TX Democratic County Chairman Makes Horrific Comments Comparing Gay People to "Termites"

Last week, Bexar County, TX, Democratic Party chairman Dan Ramos made local headlines when he lashed out at LGBT groups that were seeking to influence Democratic Party policies. He told the San Antonio Current that gay activists like the Stonewall Democrats were “like termites” that had invaded his party and that the group was like both the Tea Party and the Nazi party because “they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo“:

In an interview with the Current today, Ramos blamed homosexuals in the party for both undermining his authority and for the poor election results in Bexar County in 2010. “They are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions,” he said. [...]

Ramos said he opposes homosexuality on religious grounds and doesn’t believe gay-friendly Democrats like Stonewall reflect the values of Bexar County voters. “I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a fuck who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”

This morning, Ramos held a press conference where he refused to apologize for his comments. “I believe I’m dealing with the truth, sometimes the truth hurts. So be it,” he said. Local news station KSAT 12 filed a report from the press conference. Watch it:

Over the weekend, Boyd Richie, chair of the Texas Democratic Party, issued a statement calling for Ramos to resign. “I will not dignify Mr. Ramos’ most recent outburst by restating it, but I will make it clear that the bigoted attitudes he expressed are totally contrary to the Beliefs and Declarations of the Texas Democratic Party,” said Boyd. “What is necessary is for Dan Ramos to immediately resign and allow the Bexar County Democratic Party to move forward with new, more unifying leadership.”

ThinkProgress / By Zaid Jilani | Sourced from

Posted at March 18, 2011, 4:48am

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