by Mike Licht

I keep hearing that the Teabaggers lean libertarian and are supposedly the future of the GOP – but apparently no one’s told the Republican Party of the nation’s second-largest state.

The GOP there has voted on a platform that would ban oral and anal sex. It also would give jail sentences to anyone who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple (even though such licenses are already invalid in the state).

“We oppose the legalization of sodomy,” the platform says. “We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.” [...]

In addition, the platform says that homosexuality “tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit and leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases.”

Nice.

Texas Republicans also want to ban strip clubs and “all pornography.”

And they wonder why their party is bankrupt.