Last week we noted that FRC’s Tony Perkins had written a letter to Sen. John Cornyn asking him to withdraw from an upcoming fundraising event for the Log Cabin Republicans.
Perkins said he could understand going to a LCR event in order to have a debate, but never “to a fundraiser to help them raise money to elect candidates who undermine everything we stand for.” But Cornyn is standing by his decision, saying while he doesn’t share the group’s views on gay issues, he does shares their views on economic issues and it is his job is to work with any group that is willing to play a role in defeating Democrats.
The Religious Right wasn’t buying that explanation … and I assume they will be even more displeased with Cornyn once they realize that, in addition to rasising money for LCR, he will also be receiving an award from them:
Log Cabin Republicans will present the Barry Goldwater Award, which recognizes leaders in the Republican Party who have served their nation with distinction in the model of the late Senator Barry Goldwater to:
* Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman National Republican Senatorial Committee