HomoConQuotable – Christopher Barron

“Despite our name, GOProud is not a partisan organization; we do not hold ourselves out as an auxiliary of the Republican Party. We are not an organization seeking to ‘change’ the Republican Party into the party of Dede Scozzafava or Chris Shays. We are conservatives, committed to the conservative movement. We believe strongly that what matters are principles not partisanship.

“Our agenda is unlike the agenda of any other gay organization. Instead of fighting to expand the federal government through hate crimes laws or federal employment non-discrimination legislation, legislation that only impacts a sliver of gay people, we instead focus on issues like taxes, healthcare, retirement security, and the economy — we offer gay Americans pragmatic, common-sense conservative approaches to these issues that will improve their lives, as well as the lives of all Americans.

“We believe strongly that the federal government doesn’t have all the answers to the challenges facing gay and lesbian families. Indeed, we believe that often the federal government is the problem — not the solution.” – GOProud head Christopher Barron, restating his group’s opposition to LGBT rights in an essay for the right-wing Daily Caller.

UPDATE: Barron responds to this post via Twitter.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

HomoConQuotable – Charles Winecoff

“Like slavery in America, there is no moving on from gay Republicanism. Robert ‘KKK’ Byrd can be forgiven. Jim ‘I-am-a-gay-American-cheating-on-my-wife’ McGreevey can be forgiven. Dean, Clinton, and Obama can be forgiven for their hollow promises to the LGBT community. Hell, even Fidel Castro can be forgiven for his homosexual re-education camps. And, of course, it wouldn’t be ‘nice’ to criticize Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for a single one of his many offensive remarks, such as: ‘It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality.’ As Robot B9 would say, that does not compute.

“No, for Ken Mehlman, eternal damnation is too lenient. Because of his ‘bad’ political choice, he’s not allowed the freedom of personal evolution that ‘good’ gays enjoy. He’s not allowed to change. And spitting wouldn’t satisfy the intolerant community’s need to obliterate his existence. In cases like his, the only thing that could possibly appease the oppression-obsessed gay Left would be… well, frankly, some torches, pitchforks, and a public execution. Maybe they can all convert to Islam while they’re at it. Surely, paradise can’t be too far away.” – Homocon Charles Winecoff, writing for wingnut Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government.

NOTE: Sen. Robert Bryd’s history with the KKK was indeed largely “forgiven,” but that forgiveness came after decades and decades of public service and, by Bryd’s own words, “thousands of personal apologies” delivered face-to-face to the people he had wronged. Ken Mehlman has only just revealed the rainbow lining in HIS white hood and has yet to issue a single apology. Maybe after a few decades of contrite service like that delivered to the nation by Sen. Byrd and some well-publicized and believable apologies, we’ll forgive Ken Mehlman too.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright