Excerpts, below are from a News Release from the Chairman of the RLC immediately prior to the RLC National Convention in Austin, Texas.
*Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization of Republicans promoting the interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Americans. (See also, Lesbian Parents Put Their Eight-Year-Old Boy Through a Sex Change, for one example of the progressive effect on children of promoting such interests.) Log Cabin Republicans currently have chapters in 26 States ( compared with 36 State RLC Charters.). ~ Editor The rhetoric of the RLC National news release is identical the to the GOP anti-Christian hate speech that spearheaded the attacks on the Conservative Movement 1988-1998. Social Conservatives (who demanded a return to Constitutional government, ABOLISHING (not just “auditing” the Federal Reserve and protection of the Inalienable Right to Life) were accused with words like “Witch Hunt,” “Religious Right” and “not inclusive.” This directly led to the ascendency of the GOP/Left pragmatic Establishment over the Reagan wing of the Party, massive spending increases, Sixteen billion dollars in debt, the bubble economy, the implementation of Agenda 21 by Republicans and 30 years without a Constitutionalist Nominee for President. While claiming that it is “a waste of our time” to defend the helpless who are condemned to death because it is a “divisive social issue,” the national RLC has, in effect, become the nation’s largest Gay Rights organization.
AUSTIN, TX – The Republican Liberty Caucus joins grassroots Republicans across the state in expressing concern and dismay over the negative example being set by the Harris County Republican Party in their recent rejection of Christopher Busby as an applicant for Precinct Chair. At a time when the party nationwide is working to clean a tarnished image and embrace inclusiveness, for the second largest county party in the nation to reject a qualified applicant solely because he is openly gay sends exactly the wrong message to the constituencies the party needs to reach…
As a young Republican with several years of campaign experience working for candidates like… Mitt Romney, active involvement in several party organizations and service as a state party convention delegate, Chris Busby ought to be exactly the kind of person the party is looking for… [Chris is also a founder and Vice President of the current Houston chapter of Log Cabin Republicans*]
With his skills… the Harris County Republican Party ought to have been out actively recruiting people like Chris Busby…
Instead… when he was finally granted an interview … he was faced with… his honest admission that he was gay.
Ultimately Busby was rejected as a Precinct Chair by a 5 to 4 vote of the committee
Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas Chairman Jeff Larson was actually a member of the committee and was one of the four who voted in support of Busby. He observed:
“The decision to not recommend Chris for appointment was so disappointing that I question whether some of the committee members were more interested in building the Republican Party or in conducting witch hunts.”
This failure by the Houston Republican Party to support a young, gay Republican in his desire to do nothing more than to help the party expand its membership and reach new people, takes on particular significance in the context of a planned visit to Houston by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus later this month.
…the Republican Party is out of date and out of touch and dominated by religious extremists who do not represent the mainstream of the nation.
Chris Busby will be speaking about this issue to Republican leaders from all over the country at the national convention of the Republican Liberty Caucus in Austin on Saturday May 11th at the Midtown Holiday Inn. For press info on this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website at http://www.austinforliberty.org