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Texas GOP platform: criminalize gay marriage and ban sodomy, outlaw strip clubs and pornography
New York Daily News ^ | June 23, 2010 | Aliyah Shahid

Posted on 06/23/2010 8:37:50 AM PDT by Zakeet

The Texas Republican Party gives a whole new meaning to the word conservative.

The GOP there has voted on a platform that would ban oral and anal sex. It also would give jail sentences to anyone who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple (even though such licenses are already invalid in the state).

“We oppose the legalization of sodomy,” the platform says. “We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.”

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In addition, the platform says that homosexuality “tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit and leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases.”

It also states that homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in public schools and “family” should not be redefined to include homosexual couples.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; bigbrother; biggovernment; gay; homosexualagenda; nannyism; nannystate; nannystatism; statism; texas
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Perhaps most troubling, we Texans will now miss out on the cultural diversity that comes from events such as the recent Gay Pride Week parade in Boston.

1 posted on 06/23/2010 8:37:56 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Sigh, that is a goddamn ugly pic but I do prefer my conservatism on the libertarian side. Glad I don’t live in Texas I guess.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 8:40:05 AM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: Zakeet

God bless Texas.


3 posted on 06/23/2010 8:40:51 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Man is not free unless government is limited.)
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The stupid party strikes again, of all the other things to tackle.


4 posted on 06/23/2010 8:42:40 AM PDT by ZRicochet
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To: Zakeet

Funny, I’m not seeing ANYTHING at all on the Texas Republican party website that supports what the author is stating.

Literally, there is NOTHING that shows up on my browser.

http://www.texasgop.org/index.asp


5 posted on 06/23/2010 8:43:46 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like BS to me. Someone is astro-turfing the Texas GOP. They have no mention of such nonsense as outlawing strip clubs on their website.

http://www.texasgop.org/platformblog.asp


6 posted on 06/23/2010 8:45:27 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Zakeet

Muslim named Aliyah Shahid trashes conservative Christians. Big surprise.


7 posted on 06/23/2010 8:46:21 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

—yep—the country is bankrupt, the border out of control, unchecked “environmental”, etc., regulations by non-elected officials are driving small business to bankrupcy—but the Texas GOP apparently wants a sex inspector in every bedroom-—


8 posted on 06/23/2010 8:46:43 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: rellimpank

It’s BS! See posts 5 & 6.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 8:48:03 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado
"Sounds like BS to me. "

Outlaw strip clubs? That I think is going a tad to far.

10 posted on 06/23/2010 8:48:26 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: rellimpank

Laws like this were common when I was a boy, I can’t recall anyone ever being prosecuted other then man/boy sex.


11 posted on 06/23/2010 8:50:55 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: avacado

—thanks—I sure hope so-—


12 posted on 06/23/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: avacado

Maybe this is Aliyah Shahid’s way of contributing to journalistic jihad. I hope a mod pulls this article double quick.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 8:54:01 AM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from my house!)
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To: lonevoice
"I hope a mod pulls this article double quick."

I asked the mods to pull the article but they haven't done so. Would you please ask them to pull it also? Thanks!

14 posted on 06/23/2010 8:56:07 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

I asked them to pull it as well. They must be busy this morning.


15 posted on 06/23/2010 8:59:15 AM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from my house!)
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To: lonevoice

Thank you!


16 posted on 06/23/2010 9:01:07 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Zakeet

Now watch the libs’ heads explode over this- then they will know how WE FEEL when they try to cram their agenda through


17 posted on 06/23/2010 9:01:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Zakeet

These are lies.


18 posted on 06/23/2010 9:01:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Zakeet

I just sent a link to this hit piece to info@texasgop.org. Let’s see if they smack this little fool down.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 9:02:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Zakeet

http://static.texastribune.org/media/documents/FINAL_2010_STATE_REPUBLICAN_PARTY_PLATFORM.pdf


20 posted on 06/23/2010 9:03:29 AM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Zakeet
OK, according to the article this is a proposed platform, not one the Texas GOP's adopted. As such, it could have been proposed by, say, Fred Phelps and have zero support within the party. The article is, to be kind, premature.
21 posted on 06/23/2010 9:04:40 AM PDT by Grut
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To: benjibrowder

Although we can’t verify the document’s authenticity. Other than text, I haven’t found any writer or signature of the document. I’m guessing that the document would be signed off by the Texas Party chair if it were in fact a valid document.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 9:05:17 AM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: lonevoice

It’s in here:

http://tcgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/2010_RPT_PLATFORM.pdf


23 posted on 06/23/2010 9:07:01 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

I’m glad you don’t either.


24 posted on 06/23/2010 9:07:51 AM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: Zakeet

This is ridiculous nonsense just to rile people up by playing into the “Republicans are anti-sex” stereotype.

The Texas GOP is not in favor of outlawing strip clubs, pornography and/or specific sexual acts between consenting adults. Good grief ... most Republican lawmakers are married and thus participate in those specific sex acts with regularity.

Houston is pretty much the most strip-club heavy city this side of Las Vegas. There are porn shops all over the place.

Conservatives, generally speaking, don’t care what you do in your bedroom ...

SnakeDoc


25 posted on 06/23/2010 9:08:17 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: Zakeet

When you get past the cleaned-up for television/movie/MSM facade of the sodomite lifestyle, this is what we are in the process of normalizing.


26 posted on 06/23/2010 9:10:03 AM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: Hodar

The Texas GOP should distance themselves from anyone named Perry.


27 posted on 06/23/2010 9:10:41 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure; Zakeet
Sigh, that is a damn ugly pic but I do prefer my conservatism on the libertarian side. Glad I don’t live in Texas I guess.

Being that "libertarian for life" Ron Paul doesn't even acknowledge homosexuality as a sin, your "libertarian side" is showing it's true colors (rainbow colors that is).

Since the floods gates of sexual depravity were opened in Texas (based on the SCOTUS ruling in Lawrence vs Texas) it's only appropriate that they start legislation to close the same gates.

And now, for a little history on sodomy laws.

"Prior to 1962, sodomy was a felony in every state..." Link to Sodomy Laws

28 posted on 06/23/2010 9:13:30 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: avacado; lonevoice; Admin Moderator
I hope a mod pulls this article double quick.

I hope the Mod's leave the post in place.

Within minutes of its posting on the Internet, the story winds up on Free Republic.

Within minutes of that, the story is exposed as a vile piece of MSM anti-conservative bias -- at best highly misleading and a worst an outright lie.

Isn't the exposure of such outrageous conduct one of the things Freepers do so very well?

And isn't it one of the main reasons why Libtards in general and the MSM in particular consider FR to be a hate site?

I vote for allowing the article to stay as a testament to the power of the new media over the vile monopoly of the old.

29 posted on 06/23/2010 9:15:00 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving America from WTF to SNAFU to FUBAR)
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To: SpinnerWebb

Spinner ... is that you in the maroon leggings?

30 posted on 06/23/2010 9:36:00 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: iowamark; rellimpank

“has voted on”, not “has adopted”.

Particular proposal voted down, it appears. Don’t believe anything the MSM tells you about Texas or Republicans either, “reallypink”.


31 posted on 06/23/2010 9:37:45 AM PDT by flowerplough (Damn the middle-class social conventions that require me to mow all those violets and buttercups!)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

Does this mean not only I cant get a bj, I cant look at a picture or a video of somebody else getting one? I dont think me and the wife should vacation in the lone star state.


32 posted on 06/23/2010 9:38:11 AM PDT by mono
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To: ZRicochet

The stupid party strikes again, of all the other things to tackle.
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Tell me about it!!!!

I want something done about the border and illegal immigration!!!

What are they thinking?!


34 posted on 06/23/2010 9:49:17 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: darkangel82
The Texas GOP should distance themselves from anyone named Perry.

We had our chance, but too many pi$$ed it away on a gaff.

35 posted on 06/23/2010 9:51:31 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Zakeet

Red Herring


36 posted on 06/23/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery (The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government.)
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To: Peanut Gallery

Why doesn’t FR pull this article? Complete and utter lies.


37 posted on 06/23/2010 10:05:50 AM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: Zakeet

I contacted the Texas GOP officials and asked if they have, or have made, any response to the article in the New York Daily News. If they let me know what that response is, I will pass it on, here in this thread later.


38 posted on 06/23/2010 11:11:51 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: aSeattleConservative

Yeah I’m an agnostic/deist, I make no apologies for it. I really don’t care.

Focusing on sodomy with all we’re going through seems to be the height of stupidity IMO.


39 posted on 06/23/2010 11:23:16 AM PDT by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: ZRicochet

Protect marriage but the other stuff is just fodder for the comedians.


40 posted on 06/23/2010 11:41:36 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mono
"Does this mean not only I cant get a bj, I cant look at a picture or a video of somebody else getting one? I dont think me and the wife should vacation in the lone star state."


Now you're talkin' ...

41 posted on 06/23/2010 11:43:46 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

That’s the folks. If the folks in a state want this and vote for it, so long as nothing infringes upon ACTUAL (as opposed to judically made up) Constitutional rights, that’s the way it goes.

The more states can find their own distinctives, the sooner the federal beast will begin feeling the pinch.


42 posted on 06/23/2010 12:51:14 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: Hodar

Yes, I meant to comment that this sounded seriously fake, but got off first on the liberty issue. Thanks for the link.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 12:52:40 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: Grut

The one I proposed was far harsher and demanded the shunning of any who think they “know better” or believe the pernicious lie that “people are basically good”.

It was not taken into consideration, but it was proposed...

/sarc


44 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB
“people are basically good”.

Look at the world around you and that will be quickly disproven.

45 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:17 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

The people who believe the pernicious lie aren’t looking at the world around them - they want to believe THEMSELVES to be “good people”,

so they often espouse ideologies that affirm their own “goodness”.

These people are liberals.


46 posted on 06/23/2010 1:35:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Zakeet

“Texas GOP platform: criminalize gay marriage and ban sodomy, outlaw strip clubs and pornography”

If that is what the GOP voters of Texas want, then I fail to see why this is news.


47 posted on 06/23/2010 1:37:05 PM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 3 days.)
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To: Weird Tolkienish Figure

What is equally appalling are the spectators in the background.

They are just as sick, sick, sick.

And I wonder how many took their children with them to see this.

Good for Texas. I hope the law passes.


48 posted on 06/23/2010 1:38:23 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: iowamark
Muslim named Aliyah Shahid trashes conservative Christians. Big surprise.

At least she's not wearing a burqa.

49 posted on 06/23/2010 1:46:22 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Zakeet
The document the Mooselimb author found is apparently this PDF, found on texastribune.org. When I went there to see what it's about, it attempted to steal my Google password by means of an IFRAME hack.
50 posted on 06/23/2010 2:05:46 PM PDT by cynwoody
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