Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gay Republicans Praise McDonnell, Dis Cooch

David Lampo and other members of the Log Cabin Republican Club of Virginia have been active the last couple of days ... first complimenting gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell for his recent statements affirming his view that government should not discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and, then, blasting Cooch in an oped in the Augusta Free Press for his promise to discriminate actively against gay people as Attorney General.

Today, the Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement reacting specifically to quotes from Cooch included in the Virginian Pilot endorsement of Steve Shannon. Amy Gardner has the story on her Post blog.

Cooch told the Pilot:

He declined to commit to a nondiscrimination policy against gays and lesbians observed by former Attorney General Bob McDonnell: “ My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. ... They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”

The Pilot's response?
To put it politely, Cuccinelli’s election would bring embarrassment to Virginia, instability to the state’s law firm and untold harm to the long list of people who don’t fit his personal definition of morality.

The reaction from Log Cabin Republicans?
... we call on Republican leaders and candidates throughout Virginia to repudiate Cuccinelli's hateful remarks and stand with Bob McDonnell on this important issue.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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