Gay members seek visibility at GOP convention

  • metta

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Gay members seek visibility at GOP convention


    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-national/gay-members-seek-visibility-at-gop-convention-650654/
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Good luck with that.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 27, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Yeah right........icon_rolleyes.gif
  • metta

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    I'm glad that they are at least trying to make a difference within the Republican Party. I don't think the Republican Party is going to go away any time soon. The GLBT community could get a lot further if we gained even just a little more support in the Republican Party. It is even possible that it may take a marriage equality supporting republican president (that's obviously not Romney) to finally get legislation passed that would give us our rights.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI'm glad that they are at least trying to make a difference within the Republican Party. I don't think the Republican Party is going to go away any time soon. The GLBT community could get a lot further if we gained even just a little more support in the Republican Party. It is even possible that it may take a marriage equality supporting republican president (that's obviously not Romney) to finally get legislation passed that would give us our rights.


    I heard that republicans are trying to change their caucus rules in MN and Iowa to winner take all so they can actually drown out the minority voices within their party. I agree they're here to stay, but it's a fallacy to think they're listening to their gay constituents.
  • metta

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    ^
    eventually, they are not going to be able to ignore them...not because of the gay members, but because of the supporters within the Republican party.

    It is important to remember that conservatives tend to fear change...especially social change...it takes them a long time to deal with change....some are never able to...but those people, like all of us...eventually die out.

    I do hope to see a marriage equality supporting Republican President within my lifetime. A common sense sagebrush type Republican that is not really represented in the party today....well...at least not currently taken seriously.

    Fred Karger would be a good example.

    I do wish that Bryan Fischer did not have such an important position in the Republican Party...that was a very smart move on the extreme right's part.. I would like to see that change.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 27, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    metta8 said^
    eventually, they are not going to be able to ignore them...not because of the gay members, but because of the supporters within the Republican party.

    It is important to remember that conservatives tend to fear change...especially social change...it takes them a long time to deal with change....some are never able to...but those people, like all of us...eventually die out.

    I do hope to see a marriage equality supporting Republican President within my lifetime.


    Yes, if society changes they will grudgingly follow. I'm a progressive though so I don't have patience for followers, nor do I sympathize with gay republicans. I think they're cowards. It's a joke that they seek visibility considering most of them are afraid to show their faces on RJ. Really, there are only a couple members of the conservaposse with face pics.
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    Aug 27, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    The 2012 GOP platform is the most specifically anti-gay GOP platform in history.
    The Repubs are not becoming more tolerant.
    They're becoming less tolerant.

    The 2012 GOP platform is also their most anti-choice platform ever.

    The Repub party is currently moving further to the extreme right.
    Any talk of the Repub party becoming more tolerant is purely wishful thinking at this point.

    Hopefully the reality that America is becoming more socially progressive will force the Repubs to move back to the middle in future elections - but in the here and now - they're moving further to the extreme right.
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    Aug 27, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    The Republican Party are far more comfortable pandering to the Christian Taliban than they are with accommodating their docile gay fringe.