If the current crop of
GOP leadership wants to pick up the mantle of Ronald Reagan, here is a simple
way to do it: oppose every single attempt of the federal government to promote
and legitimize homosexual behavior.
Magnus, "Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression
of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are
created and society itself is extended into the future. ... We will resist
the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality” (emphasis
If we apply Reagan’s
determined counsel to critical contemporary issues, complete clarity emerges
regarding the position that Reagan Republicans ought to take:
in the military: Nope. Allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military
- and running people out of the military who don’t approve - is an
extremely powerful “government endorsement of homosexuality.”
Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Nope. Giving homosexuals special privileges
and protections in the workplace, based exclusively on the kind of
aberrant sex in which they indulge, is a powerful “government endorsement
marriage: Nope. For the government to declare that couplings based on
deviant sexual expression are the moral and legal equivalent of
heterosexual marriage is a powerful “government endorsement of
crimes laws: Nope. Giving greater legal protections to certain victims of
crime just because they practice unusual and unacceptable sexual behaviors
is a powerful “government endorsement of homosexuality.” Plus, this
violates the classic American standard of full equality under the law.
Under hate crimes laws, practitioners of unnatural sexual conduct are more
equal than people who are sexually normal.
Ann Coulter’s latest
perhaps written to do some advance damage control as she gives her “goddess of
gayness” speech to HomoCon 2010 on Saturday - makes the point that comparisons
between Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan are inapt for the simple reason that
Goldwater was not a cultural conservative - on either abortion or marriage -
and Reagan was.
Goldwater lost in a
landslide in 1964; Reagan won back-to-back landslide victories in 1980 and
1984. Ann’s point is that cultural conservatism works every time it is tried,
and is fatal to Republicans every time it’s not.
Yes, the man who
called the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire," who wrote a book against
abortion as a sitting president, and who said that our government's founding
documents "speak of man being created, of a creator, that we are a nation
under God" -- that's the one Borger calls "the most secular president
we've known in our lifetime."
secular," I gather she means "most deeply religious."
Republicans are always telling Christian conservatives to put our issues aside
because they're not popular -- and then moderate Republicans go on to lose
elections, while conservative Republicans win in landslides. (It's almost as if
the voters couldn't care less who David Brooks thinks they should vote for!)
Bottom line: if
there was ever an issue on which we needed Reagan Republicans, the homosexual
agenda is it. And if there ever was a time when we needed Reagan Republicans,
that time is now.
noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)