Scruffypup saidOne more reason you have to be brain dead to be a gay Republican.
There are plenty of Brain Dead Gay Republicans on here. If they want to Vote against themselves... FINE! Gay Republicans stop Voting against the rest of us that fought for you! Dipshits!
Gay Republicans don't necessarily vote for Republican candidates.
For many years, I was a member of the Log Cabin Republican Club. I rarely voted for Republican candidates. I let my membership in the Club lapse following the annual meeting in Denver in 2007, which I attended. The Club actually had a Ronald Reagan award. It refused to acknowledge that the Republican Party was heavily anti-gay. Had it acknowledged that the Republican Party was anti-gay but was committed to working for change, I would have remained a member.
Being a Republican makes it possible to register dissatisfaction with the Republican Party and indicate from time to time why one is not donating to the party. The ability to influence the party is enhanced. However, being a member of the Republican Party does not require one to vote for Republican candidates.
I also changed my registration from Republican to Democrat.
Umm, this sounds like Jews for Jesus, the Gypsy Nazi Party, and a Black White Supremacist all rolled into one. I understand the "change it from the inside" argument, but there are MANY issues we need to address.
(1). First, assuming politics lends itself to change from the inside, which I highly doubt unless you ran as a politician and martyred yourself, the Republican thugs on here either won't acknowledge the homophobia in the GOP, or they minimize it. The point is that it's not like some RJers say, "gee guys, I'm Republican, but please don't judge me off the bat. I'm working for change in the GOP from the inside, and I want the GOP to change on the LGBT issues, and it IS a big deal." Nope. Not at all. The Republican thugs that come on here are all salt and vinegar, "Obama is worse than XYZ," "the GOP may be antigay, but it's not a big deal because the democrats aren't better," "the GOP isn't THAT bad on lgbt issues," etc. So the tone and posture is WAY OFF the mark, even granting your change from the inside argument.
(2). Second, civil rights are not a debatable issue, and it shows moral cowardice to let other issues trump that. The LGBT civl rights issue is THE civil rights issue of this generation (the prior one being race civil rights). To say that you can compare apples to oranges is, quite frankly, an insult. You cannot justify the Nazi party because they really had a sound economic and international plan, and just happened to commit a Holocaust against Jews, gypsies, gays and their German sympathizers. That's B.S. Civil rights are not debatable. Once the GOP embraces civil rights for LGBTs, then I'm okay with people holding their head up on the other side of the aisle (GOP side) and debating marginal tax rates, economic intervention policies, environmental regulations, and the proper balance between isolationism and interventionism in foreign policy. Those are debates. Civil rights are not up for debate. Lots of Third Reich members use the same tired argument you're peddling here to justify LGBTs voting or supporting the GOP.
I refuse to support a party that wants to convert me, suppress me, or treat me like a second class citizen. And that bitter taste the conservatives left in blacks mouths when they opposed civil rights reigns today where blacks vote 90% Democrat consistently. I hope LGBTs don't forget the sins of the GOP and continues to show strong liberal/Democrat bias. Institutional memory is not a bad thing.