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  posted on 6/12/2014 at 04:38 PM
Texas - The state that brought us Rick Perry & Ted Cruz. Now the GOP in that state wants to adopt a platform to cure gay people. Remember when Michele Bachmann and her husband were into this successful business enterprise.

And those on the right on this band's website wonder why people criticize the GOP for being out of touch with reality and the world in 2014. The social outreach of the GOP is becoming more big tent by the day...ha ha.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/texas-gop-advances-reparative-ther apy-gays-24020918

Texas GOP Pushes Therapy to 'Heal' Gays
FORT WORTH, Texas June 6, 2014 (AP)
By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
Associated Press

Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

The Texas Republican Party is poised to adopt a new platform this weekend that would support psychological treatments that seek to turn gay people straight. Such therapies were banned for minors last year by New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, and California has a similar law.

But a fight to remove the therapy language during the Texas GOP convention on Saturday could backfire, said Jeff Davis, chairman of gay conservative group Texas Log Cabin Republicans. A final platform vote would include nearly 10,000 delegates at the biennial convention, which has long been unfriendly territory for gays.

Davis said his group and its allies haven't settled on a strategy, but that it may be better to adopt a longer-term plan to educate conservatives on the harms of psychological treatments that seek to turn gay people straight.

"Fighting it on the floor may not be the best court of action," Davis said. "It might be in our best interest to wait until the convention is over and regroup."

Under the new proposed plank, the Texas GOP would "recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle."

The American Psychological Association and other major health organizations have condemned such counseling, which generally try to change a person's sexual orientation or to lessen their interest in engaging in same-sex sexual activity. The groups say the practice should not be used on minors because of the danger of serious psychological harm.

But trying to strip the language from the Texas GOP platform could set off a contentious fight and result in altering the language even more. The therapy phrasing survived a key committee vote late Thursday, but hardliners had sought to change "homosexuality" in the platform to "sexual sins."

Also on the table is removing decades-old language that states, "homosexuality tears at the fabric of society." Davis said that was the only language his group sought to change at the convention, and that he still wanted to go home with that win.

The therapy language was inserted at the urging of Cathie Adams of Dallas, leader of the influential tea party group Texas Eagle Forum and a onetime chairwoman of the Texas Republican Party.

Adams, whose group backed tea party outsiders who dominated Texas Republican primary races this year, said she simply promoted language proposed by a man she said was helped by such therapy, which has been defended by some smaller groups, including the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.

"He knows what he's talking about. He is one of those who has benefited," Adams said. "I think the majority of Texans feel that way too. It's not like this is mandatory. This is only a voluntary program."

In August, New Jersey became the second U.S. state to ban licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. The bill was signed by Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate who opposes same-sex marriage but has said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality isn't a sin.



 
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  posted on 6/12/2014 at 09:00 PM
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And those on the right on this band's website wonder why people criticize the GOP for being out of touch with reality and the world in 2014.



We do? I don't wonder about that at all. Sorry.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2014 at 07:07 AM
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And those on the right on this band's website wonder why people criticize the GOP for being out of touch with reality and the world in 2014.



We do? I don't wonder about that at all. Sorry.


Would only expect a response like that from you.

So are you comfortable with the Texas GOP platform? Do you agree with it? Think it's the right thing to do? Do you think the legislators reflect the beliefs of constituents on this issue? Think it will generate a perception of more acceptance and inclusiveness for the party & translate to more votes in elections?

Add to this that GOP Governor Jindal in Louisiana & Perry in Tx are doing everything possible to close abortion centers.

After the GOP lost the most recent prez. election, it was Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal who said, "“We’ve got to stop being the stupid party." Do you think the party & even Bobby listened to his own advice?

You may think that all that matters are fiscal & monetary issues???? But there's a host of social issues that do matter, and the GOP is not winning many friends on social issues. People do vote based upon social issues, and on these, the GOP can't expand it's base with archaic & out of touch beliefs.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2014 at 07:30 AM
There is no home in either party for socially progressive and fiscally conservative individuals.

 

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  posted on 6/13/2014 at 07:59 AM
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There is no home in either party for socially progressive and fiscally conservative individuals.

I'm feeling pretty alienated myself.

 

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