The get together’s up to date mission assertion, handed Saturday at its conference in Houston, additionally declares opposition to “all efforts to validate transgender identification” ― and requires a ban on any gender-affirming medical care, together with hormone remedy, for anybody beneath the age of 21.
On the identical time, it helps debunked and harmful “conversion remedy” — which it now calls “Reintegrative Remedy” — to eradicate “same-sex attraction.”
“These are simply loopy folks,” Michael Cargill told KXAN-TV in Austin, talking in regards to the Texas Republican Conference. Cargill — the performing chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans of Texas, which represents LGBTQ Republicans — lashed the get together’s “hateful language” as “un-Christian.”
The get together banned the Log Cabin Republicans from having a sales space on the conference this yr.
They “have to dig deep into the Bible, spend a little bit time in church on Sunday and hearken to what the Lord says about loving all of his kids,” Cargill stated.
Even Donald Trump Jr. steered it was political suicide for the get together to struggle with different conservative Republicans, who could also be LGBTQ, as an alternative of going after Democrats and “RINOs,” shorthand for “Republicans in title solely.”
Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor on the College of Houston, attributed the hard-right flip by an already extremist get together to Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump radicalized the get together and accelerated the calls for from the bottom,” he told The Texas Tribune. “There merely aren’t limits now on what the bottom would possibly ask for.”
Twitter was flooded Monday with criticism of a celebration that can’t tolerate members of the LGBTQ neighborhood however can tolerate forcing a 12-year-old lady to have the infant of her rapist and accepts the homicide of 19 kids in Uvalde, Texas, as the price of having firearms.
Political commentator Lindy Li stated the true factor that’s “irregular” is Texas Republicans — as a number of different critics additionally famous.
Activist actor George Takei lashed the brand new state get together platform as “neo-fascist dehumanization,” noting that concentrating on weak teams and classifying them as enemies is straight from the fascist playbook.
Loads of others attacked the extremist Texans too.
In different platform points, get together delegates voted to assist barring the instructing of intercourse and sexuality in colleges whereas calling on Texas colleges to show the “dignity of the preborn human” and that life begins at fertilization.
Delegates additionally declared Joe Biden’s presidential election victory illegitimate — and rebuked Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn for his assist of a bipartisan settlement on gun security laws.
“Whereas all gun management is a violation of the Second Modification and our God-given rights, we reject the so-called ‘bipartisan gun settlement,’ and we rebuke John Cornyn,” the platform states.