You’ll all remember Tabitha Hale as a guest on Tammy Radio this week. Just after the show she went to New Orleans to attend the Southern Republican Leadership Council and has been blogging with updates over at Red State.
In her blog about Day One at SRLC Tabitha updates on all events, but I especially appreciate her comments about Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, and his rant about Teh Gays. Tabitha is a reflection of an Authentic Conservative and Christian who reflects far more of Jesus’ plea for tolerance and understanding than someone like Tony Perkins ever will. I must say, I find it interesting that certain people on the religious right seem obsessed with homosexuality. I find it rather ironic that certain religious conservatives (like Perkins) obsess about Teh Gays when discussion about ‘family values’ and decency would more appropriately involve discussions about men like Mark Sanford, David Vitter and John Ensign.
While we do disagree on certain social issues, Tabitha and other Christian Conservatives like her (many of you are TAMs) is what makes me proud (and safe) to identify as a Conservative. Thank you.
First of all, I don’t hate New Orleans. For as much trashtalk as I heard about this city (Melissa Clouthier referred to it as a “pit of despair”), it’s beautiful. I love the architecture and the colors and the music… and the FOOD.
Tony Perkins makes me want to kick things. He starts out on a slight roll, ripping the Democrats on health care, etc. Then BAM – he starts going off on gays. All I could think was seriously, Tony? Way to focus on the stuff that a) makes Republicans look like jerks b) is a huge political loser and c) alienates a whole lot more people more people than it will ever impress. It was disheartening to hear what I hoped would be a rejuvenated sounding party kick off the conference with anti-gay rhetoric. Just shut up.
Of course read the whole update and stay connected with Tabitha’s work at Red State and she Tweets as @pinkelephantpun.