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Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays (barf alert)
The News & Observer ^ | May 16, 2012 | Curtis Tate

Posted on 05/16/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT by kevcol

WASHINGTON -- A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates - and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn't always show it.

While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting.

"It's an exponential change from a few years ago," said former Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe. "It's happening, and it's going to continue to happen." .
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Tisei does support same-sex marriage, and he said party leaders knew that from the beginning of his campaign for Congress.

"I don't agree with the party platform, but that doesn't mean I'm not a good Republican," Tisei said.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has designated Tisei as a "Young Gun," meaning he's on the national party's radar and can expect to get more resources for his campaign. Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas said Tisei "has met organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has established himself as a strong contender."
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Surrounded by colleagues from both parties at a news conference earlier this month, Wyatt, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, denounced Republican-sponsored legislation that would have prohibited public schools from discussing sexual orientation in the classroom, which was known in Missouri and other states as a "don't say gay" bill. But Wyatt wasn't finished. In the same news conference, he came out, making him the only openly gay Republican state legislator in office in the country.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; gaysingop; gop; gope; homosexualagenda; jimkolbe; logcabin; logcabinrepublicans; wishfulthinking
Regardless of Willard's "clarification" on supporting homo adoption and "stance" on homo marriage - his base of support (RNC) is fully onboard with all of it.

At least, the article highlights the importance of resisting the homo-agenda at ALL levels of government and through communication with your [R] reps as well as the ballot box. Looks like the RNC is already convinced that adding homo "rights" to the [R] national platform is just a matter of time. It is and always has been an AGENDA to: grant special citizen status to a group of mentally ill people which identifies itself soley by its commission of perverted an unnatural sexual acts, indoctrinate all children into accepting their perversion as normal and desirable, and silence any and all critics who dissent or seek to expose them for who they are.
1 posted on 05/16/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

The Republican Party is leaving me.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 8:18:21 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: kevcol
While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting.

They better hope there are a lot of gays out there because they'll lose more conservatives than they can afford.
3 posted on 05/16/2012 8:18:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol

4 posted on 05/16/2012 8:21:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevcol
A law to allow same-sex marriage in New York wouldn't have passed last year if not for four Republican state senators.

Romney Republicans, every one of them.

5 posted on 05/16/2012 8:21:53 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: TheDon

I think civilization is leaving us.


6 posted on 05/16/2012 8:23:46 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: kevcol
The RNC FORGOT 2006. We were dragged to massive defeat by a homosexual congresscritter, a homosexual senator and a homosexual RNC chairman.

The American people do not vote for the Republican party when we appear to be taken over by homosexuals.

We really need to dump the RNC ~

7 posted on 05/16/2012 8:23:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kevcol

Are they embracing them from the front or the back?


8 posted on 05/16/2012 8:25:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kevcol

Oh, baloney. The public as a whole is rejecting same-sex marriage, and most Republicans do too. What a bunch of cr@p.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 8:25:45 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: dfwgator
Oh sthop it, sthilly.

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10 posted on 05/16/2012 8:25:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: madprof98

This is oxymoronic. If you embrace gays, what Republican label applies? It’s like saying virgin means losing your virginity.

Orwell was right: war is peace, Republican is gay, Democrate is straight?

It’s another step in denial and linguistic cowardice. There is no integrity whatsoever but politics to the death or death by politics.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 8:26:52 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: cripplecreek

“Republicans cannot have The Mango!”


12 posted on 05/16/2012 8:27:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevcol

Tisei will lose because the base won’t vote for him. I believe most conservatives are not now willing to embrace the sodomy nor will they be willing to do that in the future.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 8:27:26 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: cripplecreek

Unfortunately, the young are being indoctrinated in school and college, NOT TO CARE one way or the other. This leaves the if you are not against us you MUST be for us.

Most kids echo the “if it doesn’t hurt me it doesn’t matter” philosophy. NOTICE the change from ‘if it doesn’t hurt ANYONE it doesn’t matter.

Slick slippery slope. If it worked in Sodom, Satan remembers. People have not changed and the psychology used throughout history will indeed work. Just be patient, a tiny step at a time, quietly, smoothly, innocuously.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 8:30:54 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: kevcol

In other words, we are going NWO, we are going to embrace whatever there is out there, both trash and good, mix it, and call it good.

Where is the healthy partisan sorting of the good stuff from the bad stuff? Do we have surrendered on Americans and the American children? This is total demoralization.

There is no point whatsoever to stick with limp handed people like these. There is no point to feed socialist moneys into bankruptcy schemes that allow the parties to keep acting bankruptedly.

This pseudo-forgiveness which really is giving up and continuing for the worst is catastrophic. Forget them fixing the budget, the economy or ANY THING.

An opposition is vital.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: huldah1776
Unfortunately, the young are being indoctrinated in school and college,

Which is just one more point of failure for Mitt Romney.
16 posted on 05/16/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol

Bad grammar...

Have we surrendered on Americans and the American children?


17 posted on 05/16/2012 8:33:50 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: kevcol

The Neo Whig Party is commiting suicide.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 8:34:34 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kevcol

Yes, the Republican party is embracing gays, maybe not gay marriage, but gays and civil unions. The difference between gay marriage and civil unions is a very important matter of semantics. If the left is allowed to redefine the term, “marriage”, they will use it as a precedent to re-interpret the law and the constitution.

Words have meaning and legal terms use specific meanings of words, not “evolved” meanings of words. Obama’s explanation of his “evolved” position went right over the heads of most Republicans. Obama believes that as the language evolves, the law should evolve, including the constitution.

Just say no to gay marriage, and I don’t care what gays do in their private lives.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 8:34:51 AM PDT by Eva
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To: donhunt

Yeah, thank Ann Coulter for coddling with the very gays who are jealous of her and want her hanging from a rope. Why would a woman trust men who have given up on chivalry?

When her father passed away, she made a eulogy about this chivalrous father of hers. What is wrong with these people?


20 posted on 05/16/2012 8:35:37 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: central_va

It’s history revisionism because the Republican party is not about this.

It’s like when Islamics say Jesus used magic and came down from the cross. I tell them, I have a different story and different Jesus I believe in, the one crucified. It just does not get in their heads.

Those who want to change the constitution are history revisionists. THey do not want to understand or admit the validity of the document.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 8:38:00 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: kevcol

While the “new” Romney may muddy the waters a little for people late to the party, anyone that examines who the man is, will quickly see that he has no natural reservations to any of the homosexual agenda, or anything involving it.

Not only is this due to his internal emptiness, but Romney is from a separate world, he lives in a separate world, his social life is a separate world, the contamination and struggles of the non-Mormon life of the American masses are kept out of the Mormon tribe, they even have their own state to operate out of, and to keep as a base and refuge.

Romney has the separated bubble life of the Kennedy type rich liberals, except magnified to the degree that even the other wealthy Americans whether republican or democrat or forbidden entrance into his bubble, even 85% of Mormons only serve as foot soldiers to him and the inner realm, they are not within the bubble of the Mormon elite. Romney never has to deal with life outside of Mormonism, except to temporarily interact with powerful, wealthy outside leaders for business or politics, but he and his will never be contaminated by what he leaves behind from those forays into the outside world.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 8:40:59 AM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: kevcol

This has been going on for a long time. The Log Cabin Republicans had to be catered to. Then it was GOProud. Ann Coulter joined forces with them, and Matt Drudge. George Bush made sure that a gay activist was in charge of his AIDs program, so the tax money could be spread throughout the gay community.

Mitt Romney is a pioneer of gay marriage. He imposed it on Massachusetts, and set the precedent for forcing gay marriage on states where the voters still resisted it.

It has never been a matter of gaining more votes by catering to the gay community, because it still offends more people than it appeals to, and in any case most gay lovers will continue to vote Democrat.

More likely it is a matter of carefully directed campaign contributions. Several of the biggest donors this year are gay activists, and that has also been true in the past.

Romney and Obama are about equally gay friendly. Obama is gay himself, and although he has been far more cautious, I suspect that the same is true of Romney. I don’t know it, because Romney doesn’t hang out in bath houses. But, for what it’s worth, he has the look. And he certainly has the political record.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 8:43:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eva
Just say no to gay marriage, and I don’t care what gays do in their private lives.

Eva,

The problem with that is that the word missing from this sentence changes everytime there is a capitulation:

"Just say no to gay ___________, and I don’t care what gays do in their private lives."

They have an ultimate goal which requires building on benchmarks. Think about where this will eventually wind up...
24 posted on 05/16/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

The Republican Party is changing in other ways, too. In WA state, the Republican Party is becoming much more union oriented. The radical green left controls most of the state and has been waging war with the rural population for years.

That war against the rural population has included jobs in rural areas and now the union members are fighting back through the Republican Party. They have told the Republicans that the unions are ready to work with the Republicans, if the Republicans support the union interests. The problem is that verbal union support of rural union members is meaningless, when all the money and the urban union members are supporting the Democrats.

The former head of the WA GOP is now a lobbyist for the SEIU. That should tell you something about this. We have a Republican PCO /union member, who is working with Democrats who are “stormwater” regulators, because he thinks that these people are working for the coal terminal. The same guy who is working with the stormwater regulators, is advocating forming a group to teach about the Agenda 21.

It makes my head hurt, these people are such idiots.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by Eva
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To: kevcol

...”embracing gays”. One way to keep ‘em in front of you.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 8:49:10 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: cripplecreek

Another reason for a conservative to leave the Repub Party who are very similar to liberal/progressives. I call it leaving the plantation.


27 posted on 05/16/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: kevcol

I am thinking about where it will end up, but we have no legal stance to prevent them from forming some new legal contract that will give them the same rights as a married couple. I can’t think why they would really want to be married, but if they want to make it legal, we have to give them a way to do it. I would at the same time propose that other forms of legal unions be formed as well, to point out the absurdity of the unions. I think that we should have senior unions for older seniors who want to form a non-sexual family and live together. I think that we should have sibling unions for siblings who want to live together and on and on. They aren’t marriages, but if we are going to allow civil unions for same sex couples, we should also allow other contractual households to be formed.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by Eva
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To: kevcol

Nonsense. Maybe by the RINO’ part is....


29 posted on 05/16/2012 8:55:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Fido969
Oh, baloney. The public as a whole is rejecting same-sex marriage, and most Republicans do too. What a bunch of cr@p.

Agree. Starve the RNC and give $ to specific (Conservative) candidates. On one end of the party you have all Conservatives and most Repulicans (and as mentioned a good majority of the population at-large) opposed to the homo agenda) and on the other the RNC. With their $ and influence they think they can effect change from the top down "quietly", but WE can resist and defeat that from the bottom up. Its already happening, which is why stories like this are being published. They will continue to label this as a "social issue" as if that mitigates the impact to those accepting/promoting it, but it is a Constitutional issue.
30 posted on 05/16/2012 8:59:19 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: TheDon

Its not the Republican party. It’s a bunch of liberals who have hijacked the name. The Republican party is now called the Tea party. So what we got running for President now are two liberals but nobody yet from the Tea party.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 9:00:17 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Eva

“Just say no to gay marriage, and I don’t care what gays do in their private lives.”

bingo, my thoughts exactly.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 9:01:03 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: huldah1776

Indeed, this is specific legislation meant to force people to embrace the gay lifestyle, in total bias. They did it with the feminist movement.

The Republicans who do this are changing the laws to shape society in illicit ways and through legal terror tactics, or surrendering to them for a pretty penny of corruption.

Nothing good is going to come out of this, because the process is completely corrupt in the first place.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 9:01:22 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: winkadink

I call it the Grand Old Plantation. (GOP)


34 posted on 05/16/2012 9:02:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

OMG it’s Mango! I am so in love with Mango! I will do anything for you Mango!


35 posted on 05/16/2012 9:02:20 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: kevcol
Leading ‘Pub candidate for San Diego mayor is a sex pervert, Carl DeMaio. Four candidates and two of them pervs (Bonnie Dumanis, current district atty the other). DeMaio may be a financial conservative, but he can't have my vote. His “boyfriend” is a homosexual rights activist. Hell, the city council just voted to allow a huge 12' x 18' rainbow flag to be flown over Normal Heights (yes, real name), where the largest concentration of poofters live. Even the current ‘Pub mayor went over to the homos in a tearful press conference after his daughter came out.

The four stages of apostasy: Outrage, Tolerance, Acceptance, Practice

San Diego used to be a conservative town, largely due to the military's influence. Of course, the military has gone full-PC homo-loving, too. The ‘Pubs now are in stage IV...just like a terminal cancer.

36 posted on 05/16/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT by twister881
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To: cripplecreek

The RNC has been looking longing at those independent voters on the well watered plane.


37 posted on 05/16/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: TheDon
The Republican Party is leaving me.

Fear not, they are going with Dick Lugar.

38 posted on 05/16/2012 9:10:37 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: winkadink

Conservatives need to boot the RINO’s

Indiana, Nebraska, next Utah. We will win because we are right.


39 posted on 05/16/2012 9:20:08 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: kevcol
What a queer development...
40 posted on 05/16/2012 9:28:46 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: kevcol

Sooner or later the disinformation campaign that supports the hoax of “gay” as a “right” will fail. It will become obvious that what we call today homosexuality is really pansexuality. It is an addiction; a life-destroying, family-destroying disease. Pansexuals are dysfunctional in all aspects of their lives. They are violent and sexually abusive, even 20 times more likely to sexually abuse children. They are several time more likely to use drugs, steal from their employers, or break down emotionally. Their life spans are radically shortened not only by STD’s but also by their violent and self-destructive behaviors. What will happen when there is nobody left in the political arena who will defend children and families from this type of destruction?


41 posted on 05/16/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: kevcol

Isn’t it time that we embraced bestiality rights? or polygamy rights? Don’t we need the endorsement of the MBLA?

We owe it to our children to stand for the values of Christ. They are about to inherit a dysfunctional, anti-Christ America. And very few of us are making a difference.


42 posted on 05/16/2012 10:16:25 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: dfwgator

...thanks for asking.


45 posted on 05/16/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by steve8714 (Who didn't already know Obama was our first gay President?)
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To: kevcol

Once you start pandering to them, there’s no such thing as enough.


47 posted on 05/16/2012 11:21:02 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: WoofDog123; tsar

My local paper, the very liberal , Bellingham Herald, actually posted this same article.

I made a post similar to what I said here, except that I mentioned that Republicans don’t approve of homosexual acts being taught in the schools. The lefties went nuts. They never heard of fistgate at Tufts.

So, if you have the time I’d love it if you would go to the Bellingham Herald/Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays, and post about fistgate in the Boston school district at Tufts.


48 posted on 05/16/2012 2:38:59 PM PDT by Eva
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To: kevcol
"I don't agree with the party platform, but that doesn't mean I'm not a good Republican," Tisei said.

Twinkle toes Tisei! You are not a good Republican -you are a damn progressive RINO!!!!

49 posted on 05/16/2012 6:32:20 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: TheDon

They’re doing that because many have “gay” partners, cousins, nieces, brothers, etc. But they are supposed to be only 1/50 of the population. I don’t think the American people will ever figure things out.


50 posted on 05/16/2012 8:07:39 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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