Monday, February 25, 2013

GoProud should be at CPAC

I think that some in the American Conservative Union and the GOP need to get over their anti gay obsession. There are many gay people at the heart if the GOP. As Christians we need to remember that we all answer to God in the end. It is for God to judge!
My friends at GoProud are very conservative and deserve a place at CPAC. The GOP and the conservative movement in the US need to welcome their natural allies.
Matthew 22:37-40 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
The GOP and American conservatives should learn from Canada's Tories on this issues and on several others.

For the second straight year, it looks as though neither the Log Cabin Republicans nor GOProud will participate in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). There was a minor dustup when GOProud was asked to move along at last year’s conference after the group had served as a sponsor in the previous two years, and the story has been given fresh oxygen by progressive MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who said that he would accept an invitation to appear on a CPAC panel (opposite Ralph Reed) only if GOProud were welcomed back into the fold. Though I don’t agree with Hayes on much, he’s right on this one. Here are five reasons why....


Dollops said...

Gays are welcomed into any conservative /Christian communion when they have the humility to present themselves as flawed human beings, as are we all. There is no need for the homosexual members of our community (speaking locally) to organise among themselves as Gays because we relate to them as neighbours, not sex-orientation groups. Just as the die-hard JDL and civil rights marchers embarrass their fellow Jews and Blacks who have moved on, any group purporting to battle the spectre of homophobia becomes an impediment to acceptance rather than its promoter.

Ted Betts said...

Well said, Dr. Roy.

Dollops: when there is no need to organize collectively, then you are right. But we don't live in your Utopia. The GOP presidential candidates tried to out anti-gay each other through the campaign. Leaders of the church, er, I mean, party routinely admonish and demonize homosexuality, to say nothing of their active and organized efforts to pass laws against homosexuality, including laws that criminalize sodomy.

To say that trying to organize against homosexuality is an impediment to acceptance rather than its promoter is ignorance in the very extreme.

Dollops said...

Peace, Ted. You unwittingly helped to make my point - but peace.