Gay Republican groups like GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans just can’t seem to get a break. Last week the Republican National Committee’s platform-drafting subcommittee approved the party’s most strongly anti-LGBT platform in modern history, and yesterday, hate-group spokesman Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that gay groups aren’t welcome in the Grand Old Party at all:
“They have no business being there. Our message is to them is that your home is in the Democratic Party,” said Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association, a conservative radio host and a leading anti-gay figure in the GOP.
“These groups are actively working to undermine and subvert the Republican party platform and the principles of the Republican Party,” Mr. Fischer said in a telephone interview. “They are undermining the moral foundations of the Republican Party.”
It’s no matter to him that Log Cabin Republicans support nearly every other party platform from tax policy to gun rights.
“There is no place for the homosexual agenda,” he said. “The Republican platform is very clean on the issues of marriage and family and parenting, and these are people that are actively working against the principles of the party.”
When asked about the fact that Republicans under 30 are increasingly abandoning anti-gay social conservatism, Fischer dismissed these members of his party as “young and immature.”