Does the NDGOP Need a Tent So Big It Covers Bigots?

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney welcomes delegates to the NDGOP convention Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

MINOT, N.D. — Reporter Jeremy Turley wrote a story Wednesday on some foul language about the LGBT community included in the NDGOP’s approved resolutions.

“Many LGBT practices are unhealthy and dangerous, sometimes endangering or shortening life and sometimes infecting society at large,” one part of the resolutions said.

Other statements suggested that members of the LGBT community are somehow unfit to supervise or care for children, and that being gay or trans is “primarily developmental and not genetic.”

That is some profoundly offensive nonsense, and if there is a silver lining in its exposure, it’s that many prominent North Dakota Republicans are now speaking out against it.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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