Sunday, December 30, 2007

Romney in 1994: No Homosexual Agenda Threat

In 1994, Mitt Romney denied the serious threat to social stability posed by the radical homosexual movement. He still seems to think that "diversity" is just about respecting all people, whatever the choices they may make in their lives. Yeah, and "gay marriage" and "transgender rights" aren't transforming America now.

Here again, Romney's judgment was seriously flawed. Who would have denied -- even back in 1994 -- that the radical homosexuals had a plan to "proselytize a gay lifestyle"? Romney denied it, and went on to say that Republicans should adopt his view.

Quoted in the Boston Globe:
On whether he would have supported ... the 1994 Elementary and Secondary Education Act to ban federal funding to public schools that encourage or support “homosexuality as a positive lifestyle alternative”:

“I would have opposed that amendment. I don’t think the federal government has any business dictating to local school boards what their curriculum or practices should be. I think that’s a dangerous precedent in general. I would have opposed that. It also grossly misunderstands the gay community by insinuating that there’s an attempt to proselytize a gay lifestyle on the part of the gay community. I think it’s wrong-headed and unfortunate and hurts the party by being identified with the Republican party.”

[emphasis added]