- September 30, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Log Cabin Republican David Lampo wants Virginia Republicans to say no to the party’s two top candidates this November.
“Perhaps then mainstream Republicans and conservatives will stop pandering to the intolerant wing of our party and instead work to broaden the party by appealing to independents, libertarians and younger voters — our future, if we are to have one,” Lampo wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post..
The GOP’s gubernatorial ticket touts two radically anti-LGBT figures: Ken Cuccinelli and Bishop E.W. Jackson.
Cuccinelli has advocated for archaic policies that roll back the clock on equality and legislate against the LGBT community. As Attorney General, he urged Virginia’s public colleges and universities to rescind policies banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Jackson has spoken out against gay people more bluntly – calling them “perverted…very sick people.” In a video released last year, Jackson said gay people should just stay in the closet: “They can keep their homosexuality private.” In the same video, Jackson claimed Planned Parenthood caused more harm than the Ku Klux Klan ever did.
“These statist views are simply not consistent with the core Republican and libertarian values of limited government and personal freedom,” wrote Lampo. “Rather, they are the views of someone more interested in telling you what to do based on his beliefs rather than in protecting your right to make your own choices.”