Gay Republicans - is it possible?

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
January 4, 2007 7:57pm CST
My girlfriend is a Republican, and people are often shocked to hear this. Technically, I'm also a Republican (at least, that's what it says), but I very rarely vote Republican. Why do people find it impossible for gay people to be republican? There is even a show about it on LOGO. I find it kind of odd, since I figure gay people can be anything. Even fundamentalist Christian homophobes (don't tell me you haven't seen them!).
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@misskatonic (3731)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Same reason people are always shocked to find out I'm a gay Christian. There's this belief that if you embrace some views of a group, clearly you embrace them all. And you know, all people of one group are the same. And since some Republicans are anti-gay rights, obviously all Republicans hate gays.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
To me that's not as shocking just because out here a lot of churches have gay ministers and fully accept homosexuality. It's not in the Christian definition that you must hate gays. And the way I look at it, it isn't even in the Bible. But I'm not Christian, so maybe I'm intrepreting the Bible incorrectly. It's also not in the Republican definition to hate gays and not want them to have rights. That's just part of the agenda for some candidates running in that party.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
5 Jan 07
And the story of Sodom had nothing at all to do with homosexuality, but they love to throw that one out as well.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
And then purposely remained "lost" to ensure the Bible could fit the agenda that homophobic people wanted it to.
• United States
5 Jan 07
I have a ton of gay friends and a few that are Log Cabin Republicans. I absolutely do not understand how any self respecting gay person can be a republican. The RNC gave back money the Log Cabin Republicans raised for the party, they don't accept you and yet you still try to be accepted. By all means everyone has a right to vote the way they want, but if my political party didn't respect me as a human being I would have a hard time rectifying to myself wanting to be accepted by them. To each their own!
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Wow! I didn't know that about the party... that they gave back that money. That is ridiculous. I agree, I want a political party that at the very least has a fake politician type of respect!
@cjsweb (89)
• United States
5 Jan 07
You know, the more you tell yourself something is OK the more you belief it. Its like lying. You tell yourself it wasn't technically a lie so you are convinced you didn't lie. Forget the Bible for a moment, being homosexual is just not biologically natural. Men and women are physically made to go together. And if you are "gay" ( when did that quit meaning happy? ), why do you have to tell everyone? Why do you need another ste of laws and rules? You are already a man or woman, aren't you? ( now getting off my high horse. )
@cjsweb (89)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Why do homosexuals always say that animals show gay tendencies so it must be OK for people? Dogs sniff each others butt when they meet so is THAT Ok for people? And homosexuals also use the tired argument about the bible being "misinterpreted". And if you are wanting to get married to another woman, that sounds like wanting special laws to me. You can get married now - to a man.
@cjsweb (89)
• United States
5 Jan 07
The reason the definition was changed was to prevent homosexual marriage. Oh and here are a few Bible refereces for you: Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, Corinthians 6:9 Of course you say heterosexual christians are "misinterpreting" these passages. The animal argument is still a ridiculous joke. And going back to my earlier comment - The more you tell yourself something is OK, the more it becomes OK. Just because it makes you happy and lots of people are doing it doesn't make it right. But, please, I don't care about your lifestyle and don't hate you for it. My opinion is just just that it is wrong. Just quit trying to make me accept it.
@cjsweb (89)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Oh and being a "democrat" or "republican" means nothing to me. I don't like to follow a set agenda. I agree with issues on both side. I am an idependent because I vote for the best candidate.
@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
Gay people can be anything. Being gay doesn't guarantee that one is smart, and that one has their own best interests at heart.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Very true! That thread about lesbian adoption is a very good example of what you just said.
• United States
6 Jan 07
piggies you can say that again you think that person is really gay I wonder myself if they just want to rake in cash .
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I'm not sure. I'm kind of doubting their really a lesbian and their answers about being an adopted child didn't impress me either. They never mentioned anything that I saw about living in a group home and really knowing what it feels like to not have a home.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Being gay and being republican are mutually exclusive. The same as being a democrat and being gay. The same as being a christian and being gay. The same as being a rebuplican and being a christian. They are only labels and do not describe reality. The more you label anything, the farther you move from knowing its true nature. Labels and divisions only create seperation and stereotyping. Who the heck cares what is republican or who is gay.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
So you mean that being gay and being republican are not mutually exclusive? I'd have to agree. Things do somewhat need labels though unfortunately. But in some cases, labels are added where they should not be.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I mean that steroetyping republicans or democrats as gays is ridiculous. Or vice-versa. There is no connection. I mean you call a person gay..fine. Don't add anything thing else or assume anything else. Call a person a republican...fine. Don't attach anything else to it.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I'm not saying they're all one way or the other by any means. A lot of people say that if you're gay, you cannot also be republican. Obviously, that wouldn't make all democrats gay! And there are also other parties out there.
@Persia (151)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I figure that you can believe anything you want, you dont have to agree with every aspect of the republican belief.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
7 Jan 07
True. I don't think anyone can really believe every single aspect of their chosen party.
@lilmissy (481)
• United States
5 Jan 07
lol i dont really have much to say on the topic but i found the responses to be quite funny especially the black jewish gay republican lol lol but yea everyone should be more accepting of alternative life styles
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I think the funniest responses occur when people don't even read the topic other than the title... or something, not even the whole title!
• India
5 Jan 07
i am unable to get what you want to convey
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Read some of the other responses and hopefully it will help your understanding.
• Romania
5 Jan 07
Ofcourse it's possible...it's not illegal o gay is it..republicans are just people an they also have the right to be gay..as for the Christian fundamentalists (like that guy Ted Haggart or whatever his name was)that is I think just wrong...
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I think Christian fundamentalists are just wrong any way you look at them. Gay or straight.
@dsunny (999)
• India
5 Jan 07
i dont find any big issue in this...its totally upto a person..
@SplitZip (1490)
• Portugal
5 Jan 07
Anything is possible. Try this: Jewish black gay republicans! I think it's basically because the American Republican Party doesn't really support policies that benefit these groups of people. And when people think "republican" they think of white southern people who are prejudiced. I'm not saying this is necessarilly true, just saying it's THERE. This isn't just an american thing by the by, right-wing parties tend to be composed of people like that. A funny thing we have over here, one of the right-wing parties was at one point led by a man who everyone acknowledges as being gay. Of course, nobody speaks out about these things. Even if people know some public figure is gay, it is never really mentioned in the media. It is the fact that dare not speak it's name... in public :P
• United States
5 Jan 07
Long ago, way before the Bush era, the republican platform used to stand for minimal goverment interferance. They were against social reform programs and welfare and thought the government should build roads and defend the borders and leave people alone. If that were still true, I can certainly see why people would be republicans.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
5 Jan 07
My uncle is a gay republican. He says he is more in line with the republican platform. Obviously he doesn't like some of the planks. But big military, small goverment, less spending, lower taxes all are of interest to him. Not to mention, he is a wealthy man, making six figures, so he tends to vote with his wallet.