After the Log Cabin Republicans announced an initiative to encourage LGBTQ Americans to vote against their own interests, evangelicals and conservative politicians – including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) – are in an uproar.
The “RNC Pride Coalition” – a new partnership between the gay Republican organization and the Republican Party – was praised by Republican Party chairperson Ronna McDaniel for adding “unique perspectives” to the GOP during its announcement this week.
“Conservatives in Log Cabin don’t just share our vision for a free, secure and prosperous America — they enrich it by adding unique perspectives to our party and recruiting even more diverse candidates and supporters to join our cause,” McDaniel said during the group’s recent gala event at Mar-A-Lago.
She added that RNC Pride will “work alongside our other coalition groups to invest in communities and mobilize support for the upcoming midterms.”
Tony Perkins, an influential evangelical leader, is calling on McDaniel to resign in disgrace while Rep. Greene has taken to Twitter to give McDaniel a Sunday School lesson on rainbows.
“Using people for their identity is what the Democrats do,” Greene insisted in a tweet to McDaniel, “not Republicans. This actually hurts the Log Cabin Republicans by grafting their fundraising & weakens their effectiveness.”
Then she decided that McDaniel needed a reminder about the mythological origins of rainbows.
“And don’t forget, @GOPChairwoman the rainbow is God’s sign.”
In the book of Genesis, God sends a rainbow to Noah to show that he had finished drowning almost everyone on Earth in a state of pique. The LGBTQ community’s Pride flag sports the colors of the rainbow in a show of unity and love.
“There’s a lot of RNC members in leadership positions that are upset about this because they were not told,” Perkins told radio host Todd Starnes. “This is something that Ronna did on her own.”
“Quite frankly, I think it’s time for her to take up something else and leave the party to those who I think can chart a path forward, restore what has been lost, and make sure that the Republicans, the conservatives, regain the majority and continue to see victories and gains across the nation. I think she needs to step down. She has outlived her purpose at the RNC.”
Log Cabin Republican, once a part of the LGBTQ movement that helped overturn Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, has declared “the struggle for gay rights in America is largely over.”
The organization, taken over by Donald Trump supporters in recent years, announced they will shift their focus to Muslim-majority countries while the Republican Party blocks landmark civil rights legislation for LGBTQ people in the U.S.
Shortly afterward, they launched the initiative to encourage LGBTQ voters to support the Republican Party instead of fighting for LGBTQ rights.
Using people for their identity is what the Democrats do, not Republicans.
This actually hurts the Log Cabin Republicans by grifting their fundraising & weakens their effectiveness.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 10, 2021
“USiNg pEoPlE fOr ThEiR iDEntITy” pic.twitter.com/bHAWxhk3gf
— parker plotkin (@parkerplotkin) November 10, 2021