Will Illinois GOP Platform Committee Members Embarrass Themselves?


Written by John Biver

Remember those infamous Jay Leno Show man on the street interviews? It’s always painful to watch people reveal their ignorance.

There are reports that there is a majority on the Illinois Republican Party Platform Committee who aren’t exactly well-read. Get ready to cringe.

The word on the street is that there are geniuses who think endorsing the radical left-wing (cultural Marxist) LGBT agenda is a good fit for the GOP. Illinois Review is reporting this troubling news:

Eleven of the 18 members of the Illinois Republican Party platform committee reportedly are agreed that the one-man, one-woman marriage plank should be removed from the 2016 platform….Committee members that support removing the section say the IL GOP’s position preferring one-man/one-woman marriage over same sex marriage is viewed negatively by younger voters that are more libertarian on the issue.

More libertarian? You mean the same generation that is infatuated with self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders? I can only assume that the next step is for the Illinois GOP to “feel the Bern.”

Here are the names of the people who don’t seem to grasp a few simple things—(such as the fact that the millennial generation needs to be taught about economics as well as marriage):

Chair Mike Bigger — favors removing plank
(309) 238-0113 and mike@mikebigger.com

Co-Chair Brian Colgan — favors removing plank
(630) 202-5832 and bcolgan513@gmail.com

Dist 1.  Kathy Hilton — favors removing plank
(815) 919-2772 and kathy@nlgop.com

Dist 2.  Kurt Diekelman — favors removing plank
(708) 877-5500 and ttown300@aol.com

Dist 4.  Angel Garcia — favors removing plank
(312) 375-0979 and angeldgarcia@gmail.com

Dist 5.  Cindy Burke — favors removing plank
(630) 673-3219 and cindyburke22@yahoo.com

Dist 6.  Pat Brady — favors removing plank
(312) 972-7348 and pbradynxtgen@gmail.com

Dist 8.  Ryan Higgins — favors removing plank
(312) 590-6186 and ryan@ryanhiggins.com

Dist 17.  Elisha French — favors removing plank
(309) 351-8163 and elishafrench@outlook.com

Oh and yes, please feel free to reach out to them to tell them that the role of the Republican Party is to lead, not follow. To set the standard. To learn from centuries of experience. To follow science—in this case, social science—which is overwhelming on the side of one-man/one-woman marriage when it comes to properly raising children and serving as the foundation for society.

These individuals, apparently, are about to be outed for their ignorance.

Ignorance about the fact that the “LGBT” doesn’t stop at the “T.” Even as we are forced to contend with the Obama Administration’s ludicrous actions regarding gender-confused boys and girls in opposite-sex bathrooms in public schools, certain members of the IL GOP Platform Committee are ready to follow (as Rush Limbaugh calls him) Barack Hussein Obama’s lead.

The people named above seem to think they’re cutting edge, progressive, up with the times. Actually, what they propose is to set the Republican Party on course with the agenda that wants to put men in women’s public washrooms and showers. And worse.

Non-discrimination statutes led to civil unions which led to same-sex pseudo marriage which led to Americans losing their first freedom (religious liberty). Oh, and now the bathroom thing. But fasten your seat belts because again it doesn’t end with the T in LGBT. There are many more variations to follow. Here is just one expanded list:

L – lesbian: a woman who is attracted to other women

G – gay: a man who is attracted to other men or broadly people who identify as homosexual

B – bisexual: a person who is attracted to both men and women

T – transgender: a person whose gender identity is different from the sex the doctor put down on their birth certificate

Q – queer: originally used as a hate term, some people want to reclaim the word, while others find it offensive. It can be a political statement, suggest that someone doesn’t want to identify with “binaries” (e.g. male v female, homosexual v straight) or that they don’t want to label themselves only by their sexual activity

Q – questioning: a person who is still exploring their sexuality or gender identity

A – allies: a person who identifies as straight but supports people in the LGBTQQIAAP community

A – asexual: a person who is not attracted in a sexual way to people of any gender

P – pansexual: a person whose sexual attraction is not based on gender and may themselves be fluid when it comes to gender or sexual identity.

Got it?

For the sake of remedial education, let’s review: If you think it ends with the “T,” please get with the times and learn. For example…

“It’s only non-discrimination statutes.” Wrong.

“It’s only civil unions.” Wrong again.

“It’s only ‘gay marriage.’” Are you seeing a pattern yet?

“It’s only opening the girls high school locker room to guys who think they’re girls.”

Listen, I don’t expect Pat Brady to figure out what cultural degradation is. He has been on the payroll of the radical left-wing ACLU–LOL (yes, laugh out loud). Just yesterday a wise political veteran asked me, “what is a paid lobbyist doing on the platform committee?” Good question.

“LGBT” actually just represents “paraphilias.” Here’s the definition:

Paraphilia (from Greek παρά para “beside” and -philia φιλία “friendship, love”) is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, or individuals. Paraphilic behavior (such as pedophilia, zoophilia, sexual sadism, and exhibitionism) may be illegal in some jurisdictions, but may also be tolerated. No consensus has been found for any precise border between unusual personal sexual tastes and paraphilic ones. There is debate over which, if any, of the paraphilias should be listed in diagnostic manuals, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases.

The number and taxonomy of paraphilias is under debate; one source lists as many as 549 paraphilias. Several sub-classifications of the paraphilias have been proposed, and some argue that a fully dimensional, spectrum or complaint-oriented approach would better reflect the evidence.

Did you catch that number? 549. In 2016 we’re only at #4 — transgenderism. Expect acceleration. As those who represent each of the 549 assert their “rights,” I assume Pat Brady and his ACLU like-minded allies on the platform committee will feel a sense of pride.

In reality (as clear thinking people know) this isn’t progress. It’s called regression anytime a society rejects what Western Civilization has learned throughout centuries of history.

“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation,
are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”
~ Frederick Douglass

Read more about the battle for the IL GOP Platform at IllinoisReview.com.

Oh, and as a post-script, please follow the link and read this from Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday:

My Brother Is Right About the Transgender Bathroom Debate

John Biver is a Christian, an American citizen from Illinois, and works in the arena of applied political science. He is a writer, activist, and analyst with over twenty-five years of experience in the political arena.  John has worked in politics and government in Washington, D.C., and in Illinois at the state and local level. He is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, where he studied political science and political philosophy.

His personal website is johnbiver.com.

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