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04/11/2013

Groups that constantly denigrate the LGBT person resent—RESENT!—being held to account

by Jeremy Hooper

To name just a few.

But now get this. In a new document to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the above four groups join other animus-driven orgs (e.g. Gary Bauer's American Values, Eagle Forum, James Dobson's Family Talk Action) in claiming:

"We deeply resent the insinuation that we have treated homosexuals unkindly personally."
Some social conservatives threaten to abandon GOP [Wash. Post]

Yes, they really said that. These groups—THESE GROUPS—have joined these other orgs in a truly outrageous attempt to deny that the "culture war" by which they have hurt so many for both political access and profit is at all personal or unkind. As a friend just wrote to me: "I don't think a single quote has pissed me off more." Seconded.

Not to mention, these groups cite the inclusion of outfits like GOProud and Log Cabin as "proof" that the Republican party isn't mean to LGBT people. Um, hello—these are the SAME GROUPS that go absolutely apeshit whenever a pro-LGBT GOP group gets any sort of access. These are the same groups that fight to keep GOProud of out CPAC and go crazy when a Log Cabin staffer is involved in a GOP presidential campaign. What gall!

Look, if I'd dedicated my professional time to making life harder for certain kinds of citizens, and I realized that the tide is turning against me, I too would want to shirk responsibility. But I did not make that choice, and the writing is not on my wall. These orgs and their highly compensated staffers *did* make the choice, and they are now looking at this unforgiving future that their rhetoric has not been able to stave off. I, for one, will not allow them to just walk away from it.

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