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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Translation: They already discriminate, so a little more discrimination shouldn't hurt.

    Welp, I guess that means all the Westboro Baptist Church should just STFU already.
    Sigh........Sigh..........Sigh...........

    I don't agree with all your beliefs but I don't think that is enough to classify you as a bigot.
    These people do not support gay marriage. Half of the country doesn't. Heck not even all gays support it. Are they bigots too?
    Enough of this manufactured nonsense.

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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Organizers of a conservative conference in Denver this summer have told a gay Republican group it cannot have a booth at the event.

    Read the article here: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event - US News

    What happened to the GOP's big tent? Any ideas on that?
    The GOP is a very big tent indeed...as long as you're a white anglo-saxon conservative (heterosexual) protestant who believes in the inalienable right of everyone to think precisely the way you do (and that anyone who doesn't is somehow less American than you are).
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Sigh........Sigh..........Sigh...........

    I don't agree with all your beliefs but I don't think that is enough to classify you as a bigot.
    These people do not support gay marriage. Half of the country doesn't. Heck not even all gays support it. Are they bigots too?
    Enough of this manufactured nonsense.
    Yes because we're oppressing you by opposing you.
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Sigh........Sigh..........Sigh...........

    I don't agree with all your beliefs but I don't think that is enough to classify you as a bigot.
    These people do not support gay marriage. Half of the country doesn't. Heck not even all gays support it. Are they bigots too?
    Enough of this manufactured nonsense.
    A bigot is not a person who simply disagrees with someone.
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    2010 was.. I even mentioned it. 2014? No, I'll nick pick like you are about me using the word always. You obviously don't know the meaning of the word shellacking. Losing 13 and 9 is not a shellacking.

    Anyway you keep believing the GOP doesn't need to diversify. The DNC appreciates that kind of thinking.

    Good Day.
    I never said it didn't need to diversify. And if you think losing 9 Senate seats isn't a big deal, well alrighty then.
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    So they're turning away anyone dressed in multiple fibers, or who may have had more than one marriage, who may have committed adultery, or who may have stolen or cheated for monetary gain....

    I don't think so. They don't care about the word of god. They're just grossed out by the concept of sodomy. I actually am grossed out by it as well, hence I don't participate though I hear it's all the rage with young women these days to be sodomized. However, me being grossed out by something only means I shouldn't do it, it doesn't mean I should judge others who choose to do it.

    There's not one ounce of "caring about the word of god," it's flat out bigotry.
    Of course it's bigotry. They don't approve of same sex marriage, and they don't make a secret of it...and they aren't flexible. That's why they didn't want a group that promotes same sex marriage at their event.

    And whatever their reasons are - they think God doesn't approve, or their hate sodomy, or they think being gay makes you blind, or whatever... - they're free to have those ideas. I'm not a believer of religion but billions of people the world over do believe. That's their right.

    Yes, they're probably turning away any groups that want to have a booth there to promote adultery, thievery, cheating for monetary gain. You can see who usually exhibits at their show. I don't see any groups who exhibit to spread these messages.
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Organizers of a conservative conference in Denver this summer have told a gay Republican group it cannot have a booth at the event.

    Read the article here: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event - US News

    What happened to the GOP's big tent? Any ideas on that?
    It's not a GOP event. It's a group of social conservatives in a meeting organized by a Christian university. Log Cabin Republicans are very much a part of the GOP.

    Is anyone against gay marriage going to be allowed to participate in the DNC? I very much doubt it. The caterwalling you'd get from the activists would be unbearable.

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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    The GOP is a very big tent indeed...as long as you're a white anglo-saxon conservative (heterosexual) protestant who believes in the inalienable right of everyone to think precisely the way you do (and that anyone who doesn't is somehow less American than you are).
    Or gay, like the Log Cabins.
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I've been intimately familiar with senior leaders in both GOProud and Log Cabin Republicans and it pains me immensely that these valuable, bright, and courageous men and women are so obviously rejected by huge portions of the party. At best they are held up as baubles to trot out in front of the media when accusations of bigotry are hurled their way and more usually they are ignored or shunted aside as though they are a dirty little secret. The insularity of the aging social conservative mass which exerts so much control over the party is horrendously destructive. I'm still stunned when I attend conventions or go to local GOP events and I'm confronted with the same slogans about gay marriage or 'traditional marriage' that I heard ten years ago. It's mind boggling that so many people haven't been able to realize that the world has changed and that they need to bury the god damn hatchet. It's why we'll nominate a candidate who will be too afraid to accept SSM in 2016 and one of the many reasons we'll be successfully tarred as the party of reactionaries and cultural dinosaurs. It might also be one of the reasons we lose.

    But by all means have your convention. We all know gays can't be conservative people of faith.
    You seem surprised that a Christian group isn't in favor of gay marriage.
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    Re: Conservative Group Bars Log Cabin Republicans From Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Yes because we're oppressing you by opposing you.
    You got a problem with these people because of their religious beliefs. Period. And because they denied a group of people who support something against those beliefs you call that bigotry. It's a private, religious organization get over it.

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