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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This is really great news for LGBT rights, because if both parties are on board, then there is nothing left to stop equality from happening.
    If by "equality" do you mean the democrats simply continue using identity politics to reward "favored interest groups" for their monies and support? Just what does this have to do with the conservative concept of not using government monies and legislation to reward these self-same groups?
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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Because it was lead by a Mormon, Republican from Utah.
    THAT'S why holder's doj compared gay unions to incest and sex with kids?

    the buck stops---IN UTAH!

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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I think it honestly depends on WHY one does not support SSM, not simply that they don't.

    I know for you it's about protecting the sanctity of marriage, and the definition of the word, but honestly, nationally, that's not what this is about.

    If it was that simple, then why not have a Federal Law permitting civil unions?

    And if it should be down to the states, how come the Hawaiian governor vetoed a bill that would have granted civil unions?

    Hawaiian governor vetoes civil unions bill | The Upshot Yahoo! News

    Honestly, let it go. It's a word, and what marriage means to the Christian church, should not mean what marriage means to a neutral, and secular government.

    Whatever ones feelings are around this subject, and I Know for some it can get quite dogmatic, swallow your pride, and lets let our gay brothers and sisters, who mean us no harm at all, become as miserable as the rest of us. Why should members of the same sex, have any less right to marry if they're in love, then a scummy straight couple that married for money?

    Ideally speaking of course, religious dogma should not be used to deny people rights, DOMA Is a good example of this. There's no logical reason to deny gay people the right to marry, swallow your pride, and out dated definitions, change comes, don't get left behind.

    That's the word, I stick to it.

    Jetboogieman.
    Your argument is simply the same argument put forward by american liberals/leftists for decades. It was/is simply a continuation of the democratic party's attempts to justify continuing identity politics to reward those groups for their support and monies. Just how is it acceptable for a conservative party to engage in democratic party politics? Why is that? If gays want to support a small agenda government why do we have to change several thousands of years of our culture just to "buy their votes." Becoming democrats won't help this country or traditional american culture and it's concept of smaller less dangerous government as opposed to those americans who want to "ape" european socialist democracies.
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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I asked a question MrV. I showed you their website and asked where other than gay issues they where anything but normal republicans. That is not making any implications, that is asking a rather simple question.
    What's teh code for SPIN again?



    Then why didn't you say that?




    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Calling some one dishonest, no that is not namecalling...
    I didn't call you dishonest. I said you were BEING dishonest. That's not name calling, if it were, you'd have put on the mod hat and infracted me. But you know I did not step over that line, you're just trying to make it SEEM like I did. Nice try though.




    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's not my place to tell republicans what they should or should not do with their party. I also not calling any one a bigot. I asked a simple question.
    Post #71, you even quote the dictionary....
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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might have noticed that the link I provided had results from hundreds of polls. There is both a clear trend in those polls, and they do not agree with your comment I referred to. Now are you suggesting that all those polls where manipulated?
    Just a side note, while I agree the polls are very telling to people waking up and becoming real americans which is great it doesnt matter much. Even if the polls were all against gays and gay marriage when it comes to civil rights and discrimination history has proved it doesnt matter.

    90% of the country could be against it and if a supreme judge rules its discrimination thats that, whats fair wins.
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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    It all started at last year's 2010 CPAC convention, when the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) booth was just twenty feet from GOProud's booth. Words were definitely exchanged.

    … [W]e have a message for GOProud on marriage: If you try to elect pro-gay-marriage Republicans, we will Dede Scozzafava them. — news release, National Organization for Marriage (NOM), (Wikipedia link added by me, to assist those who so quickly forgot who Dede Scozzafava is.)


    Immediately after the 2010 mid-terms, GOProud and the Tea Party Movementarians were warning the GOP leadership to stay focused on economic issues and limited government and not misinterpret the election results as an endorsement of the agendas of other segments of the conservative coalition.

    We urge you to stay focused on the issues that got you and your colleagues elected and to resist the urge to run down any social issue rabbit holes in order to appease the special interests. — letter, Christopher R Barron, Chairman of the Board, GOProud, and, Andrew Ian Dodge, Coordinator, Maine Tea Party Patriots

    I bet that didn't go over well at some of the social conservative (i.e., ‘special interests’) organizations' headquarters.
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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You might have noticed that the link I provided had results from hundreds of polls. There is both a clear trend in those polls, and they do not agree with your comment I referred to. Now are you suggesting that all those polls where manipulated?
    Believe the polls you want. The elections prove otherwise. ANd you didnt answer why so many blacks and hispanics are such bigots, yet are so frequesntly courted and welcomed by the democrat party. Bigots indeed!

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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Your argument is simply the same argument put forward by american liberals/leftists for decades. It was/is simply a continuation of the democratic party's attempts to justify continuing identity politics to reward those groups for their support and monies. Just how is it acceptable for a conservative party to engage in democratic party politics? Why is that? If gays want to support a small agenda government why do we have to change several thousands of years of our culture just to "buy their votes." Becoming democrats won't help this country or traditional american culture and it's concept of smaller less dangerous government as opposed to those americans who want to "ape" european socialist democracies.
    Ah. I have no interest in rewarding anyone for being who they are.

    Simply giving what is deserved.

    If you can tell me one good reason why gays shouldn't be allowed to marry, or serve in the military, I may agree with you. But they cause no harm to anyone, they are decent, law abiding people just like the rest of us.

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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    you didnt answer why so many blacks and hispanics are such bigots, yet are so frequesntly courted and welcomed by the democrat party. Bigots indeed!
    70% of African Americans backed Prop. 8, exit poll finds | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

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    Re: Gay Republican Group Prompts Split Among Conservatives

    I think it is most interesting that those that are more, to left around here are the most supportive of GOP Proud.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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