Oklahoma GOP Head: RNC Chair 'Must Resign' For LGBTQ Support

  
Via:  Ender  •  2 months ago  •  23 comments

By:   Roger Sollenberger (The Daily Beast)

Oklahoma GOP Head: RNC Chair 'Must Resign' For LGBTQ Support
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel crossed conservative Christians when she announced the creation of an "RNC Pride Coalition" at an annual dinner put on by Log Cabin Republicans.

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The head of the Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday called on Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to resign after she expressed the party's commitment to the LGBTQ+ community at a gala earlier this month.

In a 1,100-word fundraising email headed "RNC Chair MUST Change Course or RESIGN," OKGOP chair John Bennett said McDaniel "must resign" if "she cannot or will not stand for who we say we are."

"The OKGOP will not cooperate with this decision and, as your Chairman, I assure the Oklahoma Republican Party that I will continue to stand up for our Republican Party Values and our principles," Bennett wrote in the email. He added that religious freedom is "flat-out incompatible with the pillars of the LGBT movement."

"Let's clear the way of those who are either too incompetent or too selfish to actually defend liberty and our Judeo-Christian founding," Bennett wrote, then asked for donations to his organization.

McDaniel crossed conservative Christians when she announced the creation of an "RNC Pride Coalition" at the annual Spirit of Lincoln dinner put on by Log Cabin Republicans—a group of conservative LGBTQ party members. The event, held Nov. 9 at Donald Trump's Mar a Lago club, feted Melania Trump and Ric Grenell, Trump's former acting head of national intelligence and the first openly gay cabinet member in U.S. history.

"Conservatives in Log Cabin don't just share our vision for a free, secure and prosperous America. They enrich it by adding unique perspectives to our party and recruiting even more diverse candidates and supporters to join our cause," McDaniel said at the gala, according to Fox News.

McDaniel's announcement of the pride coalition prompted criticism from conservatives, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who objected to McDaniel's attempt at inclusion.

But not only did Bennett go a step further than his colleagues by calling for McDaniel's resignation if she didn't retract her statements, but he also did so the morning after she clarified her position.

His email cites the official GOP platform, which, more than six years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, still defines "natural marriage" as between "a man and a woman." (The current platform, which will extend through at least 2024, is identical to the platform from 2016—the year after the landmark SCOTUS ruling—which the party left unchanged last summer amid chaotic and contentious negotiations ahead of the national convention.)

Bennett also blasted a handful of Log Cabin policies in the email, including its call for "a nationwide ban on conversion therapy for anyone under the age of 18."

A right-wing hawk who once called Islam "a cancer in our nation which needs to be cut out," Bennett was himself the subject of calls for resignation from members of his own party in August after he compared vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust. In response, he doubled down and used the controversy to raise money.


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Ender
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1  seeder  Ender    2 months ago

Being gay and a republican seems like an oxymoron yet here we are in 2021 and people are still afraid of gay people getting married and well, just being gay.

Pray the gay away does not work.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

Seems rather silly to me to dismiss Log Cabin Republicans in an age where the Republican Party is foundering due to the crazies in the party.

And Large Marge can go shit a brick! What happens in Oklahoma is none of her goddamned business. She needs to go back investigating Jewish lasers

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 months ago

I really just become speechless anymore. Here the head of the party is trying to be inclusive and people yell and scream that they are the wrong type of people and not wanted...

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    2 months ago

This is what you get when 21% of the voters drive the party. Welcome to populist puritism. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @3    2 months ago

gee, too bad the rightwing extremists that decide the results of their upcoming primaries won't be able to produce a candidate acceptable to independents in the election.

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
3.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  devangelical @3.1    2 months ago
gee, too bad the rightwing extremists that decide the results of their upcoming primaries won't be able to produce a candidate acceptable to independents in the election.

Progressive Dems are doing the exact same thing. Perhaps not to the same degree, but they are doing it. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.2  Dulay  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    2 months ago
Progressive Dems are doing the exact same thing. Perhaps not to the same degree, but they are doing it. 

Where did the Dems do that? 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3.1.3  evilgenius  replied to  Dulay @3.1.2    2 months ago
Where did the Dems do that? 

The spending bills inter party "debates" and Manchin and Sinema are DINOs bullshit is the most recent. I don't particularly always agree with the reasoning those two do what they do, but they are Democrats, the same as Cheney is a Republican. The AZ Progressive group that helped get Sinema elected said they are considering finding someone to primary her. Good luck winning her district with a more liberal candidate.

AOC and company often talk about "primarying" those they feel aren't liberal enough. It's the same script (though not to the same degree) as the populists on the right.

We can go even further with the blatant hierocracy of the liberal cancel culture attacking anyone they perceive doesn't follow amorphous shadowy PC rules. Doxing, gang posting and articles of just crazy bullshit. An example of the latter, I ran across an article last week stating that Marvel fans were pissed off that the new Hawkeye series is anti-Semitic because it takes place during the 6 days running up to Christmas. I see this stuff across my news feeds all the time. 

Again it's not to the same degree that the far right does it, but it does happen and is more often ignored than not.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Dulay  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.3    2 months ago
The spending bills inter party "debates" and Manchin and Sinema are DINOs bullshit is the most recent.

That has NOTHING to do with deciding "the results of their upcoming primaries won't be able to produce a candidate acceptable to independents in the election.'

Try harder. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
3.1.5  evilgenius  replied to  Dulay @3.1.4    2 months ago
That has NOTHING to do with deciding "the results of their upcoming primaries won't be able to produce a candidate acceptable to independents in the election.'

Okay. Keep your head buried in the sand and see how well 2022 & 2024 turn out for Dems. It's all about party purity now.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.5    2 months ago

The Democratic Party in Arkansas is broken. They can't field a candidate for governor or either of the senate seats. The 4 congressional districts are just as bad

 
 
 
Dulay
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3.1.7  Dulay  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.5    2 months ago

You couldn't support your own claim so you deflect. Sad. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @3.1.2    2 months ago

They didn't

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4  Gsquared    2 months ago
He added that religious freedom is "flat-out incompatible with the pillars of the LGBT movement."

According to reactionary extremists "religious freedom" means the right to oppress gay people.  With their stance on abortion, it also means oppression of women.

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @4    2 months ago

it wouldn't stop with those 2 groups of americans...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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4.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @4.1    2 months ago

You're right, of course.  It wouldn't.

 
 
 
Duck Hawk
Freshman Silent
4.1.2  Duck Hawk  replied to  Gsquared @4.1.1    2 months ago

Hooray for the American Taliban!

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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5  Thrawn 31    2 months ago

Hah, big surprise, a lot in the GOP STILL cannot get over the idea that gay people should have the same rights as everyone else. I swear, i will never understand their obsession with other people's sex lives. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5.1  Kavika   replied to  Thrawn 31 @5    2 months ago
i will never understand their obsession with other people's sex lives. 

It's because they don't have one or only as a spectator. Jerry Falwell comes to mind.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
6  Dulay    2 months ago
"Let's clear the way of those who are either too incompetent or too selfish to actually defend liberty and our Judeo-Christian founding," Bennett wrote, then asked for donations to his organization.

Well then Bennett should call for Trump to remove himself from the running in 2024. The much-publicized story about Trump sending an 'Envoy Ambassador' to Kosovo tend to ignore the FACT that Ric Grenell is as gay as a Christmas tree.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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7  al Jizzerror    2 months ago

The GOP will NOT tolerate tolerance.

That's why Republicans treasure their huge walk-in closets.

512

 
 
 
Veronica
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8  Veronica    2 months ago

In America - freedom for all those that agree with me, are not gay, of the female persuasion, or non-Christian.  The mantra of the so called "right".

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Expert
9  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 months ago

A pastor and former Marine who hates the elderly, women, Muslims, and anyone who didn't support Trump's Stop the Steal campaign. source  

How proud the folks in Oklahoma must be to have this guy and his judgmental ass-hattery representing them.  

 
 

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