Ken Blackwell, one of the leading contenders to head the Republican National Committee, believes homosexuality is a “compulsion” that can be “restrained”.
Seeing that there’s no scientific proof to support his assertion (only anecdotal evidence reflecting religious and societal pressures), I’d like to know how Blackwell can be so certain.
His election would send yet another signal to gays that they aren’t welcome in the GOP. You’d think a party that’s hemorrhaging support would try to attract new voters, not alienate them.
But this is Ann Coulter’s party now. During her interview on Mike Huckabee’s show she charged that the former presidential candidate is “pro-gay.”
The never-married 47-year-old supported that ridiculous claim by referencing Huckabee’s comments defending a Supreme Court decision that struck down an anti-sodomy law.
Let’s be clear: The party of small government believes the government should prohibit private behavior between consenting adults (notice how Huckabee was compelled to state his firm opposition to sodomy, a code word for gay sex in Republican circles).
And don’t try to tell me that Coulter is just some fringe figure with no influence. Her book sales and popularity with conservative audiences clearly indicate otherwise.