The leader of Tea Party 365 is thoroughly denouncing the leader of Tea Party Unity over his call for a class action lawsuit against homosexuality.
Last week, the leader of a Tea Party group teamed up with the head of an anti-gay hate group and called for a class action lawsuit against homosexuality, similar to the 1990′s federal lawsuit against the tobacco companies. Of course, right now if you missed our report, you’re thinking, “So, who exactly would get sued? God? Mother nature?” But put those smart questions on hold because, pardon the phrase, it gets better.
Rick Scarborough is the founder and head of the Tea Party group called Tea Party Unity. He’s the one who last week talked with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality founder Peter LaBarbera and called for “a class action lawsuit” against homosexuality.
Yesterday, David Webb of Tea Party 365 thoroughly denounced Scarborough — at the mother ship of Tea Party websites: Breitbart.
(See. I told you it gets better.)
“Rick Scarborough is not a Tea Partier,” Webb proclaims. “He is not a Tea Party spokesperson, no matter what he, or the media, wants people to believe. Neither he, nor his organization ‘Tea Party Unity’ speaks for the Tea Party, or properly represents our values.”
Of course, there is no “Tea Party National Committee,” as there is a Democratic National Committee. There is no official voice for the Tea Party. You and I could form a Tea party group tomorrow, with just a website and a few money-begging emails. (And tri-cornered hats — those seem to be important.) Heck, there’s even a gay Tea Party group: GOProud.
But claiming that the “Tea Party is and always has been about 4 very simple things: 1) Smaller Government, 2) Fiscal Responsibility, 3) Personal Responsibility, 4) The Constitution,” Webb says members of his very authentic Tea Party group “were quite surprised, and saddened by” the call for an anti-gay class action lawsuit, which they read on Gawker.
As one of the true founding Tea Party groups, TeaParty365 would like to take this opportunity to once again, and once-and-for-all, distance ourselves –and the larger Tea Party Movement– from the self-serving antics of Rick Scarborough, and his ilk.
TeaParty365 does not support this idiotic notion. We feel it is counter-productive to the national conversation, and ultimately harmful to the Tea Party brand, and the country.
Of course, no where does Webb, the now-self-appointed spokesperson for the entire Tea Party, apparently, state that the Tea Party supports LGBT people, same-sex marriage, ENDA, reason, rational thinking, or anything else that the majority of Americans support.
But hey — that Rick Scarborough guy, whoa, “his personal war against homosexuality has nothings [sic] –zero, nada, zilch– to do with the Tea Party.”