Because Clayton espouses conservative and libertarian views, the Party of Cordell Hull, Estes Kefauver, and Al Gore have disavowed Clayton. They say he’s part of an anti-gay hate group —which is how Democrats define anyone with conservative, libertarian, or Christian views.
But is Clayton's organization really an anti-gay hate group?
According to the Public Advocate web site:
“Since its founding in 1981, Public Advocate has grown into a dedicated group of young conservatives in Washington, D.C., with a network of volunteers and supporters nationwide. Our continuous growth over the years is due to the fact that we have never wavered from our firm conviction that political decisions should begin and end with the best interests of American families and communities in mind.
"In recent years, our efforts have focused on supporting:
* A federal traditional marriage (man-woman) amendment to the Constitution to defend traditional marriage from assaults from those who claim to promote "same sex marriage"
* School prayer and the freedom of religious expression in public places
* Faith-based and community initiatives;
* Pro-life legislation;
* The promotion and protection of the Boy Scouts, organized sports and other activities that reinforce morality, accountability and leadership in our youth;
* Tax cuts and the exposure of wasteful "pork barrel" spending for the benefit of liberal special interests; and,
* Equality under the law, regardless of one's sexual orientation."
Well, there you have it. Equality under the law, regardless of one’s sexual orientation does sound like a hate group, doesn't it?
Maybe we’re missing something here. Where is the logic in accusing someone of hating homosexuals simply because he or she believes in the traditional/biblical definition of marriage, or faith-based community initiatives? The answer is, there is no logic in such arguments. But then again, we are discussing the Democratic Party.
Well, we suppose that settles it: Tennesseans will just have to vote for a Republican.