American Family Association Invokes Slavery To Slam RNC’s Appointment Of Gay Fundraiser

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Some social conservatives are extremely upset with the Republican National Committee for appointing the executive director of the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans to its finance committee, with the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer suggesting the move makes it time to “stop giving even one more dollar to the Republican Party” or even to start a new “3rd party.” The “GOP just threw us under the bus,” he tweeted. Fischer, whose influential organization regularly hosts lading GOP lawmakers and presidential candidates, was so incensed he even compared the appointment to that of a pro-slavery Republican during the Civil War:

The Family Research Council sees the situation as similarly dire, writing on their action arm’s blog, “If you are pro-life and pro-family you should NEVER donate to the Republican Party.”

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