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The Heterosexual Texans the State’s GOP Wants to Throw in Prison

Is anyone else in love with the Texas Republican party’s 25-page 2010 platform? In the new manifesto from the state GOP, which just installed Steve Munisteri (pictured) as its chairman, the party comes out swinging against sodomy (“We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy”) and everybody’s favorite, gay marriage (“We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such”).

The document actually repeats much of what was said in the 2009 platform, but with some fun new additions, like, “We urge the Legislature to expand the protection for private property ownership in Texas to include the exclusive right to buy, sell or use any asset as the owner deems necessary.” Except for strip clubs. Those property owners should have no rights, let alone exclusive ones.

By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Jun 21, 2010
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  • 16 Comments
    • Flex
      Flex

      It’s time to treat Catholic corporations, Evangelical ministries, and Mormon inc., to their brand of poison. If AmeriKa can’t live up to it’s promise of equality, undocumented workers included, we should impose constitutional amendments on the bigots.

      Texas is an uninteresting, republican, bible thumping black hole. It’s not an international, or national destination. How does it compete, and replenish itself with new blood, and talent, while the state goes out of it’s way to show the world that it’s a backwards, shit kicking, pious, inbreeding, hell hole?

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter
      Baxter

      @Flex: The fact that it’s a very business-friendly state with no income tax probably has a lot to do with it.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      This has “tea party” politics written all over it –”keep the government out of interfering in peoples lives” — unless they are gay !

      It’s time Texas becomes once again its own republic & leave us heathen Americans in peace.
      oh yeah Utah is invited to secede as well.

      Go create a theocracy and leave my rights alone!

      Jun 21, 2010 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Another big mouth hate spewing repugnatican bigot…Which scandal which 99% of these asshats who for some reason feel the need to cast so much hate against others will he be involved with???

      A~ Anomous Gay sex?

      B~ Cheating on his wife?

      PS: I can 100% guarantee that if you asked this scumbag to define “sodomy” he would immediatley spew out “anal sex” being clueless that the definition in most jusisdictions covers all “unnatural sex” which includes oral. Sorry Stevie, if you get your wish no sloppy blowjobs for you from toothless hookers or your being able to give at the local cruise area………

      Jun 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      @ No. 3 Jefree: Secede? Kick them the fuck out, or better yet, sell Texas back to Mexico!

      Jun 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      “We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy”

      Where does the Constitution say that, and if it does, why wouldn’t Congress use that provision *every* time any law is declared unconstitutional?

      Jun 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon
      Devon

      Dear Mexico,

      We don’t want it, you can have it.

      P.S. please take Oklahoma, Kansas, and Utah as well.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      Let’s give the Texas GOP a shred of credit for putting in writing what many other GOP followers only *think* but are unwilling 2 say publically.
      At least we know what we are upgainst.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Yea, as if your state’s GOP wouldn’t or doesn’t have the same stuff…
      and Flex, you just show your stupidity. Why does Houston (the 4th largest city in the US) have an openly lesbian mayor when no decent size city elsewhere does?

      Jun 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sceth
      Sceth

      I’d take Libertarians over Chroistofascists any day.

      Jun 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      Who’s the gay guy in the picture?

      Jun 22, 2010 at 1:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Syl
      Syl

      @ Baxter and Flex: Anti-business, tax-and-spend, union-patsy Democrats, or Christo-fascist, anti-worker, warmongering, corporatist Republicans? Isn’t it great us voters have a choice?

      Jun 22, 2010 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justin
      Justin

      The platform is largely regarded by the mainstream Republican as an out-dated and extreme document which isn’t largely embraced. In fact, every year an effort to force Republican candidates to sign the platform fails.

      Texans choose to boot out the divisive incumbent in favor of an inclusive, coalition-building state chair.

      Take a look:

      Jun 22, 2010 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      @Syl: You do have other choices, you know. Libertarian or Green. They never get elected because they’re honest about their intentions.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snitch-N-Time
      Snitch-N-Time

      @hyhybt:

      U.S. Constitution, Article 3, Section 2: “In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”

      Congress has the power to set the jurisdiction of the Supremems.

      Cheerio!

      Snitch

      Jun 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @Snitch-N-Time: Thanks!

      Why, then, do they not use that every time the SC contradicts them?

      Jun 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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