Skip to comments.Gay Republicans draw support, concern at CPAC
Posted on 02/20/2010 12:36:18 PM PST by USALiberty
An unlikely sponsor at this year's annual conservative conference is hoping to not only promote the issues that set it apart from many Republicans, but also draw attention to the beliefs they share.
The group is called GOProud -- a name that combines GOP and gay pride. So far, the group is getting a mixed response at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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Thereis no room for such perverts in the coservtive movement.
Political party over conservative principal?
Profits over patriotism?
Profits regardless of consequences?
Compromise values by casting votes for the better evil?
Compromise over principle?
What did that get us?
A party and a united people that fragmented like a grenade, an economy that nosed dived into the ground, and widespread government fraud, betrayal and corruption.
Some folks who swear up and down that they are bastions of conservatism are satisfied with economic conservatism and couldn’t care less about social values reflected in law. It’s similar to the RINO/Republican split. The gays, of course, are alinskying this to the full, because if they can herd the Tea Party, etc. into circular firing squads then they will have Demonrats forever and ever.
They were paying sponsors. Don’t you remember THAT debate?
We were assured this would not happen.
What exactly do gays have to be proud about, just because they’re gay? What does one who sleeps with the same sex have to be proud about? The fact they admit it? Why does that supposed to make one proud? The fact ‘they are ok with themselves’ for the gross and unhealthy stuff they do? Who takes pride in that?
Might I suggest if you feel proud about who you are and what a great person you are, perhaps you’re not looking hard enough, and maybe a just a bit self-centered and your ego is a bit inflated?
Pride goes before a fall. A proud look, the Lord hates.
If the GOP adopts the Gay Agenda of same-sex marriage, ending DADT and other such normalization of homosexuality, the party is rightfully dead!
Adopting liberal policies cost the party a lot in 2006 & 2008.
This just may finish it off.
Now there is a huge voting block the conservatives should seek out. /sarc
onyx just posted this on the other thread about CPAC, I cant format it nicely the way she did, though.
GOProuds Conservative Agenda
The so-called gay agenda is defined by the left through a narrow prism of legislative goals. While hate crimes and employment protections may be worthy goals, there are many other important priorities that receive little attention from the gay community. GOProuds agenda emphasizes conservative and libertarian principles that will improve the daily lives of all Americans, but especially gay and lesbian Americans.
1 - TAX REFORM - Death tax repeal; domestic partner tax equity, and other changes to the tax code that will provide equity for gays and lesbians; cut in the capital gains and corporate tax rates to jump start our economy and create jobs; a fairer, flatter and substantially simpler tax code.
2 - HEALTHCARE REFORM - Free market healthcare reform. Legislation that will allow for the purchase of insurance across state lines - expanding access to domestic partner benefits; emphasizing individual ownership of healthcare insurance - such a shift would prevent discriminatory practices by an employer or the government.
3 - SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM - Bringing basic fairness to the Social Security system through the creation of inheritable personal savings accounts.
4 - DONT ASK, DONT TELL REPEAL - Repeal of the militarys Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy.
5 - HOLDING THE LINE ON SPENDING - Standing up for all tax payers against wasteful and unneccessary spending to protect future generations from the mounting federal debt.
6 - FIGHTING GLOBAL EXTREMISTS - Standing strong against radical regimes who seek to criminalize gays and lesbians.
7 - DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION - Opposing any anti-gay federal marriage amendment.
8 - ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Package of free market reforms to encourage and support small businesses and entrepreneurship in the gay community.
9 - REVITALIZING OUR COMMUNITIES - A package of urban related reforms; expanding historic tax preservation credits; support for school choice.
10 - DEFENDING OUR COMMUNITY - Protecting 2nd amendment rights.
More like “PC-PAC”
Well, somebody needs to sit down together and come up with a workable plan to get around the problem. Not even all Christians are going to agree exactly what should go into a “theonomy” and we don’t want to create a second cat fight.
What they do behind closed doors is none of my business. As far as CPAC inviting them, I don't care one way or the other. If GOP Proud or whatever their group is supports less government, I don't have a problem with them.
“GOProud” (pride GOeth before a fall?) can’t appreciate what a morale disaster that anything looser than DADT will be. That isn’t a typo. Yes it would be a “moral” disaster but more practically we are faced with a “morale” disaster. If we force unwilling participants to be in “buggery platoons” this is tantamount to sexually harassing them.
This group is a special interest group. They may be Republican, but they are NOT Conservative, and do not belong a CPAC.
Compromise over principal...The GOP is really good at that.
They walked into the hall with their agenda on their sleeves and stacked like chips on the table.
Read the GOProud’s agenda above, in their own words. You call that less government? Even want to interfere in other countries who are non-”gay” friendly?
The other day somewhere on FR (ha will never find it) a “gay” activist was quotes as being asked “Isn’t there a danger that open homosexuals in the military will weaken it?” The answer was that a weakened military was part of the whole idea.
They WANT a weakened military.
Alinsky would be proud too...
I have a quote somewhere in my files (can’t find it right this minute as my computer is all disorganized from several problems, now fixed) from Thomas Jefferson, saying something to the tune of the more he reads, the more he sees that the basic moral principles as espoused in all relgions are what civilizations should be based upon. Not stated excatly but more or less that’s what he said. That’s what got me started on the Moral Absolutes Ping list, IIRC.
Well, they need to be answered smartly when they saunter into something like CPAC, and made clear that this is not welcome. Let them know too that if their feewings are hurt, they can call us homophobic all they want, but we will not budge just because they called us a name.
Even John McCain is more “Republican” than the GOQueers.
I have no problem with that, since the Judeo Christian morality and values were the founding of this country. But what Jefferson was referring to is that amazingly enough (or not), all basic moral absolutes are essentially the same in all monotheist religions, and I include Hinduism since it is actually monotheistic. Even Buddhism, which is more a philosophy than an actual religion, espouses the same moral absolutes - did you know the Dalai Lama considers homosexuality unnatural and is against same sex marriage?
Even Islam, as much as I loathe it, has in principle, the same moral values. Leaving aside polygamy, but that is extant in the OT as well.
As far as global extremists goes, I'm generally less-interventionist in foreign policy, and would like to see a return to supporting America first.
Foul United Depraved Gender-Exceptioned Political Action Committee
You notice how the “gay” agenda is really gathering steam. 0bama wants to push it hard since he knows he’ll either be out before his term is up, or at the end of this one at the latest. So all the foot soldiers as well as “big guys” are pushing pushing pushing.
They need to be put in their place and given no quarter.
How about the “gay marriage” one and repeal of DADT? Don’t those bother you?
Bad Juju and Bad Zen.
Well, they stuck the narrow end of their wedge where it is not going to be tolerated this time.
I didn't serve in the military, so I don't have an opinion on Don't ask, don't tell. That's something the military should decide, not politicians.
The head generals who don’t live in barracks and have never been on a battlefield? Because some of them are for it.
Anyone who is concerned about the morale of the military should have an opinion of DADT. They protect us and deserve our support in every way. And the majority of the military do NOT want homosexuals in the military.
Same sex marriage is causing legal problems already between states. So that’s a sort of copout answer too.
It’s gathering like a ripe boil.
Which is apparently what needs to happen to resolve the whole mess.
Here comes the hyphenated conservative, and with it, divisiveness by it’s very nature, but then, that’s the whole point isn’t it....
Gag me, gag me, gonna take a rope and hang me. Who said something similar? His name is on the tip of my tongue.
Wasn’t that a silly song from Roger Miller? Or was it Jimmy Dean?
This gay group is not some innocent little coffee klatsch that stays quietly behind closed doors. The group has a radical liberal agenda.
The group wants to repeal don’t ask, don’t tell — which grievously undermine the world’s greatest military.
The group opposes the federal marriage amendment even though such an amendment is essential to religious freedom. It would help stop the attacks of activist judges on religious freedom and traditional values.
The group says that hate crime and employment legislation are “worthy goals.”
The group is for “domestic partner tax equity” — domestic partner is another word for shacking up. Another nail in the coffin for traditional marriage.
This gay group is nothing but trouble. CPAC should not be giving it credibility.
Would this group not be supported by Dick Cheney? They have an advocate in the former vp. Not sure how Liz Cheney feels, but I assume it would be along the same lines. It’s the one thing that disappoints me about him, even though I understand he has his daughter to consider.
The fact that his daughter is homosexual is no excuse. A parent’s love is unconditional but that is no reason to embrace the homosexual agenda - to the detriment of the military.
I honestly don’t understand why we in anyway need cohesiveness the matter of “gay rights” or really almost any other Inherently domestic political matter.
If we all agree to embrace limited constitutional government theses matters will be resolved at the State and local level where we do agree more....
I don’t see this as being a justifiably relevant dispute.
They are moderate democrats, is all. Nothing conservative there.
Except that they’re pretending to be something else. I don’t even know about “moderate” Democrats.