So how many of you all have heard of the so-called “Republican Culture of Corruption?” That is what a lot of Democrats use to describe the current corruption within our nation’s administration and in Congress. The same label has been used by Republicans in North Carolina, labelling the Democratic-controlled state government a “Democratic Culture of Corruption.”
Fec and I, along with others, have started to compile the anti-LGBT langauge of GOP platforms in various states. Fecund Stench has a growing list of the results on his blog and I am going through the platforms highlighting, copying and pasting the nasty parts.
Although I wasn’t surprised to see that such anti-LGBT prejudice exists, I do have to admit I am a bit speechless to some of these things.
Take the Texas GOP Platform for example. On page 13 of the document, the Texas GOP has decided to define the word “family” as those persons being related by blood, heterosexual marriage or adoption.
Also in the document, however, the Texas Republicans have decided (as evidenced by the words “heterosexual marriage”) that same-sex couples can’t get married.
They have also decided that “no homosexual or any individual convicted of child abuse or molestation should have the right to custody or adoption of a child.”
So… It is the belief of the Texas Gay Objectors’ Party (GOP) that gay people just aren’t worthy of having a family:
- No marriage, because that is reserved for straight folk.
- No children, because if you do have one of your own (“related by blood”), you can’t have custody, and…
- If you want to adopt a child, they don’t want to let you do that either.
No partners… No children… No family. What kind of messed up rhetoric is that?
Indeed… The “Culture of Corruption” is a bad thing, but I’m going to go ahead and say that their “Culture of Prejudice” is just as bad, if not worse.