Thursday, September 6, 2012

Barney Frank Calls Log Cabin Republicans "Uncle Toms"

Rep. Barney Frank (R) and husband Jim Ready.
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention tonight here in Charlotte. Mike Signorile caught up with America's first out, gay member of congress on Wednesday for an interview on his radio show.

Frank touched on some of the topics he'll be talking about tonight, such as "Myth" Romney, how far the LGBT rights movement has come and the self-loathing gay GOP group, Log Cabin Republicans (via Huffington Post):
“They’re accepted on [the GOP's] terms,” he continued. “They’re willing to be accepted with no rights -- no right to marry, no right to serve in the military, no right to be protected against hate crimes, no right to be protected in employment. I’ll be honest: For 20 years now I’ve heard how the Log Cabins are going to make Republicans better, but they’ve only gotten worse. I now understand why they call themselves Log Cabin: their role model is Uncle Tom.”
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