In a large step into the darkish ages, the newly adopted platform of the Texas Republican Party now formally declares that homosexuality is an “abnormal choice.”
The stunning platform, voted on by 5,100 delegates and alternates Saturday on the get together’s biennial conference in Houston, additionally affirms Texas Republicans’ opposition to “all efforts to validate transgender identity” ― and requires a ban on any gender-affirming medical care, together with hormone remedy, for anybody underneath the age of 21.
Yet the platform helps debunked and harmful conversion remedy — which it phrases “Reintegrative Therapy” — to show members of the LGBTQ group into heterosexuals and remove “unwanted same-sex attraction.”
The platform spells out different positions explicitly against the LGBTQ group underneath its part on “Homosexuality and Gender Issues.” It opposes providing any particular protections for members of the LGBTQ group, and renounces penalties for individuals who discriminate in opposition to the group.
Delegates on the conference have been peppered with flyers attacking the LGBTQ group, together with one warning: “Beware of the Homosexual Agenda.”
In a tepid denunciation, Chris Halbohn of the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston, which represents LGBTQ members of the get together, known as the anti-LGBTQ language an “unnecessarily gratuitous” addition to the get together’s platform, in response to National Public Radio affiliate KUT 90.5.
The Log Cabin Republicans of Texas have been denied a sales space on the conference, prompting the nationwide Log Cabin group to denounce the motion as “narrow-minded” and “political short-sighted.” The assertion warned that the get together should “expand the tent” to incorporate members of the LGBTQ group or face election losses.
Even Donald Trump Jr. stated in an interview that it made no sense to attack fellow Republicans.
But one GOP precinct chair advised the radio station that the Log Cabin Republicans’ concepts are “quite frankly, evil.” Their “ideals will destroy our society,” he added.
The LGBTQ group is the brand new laser focus of the right-wing within the more and more hostile ― and violent ― tradition wars. Earlier this month, Idaho police arrested 31 members of the Patriot Front hate group who have been crammed right into a U-Haul truck sporting riot gear as they have been heading to disrupt a Pride occasion in downtown Coeur D’Alene.
In different platform points, get together delegates voted to help barring the educating of intercourse and sexuality in faculties whereas calling on Texas faculties to show the “dignity of the preborn human” and that life begins at fertilization.
Delegates additionally declared Joe Biden’s presidential election victory illegitimate.