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  1. Jack M says

    I wonder what non-Christian Republicans think when they hear statements like this. The GOP is the Christian GOP. Even Jews are not included, with that mention of the New Testament.

  2. mike says

    i mean would you even trust anyone called Reince ? Sounds like something that Victorian Prostitutes used to get. What a detestable immoral fool who would be better suited to living in times of the Old Testament….but of course he might not have liked Jesus and his tendency towards tolerance.

  3. Wavin' Dave says

    I wonder what a Jew like Eric Cantor thinks when he hears this drivel? But then again, I wonder why Eric Cantor gets out of bed in the morning? To be this insular and insulting day after day must be very tiring.

  4. Keep Your Tolerance says

    I don’t need, don’t want and don’t care about his or the GOP’s “tolerance.”

    It’s all about equality. If they can’t tolerate that, then too bad.

    I can’t tolerate stupid people who try to tell me they speak for god. So I ignore them!!

  5. HadenoughBS says

    Reince provides us with continuing proof that the GOP’s great 2013 re-branding effort is an epic FAIL. As stated by other posters, even some current and former GOPers must be wondering what in the hell is going on with this ever-shrinking tiny-tent political/religious party.

  6. excy says

    To hell with republican tolerance. Nothing less than full acceptance should be expected when it comes to matters of equality. That bunch of new testament bible-banging hypocrites certainly has a long way to go.

  7. JONES says

    Codifying bigotry as repressive laws against LGBT really speaks to that whole ‘grace, love, and respect’ language there Priebus.

    Mollifying the hate base can’t be covered up with cliche platitudes anymore. Millennials have heard your lies, seen them for what they really are, and rejected them.

  8. says

    He’s such a sniveling slimeball, and he and the party will keep catering to the zealous religious and teabagger nut base as long as they control the party, never mind that the American public as a whole–not to mention the justice system–is way out ahead of them on marriage equality.

    As for “tolerance,” the only kind that matters is supporting legislation that promotes equality under the law; otherwise it’s a meaningless lie.

  9. says

    He’s such a sniveling slimeball, and he and the party will keep catering to the zealous religious and teabagger nut base as long as they control the party, never mind that the American public as a whole–not to mention the justice system–is way out ahead of them on marriage equality.

    As for “tolerance,” the only kind that matters is supporting legislation that promotes equality under the law; otherwise it’s a meaningless lie.

  10. says

    did anyone watch the HBO special “The Out List”?

    there was that interview with R. Clarke Cooper – log cabin republican. whose interview was basically about how he has less in common with “gays” and more in common with “the right”, because of “jesus” , or something

    but this article here makes it all bloody clear. gay republicans are whipped. not loved. not accepted. not embraced. not championed. not defended.

    tis only gay republicans that talk about “tolerance”; i don’t know any liberals who talk about it, or aspire to earning it. it’s pittance.

    tolerance is what you talk about when you dont’ have the integrity to embrace diversity.

    so, gay republicans, “your way” of doing things simply isn’t yielding results. time to take a page from the Gay Liberals, who’ve actually made change happen.

  11. GregV says

    The spectrum does not start at “tolerance” it looks more like this:

    INTOLERANCE < TOLERANCE < GRACE/LOVE/RESPECT

    Intolerance to me can take extreme forms (violence) and can also include actions that encourage dehumanization and violence, like trying to change the constitution to exclude people.

    Tolerance means you support equal rights for everyone, no matter whether you like them much or not. It means if you don’t like gays or Catholics or blacks, maybe you won’t invite any of them to your wedding, but you still support their right to have their own.

    Grace, love and respect is how Jesus told people they should treat each other. It’s how Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta treated their gay best friend Bayard Rustin. It’s how Ellen Degeneres treats others. My own family supports my rights and loves my partner and would not want me sny other way but the gay person that I am.

    I have gay friends whose families are as INTOLERANT as Reince Priebus, and they have terrible family relations. Some of them are told their spouse is not welcome at the family reunion. One is told by his twice-divorced father that he’s a “sinner.” One has a sister who tells him that when they die, she will be on a higher plane of heaven, so she’ll come “down” to visit him, but he will never be worthy of coming “up” to visit her. She can’t be bothered to get to know his partner and find out if there might be something to love about him.

    Tolerance is not good enough. It means you’ll still never really love or understand or appreciate your gay family members or community members if that’s all they get. But it’s a step ahead of where Reince Priebis is as he campains against other people’s basic rights to be treated as equals.
    It boggles the mind that he imagines himself on the progressive end of the spectrum.

  12. anon says

    Evangelicals have long forgotten their original political goals from the seventies when they signed up with the GOP. They haven’t won on a single issue in nearly 40 years. About all they’ve succeeded in doing is suppress gay rights, which wasn’t something they originally thought about.

  13. Bellah says

    nah Priebus you believe in the sancity of marriage between one man and one woman and then another woman and then another woman and then another woman and so on and so on

  14. says

    I’s all so pathetically 19th century; all that self loathing, all that neediness to be in the same gang, all that clinging to a common delusion, all that rank sweat of fear of change.

    None of these GOP’rs believe in the”sanctity” of marriage, or in “grace” (whatever that is), on in compassion, or in social obligation to feed the hungry or house and clothe the poor. The hate giving health care to the poor.

    As “”Tim, a poster here once reminded me:

    ” As Holden Caulfield said, Old Jesus would just puke.”

  15. says

    well, maybe “acceptance” is a better alternative to “tolerance.” But, frankly, I don’t see the point of tolerance if it also means tolerating institutions founded on discrimination and sexism like Christianity.

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