No Gay Marriage, Porn is Evil, Get Rid of National Parks: The GOP's 18th Century Platform

With the Republican National Convention about to kick-off, the differences between Democrats and their GOP rivals couldn't be more stark. The same week that Democrats advanced the most progressive platform in the party’s history, Republicans crafted a platform that effectively rejects the 21st century.

Tasked with the job of drafting a platform to bring the GOP into the 21st Century, delegates on the Republican platform committee produced a platform that faces resolutely backwards, and reaffirms the party’ staunchly conservative positions on issues where it’s fought losing battles in recent years.

Here are a few of the wackier items from the fevered brains of right-wingers who huddled in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, to hammer out the platform this week, in advance of the GOP convention.

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