Justin Welby has played into the same twisted logic that allowed separate drinking fountains, and has opposed the basic civil right of lesbian and gay couples to be married under British Law.
As someone who still sees the Church of England as a venerable and important institution that needs help to move forward, I call on David Cameron to rescind his nomination and apologise for it.
I also feel that as a branch of christianity that represents a nobler and enlightened proclamation, its a vital counterpoint to the hate-filled and perverted fundamentalist christianities found in the US and elsewhere. This is not an attack on the church, this is an effort to save it.
From the nearly universally accepted right of women to have access to effective hormonal birth control, to issues of law and justice the republican party now holds positions that would place their sainted Ronald Reagan in the shrinking and soon to be extinct liberal wing of the GOP.
They love to bat around the term RINO or Republican in Name Only, to describe the liberal wing as those not orthodox enough to be allowed the label of republican any more. However if you look at the republican party of Reagan, Nixon and Eisenhower, its this new breed of so called republicans who are misappropriating the brand. They are the detractors, the corrupters and the fakers.
Its the Arlen Specters, the Susan Collins and the Lisa Murkowskis who still espouse the somewhat sane centre right policies who are the real and true republicans.
There may be some fanatics at the republican base, but the fast majority of the US Red and Blue alike is sane, and its a world where topics like Birth Control have been closed and put in the archive for posterity, but now like Eric Cartman renacting the civil war, the new breed wants go to back and fight wars long since over.
Ask yourself, no matter how you feel about Reagan, would he be welcome in a party with Paul Ryan as the figurehead?
I keep hearing that i shouldn’t paint the republicans with the lgbtqa-phobic brush that i do despite a track record of trying to make my life and the life of everyone different more difficult.
Here is a sample of the opinions on gay equality but the current contenders for RNC chairman.
We have number 1:Reince Priebus
We have number 2:Gentry Collins
We have number 3: Ann Wagner
Aside from the fact that all these candidates have no idea of the thousands of happy successful children of LGBTQA families, and cling to antiquated homophobic talking points. They ignore years of studies showing that there are no inherent disadvantages to having an LGBTQA family.
One of the candidates even talked proudly of the anti-gay rhetoric of 2004. We are facing a political party that is applying a litmus test of hatred for LGBTQA equality, to its candidates, and that is dangerous on 2 large fronts. Firstly it means that when the republicans get in, they will make our lives miserable. Already they are talking about trying to stop DADT repeal from happening. Secondly it means that the Democrats feel like they don’t need to stand up so much for LGBTQA equality. When your other choice is someone who is campaigning on repealing your rights, you have to choose the lesser of two evils.
I am a lefty liberal socialist, so i sit to the left of the left wing of the democratic party, so i’m not in favor of republican policies, however i’d like to see a more sane moderate republican party, with sane voices like Meghan McCain rather than extremists like Sharon Angle because its better for the country, and its better for the cause of equality.
However with voices like Ann Wagner, Reince Priebus and Gentry Collins, I don’t see a sane republican party in future, only more hatred and vitriol against LGBTQA people and other minorities….