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Oh look, the Texas Republican Party continues its regression to the Paleozoic Era. Guess what's getting added to the state party platform this year?
Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples. We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin.

Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.

Ah, the ol' "ex-gay therapy" racket. Wouldn't want any laws passed to rein that cherished scam in. Also in the platform: the demand that Texas ban the manufacture or sale of "abortifacients (e.g. morning after pill)". Oh, and a demand that Congress appoint a special prosecutor for Benghazi!

So if you were wondering if the American Taliban had come up with a declaration of principles yet, there ya go.

Originally posted to Hunter on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 10:28 AM PDT.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans and Daily Kos.

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