February 20, 2014 at 9:30 am EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Conservative group blasts gay D.C. mayoral candidate
Bruce Majors, Libertarian Party, gay news, Washington Blade

Libertarian mayoral candidate Bruce Majors. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Majors)

The Republican Security Council, a conservative group that advocates for U.S. “military strength,” released a statement this week denouncing gay D.C. mayoral candidate Bruce Majors as an “avowed homosexual” whose positions on foreign policy are “well to the left” of President Obama and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Majors is running as a Libertarian Party candidate. The Republican Security Council says in its statement that Majors has embraced the Libertarian Party’s “anti-war” positions that it says would weaken U.S. foreign policy initiatives and hinder the fight against terrorism.

“I actually pledge, if elected mayor of D.C., not to remove any of the D.C. government military bases from Japan or Germany,” Majors quipped in a statement of his own. “So the Republican Security Council has nothing to fear.”

The RSC says on its website that it has no official connection with the Republican Party. In its statement about Majors, the group criticizes him for backing the Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia last year.

The group says the Libertarian candidate took away votes from GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, who opposes LGBT rights, resulting in the election of Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a strong supporter of LGBT rights.

“He completely supports gay marriage and has worked against candidates who back the Defense of Marriage Act,” the group said of Majors.

Robert Turner, the gay executive director of the D.C. Republican Party, said the D.C. GOP supports marriage equality and its representatives testified in favor of D.C.’s marriage equality law in 2009.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

  • At my age I am more dormant than avowed, but it’s always nice when someone takes the time to be afraid.

  • Upon being elected Mayor of DC a few years from now, Libertarian Mayor Adrian Salsgiver will remove all of the troops from the DC government military bases in Japan and Germany and close then down. Adrian will bring the troops home, bringing into fruition peace and prosperity worldwide.

  • Rep Security Council

    We regret it took us two years to see this article, which is a disgrace to the journalistic standards of the Washington Blade. It is understandable why the author did not link to our article, because it would completely refute his point.
    The Republican Security Council focuses on defense, foreign policy and war on terror issues.
    We support the GOP Platform but we do not take positions on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.
    The author gives the impression that we opposed Bruce Majors because he is an “avowed homosexual” and an isolationist. We do not agree with his national security views, but the article was supporting Majors. Our entire point is that he was being unfairly attacked.
    We said it was ironic that the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance gave the lowest rankings to the only mayoral candidate who was gay.
    Our article was based on a story that originally appeared in Red State and the link is below. Lou Chibbaro Jr. made no attempt to contact us, provided no link to your readers, and completely distorted our article.

    • Kemwit Tall Tree

      Not to many people in the gay community read The Washington Blade anymore, so not to worry.

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