Starbucks latte at the wall?

John Aravosis is a Washington, DC-based writer and political consultant, specializing in using the Internet for politics. He is the editor-in-chief of AMERICAblog, AMERICAblog Gay, and AMERICAblog Elections.

John has a degree in rhetoric from the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana), a diploma from the University of Paris (Sorbonne), and a joint law degree and masters in foreign service from Georgetown University. John’s writing experience includes working as a stringer for both the Economist and RADAR, and having been published in the New Republic and New York Daily News, among others. Washingtonian magazine’s annual “50 Best Journalists” issue named John one of “journalism’s rising stars, those likely to have a major impact in coming years.” John has also been honored as one of the “Out 100,” and by the Advocate as one of the fifty “most powerful gay men and women in America.”

John’s policy experience includes working as a legislative attorney in the United States Senate, a consultant at the World Bank, and a children’s right’s advocate at the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1997, John launched his own political Internet consulting firm, with clients ranging from governments (US Department of State, HHS, CDC, the city of Barcelona, the Social Democratic Party of Sweden) to non-profits (ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NEA, AFSCME). John continues consulting to this day.

John is also a frequent TV pundit, and has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, ABC News, Nightline, CNN’s Reliable Sources, MSNBC and more. John is also regularly quoted in American and foreign media. John speaks five languages (has worked and done interviews in French, Spanish and Italian), and has visited or worked in 29 countries, including conducting lectures and training about the Internet and politics in France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Morocco, Indonesia and Cote d’Ivoire.

1 posted on 05/08/2013 10:05:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t care whether gay marriage is legal, but I’ve hoped, for three years, that Pat Brady would quit. In 2010, I ran for the state house. I thought that the state party chairman would be neutral, before the primary, but he endorsed the most liberal Republican in my race.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This author’s rant fails to mention Pat Brady’s wife is battling cancer. If I was Mr. Brady, I think my time would be more well spent helping my wife than promoting homo hitchin’. IMO, that’s why he called it quits.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 10:48:00 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; MinuteGal

Wonderful. And he removed himself from the Republican Party because he is a gay activist. Good riddance to bad, although well educated, rubbish. Just another further example that a higher education isn’t the be all and end all of existence. Doesn’t take into account morality and rational logic. He can’t divest himself from his true persona, a gay activist. As stated many times before, liberalism is a mental disease.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 11:05:01 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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5 posted on 05/08/2013 11:17:34 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: PhilCollins

Added keyword “whiningliberals” because that’s all this is.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not a “moderate Republican” state, you moonbat. They are LIBERAL “Republicans.”


7 posted on 05/08/2013 12:51:16 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: PhilCollins

The only thing republican about the Illinois Republican Party is the name.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 12:54:04 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker; flaglady47

Who should the next chairman be? I think it should be a conservative who has been a county party chairman and an elected official. A few good choices are Jo Ann Osmond, of Lake Co.; William Keck, of Kane Co.; and William LeFew, of McHenry Co.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 1:08:17 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins

I confess I’m not familiar with any of them. But I’m sure any of them would be better than Brady.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 1:11:11 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smash the Patriarchy is the name of their game. They aren’t seeking “civil rights”, they are out to tear down the institutions of the establishment. Same as always. Last ditch effort by the red diaper doper babies of the 1960s.

And they are still throwing temper tantrums.

The editor sounds like a ribbon bully.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BillyBoy; Dr. Sivana; BlackElk; Impy; chicagolady

*Moonbat whiner alert*

With all that whining and bashing of AL & MS, it’s well worth pointing out both states have growing Republican majorities, unlike the corrupt combiner soviet of Illinois.


13 posted on 05/08/2013 4:53:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; yongin; BlackElk; darkangel82
This is why I, an Illinois Republican, left my party 21 years ago

It was never your party, assface.

14 posted on 05/08/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

I think he means the Log Cabin Republicans.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 5:25:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And now, an op-ed piece from Pat Brady’s domestic partner...


16 posted on 05/08/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj

This fruit was once a staffer for the late RINO Ted Stevens. He’s been a full throated communist since he “left” the GOP.

Such anger, clearly he needs a boyfriend.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 5:28:34 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: BillyBoy

I nominate Joe Walsh for IL GOP Chair. However, the Jim Edgars, and Jim Thompsons will say that Joe Walsh’s comments caused Judy Biggert and Robert Dold to lose.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 5:43:47 PM PDT by yongin (SoCons will not be kicked to the curb under the guise of the Truce.)
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To: Impy

Yep, the only “hatred” and “bigotry” I see is coming from this guy’s column.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 6:02:54 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Impy

Yeah, I detected a whiff of “Jeb Eddy” there too.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 12:55:03 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, i would have said good riddance 21 years ago, John Aravosis must have still been in the closet then because i had not even heard of him and i say good riddance where Brady is concerned.

But then maybe if fag marriage would have been legal many years ago these creeps might not even be here, and i am sure glad my parents were not of the same sex or i would not be here either unless my dad turned queer and started chasing women.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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