The Power of the Gay Female Republican of Faith
Well, I'm hooked! What a headline!
As an LGBT person of faith who believes in liberty and individualism, I can say that the tale that Democrats hold the key to happiness for LGBT people is hogwash; liberals want LGBT people to wave the rainbow flag but only if they tone down the red band of color that stands atop the flag.
Oddly, many of the LGBT folks I know are, like, also liberals. We're kind of a coalition of folks with shared values? It's weird to think that the reason, well, say, gays, blacks, Jews, Latinos, tend to vote Democratic is because of some sort of Protocols of the Elders of Clinton type of shit. Everyone's smart enough to vote their own self-interests, which is, like, kind of the point of democracy...
LGBT Republicans of faith have a unique opportunity to expose the fanciful fallacy that tethers too many people to the left – that LGBT people must be Democrats and that people of faith cannot be proudly LGBT – and offer the Republican Party a chance to undermine the Democratic narrative and to connect two constituencies that will lead to GOP wins throughout the country.
Approximately nobody Over Here believes that gay people can't have religion. Dowhatchalike.
Why though are you supporting a party that says you're not allowed to marry someone you love? And is full of all kinds of unreconstructed bigots who hate you?
Similarly, LGBT Republicans need to expose the inaccuracy of the liberal claim that the LGBT community is “overwhelmingly” Democrat. According to a Gallup poll conducted in 2012, one in four LGBT people consider themselves to be conservative or very conservative, and a deeper look into these numbers reveals that the demographic breakdown of LGBT voter preferences is similar to that of the overall population.
One in four people in an overall population self-identifying as imbeciles is actually not all that bad. You could probably get that percentage for "I'd stab out my eye with a fork because Jesus."
But... why? Why on earth would you be proud to belong to a party that explicitly would deny you the freedom to have recognized as valid your union with the person you love?
By living openly and honestly, LGBT Republicans – especially LGBT Republicans of faith – have a powerful chance to counter the left’s messaging and provide the Republican Party with an important opportunity to better position itself as the Party of individualism and inclusion, with a message that will lead to electoral victory.
I mean, run on that in the South.
Or in, say, New York.
I encourage this strategy not at all because I enjoy the comedy of obviously disatrous political messaging. It's the merits.