Sen. Orrin Hatch Wishes His Republicans Were As Organized As The Homosexuals

OMG you guys. When Utah’s Sen. Orrin Hatch told a Republican town hall crowd that “gays and lesbians don’t pay tithing, their religion is politics,” he was paying you a compliment, sillies!

In explaining his comments, Hatch told reporters, “Many gay people are vociferous Democrats who are willing to pony up money for politics. That’s something I admire. I don’t know how I could have been much more complimentary the way I said it. … There are some very, very good gay people who are very religious who undoubtedly pay tithing. That wasn’t what I was talking about. I was talking about politics and praising them for getting involved. I was making the point that they don’t just stand on the side, they actually support their Democratic candidates with their money.”

It’s not the first time Hatch, the senior senator, has said nice things about us. Recall this February interview where he voiced support for letting gays serve openly in the military.

Hatch’s latest comments actually sounds quite familiar: Rep. Barney Frank, THE HOMOSEXUAL, has long praised the efforts of the National Rifle Association for its ability to lobby (threaten?) lawmakers to legislatively achieve its agenda. And it’s the NRA that Frank says The Gays should look to to learn some fundamentals about its own strategizing efforts.

What Hatch is saying, then, is that Republicans need to look to The Gays for tips on coming together with unifying messages and tactics. That is quite a compliment. It also completely ignores the fact that gay activists are wholly splintered on strategy, but hey, the GOP doesn’t need to know that.

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  • jeffree

    Obviously Sen. Hatch doesn’t spend enough time on Queerty, Towleroad, JMG, Pam’s Blend, Bilerico Project etc.!!

    Otherwise he’d know all about our many points of divergence, our frequent name-calling and our love for all things related to James Franco & Betty White!

  • JamesStone

    @jeffree: You brought up a good point!! I wonder how many of them actually DO visit our sites? Interesting! Well..they are GREAT and informative sites. I especially like JoeMyGod!! Joe is a RIOT!!!

  • jeffree

    Thanks! Fighting *for* or *against* change means knowing both sides of the issue. There’s no better way to do that than check in on what your opponents are saying & thinking about.

    Think about it: Anytime here on Queerty there’s mention of Catholiques, Môrmôns, Adam Lambert [!], Same sex marriage, Prop 8, blah blah blah, the blog gets flooded.

    Many people do monitor this and other LGBTQQIA blogs. [!]

    Problem is: Many of the right wing, fundiefa$cist blogs promoting reparative therapy, keeping DADT and DOMA in place, against SSM, not to mention FOF, TeaBagNûts, etc. dont allow you to post, or require donations, or sponsorship by another member.

    There are ways to infiltrate those blogs, & I have had some success. But the haters are free to invade here & “we” are quarantined.

    Go to google & type in “gay agenda” or “gay lifestyle” and see how many of those blogs allow you to post.

    Answer is: less than 10 percent.

    Bottom line: our “enemies” know WAY more about us than we know about them.

  • JamesStone

    Ya. Jeff. And WE all know these guys are major closet cases. Trust me. ..my straight friends would not even go into these sites. Pathetic bunch they are. .. Just be glad you are not one of them. .

  • Jimmi

    @jeffree: We know they cruise airport men’s rooms, hire hustlers as baggage boys and that they hate us.

  • JamesStone

    Jimmie. They hate us because we are open and have gone on with our lives. They haven’t. I cannot imagine taking it to the grave..very sad. ..

  • Brutus

    Odd. When it comes to actual on-the-ground low-level campaign work, I’ve never seen a machine so well-oiled and efficient as the Republicans.

    @Jeffree: I read all of those threads and I don’t think I’ve once seen it “infiltrated” by “haters.” There are just GLBT people with different views on how things should be done. Sometimes very different.

  • AxelDC

    There are enough Republican closest cases on the Hill that if Hatch opened his eyes, he’d see that his wish has already came true.

  • hephaestion

    Isn’t Orrin Hatch gay? Have you ever watched him? Let’s just say if he were to walk down Castro Street in SF, he’d be the swishiest man there, along with his buddy Sen. Lindsay Graham.

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