KXAN on Sunday after attendees approved platform planks attacking the LGBTQ community. “It’s a small minority of people that are being un-Christian-like and spewing this hateful language.”In addition to Cargill, Log Cabin Republicans of Texas Secretary and LCR Austin Vice President David Garza, and LCR San Antonio President Mimi Planas also resigned from the state board.
The Austin and San Antonio chapters will continue to operate independently but will not send representatives to the Texas board, according to Cargill.Cargill said his resignation stemmed from a “path of divisiveness” and “lack of respect,” rather than trying to promote inclusion.
He criticized LCR officials from outside Texas for “bully tactics, lack of cohesion, and unwillingness to work with all chapter and state LCR leaders.”“I see D.C.
and California LCR members inexplicably interceding in Texas affairs and trying to pointlessly bully the Texas GOP, which has done nothing but pushed the black & brown leadership away,” Cargill told KXAN.“I will continue to be President of LCR Austin, where we have a great working relationship with the GOP leadership at the Texas Capitol,” Cargill wrote in his resignation letter. “I will continue to lead the charge for all of our constitutional rights and focus on what is important to our chapter.”The Texas GOP convention recently grabbed headlines for adopting a platform that calls homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice” that should be discouraged.