Friday, August 27, 2010
There’s a lot to be said of former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman’s announcement this week that he is homosexual.
There’s the personal pain of his struggle and his tragic acquiescence to a lifestyle that is physically, psychologically and spiritually damaging. I’m not sure whether he resisted these inclinations for these past years are whether he pursued them privately. Regardless, he has now openly declared himself homosexual and is pledging to help fight for homosexual marriage in California.
But foremost in my mind is that this is yet another snapshot of why the Republican party should not be embraced as America’s savior for conservative Christians. There were whispers several years ago about Mr. Mehlman’s sexuality. One might more clearly understand now why the Republican party has been so ineffective at carrying out a moral agenda.
Two conservative Christians, Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski, have written an op-ed piece for Fox News entitled “Disaster Looms If GOP Changes Course On Gay Marriage.” Ah, yes, the proverbial “what will happen to the Republican party if they don’t satisfy the Christian Right?” But when will the Christian Right demand results instead of platform statements?
The Republican Party, while often having a commendable party platform, has been very unhelpful in addressing the issues godly citizens should be focused on.