Texan GOP Chairman Against Gay Reparative Therapy

Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri has come out condemning 'ex-gay 'therapy’s inclusion as a line item in The Republican Party of Texas’s 2014 platform. Munisteri says he’s not alone.

Munisteri“The Texas Republican Party has millions of people who vote for it and every individual Republican has their own views on issues,” The Chairman said this week.

Munisteri made headlines earlier this year after openly barring the Log Cabin Republicans of Texas from formal participation in the Texas State Republican Convention citing a difference in opinion on gay marriage.

LGBT reparative therapy, anti-vaccination, withdrawal from the UN, and reparations are but a few of the issues highlighted in the Texas GOP Platform that Munisteri says aren’t reflective of the state’s actual delegation. Rather, a platform committee is selected from members of the 31 state senatorial districts and charged with crafting the platform on its own.

“It’s false to represent that each one of those platform planks necessarily represents the view of the majority view of either the majority of the delegates let alone a majority of Republicans,” Munisteri said of the platform. 

Comments

  1. Bernie says

    I guess I have a hard time understanding if this guy is the GOP Chairman for Texas, how their platform got so messed up? I believe the words this guy is saying, but what does this say about his power or lack of power and how something this archaic and dangerous could be included in a 2014 platform?!?!?

  2. Bernie says

    I guess I have a hard time understanding if this guy is the GOP Chairman for Texas, how their platform got so messed up? I believe the words this guy is saying, but what does this say about his power or lack of power and how something this archaic and dangerous could be included in a 2014 platform?!?!?

  3. craig says

    I beg to differ. Either the party platform essentially represents the views of the party – “this is what we stand for and what we will attempt to accomplish if elected to power” – or it does not.

    If it’s just there to accommodate every nut base in the party, and you have no intention of standing by any of it, then what have you?

    Empty campaign rhetoric that turned caustic once it’s contents were made public?

    Either the chairman is guilty of lying to their own members or he is guilty of standing by any lunacy that comes his way to pander to the lowest elements of the party.

    You stop that, sir, before voting on it, if you don’t believe in it. It’s called integrity.

  4. Ninong says

    The Texas Republican Party’s platform has always reflected the level of ignorance and superstition common to their membership. These people are not the brightest in the world.

  5. e.c. says

    Let me see if I’ve got this, your OFFICIAL PARTY PLATFORM doesn’t actually represent the views of your members??? That’s a big giant cup of WTF!

  6. Ninong says

    Rick Perry can’t make up his mind what he believes. He used to say that same-sex marriage was an issue for each state to decide. Then when New York voted to allow same-sex marriage, Perry freaked out and called for a federal constitutional amendment to prevent states like New York from spreading their same-sex marriage views to his great state of Texas.

    Lately he’s back to saying same-sex marriage is an issue for each state to decide. He likes to cite the 10th Amendment.

    Remember a few years back when Perry threatened to secede from the Union? In the past he has been pro-vaccination but now he’s against requiring parents to have their children vaccinated. He’s also a big proponent of allowing parents to decide if they want to subject their gay children to forced aversion therapy to ‘cure’ them.

    Perry has always compared homosexuality to alcoholism and compulsive gambling and called it sinful. That’s not new for him. He has been saying that for years. The guy is an ignorant idiot.

  7. melvin says

    So these planks just materialize out of thin air? And the actual position of the party is whatever anyone says it is at any given time? Got it.

  8. james street james says

    Politicians just trying to figure out which way the wind is blowing.

    And the winds of change are confusing them.

    They look like a pet dog chasing a flashlight spot. This way. That way. Back over here. Now there.

    It’s hard when you don’t actually have any principles, other than winning.

  9. adtvtx says

    Why is it ok to force straight people to change their view through court ordered sensitivity training? If the Lgbt believes that people can’t be changed then it is hypocritical to try and change straight people.

  10. simon says

    “court ordered sensitivity training”
    What the hell is that?
    It is court order. There is no “training” involved. Unless you mean if you violate the court order, they will haul your ass into jail to get some training in gay sex.
    By all means don’t change and soon your type will die out and swept into the dustbin of history. It is not a crime to hold on to some irrational belief. It is when you act out in such a way to violate the laws.
    Remember no one wants to change you in case you think your opinion is so important to warrant any serious consideration. You are dismissed.

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