If the story of the Texas judge refusing to marry same-sex couples and the Texas Attorney General affirming her bigotry wasn’t enough to show the blatant anti-gay bias of officials in the Lone Star State, the news out of Texas’ State Republican Executive Committee from Saturday, February 1st will. During the meeting of the Texas GOP committee in the state’s capitol, Austin, members tabled a motion to allow the Texas Log Cabin Republicans a booth at the Texas State Republican Convention as well as deny the gay GOP group official party recognition.
In the past 20 years applied to be a part of the state’s GOP convention and were denied each time according to the Houston LCR chapter president Marco Roberts. During the weekend’s meeting, motions put forward to have a roll call vote on the LCR inclusion at the convention and for Roberts to speak were tabled.
In a statement posted on the chapter’s website, Roberts proclaimed the fight was far from over:
“Many of those who voted no told us we need to make our case at this convention, and convince more people of what we stand for, before they will change their vote in the future, regardless of how they personally feel. We intend to take their advice. It was evident from many of the claims and arguments presented that there are many serious misconceptions about who are the Log Cabin Republicans of Texas, and what we stand for. Clearly, we have more work to do. And again, we intend to do it.”
Even though the group had the support of the Texas Young Republicans and U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw, the beliefs of the elder statesmen in the Texas GOP dominated the meeting. The icy demeanor of these members stems from the fact that while members of the Log Cabin Republicans support the principles of the Republican Party, they dissent on the Texas GOP’s view against same-sex marriage.
Texas State Senator Bob Hall claimed groups like the Log Cabin Republicans promoted “unnatural sex.”
Also, Steven Hotze, a Houston conservative that promotes faith and values, addressed an email to the LCR claiming the group supports “perverted sexual proclivities.”
In a video for the conservative YouTube channel, Right Wing Watch, Hotze referred to the homosexual political movement as termites “eating away at moral foundation of this country.”