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(WFAA Fort Worth)   The Texas GOP pulls out on homosexuality for now, but will most likely shove it right back in this coming weekend   (wfaa.com) divider line 32
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2014-06-06 10:09:06 AM  
Suffice it to say, "Talk is cheap."
 
2014-06-06 10:44:12 AM  
And back out again and then in and out again HARDER, HARDER..
 
2014-06-06 10:46:03 AM  
Wipe that smile off your face, Larry Craig.
 
2014-06-06 10:47:37 AM  
They replaced it with "pray the gay away therapy"

However, delegates have inserted language that supports therapy or treatment to "escape from the homosexual lifestyle."

"We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."

Note: This change drew some ire during testimony Thursday morning, with at least one delegate imploring the committee to return to the platform language about homosexuality tearing at the fabric of society.


Source
 
2014-06-06 10:47:47 AM  
I'm getting really tired of republicans shoving their obsessions with gay sex down our throats.  Can't they just get together in private?
 
2014-06-06 10:49:29 AM  
 
2014-06-06 10:51:01 AM  
This is good. Progress at least. I feel no need to spin it as something else.
 
2014-06-06 10:52:39 AM  
FTA: After gay conservatives were denied a booth in the exhibit hall for the convention, Rudy Oeftering called the change in the platform an "encouraging sign."

"They won't let us participate, but hey, at least they took a break from calling us a menace to society."

I understand there aren't enough gay conservatives to form a new party, but really, do they not understand that Republicans do not have their best interests at heart?
 
hej
2014-06-06 10:54:54 AM  
Texas GOP hasn't changed anything, they've just decided to use more euphemisms in their policies.
 
2014-06-06 11:00:00 AM  
After gay conservatives were denied a booth in the exhibit hall for the convention, Rudy Oeftering called the change in the platform an "encouraging sign."

Yeah, be optimistic.

Why, homosexuals are rapidly becoming a big underground sensation in the Republican party.  In another twenty five years you'll even be able to shake hands with them in public.
 
2014-06-06 11:01:34 AM  
We're only a few years away from them claiming that only liberals opposed gay rights now.
 
2014-06-06 11:05:03 AM  

mcnguyen: I'm getting really tired of republicans shoving their obsessions with gay sex down our throats.  Can't they just get together in private?


If it weren't for conservatives' dislike of homosexuality, I wouldn't have known what it was until high school, and would have spend about 99% less time talking about it since then.


The newest crazy shiat I heard from a coworker, who wouldn't reveal his source for the information but said it was on the radio, "Snowden only got his security clearance because he was gay and slept his way into the position. He also used gay sex to get access to the computer systems he wasn't supposed to be working in".

W
T
F.
 
2014-06-06 11:08:26 AM  
Minor threadjack - I just noticed the new name for the politics tab. I approve.
 
2014-06-06 11:08:46 AM  

Jaymark108: I understand there aren't enough gay conservatives to form a new party, but really, do they not understand that Republicans do not have their best interests at heart?


Let me put it this way. My mother is a Beckian Republican, Tea Party, all of that. She endorses their platform and their objectives.

Her wife does not share these views.

Yeah, welcome to my world.
 
2014-06-06 11:09:25 AM  

Smackledorfer: would have spend about 99% less time talking about it since then.


My last conversation about homosexuality (and only one in years) that wasn't politically related was asking "Do you know if the new manager is gay?", "Yes." "Cool"
 
2014-06-06 11:14:08 AM  
Afraid of the gays, deny climate change, fire science teachers -- it's all related and the GOP is just trying to figure out a single platform to push for a constitutional amendment to jail anyone who speaks the truth -- "Beer makes you queer" and the science behind it.
 
2014-06-06 11:14:41 AM  

tnpir: Minor threadjack - I just noticed the new name for the politics tab. I approve.


HAHAAH!!!!
 
2014-06-06 11:19:41 AM  
bullying claims another victim.

//fight the good fight Texas.
//the Country and Nation will catch up eventually.
 
2014-06-06 11:25:06 AM  
"Reparative therapy" isn't medicine or science. It most often consists of damaging, torturous and scarring acts forced on children and it has no legal business being practiced.
 
2014-06-06 11:42:31 AM  
I wonder if Santorum will show...
 
2014-06-06 11:43:49 AM  

GhostFish: "Reparative therapy" isn't medicine or science. It most often consists of damaging, torturous and scarring acts forced on children and it has no legal business being practiced.


Reparative therapy is medicine in the same way that waterboarding is asking for directions.
 
2014-06-06 11:54:09 AM  
FTFA: The state's GOP still supports the Defense of Marriage Act and still opposes gays in the military.

So, no change in platform. Way to adjust because you "can't continue to have the same demographic you have today and win elections in the future," Texas GOP!
 
2014-06-06 11:58:13 AM  

Lord_Baull: FTFA: The state's GOP still supports the Defense of Marriage Act and still opposes gays in the military.

So, no change in platform. Way to adjust because you "can't continue to have the same demographic you have today and win elections in the future," Texas GOP!


It's another scratch in the "we don't talk about our policy anymore because extremely unpopular, but we gotta still have it for our deluded base" tally marks.
 
2014-06-06 12:06:32 PM  

ikanreed: Lord_Baull: FTFA: The state's GOP still supports the Defense of Marriage Act and still opposes gays in the military.

So, no change in platform. Way to adjust because you "can't continue to have the same demographic you have today and win elections in the future," Texas GOP!

It's another scratch in the "we don't talk about our policy anymore because extremely unpopular, but we gotta still have it for our deluded base" tally marks.


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2014-06-06 12:14:49 PM  

Misch: They replaced it with "pray the gay away therapy"

However, delegates have inserted language that supports therapy or treatment to "escape from the homosexual lifestyle."

"We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."

Note: This change drew some ire during testimony Thursday morning, with at least one delegate imploring the committee to return to the platform language about homosexuality tearing at the fabric of society.

Source


The reporter should have asked them why they endorse therapy for something that isn't in the DSM IV, in part just to see them ask what a DSM IV is.
 
2014-06-06 12:36:31 PM  

Misch: They replaced it with "pray the gay away therapy"

However, delegates have inserted language that supports therapy or treatment to "escape from the homosexual lifestyle."

"We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."

Note: This change drew some ire during testimony Thursday morning, with at least one delegate imploring the committee to return to the platform language about homosexuality tearing at the fabric of society.

Source


This. They didn't pull out, they just took the derp down a different avenue.
 
2014-06-06 01:11:31 PM  

The Name: Misch: They replaced it with "pray the gay away therapy"

However, delegates have inserted language that supports therapy or treatment to "escape from the homosexual lifestyle."

"We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."

Note: This change drew some ire during testimony Thursday morning, with at least one delegate imploring the committee to return to the platform language about homosexuality tearing at the fabric of society.

Source

The reporter should have asked them why they endorse therapy for something that isn't in the DSM IV, in part just to see them ask what a DSM IV is.


They think that the DSM is the vaccine that liberals want to give your preteen girls.
 
2014-06-06 01:20:58 PM  

BSABSVR: The Name: Misch: They replaced it with "pray the gay away therapy"

However, delegates have inserted language that supports therapy or treatment to "escape from the homosexual lifestyle."

"We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."

Note: This change drew some ire during testimony Thursday morning, with at least one delegate imploring the committee to return to the platform language about homosexuality tearing at the fabric of society.

Source

The reporter should have asked them why they endorse therapy for something that isn't in the DSM IV, in part just to see them ask what a DSM IV is.

They think that the DSM is the vaccine that liberals want to give your preteen girls.


They may know what it is. A while ago there were articles going around about how it was a Liberal plot about something. Can't remember what, though.
 
2014-06-06 01:29:41 PM  

The Maha Rushie: bullying claims another victim.

//fight the good fight Texas.
//the Country and Nation will catch up eventually.


You already have exposed this alt as a "troll" following your blatant lying in the Florida same-sex marriage discussion wherein you revealed that you had not even read the linked article. I recommend that you create a new Fark account for future attempts.

/additionally, your style requires improvement.
//potato/10
 
2014-06-06 02:03:07 PM  

Dimensio: The Maha Rushie: bullying claims another victim.

//fight the good fight Texas.
//the Country and Nation will catch up eventually.

You already have exposed this alt as a "troll" following your blatant lying in the Florida same-sex marriage discussion wherein you revealed that you had not even read the linked article. I recommend that you create a new Fark account for future attempts.

/additionally, your style requires improvement.
//potato/10


Agreed.  Poor trolling all around.  A fake "First Amendment!  Freedom of speech!" troll post would have been a better fit.
 
2014-06-06 03:15:36 PM  
Hey, remember the last time the Texas GOP overhauled the words of their platform, and bravely took a stand against the teaching of Critical Thinking?

And how, when they were called out on it, they said, 'Oh, that was a mistake, but we can't *possibly* fix it until the next convention / time when we overhaul the platform."

Remember that?

Any bets on how busy they are now, fixing that unfortunate error?

/Yeah, I thought so.
//Farking assholes, idiots, and hypocrites.
///third slashie was lonely.
 
2014-06-06 03:17:46 PM  
jiangxun: I wonder if Santorum will show...

I know a good dry cleaner.
 
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