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  • Milo's Tough Love: Gays Should Seek Solutions, Not Coddling after Orlando

    06/18/2016 4:05:40 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 9 replies ^ | June 18, 2016 | Breitbart Tech
    Responding to a comment from a gay caller from the Log Cabin Republicans who suggested that conservatives were not being “compassionate” enough to the gay community in the wake of the Orlando shootings, Milo argued that it was the duty of conservatives to provide solutions, not emotional gestures. “This is the worst thing about being gay in America” said Milo. “Ungrateful other gay people, these whiny people who expect everybody to pander to their feelings all the time.” Milo went on to defend the record of Conservatism in looking out for gay people. “It is conservatives who have been standing...
  • Log Cabin Republican Leader: Only Trump Is Calling Orlando Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/13/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, “The presumptive nominees for both parties need to call this out for what it is – radical Islamic terrorism. The only one who did that was Donald Trump.” Angelo also extended “our sympathy, our sadness and our sorrow” to the victims of the “violent terrorist attack” in Orlando and their families on behalf of the group. “Let’s call this what it is. This was an attack by a radical Islamist terrorist on Americans.” Asked if he believed the spin from some Democrats that this...
  • After the Pulse Club Massacre It’s Time for Gays to Come Home to Republican Party

    06/13/2016 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/13/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After the deadliest Islamist attack on American soil since 9-11 Barack Obama blamed hatred and guns. His inability to called the attack what it is – Islamic jihad – has progressed from denial to psychosis. ... Obama was not the only one. Leftwing gay activists posted ridiculous and ignorant remarks after the deadliest single attack on gays in modern history I came out in the 1980s to family and friends during the AIDS epidemic. I saw a lot of friends get sick. I saw a lot of friends die. I went to a lot of funerals. It was a scary...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Statement on Orlando Shooting

    06/13/2016 4:35:24 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 51 replies
    Log Cabin Republicans ^ | 12/13/2016 | Log Cabin Republicans
    If the shooter’s suspected motivations are indeed confirmed, we call upon President Obama and the presumptive nominees of both parties to condemn the attacker and acknowledge in no uncertain terms the cause of this massacre: Radical Islamic terrorism.”
  • BUSTED: Erick Erickson's Website Caught Taking Paul Singer Money To Bash Trump

    03/21/2016 8:17:32 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 58 replies ^ | March 21, 2016 | Charles C. Johnson
    Pundit Erick Erickson's The Resurgent website got 10K from anti-Trump, Paul Singer-funded Our Principle PAC in their latest FEC reported, can report. The funding from the neoconservative billionaire wasn't disclosed to Erickson's readers at the new venture. Singer, who is a pro-gay marriage establishment billionaire, was one of the major financial donors for Marco Rubio. Singer is also a major supporter of National Review which was dispensing the #NeverTrump at CPAC.
  • Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump Right To Skip CPAC ('the votes are in Kansas, not Washington')

    03/04/2016 4:43:05 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Harper Neidig | March 04, 2016, 03:30 pm
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Friday praised Donald Trump for his last-minute decision to skip the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC organizers announced Friday that the GOP presidential front-runner had dropped out of his commitment to speak at the conference on Saturday morning. The real estate mogul's campaign issued a statement shortly after saying he would instead be campaigning in Kansas and Florida. “Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC as he has done for many consecutive years,” the statement read. “Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of...
  • Trump Supporters Walk Out on Ted Cruz at CPAC - VIDEO!

    03/04/2016 5:04:09 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 181 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    So this happened. Trump supporters today walked out on Senator Ted Cruz during his CPAC speech.
  • Donald Trump's CPAC Speech-Activist plans walkout-National Review Online [twitter]

    03/04/2016 6:54:37 PM PST · by Syncro · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/4/2016 | HouseCracka
    The @cpac ambush was set up in advance. #cpac #cpac2016— HouseCracka (@HouseCracka) March 4, 2016
  • Trump cancels on CPAC

    03/04/2016 9:12:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 190 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/04/2015 | twitter
    CPAC ‏@CPAC Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC -- his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Wants Ted Cruz to Become President So She Can Be His ‘Trans Ambassador’

    03/03/2016 2:57:23 PM PST · by drewh · 109 replies ^ | 3:31 pm, March 3rd, 2016 | by Lindsey Ellefson |
    Caitlyn Jenner is a conservative. We know this. We’ve heard it on a few different occasions and it doesn’t look like she’s backing down on it, even though it alienated her from some Democrats and many Republicans still don’t like her. Jenner really doesn’t care. She sticks by her convictions, which is generally admirable, but is a little confusing for people who have heard her idols speak about the trans* community. Ben Carson isn’t overly kind to them. Neither is Mike Huckabee. Among the most flippant is Ted Cruz, who has expressed a negative opinion of the LGBTQ+ community on...
  • Pride Before The Fall (Horowitz Sticks it to the Fundies!)

    05/20/2003 8:14:33 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 676 replies · 1,071+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5/20/03 | David Horowitz
    In four Gospels - including the Sermon on the Mount - Jesus neglected to mention the subject of homosexuality. But that hasn’t stopped a handful of self-appointed leaders of the so-called Religious Right from deciding that it is an issue worth the presidency of the United States. In what the Washington Times described as a "stormy session" last week, the Rev. Lou Sheldon, Paul Weyrich, Gary Bauer and eight other "social conservatives" read the riot act to RNC chairman Marc Racicot for meeting with the "Human Rights Campaign," a group promoting legal protections for homosexuals. This indiscretion, they said, "could...

    07/10/2014 11:54:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7-10-2014
    “A lot of people are saying that he's actually playing into Barack Obama’s hands, that he's playing by Obama’s handbook,” Scarborough said. “He’s actually playing by another person's handbook, Jesus’ handbook. I mean, this is -- Jesus was very clear. He said the people that are blessed are those that understand I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I needed clothing, and you gave me clothes.” “What Glenn Beck is doing is the most Christ-like thing anybody can do, and so for a lot of people on the right who...
  • Glenn Beck rips Breitbart, Fox News border coverage

    07/19/2014 1:42:33 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 166 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    <p>Talk radio host Glenn Beck criticized Fox News and Breitbart for their reporting of his plan to visit the border to bring food, soccer balls, and teddy bears to illegal immigrants on the southern border.</p>
  • Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong

    07/10/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | John Nolte
    Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong by John Nolte 10 Jul 2014, 8:15 AM PDT Wednesday morning The Blaze's Glenn Beck announced it was "deadly to my career" for him to provide truckloads of meals and soccer balls as a way to "help care for some of the roughly 60,000 underage refugees who have crossed into America illegally in 2014." Early Thursday morning on "Morning Joe," the left-wing Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski did exactly what I feared the media would do after Beck's announcement: they trashed conservatives who disagreed with Beck as lacking in compassion. Scarborough even mocked...
  • Glenn Beck: 'Pusses' Don't Want to Hand Out Soccer Balls to Illegal Aliens

    07/19/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On his Friday radio show, Glenn Beck suggested those who do not want to pass out soccer balls and teddy bears to illegal immigrant children at detention centers with him are "pusses." He also said Americans should not "focus" on the gangsters, killers, and rapists who are coming across the border with the illegal immigrant children two days after Breitbart Texas reported that an illegal immigrant whom the federal government released in June with a "notice to appear" was arrested for murder. While discussing his plans to go to McAllen, Texas on Saturday with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep....
  • Is America a Christian Nation? David Barton

    07/09/2009 5:30:31 PM PDT · by jer33 3 · 31 replies · 3,400+ views
    In Touch Ministries ^ | July 2009 | David Barton
    Is America a Christian Nation? Many people don't think so today. The truth is, however, that our great nation was founded on principles that are all throughout the Bible. Author and historian David Barton highlights our christian heritage in this eye opening message.
  • Glenn Beck Requests Information Download on Maurice Strong (Vanity)

    05/12/2010 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 175 replies · 3,722+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 May 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck tonight requested everyone watching the show to begin downloading everything possible on a Mr. Maurice Strong. According to Beck, Maurice Strong is one of the "Big Fish" involved in the global warming scam.Beck requested the information download to prevent operatives "hinting at the Whitehouse" from scrubbing the internet of relevant information concerning Mr. Strong.
  • Glenn Beck: ‘Mitt Romney Could Be The Only Guy That Could Win’ In 2012

    04/08/2010 2:32:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 675 replies · 6,152+ views ^ | April 8th, 2010 | Frances Martel
    Glenn Beck and radio pals Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere rattled down the list of potential Republican nominees for President in 2012 this morning, and they had some bad news for the Tea Party movement: Sarah Palin probably won’t run, Ron Paul is still and long shot, and Mitt Romney, as of now, is the GOP’s best bet. While Gray and Burguiere are harsh to most of the candidates, Beck spreads the love around. He tells his co-hosts that he likes Palin but doesn’t think she will run, Bobby Jindal but doesn’t think he has the charisma, and Congressman Paul...
  • Glenn Beck Has Completely Lost It

    01/06/2014 3:54:09 PM PST · by Viennacon · 92 replies
    I am concluding that Glenn Beck has either lost his mind, or is slowly becoming a leftist. Today on his site are two rather disturbing videos. The first in which he continues his crusade to support GLAAD, comparing Russia's law protecting minors from homosexual propaganda to the Holocaust, and blowing up incendiary comments made by a Russian actor for no apparent reason other than to help push the narrative of permanent victimhood that the homosexual lobby thrives on. Here, we can be treated to Glenn engaging in left wing obfuscation more likely to be used by Al Sharpton than any...
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • CPAC organizers accused of excluding Log Cabin Republicans

    02/19/2015 5:09:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Metro Weekly - Washington's LGBT Magazine ^ | February 19, 2015 | Justin Snow, political editor and White House correspondent
    For the fourth consecutive year, gay conservatives will have no official presence at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. On Thursday, Log Cabin Republicans accused the American Conservative Union, which organizes CPAC, of excluding the group of LGBT Republicans as sponsors of the annual conference. “Make no mistake: LCR is actively being prohibited from sponsoring CPAC,” said Gregory T. Angelo, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans, in a statement. According to Angelo, discussions with the ACU and its new leadership began this past July. But the ACU said participation by Log Cabin Republicans would prove difficult due to the group’s...
  • The Unofficial Party

    01/07/2015 4:32:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Elephant We Ignore Blog ^ | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Austin Given, Vice President, Log Cabin Republicans of Wisconsin
    The major two-party system in American politics has existed since our nation’s infancy. While President John Adams warned against the dueling party system as “the greatest political evil under our Constitution”, it is a pillar of our republic. Today, Democrats and Republicans account for the majority of modern-day political party affiliations. The two parties don’t need to be enemies, rather complementary civic partners. Though the opposing camps differ on policy decisions, both support the individual citizens of our country with their unique visions. However, Republicans and Democrats have dealt with a hidden opponent – an unofficial group that parasitically attached...
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/17/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 105 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Mark
    Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage Sen. Mike Enzi, her GOP primary opponent, opposes it by David Mark Editor-in-Chief Liz Cheney, 2014 Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. • AP There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in...
  • GOP rep with gay son: I’m still a no on gay marriage (Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona)

    04/01/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via NRO, Rob Portman was criticized by gay-marriage supporters for reconsidering his stance on SSM only after it affected him personally. This guy, naturally, will be criticized harshly for not reconsidering his stance after it affected him personally. His choice of words is interesting, though. Not only does he not think that his son chose to be gay, he uses a term more often heard from gay-rights supporters when he says he hasn’t “evolved” to the point of supporting SSM. More backstory via WaPo: Salmon voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and for a ban on gay adoptions in...
  • S. E. Cupp Withdraws from CPAC in Support of Same-Sex Marriage (video)

    02/26/2013 1:18:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 202 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Following in fellow MSNBC co-host Chris Hayes’s footsteps, the network’s conservative pundit S. E. Cupp has withdrawn from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month over the issue of same-sex marriage and the exclusion of GOProud. Cupp announced her decision to back out on The Cycle earlier this afternoon.
  • Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights

    01/07/2013 7:09:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    WaPo via HuffPo (URL link in 1st post below) | 1/7/2013 | Staff
    Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights 1996: ... says he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act 1999: ... opposes repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy 2005: ... Hagel calls on the [Nebraska] court to reverse its decidsion, complaining the court had overridden Nebraska voters who opposed gay marriage Chuck Hagel's Apology: Too Little, Too Late Log Cabin Republicans ...
  • Cantor Urges Tolerance On Gays, Muslims

    07/23/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7-19-2012 | John Stanton
    In an interview with BuzzFeed, a top Republican leader says the GOP needs to be “the party of inclusion.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Thursday urged his party, and the nation, to guard against intolerance on issues ranging from gay marriage to the role of Muslims in the government, arguing the country’s diversity of opinion and acceptance are part of America’s basic fabric. “There can’t be some kind of monolithic opinion handed down from the government or a political party. I don’t think we’re monolithic beings,” Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said in an interview with BuzzFeed. ... But many Republican...
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays

    05/25/2012 1:15:11 AM PDT · by Bratch · 33 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | May 15, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    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...
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays (barf alert)

    05/16/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | May 16, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    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...
  • The Gay Old Party?

    05/09/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5-9-12 | Daniel Allott
    President Obama and his lieutenants aren't the only ones whose views on same-sex marriage are "evolving." Republicans -- including prominent conservative office-holders, pundits and activists -- are increasingly endorsing key parts of the gay-rights agenda. What do former Vice President Dick Cheney, Governor Chris Christie, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Governor Sarah Palin, columnist Ann Coulter and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist have in common? They're all prominent conservatives, and they've all made overtures to the gay community. Cheney publicly endorsed gay marriage years ago. In January, Christie appointed New Jersey's first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Priebus has...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives

    05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/01/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives. In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says: I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes...
  • Romney's letter of support to the Log Cabin Club (So-called "Republican" gay group)

    03/12/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies ^ | October 6th, 1994
    To the members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts: I am writing to thank the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts for the advice and support you have given me during my campaign for the U.S. Senate and to seek the Club's formal endorsement of my election. The Log Cabin Club has played a vital role in reinvigorating the Republican Party in Massachusetts and your endorsement is important to me because it will provide further confirmation that my campaign and approach to government is consistent with the values and vision of government we share. . . . . . ....
  • How do we prevent homosexual morality’s USA becoming an ancient Greek man-boy culture of sex?

    01/17/2012 11:58:25 PM PST · by John Roco · 82 replies
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | January 17, 2012 | John P. Roco
    The gay agenda is pervasive; ‘it is everywhere:’ Brokeback Mountain, La Cage aux Follett, Log Cabin ‘republicans,’ democratic party powerhouses, numerous library books- all seemingly unstoppable. It is almost as if Kinsey, who wanted to ‘push the envelope,’ won- with his ‘observations’ of sexual behavior of his college students, and in depth interviews of homosexual pedophiles. Kinsey is the one who came up with the continuum of sexual preference from gay to straight- seemingly through his intense observations of the results of sexual abuse on male minors by his pedophiles. But how do we stop this immorality? This nation, the...
  • ‘Log Cabin Republicans-’Gay Republican Patrick J. Lott tapes male nude children in Catholic school

    12/29/2011 2:43:08 PM PST · by John Roco · 32 replies
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | December 29, 2011 | John Roco
    The ‘Log Cabin Republicans’ boasts of being instrumental in removing ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ from the military. How boastful is this gay group, formed 30 years ago- for the sole purpose of advancing the gay agenda by infiltrating the GOP Republican party and representing itself as ‘gay republicans-‘ of the behavior of someone who all major newspapers conveniently omits as a ‘gay republican?’ The word ‘gay’ cannot, by some silent decree amongst the plethora of liberal news outlets, be associated with anybody who has done anything close to being wrong to any male children, adolescents, students or adoptees. Omission of...
  • Gay Marriage Effort Taps GOP Strategists (NY State GOP Insiders)

    04/22/2011 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/22/11 | Jacob Gershman
    In the midst of a re-energized campaign by Gov. Andrew...a trio of Republican consultants is...[pushing] for passage. The Gill Action Fund, a national group with an expansive donor network, has recruited lobbyist Michael Avella, a former chief counsel to ex-Senate majority leader Joe Bruno and current leader Dean Skelos, and John McArdle, a consultant who ran GOP Senate communications under Messrs. Bruno and Skelos.
  • AUDIO, VIDEO: Kevin Cotter condemns anti-gay attacks on opponent Toni Sessoms

    10/26/2010 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Tea Roll · 4 replies
    The (Central Michigan) Morning Sun ^ | 10/25/10 | Mark Ranzenberger
    The Republican candidate for 99th District Michigan House has condemned an independent robocall attacking his Democratic opponent for the fact that she's gay. "A phone call funded by the American Family Association went too far, in condemning the personal life of my opponent," said GOP candidate Kevin Cotter. "This type of behavior disgusts me, and I cannot denounce it strongly enough." A recorded telephone call from a man identifying himself as Gary Glenn, who is the president of the Midland-based American Family Association of Michigan and the chairman of the Campaign for Michigan Families political action committee, was made to...
  • Pentagon to comply with court order to end 'don't ask, don't tell'

    10/15/2010 2:24:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 14, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar and Ed O'Keefe
    The Pentagon announced Thursday that it will comply with a court order to stop enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays from serving openly in the military, even as the Obama administration asked a federal judge to delay implementation of the ruling. Officials say they need time to institute new policies to ensure that the change won't affect combat readiness or morale. The administration has said it will appeal the ruling to the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In the meantime, "the Department of Defense will of course obey the law," Col. Dave Lapan,...
  • Judge orders military to stop enforcing 'don't ask, don't tell'

    10/12/2010 2:36:55 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 47 replies
    CNN International ^ | Oct. 12, 2010 | Adam Levine
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, effectively ending the ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' permanent injunction orders the military "immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced" under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The judge, a Clinton appointee based in the Central District of California, previously ruled that the policy regarding gays serving in the military violated service members' Fifth Amendment rights to due process and freedom of speech, but had delayed...
  • Reporters Freak as Ann Coulter Meets Gay GOPers

    09/30/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT · by Grim · 365 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/30/2010 | Lisa De Pasquale
    I’ve attended dozens of Ann Coulter speeches over the years. They’ve been on college campuses, donor events, and conferences with thousands and thousands of people. It’s a common occurrence for reporters to lie about the event in order to suit their narrative and image of Coulter. But, after reading about an event this past weekend I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” I was fortunate to be a guest of Coulter’s at a New York City cocktail party where she gave a short speech and did Q & A with GOProud, a group of conservative-minded...
  • The GOP's dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base (RINO ALERT)

    09/28/2010 7:47:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-09-28 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outraged. The group has long urged the GOP to be more accepting of gay rights, and some Republicans worried that the appearance by Cornyn, a party leader in Congress, would further legitimize its views. The senator not only attended the Log Cabin event at the Capitol Hill Club last Wednesday, he also accepted an award from the group, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to do so. After his speech, though, the group's president, R. Clarke Cooper, privately told Cornyn...
  • Obama seeks to curb ruling on gays in military

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration sought Thursday to strictly limit the reach of a recent court decision striking down the U.S. military rule that bans openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. The administration's stance, revealed in papers filed in federal court in California, came two days after the U.S. Senate blocked legislation that would have repealed the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell." President Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on a promise of a full repeal, and that vow has emerged as a big political issue for the gay and lesbian community before congressional...
  • Cornyn defends decision to speak to gay Republican group

    09/16/2010 2:12:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 52 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2010
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn is defending his decision to speak at an upcoming meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization of gay Republicans. In a letter faxed yesterday to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, a socially conservative group, Cornyn said he believes in "working together where possible" with other Republicans, even when he may disagree with them. As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Cornyn is charged with electing as many Republicans as possible to the Senate. He has been under attack in recent weeks from some hardline conservatives who believe that he has recruited too...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Natl. Dinner Wash. DC Sept. 22, 2010 (RINO Cornyn is attending) (BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2010 5:44:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    Log Cabin Republicans National Dinner Washington, D.C. September 22, 2010 With special guests: Sen. John Cornyn*Rep. Pete Sessions Join us this September 22nd for Log Cabin Republicans' National Dinner in our nation's capital. Confirmed speakers include National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Senator John Cornyn* (R-TX), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Representative Anh 'Joseph' Cao (R-LA), Representative Charles Djou (R-HI), Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, Daily Caller Publisher Tucker Carlson and Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Justice/Police (UK). (snip) *Senator Cornyn will be attending...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • A Trojan horse in the GOP camp...(GAYSTAPO AGAIN)

    07/12/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT · by TaraP · 9 replies
    One News ^ | July 12th, 2010
    A political activist and pro-family leader says a radical homosexual group is trying to infiltrate the Republican Party in order to render it less effective in standing up for policies like the ban on homosexuals from military service. On July 13, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips will hear the lawsuit brought by homosexuals who call themselves the Log Cabin Republicans as they challenge Clinton's longstanding policy of "don't ask, don't tell," which bars homosexuals from openly serving in the military. Congress is already working on the legislation to repeal the actual 1993 law that declares homosexuality is incompatible with military...
  • No Tea Parties in Log Cabins

    04/29/2010 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 609+ views ^ | 04-29-2010 | Jesse Fruhwirth
    It's doesn't fit the narrative coming from FoxNews where Tea Party rallies are the top story in politics this year, but Log Cabin Republicans have shown new influence in Utah politics in ways never seen before. At a recent debate, the organization hosted six of eight Republican senate candidates--or their representatives--including incumbent Bob Bennett, an impressive feat for a Utah organization that focuses on queer issues. To avoid overestimating their impact, however, note that the organization will not issue a formal endorsement of any candidate for fear that it would hurt rather than help the endorsed candidate. Nevertheless, 2010 may...
  • "I'm Gay," Says Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-CA)

    03/08/2010 4:16:24 PM PST · by Justaham · 46 replies · 183+ views ^ | 3-8-10
    Anti-gay Republican Senator Roy Ashburn -- the man who was arrested last week on a DUI charge after visiting Sacramento gay bar Faces -- confirmed today that he is, in fact, a homosexual. Sacramento Bee reports that the Senator, who has been on leave since his arrest, told KERN radio host Inga Barks in an interview this morning these simple words: "I'm gay." Ashburn went on to say, "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long." Explaining his vile voting record against gay, Ashburn explained that "his votes were a reflection of how the...
  • California GOP Lawmaker Roy Ashburn Says He's Gay

    03/08/2010 1:12:10 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 73 replies · 598+ views
    CBSNews ^ | 03-08-2010 | Brian Montopoli
    Roy Ashburn, the conservative California state senator who was arrested last week for drunk driving after reportedly leaving a gay bar, has acknowledged that he is gay. CBS13 reports that Ashburn made the announcement to a radio station where he used to host a talk show. "I'm gay," he told radio host Inga Barks, according to the Sacramento Bee. "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long."