Republican who helped Bush campaign against gay marriage is homosexual

The Republican campaign manager who helped win a second term for President George W Bush on his anti-gay marriage platform has been accused of hypocrisy after he announced that he is homosexual.

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“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemlyStrongs 808: aschemosune, as-kay-mos-oo´-nay; from 809; an indecency; by implication, the pudenda:—shame, that which is unseemly., and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
—Romans 1:27

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—Jeremiah 3:25

Ken Mehlman, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he now wished to become an activist for homosexual rights and promote same-sex marriage.
He hit back against accusations of hypocrisy, saying that one person could not have changed the Bush campaign strategy. During his tenure as chairman of the RNC, the party’s strategists encouraged state referendums banning homosexual marriage.

“I can’t change the fact that I wasn’t in this place personally when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret that. It was very hard, personally,” he said in an interview with Atlantic magazine.
He admitted, however, that, had he been open about his personal life earlier, it might have influence the party’s position on the issue.
“I and others worked very hard to expand the party to communities that had previously not been as amenable to the Republican message,” Mr. Mehlman said. “Obviously, I look back and wish I was in the place I am today and been able to do that with the gay community.”
He said: “Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I’ve told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they’ve been wonderful and supportive.
“The process has been something that’s made me a happier and better person. It’s something I wish I had done years ago.”
Mr Mehlman’s advocacy for homosexual marriage could be highly influential.
Currently in the US, homosexual couples can legally wed in Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and in Washington, the nation’s capital.
But a recent California court ruling, overturning a ban on same-sex marriage, appears to have set the issue on a direct course for the Supreme Court.

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