Log Cabin CA Statement on CA State Senate Invitation

Log Cabin Republicans of California fervently reject the assertion that a strong Catholic, Christian faith is mutually exclusive to LGBT equality. Over the last few weeks, California has been home to a larger debate in the public square concerning a group practicing the mockery and disrespect of religious traditions to advance visibility around LGBT issues.

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Antisemitism statement

There has been a startling increase in attacks on America’s Jewish community across California and the entire country these past few weeks in response to Hamas firing rockets from Gaza into Israel, prompting a legitimate military response from Israel. 

Particularly disturbing, was the targeting of Jewish diners near West Hollywood, just blocks from where I live, by “Free Palestine” protesters. People were asked if they were Jewish, before being subsequently attacked and beaten. Another was chased down in a vehicle that was flying “Free Palestine” flags. 

First, Log Cabin Republicans will always stand with Israel and its right to defend itself against any and all attacks. And second, Log Cabin Republicans stands with our Jewish American community in the face of increasing anti semitism, fueled in part by the rise of “progressive” groups such as Black Lives Matters who have time again, sided with terrorist groups such as Hamas over the citizens of Israel or the victims of the Palestinian Authority’s failed and violent policies. 

It’s no coincidence that as most “progressive” groups increasingly try to accuse Israel of falsehoods, spout hateful rhetoric, and anti Semitic tropes, there has been a subsequent dramatic increase in violent attacks on Jewish citizens in this country. These attacks and this violence, be it verbal or physical, must stop! 

I ask that each of you call out and condemn acts such as these, whether they are subtle and insidious, or are more obvious, because only through speaking up and speaking out, will we be able to finally start turning the tide against the loudest voices in this country right now, who only seem to want more violence, division, and hatred. It’s up to each of us within our sphere of influence to make a difference.

Thank you,
Matthew Craffey

Matthew Craffey Op Ed

In the midst of our daily chaos, heavily stoked fear and insidious Venezuelan fumes encompassing our state, there is still cause for some hope.

Our California Chairman Matthew Craffey has penned an extremely relevant and useful OpEd for Outspoken about how we got to this remarkable state of affairs--and more importantly, what can be done about it. 

Perhaps the most important takeaway is in Craffey's peroration: 

If we are going to survive as a society, it is time that within each of our spheres of influence, we voice our own opposition to the bias we see within these institutions both on a personal level and publicly protesting the mass-silencing of conservatives that is now taking place.

Each of us has power as a leader in our respective communities to follow this guidance--we no longer have the luxury to put it off. ☝️🇺🇸📜🔔

Let this article be a vital reminder to us each, in the midst of our loud liberal enclaves and woke dystopian dumps that we are not alone in our dread...quite the opposite. The more we stand up and peacefully protest, the more rapidly our silent allies and supporters will find us. We are the majority. 

Starting with this piece, it is time to wake everyone up.