LGBT Republican Group GOProud Going Out of Business

  • metta

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    Jun 04, 2014 5:31 AM GMT
    LGBT Republican Group GOProud Going Out of Business

    The gay conservative group officially closes up shop, though organizers say it will reemerge with a new name, format, and mission.


    http://www.advocate.com/politics/2014/06/03/lgbt-republican-group-goproud-going-out-business
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    Jun 04, 2014 5:41 AM GMT
    Good riddance.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jun 04, 2014 10:27 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidGood riddance.


    +1...and take the rest of the party with you!
  • gymlocker

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    Jun 04, 2014 10:51 AM GMT
    Their motto was : "Gay Republicans: We don't need dildoes, we know how to fuck ourselves."
  • ASHDOD

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    Jun 04, 2014 12:03 PM GMT
    i can feel [haha] there is some hostility against gays who identify as republicans.
    maybe its your american prespective but you can be a moderate right-winger, who supports democracy,capitalism,ect and be in favor of gay equality as well, i dont see the contradiction, lots of right wing leaders in the world are pro gay nowdays ,like chanselor angela merkel in germany or david camerun in the uk [also netaniahu from israel btw]
    why are gays in the usa be confined to support only one party?
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    Jun 04, 2014 12:03 PM GMT
    gymlocker saidTheir motto was : "Gay Republicans: We don't need dildoes, we know how to fuck ourselves."
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 04, 2014 12:47 PM GMT
    I laughed out loud....

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    Jun 04, 2014 12:58 PM GMT
    Y'all did it again! Thanks, RealJock! icon_lol.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3842502
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    Jun 04, 2014 1:28 PM GMT
    ROTFLMAO!!!
  • hebrewman

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    Jun 04, 2014 1:30 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidi can feel [haha] there is some hostility against gays who identify as republicans.
    maybe its your american prespective but you can be a moderate right-winger, who supports democracy,capitalism,ect and be in favor of gay equality as well, i dont see the contradiction, lots of right wing leaders in the world are pro gay nowdays ,like chanselor angela merkel in germany or david camerun in the uk [also netaniahu from israel btw]
    why are gays in the usa be confined to support only one party?


    it's way more complex than that my fellow tribesman. way more. look at the republican record on woman's issues. the republican party says they want less government, and yet, they will intrude, by legislation no less, on ending pregnancy. that is just one example.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jun 04, 2014 2:19 PM GMT
    you need a new kind of right party.
  • biathlete01

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    Jun 04, 2014 2:23 PM GMT
    [quote]
    it's way more complex than that my fellow tribesman. way more. look at the republican record on woman's issues. the republican party says they want less government, and yet, they will intrude, by legislation no less, on ending pregnancy. that is just one example.[/quote]


    I'm not sure what is wrong with someone who is upset by others that are "ending pregnancy", nice way to say killing a baby.

    Using condoms will stop most of the killing. Which is worse: a straight guy knowing his baby is going to be aborted and a HIV+ guy knowing he may kill his unprotected trick?
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    Jun 04, 2014 2:24 PM GMT
    it would be best if both political parties had mutual interests on gay issues. After all the 3-8% gay population are voters too. guess it makes the decision easy.

    it will take a few years for the republicans to catch up on social issues. By then all the difficult work will have been done.


    If your talking southBeach
    someone thought they saw it lurking in a thread. He'll be back.
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    Jun 04, 2014 2:36 PM GMT
    metta8 saidorganizers say it will reemerge with a new name, format, and mission.


    GOPrude
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    Jun 04, 2014 2:45 PM GMT
    biathlete01 said[quote]
    it's way more complex than that my fellow tribesman. way more. look at the republican record on woman's issues. the republican party says they want less government, and yet, they will intrude, by legislation no less, on ending pregnancy. that is just one example.



    I'm not sure what is wrong with someone who is upset by others that are "ending pregnancy", nice way to say killing a baby.

    Using condoms will stop most of the killing. Which is worse: a straight guy knowing his baby is going to be aborted and a HIV+ guy knowing he may kill his unprotected trick?[/quote]


    Problem is that Republicans also oppose family planning, sex education, assisting the poor out of poverty...all known to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.
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    Jun 04, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidi can feel [haha] there is some hostility against gays who identify as republicans.
    maybe its your american prespective but you can be a moderate right-winger, who supports democracy,capitalism,ect and be in favor of gay equality as well, i dont see the contradiction, lots of right wing leaders in the world are pro gay nowdays ,like chanselor angela merkel in germany or david camerun in the uk [also netaniahu from israel btw]
    why are gays in the usa be confined to support only one party?


    As a black man who cares about others, the GOP's position on LGBT issues is not the only thing that concerns me. Besides its antebellum stance on LGBT equality, the current GOP has demonstrated repeatedly that it is opposed to equality for racial minorities, women, and the poor. The GOP is behind the voter-suppression laws, which disproportionately disenfranchise racial minorities, the poor, and the elderly; anti-abortion laws, which affect women unduly; and the opposition to immigration reform, which disproportionately affects Latinos.

    With this track record--and no sign of change in the right direction--it will be a cold day in hell before the current GOP will smell my vote.
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    Jun 04, 2014 2:56 PM GMT
    Since this became The Thread of Choice, I'll just paste it here.

    I really thought "Death, Be Not GOProud" was a good one! icon_razz.gif

    Yesterday, dayumm saidMerely months after its co-founder "quit" the Republican Party (in word, if not in deed)...

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3632413

    http://swampland.time.com/2014/01/15/jimmy-lasalvia-founder-of-goproud-leaves-republican-party/

    ...the right-wing gay group GOProud first denied...

    http://www.bilerico.com/2014/06/lgbt_republican_group_goproud_to_shut_down.php

    ...then, hours later, admitted, they're pretty much closing up shop on the whole organization, at least under the banner of GOProud.

    http://www.bilerico.com/2014/06/goproud_denies_then_admits_it_is_closing_down.php

    But, Death Be Not GOProud, at least not completely. They're retiring the name and are hoping to build up some type of online grassroots effort to rebrand and reorganize.

    Bilerico(Executive Director Matthew) Bechstein made it clear that they still wanted to get the buy-in from donors and members before moving forward with the plan. Not all mid-level volunteers had been notified of the group's decision before (Bilerico's Andrew) Markle's report was published. Panicked that the news had broken before all participants had been informed, Bechstein requested that the Bilerico article be removed from the site. When his request was refused, the group posted their denial on Facebook.

    "The fact is, in order to continue promoting the conservative principles upon which this organization was founded, change is needed. One of the changes under discussion is a switch to a different legal type of organization - basic paperwork that requires dissolution and immediate subsequent reorganization.

    Technically, as some argue, this would be a legal closure," he emailed. "But if it were to actually happen, it would only be momentary and certainly not the end of our organization."

    While Bechstein claims that filing dissolution paperwork with the federal government would necessitate "immediate subsequent reorganization," this is not a requirement from the government. The group will simply be dissolved. Any new group formed would have to file independent paperwork as needed depending on how they reorganize.

    An online-only grassroots group would not require any filings; otherwise every Facebook group would have to file tax papers with the federal government. If the new organization accepts donations, it will have to file its own legal documents for tax purposes.


    My hunch is they'll come back in the form of some kind of anti-gay version of Memeographs.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jun 04, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
    i wouldent vote for your republican party thats for sure, but i would vote for some european right parties.
  • biathlete01

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    Jun 04, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidi wouldent vote for your republican party thats for sure, but i would vote for some european right parties.



    Aren't European right parties generally fascist?

  • biathlete01

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    Jun 04, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    I'm Libertarian and think both parties need to say out of everyone's personal business. Looks like Libertarians are trying to take over the Republican party.

    The Democrat party is too far gone, moving closer and closer to socialist everyday my gay comrades.

    Go Ron Paul!
  • creature

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    Jun 04, 2014 3:50 PM GMT
    biathlete01 said
    Ashdod saidi wouldent vote for your republican party thats for sure, but i would vote for some european right parties.



    Aren't European right parties generally fascist?



    You're probably thinking of those at the fringe. I believe he is referring to something like the Conservative Party (i.e. David Cameron). I recall an article about Cameron's criticism of Oxford because of the low admission rates of minorities. You wouldn't see a similar remark made by a high-profile Republican on Ivy League admissions. Let's not forget Cameron supports marriage equality. Even though I wouldn't have voted for him, he's lightyears ahead of John Boehner.
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    BlkMuscleGent said
    Ashdod saidi can feel [haha] there is some hostility against gays who identify as republicans.
    maybe its your american prespective but you can be a moderate right-winger, who supports democracy,capitalism,ect and be in favor of gay equality as well, i dont see the contradiction, lots of right wing leaders in the world are pro gay nowdays ,like chanselor angela merkel in germany or david camerun in the uk [also netaniahu from israel btw]
    why are gays in the usa be confined to support only one party?


    As a black man who cares about others, the GOP's position on LGBT issues is not the only thing that concerns me. Besides its antebellum stance on LGBT equality, the current GOP has demonstrated repeatedly that it is opposed to equality for racial minorities, women, and the poor. The GOP is behind the voter-suppression laws, which disproportionately disenfranchise racial minorities, the poor, and the elderly; anti-abortion laws, which affect women unduly; and the opposition to immigration reform, which disproportionately affects Latinos.

    With this track record--and no sign of change in the right direction--it will be a cold day in hell before the current GOP will smell my vote.


    You sure have quaffed deep from the well of left-wing talking points. There's not a single cliche you've spouted that hasn't been trotted out before. Simply repeating these lies doesn't make them true; it didn't work for Dr. Goebbels, isn't working for Obama, and won't work for you.
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    Jun 04, 2014 3:59 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    BlkMuscleGent said
    Ashdod saidi can feel [haha] there is some hostility against gays who identify as republicans.
    maybe its your american prespective but you can be a moderate right-winger, who supports democracy,capitalism,ect and be in favor of gay equality as well, i dont see the contradiction, lots of right wing leaders in the world are pro gay nowdays ,like chanselor angela merkel in germany or david camerun in the uk [also netaniahu from israel btw]
    why are gays in the usa be confined to support only one party?


    As a black man who cares about others, the GOP's position on LGBT issues is not the only thing that concerns me. Besides its antebellum stance on LGBT equality, the current GOP has demonstrated repeatedly that it is opposed to equality for racial minorities, women, and the poor. The GOP is behind the voter-suppression laws, which disproportionately disenfranchise racial minorities, the poor, and the elderly; anti-abortion laws, which affect women unduly; and the opposition to immigration reform, which disproportionately affects Latinos.

    With this track record--and no sign of change in the right direction--it will be a cold day in hell before the current GOP will smell my vote.


    You sure have quaffed deep from the well of left-wing talking points. There's not a single cliche you've spouted that hasn't been trotted out before. Simply repeating these lies doesn't make them true; it didn't work for Dr. Goebbels, isn't working for Obama, and won't work for you.


    They're not simply talking points and cliches if there is evidence to back it up.
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    BlkMuscleGent said
    Ashdod saidi can feel [haha] there is some hostility against gays who identify as republicans.
    maybe its your american prespective but you can be a moderate right-winger, who supports democracy,capitalism,ect and be in favor of gay equality as well, i dont see the contradiction, lots of right wing leaders in the world are pro gay nowdays ,like chanselor angela merkel in germany or david camerun in the uk [also netaniahu from israel btw]
    why are gays in the usa be confined to support only one party?


    As a black man who cares about others, the GOP's position on LGBT issues is not the only thing that concerns me. Besides its antebellum stance on LGBT equality, the current GOP has demonstrated repeatedly that it is opposed to equality for racial minorities, women, and the poor. The GOP is behind the voter-suppression laws, which disproportionately disenfranchise racial minorities, the poor, and the elderly; anti-abortion laws, which affect women unduly; and the opposition to immigration reform, which disproportionately affects Latinos.

    With this track record--and no sign of change in the right direction--it will be a cold day in hell before the current GOP will smell my vote.


    For the record, this "works" for me! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 04, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidYou sure have quaffed deep from the well of left-wing talking points. There's not a single cliche you've spouted that hasn't been trotted out before. Simply repeating these lies doesn't make them true; it didn't work for Dr. Goebbels, isn't working for Obama, and won't work for you.


    Straight from the well of GOProud talking points. Good to see there's a drop left! icon_lol.gif

    This is what they call "outreach!" icon_twisted.gif