Anti-Gay Rhetoric Surfaces in Texas City Council Race

October 25, 2007 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

The Republican Party’s addiction to using anti-gay innuendo and homophobic statements to win elections continues in a city council race in Fort Worth, Texas.

Republican council member Chris Silcox said the following in a speech endorsing Chris Turner before the Fort Worth Republican Women’s Club. As Silcox makes his comments, the assembled women laugh and laugh.

We have what looks like a runoff between two and that could be Joel Burns and Chris Turner. We have two people of the opposite partisan politics, opposite philosophical persuasions and opposite sexual orientations. I didn’t tell you which one was homosexual. He’s married to a female and the other is married to a male. You make your own mind up.

Will the Republican Party whose leader, George Bush, claims to be a “compassionate conservative” condemn these remarks that are clearly intended to slur Joel Burns? Or, will he remain silent as he has done before when members have tried to build anti-gay bigotry into a campaign strategy?

Listen to the audio clip here.


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