Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Far Right Republicans Want Party to be More Anti-Gay and Anti-Women

With polls and recent elections showing that younger voters and women are fleeing the GOP - as are sane and rational people of all ages - the GOP needs to change its approach.  Yet among the Kool-Aid drinking set, they still believe that the problems is that the GOP isn't sufficiently anti-gay and anti-woman.  It's but one of many examples of the bizarre alternate universe that these people inhabit and, for Democrats, it is part and parcel with the GOP's long term suicide trajectory.  Right Wing Watch looks at the insanity.  Here are excerpts:

The American Principles Project, the Religious Right group that helped torpedo Mary Cheney’s short-lived Senate bid in Wyoming, claims that Republicans can win young and women voters if they campaigned more aggressively on their party platform’s ultraconservative positions on abortion rights and LGBT equality.

The organization issued a report [PDF] last fall which criticizes Republican candidates like Mitt Romney for trying to play down or moderate the GOP’s stances on such social issues. APP’s Maggie Gallagher -- formerly of the National Organization for Marriage -- even chided the far-right Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli for not being conservative enough.

In an interview today with OneNewsNow, an affiliate of the American Family Association, APP spokeswoman Kate Bryan claims that the GOP’s opposition to choice and gay rights will actually help the party win over women and young voters.

Bryan may want to check out the 2012 election exit poll, which found that 59 percent of voters supported legal abortion, or the many studies that report support for marriage equality reaching record highs.

Adding to the batshitery are people like KKK loving Tony Perkins of Family Research Council (who authored the GOP 2012 party platform on "social issues") who is running around claiming that advances in gay rights will lead to the end of humanity.  Right Wing Watch has these highlights:

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told Washington Watch listeners last Friday that they should oppose gay equality because it will lead to the end of humanity.

Perkins agreed with a caller who said that gay people should be asked how they could exist “if it were not for physical relationship, intimacy between a man and a woman,” a point which followed a long rant about how President Obama is a Muslim under the influence of the Devil.  The FRC head responded that “the human race would be extinct within time if [homosexuality was] normal.”

Perkins has previously warned that government “promotion of same-sex relations” is part of a “push for population control.” Last month, Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver claimed that if gays and lesbians were allowed to legally marry then “everyone” might start “to go towards same-sex marriage” and society would “simply cease to exist.”
Perkins and Staver obviously continue to base their anti-gay propaganda on a model that would have made Adolph Hitler and Joseph Goebbels proud.    These people belong in a mental ward.

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