FL Tea Party Leader Doesn’t Like Gay Republicans

Danita Kilcullen, co-founder of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, has caused quite a stir by sending out an email, which found its way to the Sun-Sentinel, attacking a local group of Log Cabin Republicans for supporting ENDA, which would lead to having to hire an “effeminate male” or “butch-looking female.”

We must fight with all we have… We must put pressure on the House like has never been seen before. I’ll be damned if I will ever be forced to hire someone with orange hair, body/neck/face covered with tattoos, multiple piercings, or a man in a dress… or for that matter, a demonstrative effeminate male or purposeful butch-looking female. The Log Cabins are the same lobbyist organization that has all but taken over BREC; and besides that, we have someone on the Board of BREC who is using her position to openly put pressure on some BREC members to stand for same-sex marriage.

This is the same group who, based on nothing other than his recent stand for gay marriage, supports Chris Christie and who publicly worked against Cuccinelli for his stand for traditional marriage. Keep in mind, this is a thug organization with only their own “special interests” in play. I wonder what they will do with democrat Charlie Crist now running for governor? I’m betting on them to vote for Charlie, along with some other mousey republicans. I will now be accused of ‘splitting’ BREC. I am not! I am in standing with the Republican Platform, which is what I stated the very night I was sworn-on to BREC. We must stop this in short!

BREC is the Broward County Republican Party. “If this law passes we might have to associate with people we don’t approve of” — the standard argument in favor of every form of bigotry for the last half century.

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  • http://nigelthebold.com/ Avo, also nigelTheBold

    Y’know, my comment from the previous article fits here, too.

    Why is a group ostensibly fighting for liberty so often against it? “So, you say I am have freedom and liberty, but you don’t want me to have tattoos on my neck? Or my hair to be blue?”

    What the fuck use is freedom and liberty if you’re not at, y’know, liberty to use it.

  • Alverant

    “If this law passes we might have to associate with people we don’t approve of”

    These same people would be screaming bloody murder if someone used that argument to keep them out.

  • davidworthington

    Avo, clearly it is liberty for me not thee.

  • doublereed

    It’s just doublespeak. It’s the usual language of authoritarians.

  • Synfandel

    Isn’t The Donald’s hair orange?

  • caseloweraz

    I’m wondering about the definition of a “purposeful butch-looking female.” Would Margaret Thatcher fit? How about Jeane Kirkpatrick? Or, to name someone who’s still alive, how about Phyllis Schlafly?

    Of course, all three are or were married. I’m just wondering if that would matter to BREC.

  • Moggie

    Synfandel:

    Isn’t The Donald’s hair orange?

    “Hair”?

  • Scr… Archivist

    Avo @1,

    Different American cultures have different conceptions of freedom and liberty. It seems that Kilcullen is using the Deep South’s meaning of liberty.

    …Another colonial example is the liberty-loving people, especially in the Southern states, who insisted that they possessed the right to keep slaves. They created a unique system in which slavery was justified by the liberty of the master.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-06/john-adams-and-the-jockeys-of-anarchy-david-hackett-fischer.html

    Southern cavaliers believed in ”hegemonic liberty,” a status system in which liberty was a jealously guarded aristocratic privilege that entitled some men to rule the lives of others.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/19/books/review/19POSTREL.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all&position=

    The South—and by this he meant the nations I call Tidewater and Deep South—was settled by “swashbuckling Cavaliers of noble or landed gentry status, who took their values . . . from the knightly, medieval standards of manly honor and virtue.”

    http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/fall2013/features/up-in-arms.html

    The people who matter are free to control the “people” who don’t. It’s a natural conclusion when you assume that persistent hierarchies are the right way to organize society. Unfortunately, the Great Chain of Being was not left behind in feudal Europe, and some are still trying to restrain people with it in North America today.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Thank God the somebody’s still fighting for the Liberty to have Traditional Family Values*.

     

    * And only Traditional Family Values3

  • garnetstar

    Well, if the Log Cabiners weren’t going to vote for Crist before, they sure are now.

  • Abby Normal

    The Republican leadership is being hostile to homosexuals, it must be a day ending with Y.

    I think this is more a social justice issue than a question of liberty. Just as free speech does not compel others to provide a platform for their speech, liberty to express one’s personal style does not compel others to provide them a job. Regulations infringe on the business owner’s right to run their business as they see fit. We curtail that liberty in the interest of justice and in support of the general welfare.

  • scienceavenger

    I’ll be damned if I will ever be forced to hire someone with orange hair…

    Great, the GOP has hit a new low. Eric Cartman is now their official spokesman.

  • Johnny Vector

    Keep in mind, this [Log Cabin Republicans] is a thug organization

    Too true. For years, the LCR’s have been all “Support gay rights, or we’ll hit you with this log! Or else, um, stick you in this here cabin. In the woods. With nothing but Fran Kranz and his convertible bong of death to protect you!” Bunch of thugs, man.

    Or possibly he is redefining “thug”.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Didn’t Iran’s former president say they didn’t have any icky gays there?*

    Just sayin’ …

    * Sounds like another plus in that country’s column as an exodus location for our fundies. No gays, enforced prayer, women know their place and lots of God-provided oil in the ground to put in their pickup trucks with no pesky federal officials to regulate fossil fuel extraction due to some pinko concern about “wildlife.”

  • Chiroptera

    FL Tea Party Leader Doesn’t Like Gay Republicans

    Me either, but to be fair non-gay Republicans are every bit as bad.

  • http://nigelthebold.com/ Avo, also nigelTheBold

    Abby Normal:

    I think this is more a social justice issue than a question of liberty.

    It’s both.

    Republicans pay lip service to liberty, but are hypocrites when liberty is exercised in the mildest of ways. This is supposed to be a fundamental part of their ideology. You’d think they’d be encouraging people to exercise their liberties.

    There is a difference between liberty and freedom. Liberty is the recognized right to do something. Freedom is the ability to do something. For example, I have the same liberty as Warren Buffet, but I don’t have the same freedom; while I have the right to purchase a Lear Jet and flit about wherever I want on a whim, I don’t have the ability. While I am at liberty to leave my job, due to financial pressures, I’m not free to do so without finding a suitable replacement.

    And so on.

    Many things attenuate liberty, including legal standing (the right for same-sex couples to marry, for instance), social pressure (the pre-victim-blaming that accompanies women — “You shouldn’t dress up as you want and go out to have drinks and expect to not get hit on, or worse”), and active discrimination. These things all leave certain members of society with fewer unfettered freedoms than other members of society. (This is the basis of privilege.)

    Social justice is, in a large part, the attempt to equalize both liberty and freedom among members of society. As the champions of liberty, it seems Republicans would be the ones trying their damnedest to help ensure everyone gets the same chance to exercise their liberties equally. In fact, it seems they’d be encouraging everyone to do so, rather than asking me about my blue hair, “You did that on purpose?”

    Aaaaanyway, all that’s just a long-winded and pompous way to explain what I was trying to pithily get at in my first comment. Republicans are hypocrites.

  • Michael Heath

    Bigot Danita Kilkullen:

    I’ll be damned if I will ever be forced to hire someone with orange hair, body/neck/face covered with tattoos, multiple piercings, or a man in a dress… or for that matter, a demonstrative effeminate male or purposeful butch-looking female.

    [Heath bolded]

    Heh. Only two people in meat-world have had the balls to recently hit me up for money for their church. Where one’s described above.

  • regexp

    Remind me again how the “Tea Party” is only concerned about fiscal issues?

  • caseloweraz

    Kilcullen: I’ll be damned if I will ever be forced to hire someone with orange hair, body/neck/face covered with tattoos, multiple piercings, or a man in a dress…

    Well, to be honest, I wouldn’t hire someone whose face was covered by a man in a dress either.