Proposed RNC Resolution is a Step in the Wrong Direction

A Proposed Resolution Applying a 'Litmus Test' Sends the Wrong Message to Americans Looking for an Alternative to Tax-and-Spend Democrats

November 25, 2009 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans Board Chairman Terry W. Hamilton issued the following statement after the revelation of proposed language of the "Bopp Resolution," 'litmus test' circulating for the RNC Winter Meeting.

"The GOP is well on its way to laying a firm foundation to launch a major shake-up of the political establishment in Washington, DC. Log Cabin Republicans represents thousands of committed gay and lesbian Republicans who are dedicated to the cause of limited government, personal responsibility, a strong national defense and individual freedoms. The RNC should be looking for ways to spread our inclusive message, rather than turning its back on committed, conservative, qualified candidates," comments Log Cabin Republicans Board Chairman Terry W. Hamilton.

"It is disturbing that distinguished members of the Republican National Committee would be considering an article that President Ronald Reagan would abhor – a litmus test covering a range of issues that would do nothing but drive people away from our party who are not deemed 'pure' enough to be an endorsed candidate," states Log Cabin Republicans National Spokesperson Charles T. Moran. "Log Cabin Republicans is committed to recruiting and supporting candidates who share our view that an inclusive party will return us to victory. President Reagan often referenced that our party's strength lies in what unites us. We believe that only an inclusive agenda is the key to returning the GOP to the majority."