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Religious wingnuts, Freepers react to Mehlman naming pro-choice, gay-friendly co-chair of RNC


Jo Ann Davidson’s pick by Mehlman has raised the Right’s hackles. Do you think an outing campaign on him is not far behind?

I did a little surfing over to a Christian news site I hadn’t visited before, Crosswalk, to see the reaction to the news about “family man” Mehlman naming Jo Ann Davidson as RNC co-chair. I knew there would be a predictable eruption. More from the Freepers in a bit…Some background on Crosswalk, so you can put their reaction in context.

“We are a for-profit religious corporation dedicated to building up the Church, which is the Body of Christ. …Our aim is to offer the freshest and most compelling biblically-based content to Christians who take seriously their relationship with Christ..Within this framework, we work hard to provide timely, relevant, life-enhancing material from qualified, respected Christian sources, including major ministries such as Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, The Bible Answerman and Insight For Living.”

With that information in mind, here’s Crosswalk’s take on Mehlman’s pick:

The selection of the former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives to co-chair the Republican National Committee has outraged a pro-family group, which declares Jo Ann Davidson to be pro-abortion and pro-homosexual rights.

Davidson, who served as Ohio Valley regional chairman for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign was unanimously elected Wednesday by Republican National Committee members. She will serve as the number two RNC official to Ken Mehlman who helped engineer President Bush’s re-election, was then tabbed by the president to head the committee and also was unanimously elected Wednesday.

But while Davidson may have played an important role for the Bush-Cheney campaign in perhaps the most pivotal state in the Nov. 2 presidential election, it is her record on abortion and homosexual rights that has riled the Pro-Family Network of Ohio.

Her positions are completely opposed to the rank and file of the Republican Party,” said Greg Quinlan, executive director of the Pro-Family Network.

[self-loathing homo alert…(Please go that above link for Quinlan…he must be self-flagellating each and every night)]

Quinlan, a self-described former homosexual activist, said Davidson’s positions would certainly influence the Republican Party’s platform and negatively impact President Bush’s goal of amending the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as an act between one man and one woman.

“Davidson is a skillful politician,” Quinlan said, “and she will have influence everywhere she goes. She’s extremely good at what she does.”

He added that while there are Republicans who are pro-abortion and support homosexual marriage, “they are definitely the minority.” Quinlan said it is more important “that our team — the Republican Party team — that we stand for the values that actually caused President Bush to win.”

In his comments to the committee Wednesday morning after being elected chairman, Mehlman reinforced the pro-life stance of the Republican Party. He said the GOP should “promote a culture of life, where the weakest and most vulnerable are protected, where every child is welcomed in life and protected by law.”

[NUCLEAR self-loathing homo alert…]

Mehlman also alluded to the president’s efforts to define marriage, saying that Republicans should “promote marriage and be sure that government stands on the side of strong families.”

And now it’s time for…

Actual Freeper Quotes™

“i got a bad feeling about this. first spectre, now davidson — nothing like flipping off your most energetic supporters to sabotage the party’s prospect for the futre.”

“The stupid party strikes again.”

“I know. We Republicans can’t adopt Republicans-In-Name-Only (RINOs) into our party.”

“Abortion and homosexuality are not “lifestyles” that we need to reach out to. Rather, we should be seen to recoil from them. It’s about having moral values, and being unashamed of those values.”

“The time for the the conservative core to jump to a third party is NOW. In four years it will be too late, when for the health of the country all have to put on a happy face and pull the lever for the whichever anti-Hillary candidate the RNC dredges up. The RNC still thinks we have nowhere else to go and have arrogently played that card for decades- before and after Reagan. It’s time to put some pressure on NOW by jumping to the Constitution Party or elsewhere, and letting it be known the RNC will have to change its direction to win us back.”

“If we wanted homosexuality and baby killing, we’d vote for Democrats.”

“I’ve had enough of all this Big Tent garbage. The Right needs to rid itself of the Kumbaya wing.”

“Majorities are tenuous things, easily frittered away by stupidity. I’ve never voted 3rd party in my life, but I’m telling you right now, if the GOP goes soft on Pro-Life and continue to put pro-baby killing individuals into leadership positions, I’ll vote 3rd party and not even think twice about it. I vote principle over party and Pro-Life is one principle I won’t sacrifice. Sorry.”

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