A pro-family activist who works to expose the truth about
homosexuality is outraged that the Illinois Republican Party
allowed a radical homosexual rights group to sponsor one of its
events at the GOP convention.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a group
that calls itself "Equality Illinois" recently sponsored a social
event at a hotel in Clearwater, Florida, where the Illinois GOP
delegation is staying. Equality Illinois is a radical homosexual
rights group that has condemned the Republican Party's pro-family
platform and criticized Romney for allowing the "far right" to
national party's platform on the issue of same-sex "marriage."
The group has also led a crusade to try and rid The Prairie State
of Chick-fil-A restaurants.
"This just goes to show you
where the moderates, who are actually liberals in the Republican
Party, want to take the party," decides Peter LaBarbera, founder
and president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality
(AFTAH). "The liberals want the party to be pro-gay; they want it
to be pro-abortion -- a lot like the Democratic Party, only better
on fiscal issues."
LaBarbera is appalled at the attitude of the Illinois campaign
manager for Mitt Romney, State Treasurer and former State Senator
Dan Rutherford, who stated that if someone had a problem with the
Equality Illinois sponsorship, "They can go elsewhere and
"This was a dismissive comment by Dan Rutherford, who happens to
be the most pro-gay leading Republican in the state," the AFTAH
president notes. "He voted for the special rights law and the civil unions law. Rutherford is just more
comfortable with homosexuality in the Republican Party. If that's
the way the Republican Party's going to go, we're in big
But LaBarbera does not think the GOP in most places is as
liberal as the Illinois delegation.