WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In an guest commentary published today, the chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party implies that LGBT people are not deserving of the same rights and privileges of heterosexual people.

Nathan Tabor writes that LGBT advocates’ push for equality “invokes the notion that we are all the same and as such we should all enjoy the same rights and privileges.”

The commentary zeroed in on efforts to amend the state constitution to ban recognition of marriage and other relationships among same-sex couples. Two bills are being considered by the Senate and House and could be taken up this session. If approved by the legislature, an amendment would appear on the 2012 ballot.

An excerpt from Tabor’s commentary is reprinted below. To read the full piece, visit the Winston-Salem Journal.

Gay marriage, homosexual marriage, lesbian marriage and other descriptions are thrown to the wayside in favor of the more politically-correct same-sex marriage. The craftiness of the political left is to be admired, although opposed. The proponents of gay marriage were able to change the language being used to describe a behavior that many find to be outside the mainstream of American society.

After all, the gay and lesbian communities were able to use the words “same” and “marriage” in their definition of homosexual marriage, thereby projecting the subliminal message that gay marriage is the same as heterosexual marriage. It invokes the notion that we are all the same and as such we should all enjoy the same rights and privileges.

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.

3 replies on “Forsyth County GOP chair: Gays not deserving of ‘same rights and privileges’”

  1. (I posted this with the article in the Winston Salem Journal): “Nathan, Nathan, Nathan! While you were writing this, and listening to fife and drum music on your cassette player, did you forget the old and faithful “Christian” argument that God created Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve? I am surprised since that one is usually thrown into the antiquated argument that not all men and women, especially gays and lesbians, deserve equal treatment from the rest of society. And let’s not forget classic Biblical scriptures about abominations and the lot, all while forgetting what the rest of the Bible says about selling daughters into slavery, working on the Sabbath means death (and while you’re over at Libby Hill throwing down some shrimp and oysters..don’t forget that too is an abomination in the sight of God). But you know what you’re doing, Nathan. By the way, I’m sure you’ll get all kinds of support from former Senator Larry Craig and former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey. Oh, and “pastor” Ted Haggard will be right up in the mix too. Gotta love all the support you’ll get from upstanding individuals like Craig, McGreevey and Haggard and how they feel about gays. Now, get back to work and flip that cassette tape over!”

  2. I AM SICK OF THIS SHIT! I’m 50 and I’ve been forced into the position of second class citizen. I hope Nathan chokes to death on his own purgatives!

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