Gay Trump supporters Juan Hernandez and Charles Moran at the 2016 RNC.Photo: ABC News, screen capture
After spending the past few years decrying LGBTQ equality and denigrating the “leftist” community in general and transgender people in particular, the Log Cabin Republicans have found that people are finally listening.
Unfortunately for them, it was their own party. The group was denied even a minimal gesture of inclusion – a booth at the Texas GOP convention.
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While Charles Moran, the national group’s chairman, was quick to hop on social media to decry the GOP’s decision, he lacked the same mocking tone reserved for Democrats and pro-LGBTQ initiatives. Moran has released statements opposing the Equality Act, a landmark non-discrimination law for the queer community, and defended Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the state’s Don’t Say Gay law. .
The group has frequently targeted Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, in an attempt to portray him as a bewildered gadfly. Chasten Buttigieg is a former elementary school teacher and was a vocal critic of Florida law. The radicalized organization has also frequently likened LGBTQ people to child molesters, saying gay teachers try to “groom” and “indoctrinate” young children.
“Unlike Chasten Buttigieg’s LGBT scare campaign and his attempt to get attention on CNN, Florida’s parental rights in education bill won’t silence gay people. It certainly won’t kill them. not,” Moran said after Buttigieg condemned the GOP’s attack on LGBTQ children. “All of this only reinforces the common-sense belief that teacher-led classroom discussions about gender identity and gender have no place in primary schools.”
“With a Democratic massacre predicted in the 2022 midterm elections – and hard-core progressives seeing their wet dreams of fluid, indoctrinated and groomed children slip away from them – activists are fighting against parental rights bills using outrageous scare tactics and other propaganda. “, wrote the group on its blog. “Chastise is no exception.”
“There is no conceivable reason progressives would want elementary school children to know about sex, sexuality and radical gender ideology beyond what is truly disturbing and amoral.”
But when the group faced the consequences of its own rhetoric, it suddenly became the champion of inclusion and diversity.
“It’s clear that inclusion wins, which makes the Texas Republican Party leadership’s decision to exclude Texas Log Cabin Republicans from their convention not only narrow-minded, but politically short-sighted” , Moran said in a statement released after the band was even denied. the possibility of having a stand during the event.
“Losers don’t change the course of our nation – only winners. And inclusion wins.
In another sign that the group has accidentally succeeded in its relentless attacks on the LGBTQ community, the Texas state party platform declares that “homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice.”
For 20 years, the band has been asking for a booth at the biennial convention. They were refused each time.
“Inclusion wins, making the Texas Republican Party leadership’s decision to exclude Texas Log Cabin Republicans from their convention not only narrow-minded, but politically short-sighted.” pic.twitter.com/vp1UAZZZtn
— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) June 17, 2022