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White House backs Santorum; he's 'inclusive' & other Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee and Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, have affirmed their support for Santorum.

Republicans Confident Gay Rights Issue Will Hurt DeanRichard White (search), a Republican state senator from Mississippi, said any candidate talking about gay rights might as well not even visit his state.

"The people down here, they are not going to put up with that kind of stuff," White said. "We're not prepared for all that in Mississippi or anywhere else in the southern states."

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1 posted on 04/28/2003 2:25:50 PM PDT by Remedy
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To: Remedy
Very, very good post.
2 posted on 04/28/2003 2:29:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Remedy
... Let the Democrats continue to be the party of sexual deviance and let us exploit that identification to woo away their healthy families to the higher Republican standard ...
Apparently we have a few mullahs of our own.
3 posted on 04/28/2003 2:31:56 PM PDT by Asclepius (to the barricades)
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To: Remedy
This should be mandatory Republican talking points. If Iraq proved anything its this: when you stand up to evil, evil folds like a house of cards. The American people are dying for politicians to show some leadership (which means guts) and stand up for morality and decency, and against wicked and destructive behavior.
4 posted on 04/28/2003 2:33:54 PM PDT by Russell Scott (Globalism is just another of the myriad of false religions that lead to tyranny.)
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To: Remedy
Fourth and finally, get off the defensive and take the offensive on the homosexual issue by purging "gay" activism from the Republican Party.

Oh, great.... a purge. Feh.

I'd be unwelcome in the Dems, because I support low taxes and the 2nd Amendment, as well as opposing partial birth abortion. I'd be unwelcome in the Libertarian Party, because I supported the war in Iraq and an active foreign and defense policy. Now, I'd be unwelcome in the GOP, because I oppose anti-sodomy laws and support legal recognition of gay marriage. I don't want to be an independent, as I can't vote in primaries.

Nope. I ain't leaving the GOP. I have nowhere else to go. And the fact that I doubt that this ideological purging is too likely to come off means that, if this isn't my political home, it's the closest I have right now.

9 posted on 04/28/2003 2:50:09 PM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: Remedy
"Fourth and finally, get off the defensive and take the offensive on the homosexual issue by purging "gay" activism from the Republican Party. The implicit goal of the "gay" movement is the normalization of an anything-goes sexual morality -- the antithesis of the family values so dear to our Republican base. Instead of inviting into our tent the very constituency that many Republicans have spent years and fortunes opposing, why not conduct a meaningful family-values outreach to ethnic minorities? Let the Democrats continue to be the party of sexual deviance and let us exploit that identification to woo away their healthy families to the higher Republican standard."

Very scary poster, here. If you want the ticket back to minority status, follow this guy's advice.

The vast majority of Americans believe in tolerance, not the fundamentalist/bigoted views articulated in this post.

I take particular offense at the word "purge", as if this is some sort of campaign like the Russian pogroms.

You will not "purge" people from the Republican party who believe that the government has no business regulating the bedroom.

We aren't going anywhere. But if you feel like you don't fit in, please feel free to join Pat Buchanan's party. I was glad when he left and the party is better off because of it.

Trace
19 posted on 04/28/2003 3:04:40 PM PDT by Trace21230 (Ideal MOAB test site: Paris)
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To: Remedy
Yawn.
28 posted on 04/28/2003 3:11:03 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Remedy
As usual - Scott Lively hits the nail on the head. Thanks for posting this. (I was going to do it myself.) For victory & freedom!!!
29 posted on 04/28/2003 3:11:14 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: Remedy
http://www.andrewsullivan.com/
32 posted on 04/28/2003 3:12:30 PM PDT by GoreIsLove
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To: Remedy
Thanks for the find. The author has it right and the GOP better figure it out.

I am not a single issue voter, but if I was the GOP becoming the other "Gay Other Party" would be the one to cause me to sit out voting for their candidates. I left the "party" 5 years ago for their lack of principled leadership. Throw in a lack of moral leadership as expressed by their candidates and I will cease even supporting their candidates as the only viable alternative.

Given no viable alternatives I will become yet another disenfranchised American. Our Republic and its future is of great concern to me, but not to the point that I will totally ignore my moral compass.

The GOP had better learn that it may ignore it's conservative base but is history if it craps on it's traditionally valued base.

77 posted on 04/28/2003 3:47:51 PM PDT by ImpBill ("You are either with US or against US!")
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To: Remedy
BUMP BUMP BUMP TO THE TOP!!!

Read it, learn it, use it.
85 posted on 04/28/2003 3:52:28 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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The good thing is any DUers or other Dems looking in must be shocked -- Shocked! I say -- to see the range of opinion in FreeRepubic.
100 posted on 04/28/2003 4:00:56 PM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: Remedy
the Republican Party: its leaders seem woefully ill-prepared to defend the pro-family position on homosexuality.

BUMP
105 posted on 04/28/2003 4:03:48 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (sending the rat liberals back to the stone age day by day)
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The Rick Santorum controversy has illuminated a serious problem in the Republican Party: its leaders seem woefully ill-prepared to defend the pro-family position on homosexuality.

In a nutshell: Limp-wristed leadership.

131 posted on 04/28/2003 4:31:04 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Remedy
What is needed from Republican leaders is articulate, confident and continual advocacy of the pro-family world view. Without it, we might as well say farewell to Rick Santorum and other defenders of family values, because if things continue as they are, these courageous people will have no place in the future GOP, the Gays' Other Party.

If this guy is claiming we need leaders who support police barging into people's bedrooms to arrest adults for consentual acts of homosexuality or adultery.....then he must want the Republican party voted out of power. Because that is exactly what will happen.

Furthermore, that is what the Santorum controversy is really about...something the author just doesn't seem to get.

132 posted on 04/28/2003 4:38:37 PM PDT by Jorge
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What else is new..?

I am beginning to think all they do well is international trade, tax cuts and amnesty for illegals.

141 posted on 04/28/2003 7:50:45 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Sammy to Frodo: "Get out. Go sleep with one of your whores!")
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if homosexuality is not immutable, then logically it must be acquired (children being the most likely to acquire the condition because of their vulnerability to social conditioning), and 4) society must err on the side of caution, actively discouraging the normalization of homosexuality in order to protect children and others from the possibility of acquiring a homosexual condition with its attendant health risks.

Let's be careful what we wish for here. This might not be such a smart thing to advocate.

The homosexual advocates share an office with the female supremacy police, who make the same argument concerning the immutability of maleness, which they consider a social conditioning problem that needs fixing.

As we all know, these people now control the education system from kindergarten through college. We don't just see fisting classes in elementary school, we see every kind of social conditioning measure imaginable being used to twist boys into being girls; to make boys ashamed of being male; and when all else fails, to make sure the unbendable ones don't learn anything so they can't get very far when they grow up. These measures range from cancelling recess so boys can't blow off their energy, through drugging the little miscreants if they won't sit still and behave properly, which is to say, like girls.

When that bunch finishes with them, the rest of them come in to explain the joys of, umm, alternate forms of eroticism.

The idea that sexual orientation can be controlled via conditioning is exactly the same argument that the most whacked-out feminists make — that "sex" may be immutable but "gender" is a social construct. And it's one that Anointed Smart People who know best can and should alter, so as to Make Everything Better.

I think that accepting the premises and strategies of liberal social engineers is ultimately a form of defeat. It amounts to trying to build the New Conservative Man instead of the New Communist Man. The truth is, all efforts by Anointed Smart People to improve the human race go nowhere, as the Soviet Union demonstrated by failing to produce the New Communist Man after three generations of trying.

All we really need to do here is get rid of the social engineers who are already in place. We do not need to put our own in their stead.


149 posted on 04/29/2003 7:19:03 AM PDT by Nick Danger (The liberals are slaughtering themselves at the gates of the newsroom)
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To: Remedy
AWESOME POST ! my sister is a lesbian and these are some of the points i've tried to make, but could never find the right words. thanks
168 posted on 04/29/2003 9:12:40 AM PDT by gdc61 ("santorum for president" 2008)
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To: Remedy
From the inane to the insane....it's all here.
210 posted on 04/29/2003 12:20:50 PM PDT by Consort
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To: Remedy
Another BUMP for good measure.
242 posted on 04/29/2003 2:25:44 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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Actually, Best of the Web indicates the the uproar over Santorum's remarks presage a national fight for gay marriage that will most likely benefit Republicans, as an overwhelming percentage of the population opposes Gay marriages.
243 posted on 04/29/2003 2:26:33 PM PDT by Eva
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