Texas GOP Platform Calls For Imprisonment of Homosexuals

  • metta

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    Jun 21, 2010 2:46 AM GMT
    Texas GOP Platform Calls For Imprisonment of Homosexuals


    http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop-official-platform-calls-for-imprisonment-of-homosexuals-and-supportive-heterosexuals/
  • calibro

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    Jun 21, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    though utterly disgusting, i don't recall anything about throwing gays into prison in the article
  • Webster666

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    Jun 21, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    I'm hoping that these lunatic fringe Teabaggers run a 3rd party candidate for President, ensuring a Democratic victory.
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    Jun 21, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    metta8 saidTexas GOP Platform Calls For Imprisonment of Homosexuals


    http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop-official-platform-calls-for-imprisonment-of-homosexuals-and-supportive-heterosexuals/


    You lose all credibility for posting a partisan article that has absolutely nothing to do with imprisonment of fags. Get real and frankly be more american.
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    Jun 21, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
    icon_biggrin.gifLife is so much pretty now that PAstud21 is off my forum.icon_biggrin.gif
  • DanielQQ

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    Jun 21, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    I think he's referring to this section:

    Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority
    granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.

    Thus, if you participate in anal sex, you're breaking the law.
  • vintovka

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    Jun 21, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    Well, actually, contrary to the responses here, the article does suggest that the platform of the Texas Republican party would favor the imprisonment of homosexuals.

    First: the platform asks that the Federal courts be restrained from striking down state sodomy laws--in other words this means that the laws (outlawing homosexual behavior) would reappear on the books, allowing states to imprison gay people (at least the ones having sex).

    Second: it calls for the act of issuing a marriage license to a gay couple to be made a felony. This means the person issuing the license will be liable to imprisonment, but additionally it is generally illegal to ask anyone to commit a felony. Thus making the person who issues the license a felon also means that the person asking for the license committed the crime of solicitation.

    Now of course if these measures were on the books and sodomy laws were (again) the law of the land, it would probably not lead to widespread imprisonment, but it would give a blank check to law enforcement to harass the crap out of us (again).
  • calibro

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    Jun 21, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    DanielQQ saidI think he's referring to this section:

    Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority
    granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.

    Thus, if you participate in anal sex, you're breaking the law.


    i think that means they oppose gay rights and want congress to stop gay rights cases from reaching the supreme court in order to prevent the courts from overturning anti-gay laws.
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    Jun 21, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    Here is the actual platform:


    http://jaysays.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/FINAL_2010_STATE_REPUBLICAN_PARTY_PLATFORM.pdf


    There are some gems on pages 6 and 7.
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    Jun 21, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    A1EX saidicon_biggrin.gifLife is so much pretty now that PAstud21 is off my forum.icon_biggrin.gif


    You know, I had him blocked for a few weeks, but he is SO obviously a caricature of fuck witted right wing thinking that (1) he´s amusing and (2) he´s obviously fake. No-one could espouse such jingoistic and plain stupid opinions for real.
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    Jun 21, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    dude stories like this are so important to the dems the repubs keep digging themselves deeper and deeper in the "fantastic" platform which never works in the states so kudos repubs keep it up !
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    Jun 21, 2010 5:32 AM GMT
    WOW. I just read parts of their party platform.

    Unbelievable.

    This is why I will NEVER identify as a Republican. This is why I will NEVER live in the South.

    Until things change....
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    Jun 21, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif OMG I'm reading more... and I'm just in disbelief. I cannot believe some of the things in there!

    I don't know what to say.
  • vintovka

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    Jun 21, 2010 6:09 AM GMT
    calibro said
    DanielQQ saidI think he's referring to this section:

    Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority
    granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.

    Thus, if you participate in anal sex, you're breaking the law.


    i think that means they oppose gay rights and want congress to stop gay rights cases from reaching the supreme court in order to prevent the courts from overturning anti-gay laws.


    Most gay rights cases these days are about civil matters (the right to marry, adopt, rent or not to be fired). Sodomy statutes are criminal laws--meaning that anyone arrested for sodomy (gay sex qualifies) would be subject to criminal prosecution and imprisonment.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jun 21, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
    That article definitely implies that homosexuals should be tossed into jails/prisons. The wording of the platform directly implies that "homosexuals" break "natural" law, and it would not be a break from reality that if these platform directives were sanctioned legally, homosexuals would be criminals. Therefore, homosexuals=criminals... and criminals are tossed into prison.
  • Iluros

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    Jun 21, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    A1EX saidicon_biggrin.gifLife is so much pretty now that PAstud21 is off my forum.icon_biggrin.gif


    You know, I had him blocked for a few weeks, but he is SO obviously a caricature of fuck witted right wing thinking that (1) he´s amusing and (2) he´s obviously fake. No-one could espouse such jingoistic and plain stupid opinions for real.


    Oh, they could, if they were right-wing Americans.

    Though that and openly gay at the same time is less plausible. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 21, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    They want to remove "homosexual practices" from the Americans with Disablities Act (pg 11)...that's got to be good news right?
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    Jun 21, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    Dahas saidThey want to remove "homosexual practices" from the Americans with Disablities Act (pg 11)...that's got to be good news right?


    Well, they probably don't view it as an illness... and they want that (and other things) removed to "prevent abuse" of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Furthermore, they view homosexuality as a choice... so either way gays are fucked up in the views of the Texas GOP.
  • NashRugger

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    Jun 21, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    PAstud21 said
    metta8 saidTexas GOP Platform Calls For Imprisonment of Homosexuals


    http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop-official-platform-calls-for-imprisonment-of-homosexuals-and-supportive-heterosexuals/


    You lose all credibility for posting a partisan article that has absolutely nothing to do with imprisonment of fags. Get real and frankly be more american.

    Lol, you lose credibility just by being "hidden" and too chicken shit to be a real man and identify yourself.

    Do you really wanna take it there?
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    PAstud21 said
    metta8 saidTexas GOP Platform Calls For Imprisonment of Homosexuals


    http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop-official-platform-calls-for-imprisonment-of-homosexuals-and-supportive-heterosexuals/


    You lose all credibility for posting a partisan article that has absolutely nothing to do with imprisonment of fags. Get real and frankly be more american.


    You lost all credibility on this site a very long time ago.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 21, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    With examples of this kind of behavior along with mouthpieces, like that senate elect bigot from Nevada... it does help our democratic chances in November!

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  • darkeyedresol...

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    Jun 21, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    Unfortunately for the Republican Party, they have made their bed with theocratic voters who disguise themselves as Republicans. They are all for expansion of government power when it comes to their religious views and imposing them, and only against government when it seems to "limit" their religious views.

    Its hypocritical and we, people who view ourselves as favoring the Republican party, should do what we can to expose them for what they are.
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    PAstud21 said
    metta8 saidTexas GOP Platform Calls For Imprisonment of Homosexuals


    http://jaysays.com/2010/06/texas-gop-official-platform-calls-for-imprisonment-of-homosexuals-and-supportive-heterosexuals/


    You lose all credibility for posting a partisan article that has absolutely nothing to do with imprisonment of fags. Get real and frankly be more american.


    You mean its not american to pick one thing out an article/speech/statement and spin it to be something completely different and scary? Wow, Who knew Sarah Palin, George Bush, Karl Rove and company were so unamerican! Someone should do something!

    The sword cuts both ways, ya moron! Why is it okay for the right to do these things and not the left? Either way you slice it, its just politics as usual. You should probably remember that the next time you start spouting off at the mouth. I believe you have a chronic case of HIA disease!!!! (head in ass disease incase you were wondering!)
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    Jun 21, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    I think this line is also pretty scary:

    "We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values."

    Reading through quickly this could be interpreted to mean preventing government imposed diversity in the work place, which is mean spirited in itself.

    However, the statement is open and I wonder if it leaves open the possibility that individuals would legally be able get away with physical attacks on homosexuals in response to feeling that their faith or values were threatened in some way.

    It really is sad to see the lengths that they are willing to go out of a misguided hate for homosexuals.
  • metta

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    Jun 21, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    darkeyedresolve saidUnfortunately for the Republican Party, they have made their bed with theocratic voters who disguise themselves as Republicans. They are all for expansion of government power when it comes to their religious views and imposing them, and only against government when it seems to "limit" their religious views.

    Its hypocritical and we, people who view ourselves as favoring the Republican party, should do what we can to expose them for what they are.



    I get some of the religious rights newsletters so that I can see what they are up to. And they almost never discuss religious issues. They seem to use religion (in kind of a pick and choose form) in order to back up what they believe but I really think that they have turned the GOP into its own religion. It really comes before even what their own God teaches.