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Log Cabin splinters as gay conservatives exit
The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | S. A. Miller

Posted on 04/15/2009 10:49:18 AM PDT by DesertRenegade

A faction of gay conservative activists will launch a new group Wednesday to rival the Log Cabin Republicans, the longtime home of the party's gay fringe.

A couple of former Log Cabin staffers broke off to form GOProud, a new political advocacy group, amid complaints the older organization was aligned too closely with liberal gay and lesbian causes and failed to provide an effective voice in Washington for gay Republicans.

Former Log Cabin policy director Jimmy LaSalvia, who will be GOProud's executive director, said LCR local groups continue to do great work at the city and state level, but there is a void at the national level.

"Our country is in transition, our party certainly is in transition, and there is no place at the table at the moment for gay conservatives," Mr. LaSalvia said. "We are seeking to fill that void."

Another founding member of GOProud is Chris Barron, a former Log Cabin political director. He will serve as chairman of the board for the new group, which will be formally introduced at a press conference Wednesday.

The announcement is scheduled to coincide with gay Republicans descending on the District this week for the annual Log Cabin convention.

Log Cabin spokesman Mark Day declined comment on GOProud or on charges that the Log Cabin Republicans are out of step with gay conservatives.

The rift at LCR follows reports in the Washington Blade that the group's chief benefactor is Tim Gill, a wealthy Democratic donor, who critics said influenced decision-making at the organization.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: culturewar; gaymarriage; gop; homosexualagenda; logcabinrepublicans; schism
The notion of forming a political group around a bedroom lifestyle seems totally bizarre. I've never understood why homosexuals revolve everything around their sexual proclivities. If they support Republican principles, then fine. But don't form a group whose membership is formed around sexual deviancy.
1 posted on 04/15/2009 10:49:19 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

“The notion of forming a political group around a bedroom lifestyle seems totally bizarre”

Not bizarre, perverted.


2 posted on 04/15/2009 10:50:37 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DesertRenegade
A couple of former Log Cabin staffers broke off to form GOProud, a new political advocacy group, amid complaints the older organization was aligned too closely with liberal gay and lesbian causes and failed to provide an effective voice in Washington for gay Republicans.

If true, this could be an improvement.

3 posted on 04/15/2009 10:51:17 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: DesertRenegade
Jimmy LaSalvia, who will be GOProud's executive director

I mis-read his last name and had a slight EWWWWW moment.

Mr. LaSalvia said: "We are seeking to fill that void."

Second EWWWWWWW moment.

4 posted on 04/15/2009 10:53:01 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: DesertRenegade

Yep, today is the official launch.


5 posted on 04/15/2009 10:54:14 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: DesertRenegade

I agree. What’s next, the beastialic or the necrophiliac Republicans? Oh wait, they’re all Democrats...


6 posted on 04/15/2009 10:54:55 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: DesertRenegade

Wait. I thought the Log Cabin was entirely gay conservatives? Or was it gay GOP which is different... ?

Either way, they are our gay bretheren that Rove/Bush invited into the big tent.

/sarc off


7 posted on 04/15/2009 10:57:41 AM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: DesertRenegade

Are they “proud”, or just defensive? No one is advocating throwing the buggerers in jail for their proclivities, why can’t they just deal privately with it, like the SM or necropheliac crowd ?


8 posted on 04/15/2009 10:59:02 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: DesertRenegade
"A couple of former Log Cabin staffers broke off to form GOProud, a new political advocacy group, amid complaints the older organization was aligned too closely with liberal gay and lesbian causes and failed to provide an effective voice in Washington for gay Republicans."

I've heard they're gonna meet secretly in public restrooms throughout Washington. They even have a secret handshake, of sorts. They identify each other by tapping their feet under the stall dividers.

9 posted on 04/15/2009 11:01:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: DwFry

There bedroom lifestyle seems totally bizarre/perverted.
That they should have a political voice in either party, seems totally bizarre/perverted.
And that they should have a voice in the more conservative of the two, seems totally inappropriate.


10 posted on 04/15/2009 11:02:09 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nonstatist

“Are they ‘proud’”

That is something that has never made any logical sense to me either. Homosexuals constantly claim that their lifestyle is genetic. So what the heck is there to be “proud” about. Is someone “proud” to have a size 11 foot, or “proud” to have green eyes? The whole concept seems silly.


11 posted on 04/15/2009 11:02:47 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

The question is, will the once-great Republican party succumb to the moral cancer eating it from within? I haven’t given up hope on the GOP yet, but it has to return to its conservative roots. Acting Dimocrat-lite isn’t going to get you conservative OR liberal votes — McCan’t proved that once and for all.


12 posted on 04/15/2009 11:02:47 AM PDT by WingsofCourage
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To: Jim Robinson

Do they still have ‘tea rooms’?


13 posted on 04/15/2009 11:03:10 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Guess Meghan McSame has her followers now.


14 posted on 04/15/2009 11:03:31 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to 0bama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: DesertRenegade

“The notion of forming a political group around a bedroom lifestyle seems totally bizarre... don’t form a group whose membership is formed around sexual deviancy.”


Touche’! He who is not against us is for us (paraphrase of Jesus) so let anyone who wants to, join us, the more the better who see the light to some degree. I’m glad for the votes. These particular people seem to think they have to cloister themselves in their own community. It’s called the gay community! All this dividing up into different “communities” is, I think, just a divide and conquer tactic that’s not good.


15 posted on 04/15/2009 11:10:59 AM PDT by amyjane
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To: DesertRenegade
"The inheritance tax is really a gay tax," said Mr. LaSalvia, noting that without same-sex marriage, there is no tax exemption for inheritance from a gay partner.

That's a good point right there. That's the type of point the GOP should make. Conservative fiscal policy benefits all voters. We may disagree on other issues - and the GOP shouldn't change its position on those issues - but we could attract voters with a sound fiscal policy, without sacrificing other principles.

It's just a matter of looking at the issues from a different angle and presenting the arguments from that angle. There were so many points not made by the GOP in the last presidential campaign. The GOP product is good; but it needs talented salespeople to sell it.

16 posted on 04/15/2009 11:12:15 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: DesertRenegade

GOProud?

Was GOPenis already taken by Arlen Specter or something?


17 posted on 04/15/2009 11:13:16 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: DesertRenegade

Funny how most of the groups that have “pride” organizations have very little to be proud of.


18 posted on 04/15/2009 11:13:23 AM PDT by bornred
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To: DesertRenegade

There is no such thing as a gay conservative, at least not a gay conservative male. There is an occasional lesbian conservative, but I have yet to see a real example of a conservative fruit. So they can get the hell out of our group yesterday as far as I’m concerned, they are a very negative political force in this country and we need to stop with all the ‘compassion’ for these subversives.


19 posted on 04/15/2009 11:27:13 AM PDT by raptor29
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To: DesertRenegade

Sorry guys, but if it means teaching our sons that sodomy is anything other than bad for your rectum, you can keep your support.


20 posted on 04/15/2009 11:29:10 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: DesertRenegade

Democratic infiltrators. I’ll bet they were never Republicans.


21 posted on 04/15/2009 11:29:24 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: DesertRenegade
How the hell can there be any such thing as a homosexual ("gay") conservative? Regardless of where you stand on anything/everything else, being a homo is kind of like anti-gun or pro-abortion. If you are one, you're not a conservative.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 04/15/2009 11:31:45 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: bornred
Just as I suspected, the group is revealing their true agenda in pro-homosexual publications: LaSalvia said the group will support pro-LGBT legislation before Congress, even though these bills may not be a priority for them. When asked at Wednesday’s news conference whether GOProud would accept money from Gill Action (rich homosexual Democrat), LaSalvia said his group is not “in the business of turning down money, but I will tell you that there will not be influence on our direction from donors.” Barron acknowledged he supported the 1998 campaign of Democrat John Edwards for U.S. Senate. Barron also confirmed that he submitted a written testimonial praising Edwards on the candidate’s web site when he announced his candidacy for president in 2003. Following his departure from Log Cabin, Barron was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2005 to head its Republican outreach efforts. “With Chris Barron’s ties to John Edwards and the pro-abortion lobby, it’s laughable for him to present himself as a voice for gay conservatives,” the source said.
23 posted on 04/15/2009 11:33:22 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

“The notion of forming a political group around a bedroom lifestyle seems totally bizarre. “

I agree, I think the left has cornered the market on judging people and boxing them according to race, gender or sexual orientation.


24 posted on 04/15/2009 11:50:48 AM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, he's awake!)
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To: MHGinTN

Tea-BAGGING rooms more likely.


25 posted on 04/15/2009 12:21:47 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: DesertRenegade
I wonder which way Meghan goes on this one? No, not really, I could care less. :-)
26 posted on 04/15/2009 12:23:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: DwFry

Not bizarre, perverted.

Probably build their cabins with *Tongue and Groove* logs. : )


27 posted on 04/15/2009 12:56:39 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: DesertRenegade

IOW the new useful idiots is concerned the normal people figured out the old useful idiots...


28 posted on 04/15/2009 1:35:13 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DesertRenegade
Would it be inappropriate to say, 'Don't let the door hit you in the a_ _ on the way out'?

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29 posted on 04/15/2009 1:53:02 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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