BuzzFeed Senior Copywriter, Josh Fjelstad, Tells Gay Republican Group to ‘Suck His Dick’ (Update: Fjelstad digs in)

joshfAn article from his colleague promoted BuzzFeed Senior Copywriter, Josh Fjelstad to tweet “WOW GOPROUD FINALLY CAME OUT IN SUPPORT OF GAY MARRIAGE. SO PROGRESSIVE. SO PROUD OF YOU. SUCK MY DICK.”

Chairman Emeritus Chris Barron retweeted the tweet, adding Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith to the tweet.

GOProud’s Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia told Viral Read, “It is not an appropriate tweet from someone who is a senior copy writer at BuzzFeed. I was under the impression that BuzzFeed was a news outlet.”

Here’s the big news from GOProud:

GOPROUD ON MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP RECOGNITION

Since our founding, GOProud has worked exclusively on federal issues. Because marriage has been a state issue since the founding of our country, we have had no official position on marriage or relationship recognition. We have supported, and continue to support, the repeal of DOMA, and we oppose any effort to federalize marriage though a constitutional amendment. Now that GOProud’s Board of Directors has voted to begin work on the state and local level, we believe it is important to lay out our principles when it comes to marriage and relationship recognition.

GOProud believes that stable, loving, committed relationships are the cornerstone of our society and should be protected and encouraged for all couples – including gay and lesbian couples. We believe that the decision about how to best do this is one that should be made at the state level and that these decisions are best made by the people directly or through their elected representatives – not by unelected judges.

Where civil marriage is possible, we support civil marriage. Where civil unions are possible, we support civil unions. Where domestic partner benefits are possible, we support domestic partner benefits. As federalists, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach on almost any issue and that includes relationship recognition for gay couples.

We are firmly committed to winning hearts and minds, which is why we understand that not everyone who doesn’t support marriage for gay couples is automatically a bigot or homophobe. We understand that there are people of deep faith who may have religious objections to marriage. We respect those differences and believe that no church or religious institution should ever be force to solemnize a marriage that is against its teachings.

Read more here.

Update (10:40 am ET): Fjelstad has now tweeted, “It appears my last tweet’s point was somehow unclear: I’m saying that it’s offensive how long it took GOProud to support GAY marriage.” Then Fjelstad went on to tweet at a user on Twitter, “@AblativMeatshld Is it not “shocking” that a pro-gay group took decades to *acknowledge* that some gay people might want gay marriage?”

GOProud was founded in 2009. Not “decades” ago. Weird.

Update (3:00 pm ET):  Twitchy covers the story and chronicles BuzzFeed’s past… liberal hiccups. Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) with the The Daily Caller weighs in too. He adds, “I can see why Fjelstad is so angry. Isn’t it infuriating when people don’t agree with you automatically and without question?” Heh.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. January 18, 2013  6:32 pm by joemygod@gmail.com Reply

    Was it "appropriate" when GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia called a fellow Republican a "faggot" on Twitter? Was it "appropriate" when former GOProud chairman Chris Barron tweeted: "The gay left=American Taliban. Hateful, angry, dumb as shit"?

    What a bunch of hypocritical crybabies.

  2. January 20, 2013  6:20 pm by Bruce Majors Reply

    He's not awful looking but he may have no luck. So many of us non-Democratic gays made New Year's Resolutions to cut out in between meal snacks

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