Thursday, December 09, 2010
Is the GOP the party of intolerance? If SoCons get their way, the answer is yes.
Single-issue social conservatives are just as myopically stupid as single-issue liberals.....
From NationalJournal -- Several socially conservative organizations have threatened to boycott one of the largest gatherings of conservative activists of the year if a group of gay Republicans is allowed to serve as a participating organization at the event.
Social conservatives, including the National Organization for Marriage among others, staged a walk-out at a meeting of board members of the Conservative Political Action Conference, according to multiple board members, to protest CPAC's decision to allow GOProud to join the event as more than just a vendor organization.
Listen up you moralistic social cons, not every conservative is a carbon copy of you. The country is sliding quickly toward fiscal disaster with $4trillion in debt and $30trillion in unfunded future liability, the Marxist nanny-State is rapidly expanding it tentacles into every facet of American life, and unchecked liberalism poses a very real existential threat to the constitutional republic the framers envisioned, yet you wring your hands and get your shorts in a wad over some good conservatives who happen to be gay being allowed to sit at the table at the CPAC conference? Seriously? Republicans claim to be the big-tent party but your heterosexual litmus test makes you, and us libertarians by association, look like exclusionary moralists.
Why do you care if gay people want to call what they do "marriage"? How does that affect you exactly? In a free country, people can pursue happiness in any legal way they like, as long as it doesn't impede anybody elses' pursuit of happiness. How do gay people being gay impede your pursuit of happiness?
If you are so intolerant of people who are slightly different from you, then go! Leave and form your own straights-only conservative caucus. Good riddance!