Friday, April 10, 2009

Log Cabin Republicans Weren't Conservative Enough

What has always amused me about the GayPatriot crowd was how they could never seem to separate gay issues from conservative issues. Being gay themselves, there was always this intellectual schism in how they went along with that particular party dogma, because it was part of the whole. You'd think with the amazing hoops they go through to justify and reason their political leanings otherwise, they could somehow come up with a less disdainful attitude toward their own homosexuality or better reconcile a difference between them as social issues and Republican issues as a whole.

In recent years the umbrella organization that usually advocated for the gay Republican crowd was Log Cabin Republicans, a national organization that represented gay concerns in the "big tent" of the party. But the shift in recent years making gay issues the primary concern over other Republican tenets has sent the GayPatriot crowd apoplectic. The conspiracy theories that rich liberals have secretly infested the organization and the organization's mishandling of it's donations seems to have been the last straw. GayPatriot/Bruce has formed a new organization called GOProud as the even more extreme version of gay Republicanism:
[Log Cabin Republican's] left-of-center positions on important issues have bothered me as LCR has continually sucked the teet of the Gay Leftist agenda. LCR’s silence and unwillingness to stand up and be vocal on true gay conservative issues (outing of Republican staffers, increasing threat of gays being selectively aborted, peril gays face by Islamic extremists) has been mind-boggling.

No hyperbole there, huh? Frankly I'd never realized outing Republican staffers was such an issue except to closeted, hypocritical Republican staffers, the science of homosexuality is far from being confirmed and the ability to selectively abort based on that still only exists in a play/movie called Twilight of the Golds, and while criticism could be placed on Democrats for not advocating protection for LGBT people in Muslim countries more, its demonstrably provable that Republicans are less prolific in their advocacy of homosexuality. But that's just me.

In any case it will be interesting to see where this goes. I generally feel that where Log Cabin Republicans at least tried to be a reasonable, if ineffective, voice in the debate, this group will simply be an even more ineffective but even more shrill detractor of real efforts to affect positive change for gay men and women in America. GayPatriot regularly shows how little interest or tolerance they have in considering the viewpoints of others. I'm not sure how they plan to create action from such a mindset.

P.S. I find it very interesting and telling that Bruce added this post to the category of "Post 9-11 America."

2 comments:

Scott said...

A few months ago, one of those lunatics at Gay Patriot said that gay people want hate crimes protections based solely on the fact they get fucked up the ass.

Remember, the more butch a person pretends to be, the more likely they're the biggest power-bottoms you can find.

Nobody's going to pay attention to their new organization, especially when it's based on a bunch of wannabe-straight men who'd rather get fucked up the ass, and bitch about it the next day.

Countervail said...

You were expecting coherent and logical thoughts regarding their own sexuality? C'mon Scotty! :-)