Republican division

“Most reasonable people would have a preference for being in a loving, alternative setting rather than an abusive, heterosexual setting,” Scott Borgemenke told the Columbus Dispatch.

“There’s a growing concern within the Republican party of continuing to introduce this divisive legislation.”

Borgemenke, the chief of staff for a Republican Ohio State House member said concerning a bill seeking to ban adoption by gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals.

The bill had been brought by ten “far-right” Republicans. GOP and Democratic party leaders said the bill was practically “D.O.A” or dead on arrival. GOP leaders in the Ohio House and Senate pledge not to let the measure move past committee.

It is about time that someone in the Republican Party stood up to speak out against the divisive tactics and actions of some of its own Party members.

Many of my friends and colleagues joke with me and call me a “closet Republican”. Being a Republican, in and of itself, isn’t a bad thing. Those of you who read my blog know that I often focus on and write about the activities of the Log Cabin Republicans. One of the reasons, however, I am not a Republican and why I am a Democrat (even though I lean more to the conservative side of the spectrum on some issues) is because of the divisive politics the Republican Party (or at least a good portion of its leaders) likes to play.

The current leadership of the Republican Party, both within the State of North Carolina and in Washington, D.C., are playing politics with my life, my rights and my liberties. I would never support a party which allowed its members to actively push for taking away my rights and my liberties. That is why I am not a Republican… and that is why they will lose in the upcoming 2006 elections.

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One Response to “Republican division”
  1. tay hota says:

    with all due respect to Scott B., and with the acknowledgement that we still have a long long road to travel in this battle, I am sick and tired of hearing people say, “well, gay adoption’s better than nothing…” Where are the advocates who are telling us that gay parents are JUST AS GOOD as straight? I know, we’re just not there yet.

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