Senator John Danforth [R-MO] Addresses Log Cabin Republicans

Calls on Stronger and More Tolerant GOP

August 25, 2005 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(St. Louis, MO) – Former U.S. Senator, and U.N. Ambassador, John Danforth (R-MO) addressed the Log Cabin Republicans in St. Louis, Missouri. "There is no better voice for an inclusive Republican Party than John Danforth, whose credentials as a loyal Republican, committed conservative, and man of faith are unquestionable," said Patrick Guerriero, President of Log Cabin Republicans.

In a powerful speech Senator Danforth laid out his vision for an inclusive and tolerant GOP, and encouraged Log Cabin to "lead the fight to bring the Republican Party back to its traditional roots."

Senator Danforth called for the nation to "take steps to recognize, respect and honor committed and loving same-sex relationships." Senator Danforth called efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage "gay-bashing," and revealed that he personally voted against the Missouri Constitutional amendment in November.

"Senator Danforth outlined a vision of the GOP that emphasizes an engaged foreign policy, a strong national defense, and a conservative fiscal policy, which at the same time honors citizens from all walks of life. That vision is the exact vision of the Log Cabin Republicans," said Charles Stadtlander, President of the local Log Cabin Republicans of Greater St. Louis.

"We thank Senator Danforth for his bold leadership and powerful voice for basic fairness for gay and lesbian families," concluded Guerriero.