The claim by Chad Nesbitt that the Buncombe County Republicans are friendly towards gays and lesbians is disingenuous to say the least. Nesbitt claims to be a beacon of tolerance because he doesn't care "what they do in the bedroom." But Nesbitt and the Republicans will regularly oppose any recognition of marriage rights for gays and lesbians.
Sadly, President Obama and the Democrats hold an identical position on this issue. Essentially, both major parties in this country hold the view that gays and lesbians are second-class citizens. It is also sad that the majority of those in both parties denying marriage rights to gays and lesbians are self-professed Christians who are very tolerant of divorce. It is interesting to read in the New Testament that Jesus says nothing on homosexuality, but some pretty harsh things on divorce.
— Bert Clere