Following his successful effort to oust openly gay Romney campaign adviser Richard Grenell, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer defended his campaign against him in response to Grenell’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. “The claim that gays should be barred from conservative activism is not only bigoted but is a bipartisan view,” Grenell writes. “The intolerant assault comes from the far right, who object to Republicans who are gay, and the far left, who object to gays being Republicans.”
Fischer stood by his harsh criticism of Grenell and in a post today warned the Republican Party that if they accommodate “the tiny two percent of the population who practice unnatural sexual behavior” it will be “the undoing of the party,” saying it will be disastrous for Republicans to continue “cravenly capitulating to a whiny, noisy, hateful and demanding sliver of the American people”:
Perhaps surprisingly, I find myself in agreement with the left on this one. They are dead right when they say you cannot be a homosexual and a conservative.
This is for one simple reason: homosexuality is not a conservative value.
It is a libertarian value, and a liberal value, but it is not a conservative one.
Libertarians and liberals, when it comes to social issues, are in the “anything goes” camp. They reject the whole concept of ordered liberty in which a society is built by people who exercise self-restraint and channel potentially destructive impulses into marriage, family and work.
The bottom line is that the GOP needs to make up its mind. Is it libertarian or conservative on social issues? The increasing accomodation [sic] of ruling class Republicans to the tiny two percent of the population who practice unnatural sexual behavior will be the undoing of the party. Are they truly willing to risk the future of their political party by cravenly capitulating to a whiny, noisy, hateful and demanding sliver of the American people?
If the GOP does not take a firm stand against the normalizing of homosexual behavior, it will squander the political opportunity that has been granted them by the most dangerous and incompetent president in American history.
Word to the GOP: find your moral compass, lads, before it’s too late.
Indeed, Fischer did tell Romney back in April, “You better start listening to me”: