Lone Star Lunacy: Log Cabin Republicans Denied Booth at Texas GOP ConventionPosted: May 31, 2014
For Breitbart.com, Patrick Kane reports: On Thursday in a joint press release with The Metroplex Republicans, officials from The Log Cabin Republicans addressed being denied a booth at the Texas GOP Convention. Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans, Gregory T. Angelo, told Breitbart Texas that his “blood is boiling” over being denied a spot for representing gay Republicans.
“I would guess that most Republicans wouldn’t even know that language exists in the platform, let alone support it.”
— Gregory T. Angelo
According to Angelo, both the Log Cabin Republicans and the Metroplex Republicans applied for spaces at the upcoming June convention. “The Log Cabin Republicans were denied a space outright”, said Angelo. “But the Metroplex Republicans were granted an exhibitor space.” This space however, would be revoked once convention organizers learned that the group represented both straight and gay Republicans.
Angelo learned that The Log Cabin Republicans and the Metroplex Republicans were denied a space on the convention floor because their groups “do not embody the party’s platform.” More specifically, they do not embody one part of the party’s platform that claims “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society.”
“I would guess that most Republicans wouldn’t even know that language exists in the platform, let alone support it. I would guess that most Millennial Republicans wouldn’t even know that language exists in the platform, let alone support it,” Angelo said…(read more)
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