Skip to main content

Tony Perkins
They let this guy write their platform? I wouldn't even let him in the same building.
Well, that didn't take long. The Log Cabin Republicans may be glad to get a sentence in the Republican platform suggesting that all Americans be treated with "respect and dignity," but that's all they're getting. The rest of the document will be an homage to how to respectfully tell the LGBT community that they don't have true American values and need to just shut up already. As noteworthy hate figure Tony Perkins, who for some reason is still perfectly welcome in Republican circles despite that whole "dignity" thing, says:
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told BuzzFeed: “You should read the entire plank on marriage, which I wrote. I feel very happy about it. I feel pretty optimistic about the outcome here.”
When you've outsourced your marriage policy stance to Tony Effing Perkins, I'm not thinking there's going to be a lot of "respect and dignity" involved. I guess the "respect" part means they don't call for imprisoning gay people, just for an all-out reversal of whatever rights they may have gained in the last decades. From the draft document:
A serious threat to our country's constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary, in which some judges usurp the powers reserved to other branches of government. A blatant example has been the court-ordered redefinition of marriage in several States. This is more than a matter of warring legal concepts and ideals. It is an assault on the foundations of our society, challenging the institution which, for thousands of years in virtually every civilization, has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values. [...]

We oppose the Administration's open defiance of this constitutional principle—in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts—makes a mockery of the President's inaugural oath.

And so on and so forth. Note that even altering federal personnel benefits for gay couples now rises to the level of constitutional issue; apparently even that is a danger to our fragile constitutional rights to tell other people how to live and who they're allowed to do it with, so you can imagine just how much freedomz is involved in their insistence upon the full Defense of Marriage Act. Lots of freedomz. I gather this must be the part that Tony Perkins wrote his very own self, though I feel the need to add some annotations:
[T]he future of marriage affects freedom. [He means "freedomz".] The lack of family formation not only leads to more government costs, but also more government control over the lives of its citizens in all facets. [We want to government to better control citizens so that government won't control citizens. Duh.] We recognize and honor the courageous efforts of those who bear the many burdens of parenting alone, even as we believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage. [We'll give a shout out to single parents here, who piss us off so much that Vice President Dan Quayle once took on Murphy Brown, an entirely fictional television character, just so he could opine on how rotten single parents were, but you gay Americans are still ten times worse than that.] We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.
Well, at least it's respectful, it says so right there. No calls for imprisonment of gay Americans, no open bouts of swearing or accusations of Satanism. I guess I can see how the Log Cabin Republicans can see that as a bit of a victory.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  That's A-OK with the Log Cabin self loathers. (14+ / 0-)

    If Obama didn't get Bin Laden because he didn't pull the trigger; then Bin Laden didn't take down the World Trade Center because he didn't fly the planes.

    by Bush Bites on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:01:45 PM PDT

  •  Tony Perkins (13+ / 0-)

    and the rest of the GOP can kiss my gay ass.

    I can't believe (oh yes I can) that they let Perkins write the plank on Gay Marriage.

    I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public.

    by internationaljock on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:03:21 PM PDT

  •  So they're getting the same level of treatment (7+ / 0-)

    Promised to Death Row inmates.

    Comforting.

    The 1st Amendment gives you the right to say stupid things, the 1st Amendment doesn't guarantee a paycheck to say stupid things.

    by JML9999 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:03:43 PM PDT

  •  Freedoms just another word for no one left to kill (7+ / 0-)

    Apostrophes are important but getting it all on one line is more important.  Yay freedom!

    Mitt Romney '12: Berlusconi without the sex and alcohol!

    by Rich in PA on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:04:17 PM PDT

  •  Wow. (14+ / 0-)

    The last sentence of their anti-gay plank is the part about treating people with dignity.

    It's kind of like kicking a guy in the nuts then telling him you really like his tie.

    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    by NMDad on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:05:35 PM PDT

    •  Only the GOP ... (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      banjolele, NMDad, merrywidow, celdd

      Could claim to tell people "respectfully" that they are not really people.

      Gaaaaaaaaahhh!

      Just because you're not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time. -- T. Monk

      by susanala on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:18:48 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Paging George Orwell.. Paging Mr. Orwell... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        susanala

        To view yet another case of language bastardization and mislabeling by way of redefinition and obfuscation. And its not even CLEVER!

        Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

        by OregonOak on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:33:53 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Of course, they are not real people. Remember (0+ / 0-)

        Republicans are originalists, and their notion of who were referred to in the Constitution is white realty- owning men who had the beliefs common in the colonies in the 1770's, None of this women's lib stuff as women and AAs were still property as were many poor Brits, and LGBT were deeply hidden. Those are the men they see themselves as being, those of unlimited rights, and dubiousl religious or ethical beliefs for anyone save themselves.

    •  Respect and dignity (0+ / 0-)

      you keep using those words, I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

      Respect (n):  a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

      Dignity (n): the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect; a high or honorable rank or position.

      Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:21

      by Mickquinas on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:41:26 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Maybe it's just a typo (0+ / 0-)

        rather than not having a handle on what the words really mean.

        We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.
        What they meant to type was "the principle that some Americans should be treated with respect and dignity."

        Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. ~ Romans 12:21

        by Mickquinas on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:44:13 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  It's to be expected (0+ / 0-)

      There's not a thing in this world that Tony Perkins and the FRC wouldn't lie about, if it would hurt gay people.

      Not one.  Damn.  Thing.

  •  I know JUSt how he feels. (10+ / 0-)
    The lack of family formation not only leads to more government costs, but also more government control over the lives of its citizens in all facets.
    The government keeps controlling my life by trying to prevent my family formation.  Like they think I shouldn't HAVE a family, and if I do have one THEY should get to define who is in it.   It's not a bit like freedomz.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:05:44 PM PDT

  •  doesn't one need a wide stance to "squat" /nt (5+ / 0-)

    Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:05:45 PM PDT

  •  I seriously don't get those guys (4+ / 0-)

    Do they imagine their fantasy lower taxes from Republicans are worth more than the cost of benefits like health insurance, social security from your spouse, etc. that Republicans are determined to deprive them of? Do they honestly believe someday Republicans will embrace them when they have yet to embrace more "acceptable" minorities per the Evangelical crowd?

    We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

    by CatM on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:06:39 PM PDT

    •  Probably the Lower Taxes ARE Worth More to Them (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      banjolele, chazz509

      My first guess is that this is not a bluecollar group.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:18:32 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  actually I do think that someday Republicans (0+ / 0-)

      will no longer care one way or the other about gay marriage or gay rights. This is the last gasp of the gay haters and some of them know it.
      http://joemygod.blogspot.com/...

      There was a memo a year or maybe half a year ago from either the American Family Association or the Family Research Council (I get mixed up on my hate groups) saying that they had lost the battle on gay rights and needed to move on. It's not that they will ever be in favor of gay rights, it's just that it will be like women working outside the home -- they were against it and against it, and then suddenly, it's no big deal.

      They've moved on, alright, to women's reproductive rights. With a rallying cry of Let them be penetrated by an ultrasound if they dare choose to end their pregnancy they've shifted their sights to controlling women through controlling our reproductive organs.

      We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

      by Tamar on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:59:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  They lost the battle on slavery (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        skrekk

        and on civil rights, including voting rights for black people, yet they are still putting their racist views on full display and have certainly not embraced black people. What republicans say in the moment for political expediency, and what they do through their policies are two very different things. I think the fact that they let Perkins write the GOP platform on marriage tells you how very far away they are from accepting equality for gay people, regardless of what a few of them say.

        Heck, it wasn't that long ago we had one Republican saying gays should be put in prison camps and have food dropped on them. And another conservative saying children of gays should be taken away from them.

        Republicans are not even close as a party to doing the right thing, just as they still support racist and anti-immigrant policies, never mind that they stick the one black person behind Romney for photo ops and run ads on Univision in Spanish.

        We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

        by CatM on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:05:05 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Oh,I agree, that they're "not even close" to doing (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          CatM

          the right thing. They'll never stand up for gay rights or even make of show of caring.
          What I meant was that using anti-gay hatred to scare people into supporting them, is of declining value. Being anti-gay will be less and less helpful to them as time goes on. They won't end their anti-gay efforts because they've changed their views, they'll stop because it no longer benefits their drive for power.

          We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

          by Tamar on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:12:50 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  PS They are not okay with women working (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Tamar, skrekk

        At least, many of them are not. You can see the evidence in their policies and their occasional lapses in which the mask comes down. That is why they oppose equal pay, for one thing. They believe women should be dependent on husbands. And the only women they think should work outside the home are poor women.

        We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

        by CatM on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:09:04 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  You're far more careful a thinker and logical than (0+ / 0-)

          they are. They love their governors and their female board presidents, and their Congresswomen and their Senators. They no longer do the Phyllis Schlafley routine of inveighing against women working. Underneath it all, you're absolutely right. They want women under their male control.

          We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

          by Tamar on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 07:16:13 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  I think the one thing they love more (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Tamar

            than their "values" is power. That's why they love their female senators and governors. It's not genuine admiration or respect that they feel -- they are just pleased that these women are a means to Republicans getting more power because they know they need female voters' support. But how many of them just this year have made comments about women should not even be allowed to vote? I can think of at least two.  It's the same reason they are giving Artur Davis a speaking role at the convention  -- "Look, we have a black guy, too, and he used to be one of theirs."

            If they thought it wouldn't hurt them with women, they'd replace all of them with men. Where is their female speaker or majority leader? Where are all their female committee heads or their female RNC leader? But I know you know all this, too, so I'm sorry for going on. I am just so tired of their lies and hipocrisy as they pretend to care about this group or that group while continuing to support and pass policies that undercut all those groups. I don't know why anyone supports Republicans. They are disgusting excuses for human beings.

            We Won't Let Republicans Replace Medicare with GOP Vouchercare!

            by CatM on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 08:35:12 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  we are in total agreement (despite some (0+ / 0-)

              superficial disagreements) and I don't mind you "going on" because you're doing a good job expressing the same feelings I have.

              We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

              by Tamar on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 11:25:36 AM PDT

              [ Parent ]

      •  60% of the Mississippi GOP still doesn't support (0+ / 0-)

        mixed-race marriage, so it'll be a long wait.

  •  Isn't "respect and dignity" (4+ / 0-)

    what they said about the way they treated the Jews in Europe when they packed them into the cattle cars?  

    "Arbeit macht frei."

    Still enjoying my stimulus package.

    by Kevvboy on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:07:27 PM PDT

  •  "for thousands of years in virtually every (6+ / 0-)

    civilization".

    That's the literal, unqualified text, so it seems to me that Tony Perkins is A-OK with virtually every variation of marriage in those thousands of years, including polygamy, child-marriage and sibling marriage.

    Republicans believe you need an ID to vote but you can donate millions to any candidate completely anonymously. (h/t jbou)

    by Calouste on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:07:58 PM PDT

  •  Repub. platform (0+ / 0-)

    Look, didn't perkins' group already come to the defense of Akin? This is just more proof that Akin was speaking his mind and the mind of MOST republicans in this country. The "outcry" is laughable...they are just afraid they will lose the Sen. seat in MO and have no chance to take control. One more thing: Scott Brown says "as a husband and a father of two young women"...what, if you are a single man or married without kids you shouldn't be outraged? No conditions here, please!!!!!!!!!!

  •  Perkins' link to KKK (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    drmah, skrekk

    I did not know about his link to the KKK (David Duke) and another Far Right group (where he played innocent) in the late '90s and early 2000's.

    Why is this guy getting airtime anywhere?  

  •  who's going to be (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    tikkun, drmah, Gooserock

    the pat buchanan at the republican convention, there has to be one otherwise the right wing monsters in tampa will revolt, i can't wait to see who takes that spot on the podium.

  •  While I enjoyed the lunacy of the GOP debates (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Bush Bites, itzik shpitzik, Tamar

    there's no way I can stomach watching the Convention this year.

    "Vulture/Voucher 2012"? ¡Venceremos!

    by Free Jazz at High Noon on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:12:52 PM PDT

  •  It would be funny if all the work of any gay (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    itzik shpitzik, Tamar, terabthia2

    person suddenly disappeared from the convention!

    Anything designed, conceived, created, built, or presented by any gay person was suddenly invisible to the Republicans....

    music
    food
    dinnerware
    clothing
    electronics
    furniture
    stage and stage show
    literature
    even 11% of the Republicans!!!

    Gone!

    What a boring world they would have, the hypocrites.
    Oooooh, what if gay people print money? Ouch!

    "If it’s a legitimate republican candidacy, the voters have ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

    by Says Who on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:17:13 PM PDT

  •  You are forgetting the gay women (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    merrywidow, grover, celdd

    And how they will react to the  rape and the defending lady parts comments, and more to the point the support for those comments also coming from Perkins.  that's a twofer, remember gay women are targets of rape for those who also have the myth about having sex with a man will "cure" her.
      I'm not sure the women in this organization will support the ticket whole heartedly.
     

    •  And there's this: (0+ / 0-)
      The lack of family formation not only leads to more government costs,
      So family formation with the man that raped her, I guess.  

      Isn't that the law in certain extremely backward countries?

      Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghan prosecutors announced Wednesday that a young rape victim, jailed for adultery after reporting the crime and pushed into marrying her attacker, would have her sentence reduced from twelve to three years. The prosecutor said she would, for now, remain in jail -- with her child -- for not reporting her attack fast enough.

      In a remarkable case that is all too common in Afghanistan but has drawn international attention, 21-year-old Gulnaz was attacked by a relative two years ago, but sentenced to 12 years in jail for adultery.

      She has since given birth to a girl from the attack. Because of the dishonor of sex outside of wedlock, she had been given the choice of marrying her attacker to get out of jail and legitimize her infant daughter in the eyes of Afghanistan's conservative society.

      The child is imprisoned with her at Badambagh Prison on the outskirts of Kabul.

      Read more: http://www.rawa.org/...

      AND
      The case of a 16-year-old girl who killed herself after she was forced to marry her rapist has spurred outrage among Morocco's internet activists and calls for changes to the country's laws.

      /snip

      According to the father's interview, the girl was accosted on the street and raped when she was 15, but it was two months before she told her parents.

      He said the court pushed the marriage, even though the perpetrator initially refused. He only consented when faced with prosecution. The penalty for rape is between five and 10 years in prison, but rises to 10 to 20 in the case of a minor

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/...

      Yes, I quoted Fox on purpose. Notice how outraged they can be when this crap happens somewhere else.

      I bet they have a plank screaming that America must hold off the rapidly metastacizing threat of Sharia law across the heartland too?

      Irony is lost on these people.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:53:16 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  wonder how many women there are in the (0+ / 0-)

      Log Cabin Group.
      But gay women can be just as right wing and useless as anyone else -- just think, Mary Cheney. She is a perfect example of the Republican motto: I've got mine!

      We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

      by Tamar on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:04:58 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  As a lesbian (a.k.a "gay woman") (0+ / 0-)

      . . . I sure hope the one, solo, only, Limbaugh-worshipping Republican lesbian I know is really, truly, the only Republican lesbian out there. Besides Darth Cheney's spawn, I mean. Because there is no reason on God's earth for there to be even TWO such aberrations.

  •  Things that were acceptable for thousands (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    tikkun

    of years. Let me count the ways.
    Men only.
    Rape, pillage and plunder in war.
    Divine Right.
    The correct religion or else.

    C'mon.

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:17:55 PM PDT

  •  Fuck Tony Perkins (5+ / 0-)

    A serious boil on the body politic very much in need of lancing.

  •  Shorter Tony Perkins: (5+ / 0-)

    "Good news, gay people! We're not going to ask for you to be put in concentration camps"

    "I don’t wear no Stetson, but I’m willin’ to bet, son, that I’m a bigger Texan than you are".- Robert Earl Keen

    by Kellybee on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:18:21 PM PDT

  •  any Log Cabin Repug defense of this is crap (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Williston Barrett

    They are delusional.

  •  So does this mean (0+ / 0-)

    "A serious threat to our country's constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary" that the GOP platform is happy with the outcome of the Obamacare case?

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:22:12 PM PDT

  •  Don't count on it. (5+ / 0-)
    I guess the "respect" part means they don't call for imprisoning gay people
    Perkins claims Uganda bill (with death penalty attached) simply "upholds moral conduct."

    Family Research Council advocates criminalizing homosexual conduct. FRC advisor Peter Sprigg says, “I think that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned the sodomy laws in this country, was wrongly decided. I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior.”

    The way it's going, I imagine by 2016, the GOP will let Perkins author American version of the Ugandan "Kill the Gays" bill.

    You're not being "oppressed" when another group gains rights you've always enjoyed.

    by Scott Wooledge on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:22:15 PM PDT

  •  i've one word for perkins and his "frc" (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    celdd

    ..

    rot.

    my happiness and my life and my ability
    to be a full and complete first-class citizen

    does NOT depend on the bigoted agenda of hate-mongers.

    perkins, please... gfy in hell!!

    Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. -Helen Keller

    by ridemybike on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:24:12 PM PDT

  •  Okay, my fellow homosexuals (0+ / 0-)

    We're finally going to be allowed just within sighting distance from the Republican tent, somewhere near the scientists and the environmentalists. Next time around they might even let us carry their luggage into the tent.

    Don't forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. - John Dickinson ("1776")

    by banjolele on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:25:47 PM PDT

  •  "Judicial activism" (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    wild hair, terabthia2

    Tony Baloney says "A serious threat to our country's constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary, in which some judges usurp the powers reserved to other branches of government."

    Sure....This is from the same people all pissed off about how the Supreme Court didn't strike down ObamaCare......

  •  The Republican party continues . . . (0+ / 0-)

    to dig its own grave, and with such self congratulatory zeal.  Nicely written Mr. Perkins.  Oh, and you're earth moving skills are a wonder to behold!

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

    by sjburnman on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:31:08 PM PDT

  •  well there you have it. If your gay and are (0+ / 0-)

    looking at your choices this election. It really couldn't be much clearer. What would you expect from a party that has fallen off the cliff its so hard to the right.

  •  How is it "an assault"? (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    terabthia2
    It is an assault on the foundations of our society, challenging the institution which, for thousands of years in virtually every civilization, has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values. [...]
    No one is suggesting that straight marriage be outlawed--just that gay marriage be allowed.

    Unless you're worried that with the advent of gay marriage a bunch of "apparently straight" husbands will suddenly decide to divorce their wives and start looking for that same-sex soulmate they've always secretly desired, I don't see how straight marriage should be affected in the least.

    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

    by rfall on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:32:48 PM PDT

  •  Interesting that he's so rigid about this (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    terabthia2
    The lack of family formation not only leads to more government costs, but also more government control over the lives of its citizens in all facets.
    Jesus was a committed bachelor all of his life but Tony Perkins would define him as a government parasite.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:32:49 PM PDT

  •  What were they thinking, anyway. (0+ / 0-)

    rMoney: Just another jerk, lookin' for work.

    by OleHippieChick on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:32:57 PM PDT

  •  I'm not one of those homosexual people, and also.. (0+ / 0-)

    ...not a person faith, but regardless of my sexual orientation or preferences, these people should rot in Hell. Regardless of theirs.

    If there is one.
    Hell, I mean....

    "So, am I right or what?"

    by itzik shpitzik on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:34:39 PM PDT

  •   Tony Perkins (0+ / 0-)

    ..doth protest too much, methinks.

    That the ELECTED might never form to themselves an interest separate from the ELECTORS, prudence will point out the propriety of having elections often -Thomas Paine

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 05:44:44 PM PDT

  •  Next Log Cabin Republican Meeting..... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    chazz509, terabthia2

    In order to show dignity and respect all future meetings of the Log Cabin Republicans will be catered by Chik-Fil-A.

  •  Republicans Break; They will respect people. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    terabthia2

    After centuries of warfare, strife, bad blood, ruined lives, self destruction and incivility, the GOP finally admits they must respect people.

    This is a MAJOR break from the past, obviously. This simple statement puts in sharp relief what was formerly wrong with the GOP; no one made them respect people. Now they have seen the light. It must be spelled out, because if it isnt, they wont do it.

    I wonder what wiggle room they will find in the text.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:22:34 PM PDT

  •  Log Cabin Republicans make me ill (0+ / 0-)

    I know some of these nitwits, it's all about money.

    What Fresh Hell is This? -- Dorothy Parker

    by chazz509 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:28:05 PM PDT

  •  American Taliban? (0+ / 0-)

    Imagine if we had a party that invited American Muslim clergy to write its plank on marriage.

  •  Look at Tony Perkins and tell me he isn't a Log (0+ / 0-)

    Cabin Republican.  It is obvious.

  •  Log Cabin Republicans ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... are sellouts to their LGBT sisters and brothers and anyone else who values human rights. They deserve their unhappy fate amidst the TeaPublicon lunacy.

    Now THAT's the president I voted for!

    by RevJoe on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 06:46:00 PM PDT

  •  So does this mean the FRC no longer wants (0+ / 0-)

    homosexuality criminalized?

    I rather doubt it.

  •  Hate, soft as an easy chair (0+ / 0-)

    Well, this just goes along with the theme of "warmth" the GOP is trying to convey at the convention. Because nothing says warmth like excluding Americans from equal rights. Don't even get me started on how a stage with a dozen mahogany framed video monitors displaying the mounting national debt conveys warmth either...

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site