9:57 PM - The Queering of the GOP
On the final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, PayPal founder Peter Thiel (shown) announced, "I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American." The announcement itself was no surprise, since Thiel is openly "gay." If anything was surprising, it was the reaction by the ostensibly conservative crowd. Thiel received a standing ovation. The queering of the GOP is officially in full bloom.
Having fully accomplished the goal of wrapping the Democratic Party in the rainbow flag, the homosexual lobby is now well on its way to doing the same thing with the Republican Party. Homosexual groups — such as the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud — have lived on the fringes of the party for years. After Thiel's standing ovation, it appears they are no longer on the outside looking in; they are being embraced by a party that has increasingly lost its way.
Despite the fact that the GOP platform is still pro-family, Thiel sees no barrier to his pride in being a Republican. After all, a platform is just a piece of paper (or a few lines of HTML code on a website) that a great number of Republican politicians in recent years have had no qualms about ignoring. Thiel — building upon the growing distance between the party platform and the actions of many within the party — made it clear in his speech that he is unencumbered by the portions of the platform that address moral issues. In his speech, he said, "I don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party's platform," adding, "But fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline."
What "fake culture wars" was Thiel addressing? He made it clear and his homosexual activist nature — already demonstrated by his company's actions in suspending accounts of pro-family groups and abandoning plans to build a large operation in North Carolina after the state legislature voted to remove government almost entirely from the transgender bathroom issue — came through in all its rainbow brightness:
When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom.
This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?
So, according to Thiel, moral issues are part of "fake culture wars" which "distract us" from the real issue of economics. As if the two concerns are mutually exclusive. It would be of little note that a homosexual millionaire made these statements. The importance of his statements is the crowd's — and the GOP's candidates' — enthusiastic applauding of it.