John M. Becker

Pocan Serves Up Real Talk About the Ted Cruz Reception

Filed By John M. Becker | April 29, 2015 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: GOP, homophobic politicians, Ian Reisner, Mark Pocan, Mati Weiderpass, Republican Party, self-hating homosexual, Ted Cruz

"I know there are Republican members of the LGBT community. And there are Republican legislators who support equality, albeit not many. Fine, go ahead and throw them a fundraiser they will remember for a long time. But let's not support those who believe we'll burn in hell because of who we are and who we love...

"Does a candidate for any office support your existence as a human being? Do they support your quest for full marriage equality? Would they make sure you couldn't be fired from your job merely for being gay or lesbian? Will they help protect our LGBT youth with strong bullying protections? You get the idea.

"Please add those and other issues to the list of questions you ask BEFORE you invite a candidate over, introduce your friends, raise money for them or post pictures on the internet smiling with them -- because apparently some people will use anyone to get ahead, even if they completely disagree with you as a person.

"Let's face it. We look smarter and more organized as a community. And we should not support people who'd rather see us without any equality at all."

-- U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, calling on LGBT people to get it together and stop supporting politicians who hate us in a piece published on Huffington Post.

h/t: Joe. My. God.

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