February 20, 2014 | 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

14 Comments
  • You can't please everyone!

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

  • This "Republican Security Council" sounds a lot more like Roosevelt/Wilson "progressives" than like conservatives.

    They also sound like perhaps they're in the paranoid phase of methamphetamine dependency.

  • This "Republican Security Council" sounds a lot more like Roosevelt/Wilson "progressives" than like conservatives.

    They also sound like perhaps they're in the paranoid phase of methamphetamine dependency.

  • I think this is an unwitting endorsement. Naturally, people are concerned about the DC Mayor's willingness to project military power across the globe… presumably to enforce parking violations internationally. Wait, you mean he's loyal to his own party and not yours? Incredible. But here's the best part: As an "avowed homosexual" (are there vows now?), the bitch will not set him up.

  • "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."

    Never mind that every sane and rational analysis of the VA Gubernatorial Election Results indicates that "the Libertarian Candidate" (Robert Sarvis—-btw NOT GAY) received more votes from what were Democratic Party voters than GOP voters, the mere notion that the Republican Party "owns" votes is presumptuous, arrogant and unfathomable.

    Please go away GOP.

    We do a much better job at attracting badly needed Dem votes that you can ever dream of doing.

  • Apparently this group is fearful that Bruce Majors might steal votes from the Republican candidate for DC mayor — if there is one — and guarantee a Democratic victory in November.

  • This is a completely inaccurate story and it contains no link to the Republican Security Council (RSC) article, with good reason.
    The RSC is a defense and foreign policy group and it does not take positions on social issues such as gay rights and abortion. It never has and they never would criticize someone for being gay.
    They have noted Dick Cheney supported gay marriage years before Obama. RSC obviously does not agree with Majors' libertarian views on national security issues, and the article accurately reflects his positions. Majors responded and did not contest the content.
    What is amazing is that you ignored the entire purpose of the article. Few people care about the low profile and poorly financed Majors campaign. The headline and point of the article was "The Double Standard."
    The RSC was amazed the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance (GLAA) was opposing Majors. It was necessary to describe Majors as an avowed homosexual to condemn the actions of GLAA. A gay group was rejecting a gay candidate. That is news.
    You make it appear the RSC was criticizing Majors for being gay. That is absolutely not the truth. A link to the original story appears below.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=545783142187528&set=pb.101173139981866.-2207520000.1395371854.&type=3&theater

  • This is a completely inaccurate story and it contains no link to the Republican Security Council (RSC) article, with good reason.
    The RSC is a defense and foreign policy group and it does not take positions on social issues such as gay rights and abortion. It never has and they never would criticize someone for being gay.
    They have noted Dick Cheney supported gay marriage years before Obama. RSC obviously does not agree with Majors' libertarian views on national security issues, and the article accurately reflects his positions. Majors responded and did not contest the content.
    What is amazing is that you ignored the entire purpose of the article. Few people care about the low profile and poorly financed Majors campaign. The headline and point of the article was "The Double Standard."
    The RSC was amazed the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance (GLAA) was opposing Majors. It was necessary to describe Majors as an avowed homosexual to condemn the actions of GLAA. A gay group was rejecting a gay candidate. That is news.
    You make it appear the RSC was criticizing Majors for being gay. That is absolutely not the truth. A link to the original story appears below.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=545783142187528&set=pb.101173139981866.-2207520000.1395371854.&type=3&theater

  • Spin works for those too lazy to dig in and educate themselves.

  • Spin works for those too lazy to dig in and educate themselves.

  • Really? Radical Gays creating persecution/ bullying/ bullshit to further their agenda? Next will be some charge of murder simply because someone is gay

  • Really? Radical Gays creating persecution/ bullying/ bullshit to further their agenda? Next will be some charge of murder simply because someone is gay

  • 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.

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