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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
June 2014 Newsletter #024
Tea Party and Texas Republicans attack Human Rights

Texas Republicans and Tea Party
endorse gay 'treatment'

Texas Republicans endorse gay 'treatment'
Texas Republicans endorse gay 'treatment'
On Saturday delegates to the Texas Republican Party state convention approved a party platform that embodies many of the most deeply held beliefs of the state's grass-roots, Tea Party conservative base. The document includes: the closing of multiple federal cabinet-level departments, prohibiting the teaching of evolution at schools, a call to block attempts to institute national (or international) education standards such as Common Core, a condemnation of funding for climate change research, elimination of the minimum wage, a repeal of the Voting Rights Act, a call to disregard federal gun-control laws, the creation of a special federal prosecutor to investigate the "Benghazi cover-up", and a condemnation of the United Nation's "Agenda 21" plan to... (Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development. The United States along with 178 other governments voted to adopt the program in 1992.) The document also rejects any rights for gays to marry and have a family and endorses "reparative therapy" regardless of the damage it does to the individuals involved. The American Psychological Association has called the practice a product of "societal ignorance and prejudice" that incorrectly treats same-gender sexual orientation as a mental illness.

This is one of the worse attacks on Human Rights in years. What's next? Segregation again? Separate toilets, separate drinking fountains, exclusion from public establishments, go to the back of the bus? Apartheid? Slavery? It's all one long march back to the dark ages. This is no small right-wing nut group anymore. This is the major political party in one of the largest, most influence, wealthiest states in America endorsing violations of Human Rights on a unprecedented scale. Worse is sure to come. Wonder if some of those "appeasing Atheist supplicants" are going to Kowtow to this?

Texas Republicans and Tea Party
endorse gay 'treatment'

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
June 2014 Newsletter #024
Tea Party and Texas Republicans attack Human Rights