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Thursday, October 28, 2004

And you wonder where we get our reputation

posted by Jazz at 10/28/2004 01:59:00 PM

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How do you suppose people keep getting the impression that the Republican party is full of homophobes and bigots?

?"We believe homosexuality is not normal and should not be established as an acceptable ?alternative? lifestyle either in public education or in public policy,? the platform states. ?We do not believe public schools should be used to teach children that homosexuality is normal? We commend private organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, which defend moral decency and freedom.?"

Can you guess where I found that? You're probably thinking it's from the manifesto of one of the more radical skinhead groups, right? Or perhaps it was resurrected from something written in the 1800's? Sadly, no. It's from the current version of the North Carolina Republican Party platform.

I'm just going to nip off and go beat my head on my keyboard for a while. More later.