Mario Piperni on Repug Homophobia


JUNE 19, 2013 BY 

Republican Rebranding   -

After their decisive loss in 2012, the GOP claimed that the time had come to make their party more open, accepting and wonderful. Let’s check in and see how the rebranding effort is going.

Six cities in Idaho have ordinances in place that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Now, leaders in the Idaho Republican Party want them voided, the Spokesman-Review reported Monday.

The Idaho GOP passed a resolution asking the state legislature to make the local ordinances “unenforceable” if they seek to expand on state anti-bias law.

Cornel Rasor, chairman of the Idaho GOP’s resolutions committee and self-described “liberty person,” said he would like to retain the legal option to dismiss or not employ gay people.

I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu … he’s not producing what I want in my office,” Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

“If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine,” Rasor continued. “But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?”

Right, ’cause there’s a real problem with gays coming into work in tutus and shoving their sexual orientation in your face.

Republicans might want to keep their rebranding effort in the oven a bit longer. It doesn’t appear ready for public consumption. It would also seem to me that as long as Republicans keep taking in every low-life, bigoted asshole they can find into their ranks, the entire rebranding idea is a colossal waste of time.


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