While the North Carolina State GOP refuses to speak with blogACTIVe.com about lesbian Jennifer Helms Knox campaign on the GOP Ticket, here’s what the same group has to say about out member of the gay and lesbian community, State Senate Candidate Julia Boseman.
blogACTIVE and RawStory.com exposed Jesse Helms’ Granddaughter earlier today. Read the story here.
These pathetic gay-bashing homophobes have no shame in printing right on these ads who they are and what they stand for! They are against lesbians and gay men from living happy lives, yet they have no problem expecting candidates like Jennifer Helms Knox to hide their loving relationships in an effort to seize power!
Cathy Curtis, Co-Chair of Wilmington Stonewall Democrats and resident of the Wilmington area has told blogACTIVE.com, “The North Carolina Republican Party seems to have no problem with Republican gay candidates, but when an out Democrat is on the ballot — all of a sudden ‘we have a gay agenda!'”
Curtis went on to say, “It’s my hope that with the truth out in the open, we can now put sexual orientation aside and discuss real issues that matter to real people, instead of creating false divisions.”
According to a source in NC, the rumors about Helms’ granddaughter have been around for years. The source went on to say they thought it was impossible for Knox to have been nominated on the ticket without party leaders’ knowledge of her relationship.
This is hardly the first foray into the muddy waters of hatred by the state orgnaization built by Jesse Helms. Here are some quotes from the party platform:
4. We believe homosexuality is not normal and should not be established as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle either in public education or in public policy. We do not believe public schools should be used to teach children that homosexuality is normal, and we do not believe that taxpayers should fund benefit plans for unmarried partners. We oppose special treatment by law based on nothing other than homosexual behavior or identity. We oppose actions, such as “marriage” or the adoption of children by same-sex couples, which attempt to legitimize and normalize homosexual relationships. We support the Defense of Marriage Act and will support a constitutional amendment to ensure that marriage is limited to the union of one man and one woman. We commend private organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, which defend moral decency and freedom according to their own well-established traditions and beliefs.
3. America’s defense must come second to none. The Republican Party of North Carolina opposes any attempts to weaken our national defense. We support efforts to: (1) restore the ban against known homosexuals in the military
Not enough hatred? These folks would not even allow the Log Cabin Republicans to attend their convention. That’s democracy?!
Log Cabin NC organizer and Executive Director-Development of Equality North Carolina, Ed Farthing purchased a table at the NC state convention on behalf of Log Cabin in early April. The state party, which had been soliciting party members to purchase tables at the convention, accepted the money and issued a table to Log Cabin. Just days before the convention, NC State GOP Chairman Ferrell Blount flip-flopped, returning the money, and sending a lengthy vitriolic letter informing Farthing that Log Cabin would not have a table at the convention.
You can read the full story here.