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Log Cabin Republicans 'not a worthwhile exchange'
OneNewsNow ^ | 2/17/2009 7:00:00 AM | Jim Brown

Posted on 02/17/2009 2:22:53 PM PST by MovementConservative

A conservative activist group is urging the new chairman of the Republican National Committee to refrain from courting homosexual activists within the GOP.

Illinois-based Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is calling on socially conservative Republicans to call or write new party chairman Michael Steele and ask him not to promote the agenda of the Log Cabin Republicans, a homosexual activist group.

Log Cabin praised Steele's election last month, saying the former Maryland lieutenant governor "believes in a big tent GOP" and "is an inclusive leader who will bring a new energy and a new vision to the GOP at a critical time."

Americans for Truth president Peter LaBarbera says Steele would be unwise to embrace the Log Cabin agenda.

"Every time a new guy like Steele comes in, the Log Cabin Republicans try to say, 'Hey, he's one of our guys. He's for inclusion,'" claims LaBarbera.

But Steele, says LaBarbera, would give up substantially more than he would gain should he reach out to the homosexual activists. "[T]he reality is there's only 20,000 members all across the country of this tiny homosexual activist group called the Log Cabin Republicans," he shares. "It's not a worthwhile exchange to get 20,000 votes to lose millions and millions of faithful, pro-family religious conservatives who are the grassroots of the Republican Party."

LaBarbera says his group is merely asking Steele to defend the Republican Party's platform on the issues of life and marriage. He notes the Log Cabin Republicans have called for the repeal of Proposition 8, the voter-approved amendment banning same-sex "marriage" in California.

Some conservatives have been critical of Steele's past involvement with the Republican Leadership Council, a pro-abortion, centrist group he founded with Christie Todd Whitman.


TOPICS: Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; homosexualagenda; logcabinrepublicans; rncchairman; steele
No groups 'agenda' should be pushed by the GOP. Conservativism isn't based on "courting" any group. It's a set of principles. Leave the Log Cabin Republicans alone. If they want to be in the GOP because they believe in the same principles of limited government and personal freedoms we do, fine. Why does there always have to be some idiots out there making a big fuss about who wants to vote GOP? Groups like this "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality" going out looking for a fight just ruin it for everyone.
1 posted on 02/17/2009 2:22:53 PM PST by MovementConservative
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To: MovementConservative

Based on numbers alone I wouldn’t think it would be worth spending any real time and money to try and bring them aboard.

If they want to vote republican based on conservative principles I’ll welcome them but the party doesn’t need to accommodate them.


2 posted on 02/17/2009 2:26:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: MovementConservative

The GOP should stick to principles and leave the disaffected little groups roaming around everywhere alone IMHO


3 posted on 02/17/2009 2:26:51 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: txnativegop

I agree.


4 posted on 02/17/2009 2:34:15 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Bahamas!)
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To: MovementConservative
"looking for a fight just ruin it for everyone" not true. you have steels on tv courting homos. if the difference between the dims & the pubs becomes any less distinct, you could suddenly lose a lot of voters. this guy's exactly right. it's not a good trade.

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5 posted on 02/17/2009 2:37:07 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: MovementConservative

If Steele believes in the big tent GOP, I need to no longer be a republican, just like Rush.


6 posted on 02/17/2009 2:39:44 PM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to preserve liberty deserve the tyrants that rule them. SP-0)
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To: MovementConservative

If Steele believes in the big tent GOP, I need to no longer be a republican, just like Rush.


7 posted on 02/17/2009 2:39:45 PM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to preserve liberty deserve the tyrants that rule them. SP-0)
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To: MovementConservative

Be wary of anyone whose entire identity is predicated on their choice of where to put their sexual organs.


8 posted on 02/17/2009 2:40:54 PM PST by Boiling Pots (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)
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To: MovementConservative
Some conservatives have been critical of Steele's past involvement with the Republican Leadership Council, a pro-abortion, centrist group he founded with Christie Todd Whitman.

So Steele is in bed with RINO Whitman in founding a pro-death liberal group. I did not know that.

9 posted on 02/17/2009 2:41:13 PM PST by Spirochete
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To: wagglebee; DirtyHarryY2K

Homosexual agenda bump.


10 posted on 02/17/2009 3:07:31 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: stockpirate; chuck_the_tv_out
You miss the point. Conservatism isn't about pushing any groups agenda. It's not about being against taxes, it's about personal freedom. The more of their money individuals get to keep the more freedoms they have.

Rush has always said he's a conservative and that conservatism doesn't need to pander to any group. It's principles apply to all people. Sometimes we try to see the GOP as the party of conservatism then get disappointed when they don't stick to conservative principles.

If you are a Republican, fine. I and many others are conservatives first and only vote GOP because they are closer to the principles of personal freedom than any other political party who can win elections.

11 posted on 02/17/2009 3:08:03 PM PST by MovementConservative (Oregon Ducks 42, Oklahoma St. Cowboys 31)
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To: txnativegop

I’m not homophobic, just homonaseous....I just want strict-constructionists conservatives to vote, I don’t care what their favorite lollypop is.


12 posted on 02/17/2009 3:10:10 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MovementConservative

well said IMHO.


13 posted on 02/17/2009 3:12:50 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Is it baseball season yet?)
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To: FormerLib

Thanks for the ping. Already pinged this article out, this thread is a duplicate. Check the HA keyword


14 posted on 02/17/2009 3:17:42 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (To hell with the RINO party!)
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To: MovementConservative

You got the shoe on the wrong foot.


15 posted on 02/17/2009 3:19:49 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (To hell with the RINO party!)
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16 posted on 02/17/2009 3:36:18 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: MovementConservative

I agree, I am a conservative republican, but I may have to only claim to be a conservative and to hell with the republican party.


17 posted on 02/17/2009 3:44:48 PM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to preserve liberty deserve the tyrants that rule them. SP-0)
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To: gorush

agreed... I know a quite few that vote (R) -— I think it’s funny they have to ‘remain in the closet’ with their other friends about that!


18 posted on 02/17/2009 3:55:24 PM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: cripplecreek

>>>Based on numbers alone I wouldn’t think it would be worth spending any real time and money to try and bring them aboard.

George Bush won Florida by less then 600 votes, saving the US from an Al Gore presidency. With the overall margins so thin, how many votes can you really afford to carelessly throw away? Keep slicing away the Gays, Hispanics, and Women and after a while all you have left is Spanky and Alfalfa at the He-Man Woman Haters Club. They may be good guys but they are not enough.

Politics by definition depends on coalitions. As offensive as that may be to the Purists.


19 posted on 02/17/2009 6:00:44 PM PST by tlb
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To: tlb
Like I said.

Based on numbers alone I wouldn’t think it would be worth spending any real time and money to try and bring them aboard.

If the party isn't liberal enough for you I'm sure you can find one that is. After all, if you want to play race and gender politics, the democrat party is the place you should be. Homosexuals are welcome to vote GOP but should not expect the party to change for their tiny minority.
20 posted on 02/17/2009 6:06:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: MovementConservative

So how is Steele’s performance so far? (I’ve been busy...)


21 posted on 02/17/2009 6:18:15 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | REAL Stimulus: Apply paddles, shout "CLEAR!")
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To: MovementConservative
Hey Now! Guess who's comin' a callin' to the Log Cabin bunch in April...

McCain Daughter to Address 'Log Cabin' Group

22 posted on 02/17/2009 6:25:05 PM PST by TADSLOS
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To: tlb
"George Bush won Florida by less then 600 votes, saving the US from an Al Gore presidency".

Keep pandering to perverts and you'll lose far more votes than you'll gain. Keep dragging the goalpost to the left and you get to vote for the lesser of two leftists....

We tried that already and wound up with zero!

23 posted on 02/18/2009 12:01:54 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (To hell with the RINO party!)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

agreed
pandering to homosexuals is not what the party is about.

If these log cabins so called want to vote for conservative principles, fine but if they want to change our platform of traditional marriage and traditional families then they can go and piss off.

The majority of Americans believe in traditional upbringing for kids and marriages and the GOP should get this message out more as well as illegal immigration and abortion which many are now coming around to seeing.

I say this not as someone who is religious but as someone who believes in traditional values what made this country.
The family was the backbone of this country and to try and experiment with their perverted agenda is disgusting and should be stopped

Also get rid of affirmative action, the liberals cannot use this no more now a non white man is in power

Most Americas do not want affirmative action, soft on child perverts and homo’s along with no more illegals getting in.

So Steele should be using this and getting the message out not pandering to a tiny % of homo’s


24 posted on 02/18/2009 8:24:45 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: txnativegop

They won’t be roaming around everywhere alone. They will support Democrats.


25 posted on 02/18/2009 11:58:12 AM PST by gtsamson (The GOP has no place for extremism.)
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