GOP chairman: I don’t really care for the word tolerance

…and I don’t care for Reince Priebus so in this particular instance he and I are even.

The Raw Story

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus assured social conservatives on Monday that the GOP was not going to embrace “tolerance” as part of its rebranding efforts.

“I don’t know if I’ve used the word ‘tolerance,’ I don’t really care for that word myself,” he told theChristian Broadcasting Network. “I don’t have a problem with it, I just think it has another meaning politically that can go the other direction.”

Priebus said Republicans would continue to oppose same-sex marriage and seek to ban abortion in the United States. He described both as “foundational issues,” but said Republicans needed to adopted a more tolerant tone.

“If you’re looking at the evidence, what you will see is a party that embraces life, a party that embraces marriage and a chairman that understands that there’s only one sovereign God and that we ultimately aren’t dependent on what happens in politics,” Priebus explained. “What ultimately matters in our lives is that we’re salt and light in the world and that we’re honoring God in the things that we do every day. I get that. I think our party gets that and there’s never been a movement away from that.”

An “autopsy report” released by the RNC earlier this year encouraged Republicans to reach out to LGBT voters, citing “generational difference within the conservative movement.” Less than a month later, the RNC unanimously adopted resolutions opposing same-sex marriage.

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6 comments

  1. Please, someone out there ….. could someone out there explain to me what does same sex marriage and abortion have to do with politics? Why does one of the national parties make these topics essential to their platforms? It seems to me that these would be essential to fundamentalist Christians but not politicians. Then again, parties are composed of human beings …. and their beliefs go wherever humans go ….
    But, am I the only one who sees that the above mentioned topics shouldn’t have anything to do in politics … even less as part of principles to be embrace in the political arena.

    Oh, he was broadcasting from the Christian Broadcasting Network …. explains a lot!! Still I wonder …..

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    And here it comes again …. mixing un-mixables!! Same sex and abortion in political platforms, embraced by the GOP! It boggles my head … I can’t seem to find the connection. Doesn’t is make them look like fanatics and fools???? <>

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  3. Being very blunt about it, I have no “tolerancce’ for the Rinsed Prepuce that supposedly leads the GOP National Committee.
    There — I said it and put it in print!

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