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Letter: GOP or HOP?

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:58 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

It's sure tough being a reasonable, decent human being in today's Illinois HOP (Homophobe Only Party, a.k.a. GOP).

Consider the reasonable and decent Ron Gidwitz, onetime HOP gubernatorial candidate, splendid fundraiser and major player in national and statewide politics. He is so distraught over the morphing of the GOP into the HOP, he blasted the homophobic dinosaurs who have split the party in two, telling the media they were "destroying"  the party's chances in the 2014 statewide elections.

The recent thrice failed effort of the Illinois HOP Central Committee to oust their honorable state chairman Pat Brady because he believes all Illinoisans are full fledged Americans deserving marriage equality, caused an exasperated Gidwitz to publically exclaim, "I mean, how stupid is this!"

Alas, HOP major domo homophobes, led by state senator Jim Oberweis (HOP-25th), Jerry Clarke, former chief of staff to U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren and the irrepressible homophobe state representative Jeanne Ives (HOP-42nd), are high fiving themselves over Brady's finally resigning after surviving the third ouster attempt, which brought in the Keystone Kops to restore order.  

If the HOP has any chance of regaining their former moniker GOP (Grand Old Party), then moderates like my state rep Sandy Pihos (HOP-48th) and my state senator and gubernatorial wannabee Kirk Dillard (HOP-24th) need to tell the homophobic bigots, pounding on their door demanding the Land of Lincoln never sanctify a gay marriage, to go live a land that will protect their disgusting bigotry. If they need some help with their search here are two: North Korea and Iran.

Walt ZlotowGlen Ellyn, IL

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