Skip to comments.With Gays Marrying in Canada, & APA Going Easy on Pedophiles, Republicans Must Take a Stand!
Posted on 06/20/2003 4:05:52 PM PDT by AveMaria
NOTE: I posted the message below several weeks ago. Since that time, there have been several new developments. The American Psychological Association is now considering normalizing pedophilia, as it did to homosexuality in 1973. Canada has now normalized homosexual marriages, to be exactly equal in status to heterosexual marriages. And Presidential candidate, Howard Dean, has demanded that America extend recognition to Canadian gay marriages. And he is a guy who stands a good chance of winning the Democratic nomination (and possibly the Presidency if the economy is not booming in November 2004.)
REPUBLICANS AND HOMOSEXUALITY - By Ave Maria
It is time for the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement to make a clear and unambigous moral statement on homosexuality, and stop sending out mixed messages. In 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992, the Republicans run on a clear, unapologetic, and unambigous platform of family values and traditional morality. Not surprisingly, they won 3 out of those 4 elections, but lost in 1992 because Ross Perot attracted some conservatives to his side.
Whichever way you try to spin it, homosexuality is a behavior. YES! It is a BEHAVIOR! I totally refuse to buy the psycho-garbage that claims that gays were born that way, and cannot control their behavior. If a human being cannot control his behavior, then he is a danger to himself and others, and should be locked up.
I know something about behavior. I had alcohol problems when I was younger, and my Irish family has suffered from at least 5 generations of alcoholism. So, I knew that my alcoholism was partly genetic, because of my family history. But even during my struggles with alcohol, I knew that every time I raised a glass of whiskey to my lips, I was making a conscious choice to drink. I haven't touched a drop of alcohol in 25 years. I empathise with George W. Bush as a human being, partly because he made a conscious decision to give up alcohol, just like I did.
I have also done a lot of reading of medical literature on alcholism, and I have read of something that experts describe as "dry alcoholism". People who are genetically inclined to alcoholism, may suffer severe cravings for alcohol, or may exhibit certain behavior related to the craving for alcohol such as nervous twitches, overeating, etc. Yet, society expects those of us who are genetically inclined towards alcoholism, to meet the same standards of public behavior as everyone else - such as showing up for work on time, avoiding public drunkeness, and avoiding DUIs. Is society being fair to us, by holding us to the same standards as those who do not have alcoholism genes? Yes! Yes! Yes! It is much harder for those of us genetically inclined to alcoholism, to avoid intoxication, but we try the best that we can. And we do not want law enforcement to make exceptions on DUI laws for us.
Is it too much to ask from homosexuals, to meet the same standards of moral behavior, as those of us who lack the gay orientation? No.
The Ex-Gay movement, says that people who live the homosexual lifestyle, are capable of making a conscious choice to abandon their repulsive behavior. The ex-gays present themselves as living proof, that people can change their homosexual behavior, and start living like normal people - whether as single people living chaste lives, or in married heterosexual relationships with spouses and children: http://www.pfox.org/
If the conservative movement and the GOP want to be true to the principles of their party, by holding everyone to the same standard, then the only truly authentic spokesmen on homosexuality that they should accept are the ex-gays. Ex-gays will not alienate the GOP from their social conservative base - the evangelical Christians, conservative Catholics, and Orthodox Jews. In fact, ex-gays are represented in those three movements. Ex-gays will make the conservative movement even more conservative and pro-family, and help defeat the moral relativism that is so prevalent in modern society.
On the other hand, the Log Cabin Republicans reduce conservatism to nothing more than cutting taxes: http://www.lcr.org/ Almost all Log Cabin Republicans are RINOS, and most are pro-choice. If the Republican Party and the GOP accept the philosophy of the Log Cabin Republicans, then, they would be accepting moral relativism, and the proposition that human beings are unable to regulate their sexual behavior in accordance to socially acceptable standards.
If the Log Cabin Republicans accept the GOP philosophy on taxes and defence spending, then they are certainly welcome to vote for the GOP. But for the GOP to insult the deepest held beliefs of their most faithful followers, by changing their electoral platform to endorse sickening and disgusting sexual acts, that is simply unacceptable.
Listen to me carefully,
The Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs if it DOES NOT push a pro-life, pro-morality platform- and it won't push them, it will collapse in a pile of value-free mush.
The Constitution Party will have its base by 2008. The Republican base has been pushed as far and fast as it is willing to go.
But go ahead, keep pushing them....
Chairman, Constitution Party of Arkansas
It's gonna take you clowns a lot longer than that.
IF, just for the sake of arguement this is true (which I doubt, it is a fad among highschool and college age kids) - it is ONLY because of the massive homo-promotion that has been going on for the last generation. It is not an inevitable Darwin-esque evolution social progress that marches on with a mindless will of its own. The homo-activists have infiltrated schools, the ranks of teachers, universities, gov't agencies, beaurocracies and social agencies (what to speak of a lot of churches and synagogues) specifically to bring this about. The homo-activists being actual homosexuals and their fervid supporters.
Your attitude is kind of like what they used to tell women about rape - since it's inevitable, just lie back and enjoy it.
Then they found out that sometimes rapists kill or maim, and that if women fight back they have a much chance of surviving the attack.
Oh, boy, you're SO original.
Recent polls show Americans overwhelmingly support abortion choice. You can rail all you want against it, but you're not going to change the American public's view. They also support more acceptence of homosexuals.
The more you attempt to try to change it, the more resistence you'll receieve, and the more you'll appear to be the caricature that the leftist DIMocraps paint you to be.
You'll be helping the DIMocraps defeat you. Meanwhile, the REAL issues conservatives should be concentrating on, fiscal conservatism, will be just a pipedream.
Listen Chicken Little, Liberaltarian voters will always vote Republican in presidential races, they leaned a lesson when they threw their tantrum in South Dakota last year. Now you cry babies just go on and be the irrelevant 2% of the political population and let the grown-ups keep society fit for our children, OK Susan?
Response: They cannot take a stand. If they took a stand they would lose votes, by losing votes they would lose office, by losing office they would lose their taxpayer supported 'lifestyle' i.e. little girls, little boys, $10,000 suits, cocaine, $7,500 wine, $5,000 dinners, $100,000 cars, gold furnished bathrooms plus the finest sleep aids. Face the facts morals schmorals!
I have a good idea! Let's make the taxpayers buy the queers their pills!!!
Oh, we already do?
The silent majority in this country don't agree with a homosexual lifestyle and wouldn't choose it for their own children. However, the absolute, dumbest thing the Republicans can do is to take a stand against homosexuality that allows the democrats and media to call them "haters" and "intolerant" of people's private lives. A stand against immorality will be played in the media as just another "sex obsession." That will remind people of clinton/lewinsky/starr/tripp. News headlines will be, "The scary Republicans want to be in your bedroom!"
Put money in people's pockets and they don't really care what their neighbors are doing. Let the church and individual families handle their own morality.
Good news, the Quinnipiac Poll says otherwise.
Asked in the poll whether they personally believe homosexual behavior is morally acceptable or morally wrong, 58 percent of respondents said it is wrong and 27 percent said it is acceptable. Fourteen percent were undecided.
Do you have a ball in the side pocket? :)
Maybe not, as long as they do not adopt the "f*ck you" platform of the Libertarian party.