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June 13, 2012

Republican Snubbed and Dissed Severely By Utah Mormon Republican

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. Craig @ 9:52 pm

If you are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Republican you do not fit in… you are not welcome in the Republican Party or by the Mormon Faith as this article shows… and if you still vote for a Republican while this goes on … then you deserve the treatment that they give you as you did not stand up for your self or your own principals for who you are!!

I am a Republican and I am ashamed of my party for this type of action. 

Although Mitt Romney has virtually locked up the Republican presidential nomination and all of his serious challengers have conceded the race, presidential candidate Fred Karger is still out on the trail campaigning.

Karger, a gay Republican running an issues-based campaign to change attitudes within the GOP about same-sex marriage, took his efforts last week to Utah, which holds the nation’s last primary election, on June 26.

Karger spent four days in the state, meeting with local Republican leaders and urging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to stop funding efforts against gay marriage. (Prior to launching his presidential bid, Karger founded a group called “Californians Against Hate,” which focused on Mormon involvement in the campaign to pass Proposition 8, a ballot initiative passed in 2008 banned same-sex marriage.)

During his visit to Utah, Karger met with Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Billings, who Karger said was “welcoming” and “friendly.” After their meeting, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, Karger gave Billings some  campaign paraphernalia, including a Frisbee and a T-Shirt. When Billings brought the souvenirs home, however, his wife, Nanette Billings, threw them in the garbage and fired off an email to Karger, calling him “a radical idiot” and saying “thank goodness” he “cant procreate.”

 

Billings confirmed that she sent the email through Karger’s website.

“My feeling is the only reason he’s running for president is to find more [sexual] partners,” Nanette Billings told Yahoo News in a phone interview. “To get more people on his bandwagon.”

“All I did was go on his site and say, ‘You’re pathetic,'” she said. “We’re a very conservative state in Utah, very family-oriented. So he’s picked a state just to cause ruckus. He’s not thinking of family, he’s thinking of himself. He’s not running for president to fix something in the country—he’s thinking of his own personal agenda, period. And I was just letting him know that I think he’s an idiot to think of running.”

Karger said he was shocked, but that the email underscores the reason he traveled to Utah in the first place.

“This is what the Mormon church preaches to its members,” Karger said in an interview with Yahoo News. “This is not some isolated woman in Utah.”

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1 Comment »

  1. This type of behavior is definitely not what my Mormon church preaches to its members. I think that I can definitely attest that the Mormon Church, as a Church, is incredibly loving of people regardless of who they are. The members? They’re all imperfect – as we all are. Some people make intolerant remarks against gays. Others make intolerant remarks against people who aren’t as righteous as they are. The Church, however, teaches love for people… and intolerance only for sin.

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    Comment by (Gay) Mormon Guy — June 13, 2012 @ 10:21 pm


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