Human Rights,  Stateside

Gay Republicans told to know their place

Hatewatch reports:

“It’s got nothing to do with the orientation, it’s got to do with the principles that you advocate,” American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas said Wednesday, spinning madly on C-SPAN’s American Journal. “There are a number of gays in America who don’t advocate the gays in the military issue or gay marriage, and so they’ll fit within the tent of what we stand for.”

That pretty much assures the gay conservative group GOProud, which supports letting gays serve openly in the military, will no longer be welcome at the ACU’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

I’m reminded of whites in the racially segregated southern US who used to say they had no problem with “Nigras” as long as they knew their place and didn’t try to achieve social equality or anything like that.