Charlotte, NC - Today, Log Cabin Republicans issued a press release attacking Congressman Barney Frank for remarks he made about them at the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention. National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jerame Davis responds:
"Barney Frank is a distinguished and honorable public servant. He has faced nearly 40 years of unspeakable hatred and persecution for being the most prominent and outspoken openly gay elected official in the country. Regardless of what he has to say about Log Cabin Republicans, the notion that they would call a man as brave and upstanding as Congressman Frank a 'cowardly bully' is both deluded and absurd.
"The true bullies are the hate-mongers in the GOP who want to strip us of our rights and shove us back into the closet. And 'cowardly'? Cowardly is making pathetic excuses for the backward and misguided anti-LGBT policies of your Party. The Log Cabin Republicans are the most weak-kneed, sycophantic apologists I've ever encountered. After their dismal performance at the RNC convention driving the GOP platform even farther to the right, they should give back all the money they've fleeced from their donors and close the doors."
Bravo. Now hopefully, Bil Browning, Jerame’s husband or partner, won’t have another of his bipolar driven homophobic tirades at my expense for posting this.