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Monday, April 02, 2007

Conservative Phyllis Schlafly: Women Cannot Be Sexually Assaulted By Their Husbands

Pro-choice Republicans aren't happy with the extreme wing of their party.
Phyllis Schlafly, mouthpiece for the extreme right wing, is at it again. Speaking recently at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Schlafly revealed the extent of her radically extreme beliefs. Schlafly attempted to turn the clock back 50 years with statements like, "Women in combat are a hazard to other people around them. They aren't tall enough to see out of the trucks, they're not strong enough to carry their buddy off the battlefield if he's wounded, and they can't bark out orders loudly enough for everyone to hear."

She went on to argue that married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands saying, "By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape." Ms. Schlafly further stated that a woman cannot have a career and raise a family at the same time.

Sadly, this is the same Phyllis Schlafly who works the halls of every Republican Convention like it is her own personal garden party. She is welcomed with open arms by many RNC members who proudly promote so many of her fanatical views as Republican gospel.

As real Republicans we want to set the record straight that Ms. Schlafly represents a small extreme minority and NOT the majority of Republicans. As we head into this most important election cycle do GOP leaders really want to hold Ms. Schlafly up as a true representation of the GOP? Let's end the pandering to the extremes and stop giving them a soapbox from which to perpetuate their out of touch beliefs. It's time to stand up for the real Republican Majority, promote compromise, common ground and common sense, and then maybe we just might win back the trust of American voters.


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