Oh man, don't you just hate it when people try to tell you that being gay and being Republican somehow doesn't make a whole lot of sense? I mean, okay, sure, the party is currently being driven by a hardcore base of people who publicly despise your way of life and want to keep you from having the same rights as anyone else, but that doesn't mean you have to set yourself apart from those people, does it? No! Totally not!
Like, what's to stop a homosexual fellow from advising a Republican presidential candidate on foreign policy matters completely unrelated to LGBT issues? Nothing! Case closed.
In completely unrelated news, a foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney was forced to resign because he is gay…
Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives.
In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says: "I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign."
Now, some people may say that the first half of this post doesn't really fit in with the second half. But I say that's just a bunch of divisive liberal spin.
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Tags: Conservatives, Foreign Policy, Homophobia, LGBT, Mitt Romney
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Tags: Daily Links, Facebook, Gladstone, Homophobia, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, The Onion, Twitter
Actual officially official congressional candidate Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher — who has apparently been too busy campaigning to find the time to buy himself a suit — is really upset with how unserious and gimmicky politics has become lately.
Like, take this interview he did with CNN last night. Those smut-peddlers had the nerve to ask him to comment on a couple of words and sentences about how gay people are not fit to be near children that just so happen to have come out of his mouth.
Can you believe they get away with this stuff…
Tags: CNN, Homophobia, House of Representatives, Joe the Plumber, LGBT, Ohio
Everyone knows that if you don't say something out loud, it no longer exists. Bills, relationship problems, tumors. They simply disappear if you ignore them long enough. It's, like, Science 101. Duh!
So, it makes total sense that an adult human with a functioning brain would try to stop the spread of evil, evil homosexuality by banning people from talking about gays in schools…
A bill that would ban teaching Tennessee kids about homosexuality before they reach the ninth grade was approved by a state House subcommittee Wednesday, reigniting an emotional debate in the buckle of the Bible Belt…
The bill, authored by Republican lawmaker Stacey Campfield, passed the state Senate last year. Campfield prefers to call it a "Don't Teach Gay" bill, and has said it is necessary because homosexuality is more dangerous than heterosexuality.
Campfield recently incorrectly asserted on a a satellite radio talk show that the HIV epidemic began when a gay airline employee had sex with a monkey. His statements have earned him national attention and the ire of gay rights supporters both nationally and locally: A restaurant in his hometown of Knoxville recently refused to serve him.
This whole Don't Say Gay strategy probably won't work. After all, I've never said "Stacey Campfield" aloud, but unfortunately, he still exists.
Perhaps Mr. Campfield is just sensitive about being called gay after growing up with the first name Stacey. So remember, if you ever run into him in the Tennessee General Assembly, don't say "gay." Just say "repressed."
Tags: Education, Homophobia, Marriage Equality, State Legislature, Tennessee