Another smart move from our friends at GOProud.
Instead of demagoguing Michele Bachmann’s stance on gay issues, Chris Barron, chairman of the group’s board, who like yours truly, is “concerned about comments Bachmann has made about gay people and . . . troubled by her support for a federal marriage amendment“, is requesting a meeting with the outspoken Minnesota Republican:
As gay-issue advocacy groups increase pressure on Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann over her views about homosexuality, the gay conservative group GOProud is requesting a meeting with the Republican presidential candidate to possibly lend a hand. . . .
“We have requested a meeting with Michele Bachmann,” LaSalvia told The Ticket. “We’ve made this request, as with the other requests, in good faith.” He said GOProud officials intend to “discuss issues important to gay conservatives” with Bachmann and “anything she wishes to talk about.”
Well, let’s hope that the line about lending a hand was a bit of reporter Chris Moody’s rhetorical embellishment.
Perhaps, if gay people approach Mrs. Bachmann with a mind to civil discourse (instead of berating her in a demagogic fashion), they might succeed in changing her views on homosexuality. Yeah, maybe it’s just a hope that a civil meeting could effect a change, but, heck, Democrats based an entire political campaign on such sentiments.
It could also help for her to learn that gay conservatives, like those Tea Party members who have made her their heroine, support small government and personal freedom and don’t turn to the state to solve our problems or resolve social issues.
ADDENDUM: Oh, and one more thing. To those who criticize this move, do you have a better plan to try to get Mrs. Bachmann to change her views on homosexuality?