Forum Post: Mitt Romney goes/WENT pro-gay/NO-GUTS with staff appointment -- Grenell forced to resign and 1994 letter DENIED
Posted 10 years ago on April 27, 2012, 8:14 a.m. EST by OccNoVi
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Well, now that the former governor of Massachusetts has the Republican presidential nomination all sewn up, he can do what he wants. People who were afraid that Romney is a bigot can unclench their fists. People who also worried that Romney would repeat his pro-gay-rights history from Massachusetts can unclench their fists. Romney does not hate gays and he will also not stand up for his closest openly gay advisor.
People who worry that Romney is a emotionally flat, two-dimensional, not very bright coward -- clinch for all you are worth!
Romney is/IS NOT standing by his hiring of Richard Grenell as his national security adviser and public spokesman. To be clear, Grenell is not the only openly gay staffer -- he's just the only one to catch bad words from the conservative bible-thumpers.
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer led the attack. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer, at Campaign for Working Families, joined in. Typically:
-- "Most conservatives have been anxious to see how the Romney campaign would react now that the strongest social conservative, Sen. Rick Santorum, is out of the race. Would the Governor try to fill the void left on values issues or would he stick to his more moderate approach?"
With a clear answer to the question:
-- "Grenell, who has been very open about his homosexual lifestyle, publicly condemned the Bush administration (shortly after leaving it) for opposing a U.N. resolution urging the full acceptance of homosexuality. While Bush (like nearly two thirds of the U.N. member states) refused to endorse the measure endorsing homosexuality, President Obama signed it shortly after taking office. Since then, his State Department, under the direction of Hillary Clinton, has tossed aside the cultural and religious beliefs of other countries to promote homosexuality as a basic human right, while downgrading the importance of religious liberty."
Richard Grenell supported the U.N. Human Rights Council passage of a gay rights resolution in 2011. He had supported similar steps during the Bush administration. None of that goes well with politically active Fundamentalists.
Now Grenell is/WAS the top guy, day to day, for foreign policy and the Romney campaign. And Romney is/WAS standing up to the fundies, which a decade ago would have been AND REMAINS IN THE GOP unthinkable.
Them's the facts, folks. Romney made no statement of support whatsoever for Richard Grenell.
Based on what he does, Mitt Romney is pro-gay. The stump speeches veer toward "homosexual lifestyle" pandering. Mitt can get in a hundred appeals to "traditional values" over the course of a day. But when you look at what he does, Mitt is pro-gay EXCEPT WHEN HE WIMPS OUT TO THE FUNDIES.
He has to like Grenell personally to want to talk to him every day. To rely on him for foreign policy advice and for connections to the U.N.
The Movement Fundies ??? Mitt doesn't talk to them except when he has to WHICH IS TOO DAMN OFTEN FOR MY TASTE.