Protection from Extreme Environmentalists – We strongly oppose all efforts of the extreme environmental groups that stymie legitimate business interests. We strongly oppose those efforts that attempt to use the environmental causes to purposefully disrupt and stop those interests within the oil and gas industry. We strongly support the immediate repeal of the Endangered Species Act. We strongly oppose the listing of the dune sage brush lizard either as a threatened or an endangered species. We believe the Environmental Protection Agency should be abolished.
Free Speech for the Clergy – We urge amendment of the Internal Revenue Code to allow a religious organization to address issues without fear of losing its tax-exempt status. We call for repeal of requirements that religious organizations send the government any personal information about their contributors.
Homosexuality ? We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle, in public policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.
Controversial Theories – We support objective teaching and equal treatment of all sides of scientific theories. We believe theories such as life origins and environmental change should be taught as challengeable scientific theories subject to change as new data is produced. Teachers and students should be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these theories openly and without fear of retribution or discrimination of any kind.
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning).
Sex Education – We recognize parental responsibility and authority regarding sex education. We believe that parents must be given an opportunity to review the material prior to giving their consent. We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until marriage.
U.S. Department of Education – Since education is not an enumerated power of the federal government, we believe the Department of Education (DOE) should be abolished.
Judeo-Christian Nation – As America is a nation under God founded on Judeo-Christian principles, we affirm the constitutional right of all individuals to worship in the religion of their choice.
Voter Rights Act – We urge that the Voter Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed and not reauthorized.
Republican Party of Texas, Report of Platform Committee (pdf) 174 Comments
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Submitted By: OhJohnNo
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"so I would say they're not a Christian church at that point. "
You're not Catholic so I would say you're not a Christian at this point.
Do you understand how this works?
Also do you see how you're back to Republic party shitting on everyone (except you. I assume you still object the part of the Republic party platform that shits on you.)
7/16/2012 11:58:12 AM
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
7/17/2012 10:13:18 AM
At least Troll4Life has dropped that really annoying sig - especially since not a word of it is true.
As for the OP... I've never been so glad to be Canadian, and thus on the other side of the continent from these monsters.
7/17/2012 11:13:11 AM
GET OFF MY PLANET!
7/17/2012 2:36:08 PM
Dear Texas Republican Party,
Build a time machine and travel back in time to the 1950s if you liked it so much. The rest of us will move on fine without you.
Everyone else in the USA
7/17/2012 3:40:08 PM
What the actual fuck.
I'm wondering if this is some twisted case of political suicide. Just... wow.
7/23/2012 10:03:51 AM
This serves to prove religion is a disease that should be put in the DSM.
7/25/2012 9:35:18 AM
Drill baby drill?
7/31/2012 5:37:41 PM
Is there any chance that Mexico could be convinced to take Texas back?
8/28/2012 10:01:29 PM
Damn it. This is what I get for being a Texan.
12/28/2012 12:32:09 AM
In that case, why don't you go to Iran or a country where its constitution is not existent or written?. It would save you a lot of headaches.
2/17/2013 5:30:41 AM
Ladies and gentlemen... Texas. You may now slam your heads against your desks.
2/17/2013 4:50:16 PM
I don't care if it's one state or the whole party, this goes against everything people have fought for!
2/17/2013 8:32:35 PM
Why do we have this party again? This party system doesn't seem to work.
3/31/2013 2:39:06 PM
Whoa, did an argument on the Internet just end with both parties apologizing for being stubborn and backing off?
HOLY S@#T! IT'S A SIGN OF THE END TIMES! REPENT!
4/2/2013 1:06:27 PM
@Kuno: It's the Republican Party of Texas. That automatically qualifies it as an extreme right-wing splinter group.
4/14/2013 12:28:07 PM
I am currently seeking a geology degree so that I may work in the petroleum extraction industry. I am also a Bible-believing Christian. And I pray that I NEVER get assigned to Texas. Even the frozen wastes of Sakhalin are preferable to this.
4/30/2013 7:14:11 AM
Protection from Extreme Environmentalists – Read: all environmentalists. Because what could we possibly gain by keeping species alive and preserving the health of life on Earth? Goddamn tree hugging hippies.
Free Speech for the Clergy – Yes, because religions aren't protected under free speech already.
Homosexuality ? There are people sexually attracted to the same gender/sex? WELL SOCIETY IS SCREWED LOL.
Controversial Theories – So remember, kids, a book recorded thousands of years ago could be just as valid of a scientific source as the overwhelming amount of modern evidence towards evolution, the Big Bang, etc.
Knowledge-Based Education – Screw knowledge! We don't need to think! We just need our guns out to people who disagree with us!
Sex Education – Hell, why even tell them what sex is? All they need to know is that it's EVIL and they JUST SHOULDN'T DO IT BEFORE MARRIAGE!!!!! That'll stop 'em!
U.S. Department of Education – Again, what can we gain from having people educated? Only better decisions and less of the kinds of ignorance displayed in this list. What a waste!
Judeo-Christian Nation – Yeah, it's right for people to worship in the religion of their choice - because America doesn't have a nationwide religion despite what you just said.
Voter Rights Act – I'm sure nothing could go wrong with discriminating people from something as irrelevant to the cause of their discrimination as voting!
So scrolling down, let's see who wrote this tripe-
5/15/2013 4:55:44 PM
"Right To Life - All innocent human life must be respected and safeguarded from fertilization to natural death; therefore, the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We affirm our support for a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution and to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protection applies to unborn children. We support the Life at Conception Act. We oppose the use of public revenues and/or facilities for abortion or abortion-related services. We support the elimination of public funding for organizations that advocate or support abortion. We are resolute regarding the reversal of Roe v. Wade."
"UN Treaty on the Rights of the Child ? We unequivocally oppose the United States Senate's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child."
These two contradict each other. They want to protect every life, but they don't want that life to be decent, to have rights of its own.
5/16/2013 12:37:37 AM
TempusKnowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values
clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based
Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging
the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
5/16/2013 1:22:30 AM
I say we cut Texas from the USA and sell it to Mexico.
5/20/2013 6:39:55 AM
"We urge that the Voter Rights
Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed
and not reauthorized."
Honesty. So refreshing in a Theocratic Dominionist Right-wing Fundamentalist Christian Dictatorship
in all but name
This is what you short-stroke it to, eh P-G? As per your 'faith' in how things are as you
want them to be.
Fortunately, it's voter's rights which ensures Reality - as well as Sanity - prevails. As it did in early November last year.
After all, just ask the people of Holland:
85% of people can't be wrong
You want to 'secede', Texas, you go right ahead. Only, better hold a referendum on that idea, and not just inside Texas, for that matter.
...oh yes, as per that nasty Voter Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973, you clearly hate democracy.
Why do you hate Freedom
, Repubican Party of Texas?
5/20/2013 12:20:44 PM
You know what? Fuck it. Go for it, GOP. Keep it up. Keep going. Push this shit more. Scream it from the mountaintops. Because the more you pander to the Religious Rights, the less your chances of getting in are. People are wising up to this shit, and they're fleeing in droves. So the more you espouse crap like this, the better chances there are of getting sane people into office.
5/20/2013 1:36:33 PM
WTF? I live in Texas, and even most of the very conservative people I know wouldn't support this. But apparently, many people do. Sad...
5/25/2013 7:46:53 PM
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