Texas Republican Platform From Fort Worth Last Week

The new language, which was drafted earlier in the week, reads, “We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.”

Which prompted this from Texas Monthly:

The platform ignores the legitimate needs of the state (water, transportation, public and higher education, health care). Worse, it sends a signal around the country that the state's leadership is focused inward on its own divisions instead of outward on strengthening the state's economy. I'm not surprised. But if the grownups fail to get a grasp on what is happening to the Republican party, they are going to see it all go down the drain.