Below The Beltway

I believe in the free speech that liberals used to believe in, the economic freedom that conservatives used to believe in, and the personal freedom that America used to believe in.

Texas Republicans Very Obsessed With The Gays

by @ 9:39 am on June 22, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Apparently, the biggest problems facing Texas involve Adam and Steve:

Texas Republicans are a conservative lot. Still, it’s difficult to imagine mainstream GOP voters demanding their neighbors be jailed for engaging in a little hanky-panky behind closed doors.

Nevertheless, the state’s Republican party has voted on a platform [PDF link] by which their candidates will stand, and it includes the reinstatement of laws banning sodomy: otherwise known as oral and anal sex.

The party’s platform also seeks to make gay marriage a felony offense, which may be confusing to most given that the state does not sanction or recognize same sex marriages, meaning any such ceremony conducted does not bear the weight of law. Whether this means the GOP wants gay couples married in other states to be pursued through Texas as dangerous criminals, the party did not specify.

“We oppose the legalization of sodomy,” the platform states. “We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.”

There must be a lot of illicit sodomy going on in Texas because, you know, there really aren’t any other problems facing the world.

But wait, it gets worse:

We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin), custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.

I wonder if that last part extends to people who “oppose homosexuality” by beating up gay people ?

Seriously Texas Republicans, what the hell is going on down there ?

8 Responses to “Texas Republicans Very Obsessed With The Gays”

  1. Breakdown of the family? Communicable diseases? Methinks that heterosexual couples and their over 50% divorce rate tear at the family. I would also think that lesbian couples tend to be subject to fewer diseases, and some recent studies have shown them to be more involved parents.

    Regarding sodomy, are they going to arrest the wife who gives her husband a BJ? What about the hubby returning the favor? Consensual backdoor action?

    The GOP shows that they are no more champions of liberty than the liberals they demonize.

  2. James Young says:

    “Texas Republicans Very Obsessed With The Gays”?

    Right there with you, Doug.

  3. John Peabody says:

    Nuts, nuts…. they are simply nuts. Cornered animals are very dangerous; the supporters of this platform must feel that they are surrounded. Is there any hope for a Texas Republican who might appose this crazy platform?

  4. Alex says:

    Not a bad platform if you take out the gay bashing… When will Republicans learn that while they mess around with social issues, our country is being fiscally destroyed? None of these social issues will matter – gays, abortion, religion in schools – if our economy collapses, but they serve as a distraction that pushes the less extreme people away and just results in the more statist left winning elections.

  5. Jenn says:

    Not sure I agree with your second sentence. This comes as no surprise at all, from a conservative lot. Conservatives mostly are just socialists who love government intervention, planning and spending, but just on different issues from liberals.

  6. Brent Friar says:

    WTF is wrong with who ever is responsible for writing this platform? Do they seriously believe this crap? What ever happened to less government and protecting individual liberty? Equal protection under the law? All men are created equal? Apparently white protestants are more equal than others.

  7. Unbelievable! But then again utterly believable with the current brand of “conservatism”.

  8. Rock says:

    How can those among us with no moral compass lecture us about morality issues with any creditability whatsoever?

[Below The Beltway is proudly powered by WordPress.]