Thursday, July 25, 2013

RNC Chair Priebus: GOP Not Embracing "Tolerance"

Interviewing Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network expressed fears that the GOP might become more "tolerant" as part of its image adjustment following the 2012 election loss. "Evangelicals start to grab the Excedrin bottles," said Brody, "when they hear ‘tolerance’ because they think, ‘Oh no, the GOP is changing and the whole gay marriage situation.'" Priebus reassured Brody, "I don’t know if I’ve used the word ‘tolerance,’ I don’t really care for that word myself. ...I just think it has another meaning politically..." So what does the GOP stand for? According to Priebus, "...our party believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. ...our principles have to be draped in the concepts of grace, love and respect, and that’s not code language, that’s the New Testament." To sum up, the Republicans believe in grace, love, respect–and no tolerance for gays. Watch:

Transcript via Right Wing Watch.

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