**UPDATE at 2:10PM**
Outgoing Log Cabin Political Director Chris Barron has responded to this posting with the following statement: “”DJ Register turned the LCR NC list-serve over to me, not LCR Nationals. I never asked to become the owner of this list-serve. Mr. Register said he was “quitting” and turning it over to me. As the new owner of the list-serve I changed the settings to reflect that I was the owner of the list-serve, not Mr. Register. These changes had nothing to do with any criticism from DJ Register. The changes certainly weren’t ordered or asked for by anyone at Log Cabin.
The LCR NC list-serve is in no way related to Log Cabin. It’s just a yahoo group. If Mr. Register had experienced any problems posting any materials on this list-serve he certainly never brought them to my attention. Mr. Register continued to post regularly on the LCR NC list-serve, and did so without any interference from me, regardless of what he posted. This, quite honestly, seems more than a bit dramatic, considering we are talking about a yahoo group list-serve.”
Apparently free speech still isn’t being tolerated by the mullahs of the Log Cabin Republican organization. First, the Palm Beach LCR group was “excommunicated” due to the chapter’s endorsement of President Bush last year.
And now this….
Sent: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 17:04:14 -0000
Subject: [LCRNorthCarolina] Leaving
Re: Free Speech Fear Not Acceptable.
Dear LCRNorthCarolina Members:
I am saying good-by to you. The reason is limitation of free speech. Today, I’ve learned that following the post below my privileges as a moderator were greatly diminished–LCRNorthCarolina is a group that I begun and voluntarily ceded ownership of to the national office in
I have enjoyed knowing all of you through your messages but I feel that no one should live in fear of what they say here. I will continue to work for Log Cabin Republicans and to pray for its future success. Thank you all.
D. J. Register
I guess LCR Board Chairman Bill Brownson does rule with an iron fist…..
I don’t know about you, but I find more than a hint of irony when a Republican organization that spent most of its money last year in efforts to defeat Republican candidates (the infamous $1M anti-Bush TV ad campaign), has a problem with critical comments and opposition from within its own organization.