Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 06:35 pm
|Date:||January 22nd, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)|| |
That's such open-minded tolerance.
Other members here are gay and conservative. evil_admiral
, and although he isn't conservative, homais
is one of my good friends.
There's far more to life than gay rights - which I support - and I'd rather be true to my principles. By your logic, I should stay in the closet and act straight instead of being true to my true principles. I'd rather work to reform my party than admit defeat and join a party that would pay lip service to me, but supported DADT and the FMA.
The vast majority of members are very, very liberal and I have no issue with them. Most of them are actually pleased to see gay Republicans working on reform. But if you're not open-minded enough, and probably wouldn't be able to follow the rules, than I don't imagine you'd fit into the community.
Pardon me for having very little tolerance for people who support a party that blatantly tries to ensure that some people are defined as second-class citizens.
Tolerance of intolerance is not
|Date:||January 22nd, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)|| |
And I fight my party every step of the way. But I'm not going to put all of my eggs in one basket that has delivered very little for us. We live in a two-party system, and we have to work within that.
I suggest you look into the the Republican Liberty Caucus
, the Republican Main Street Partnership
, and the Mainstream Coalition
, to say nothing of the Log Cabin Republicans
Not every Republican is cut from the same cloth as Sam Brownback or Rick Santorum. Just like not every Democrat is gay-friendly. To judge me and other Republicans based on the nuts is like judging all Democrats as racist because Robert Byrd (who is behind Nancy Pelosi in the presidential line of succession) was in the KKK.
I'm not judging Republicans by the nuts in the party, I'm judging Republicans by public statements endorsed by the party
So you're intolerant for other's people's beliefs.
No... tolerance of intolerance is not a virtue, as I said above. Should MLK have been tolerant of the beliefs of the KKK and the segregationists? Of course not. Don't be foolish.
You have to remember that those in control of the party right now are not "Republicans" in the true sense of the word. Rather they are neo-conservatives, basically disillusioned liberals with a more than healthy belief in God. Traditional Barry Goldwater Republicans are much more libertarian in nature, in that they are fiscally conservative, want smaller government, want the private sector to handle as much as it can (free markets work dammit!), and while they might believe in tradition social values they will accept the government just staying out of peoples' personal lives. Neo-conservatives are much further than this and a lot more zany and controlling. So take messages from the current Republican party with a grain of salt.
Just like not every Democrat is gay-friendly
Zell Miller for example. Well, he's really a Democrat in name only.
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