Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Antigay pastor, Newt Gingrich expected at CA GOP confab this weekend near SFO

Antigay pastor, the Reverend Lou Sheldon, and Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich are both scheduled to speak at this weekend’s California Republican Party Spring Convention.

The confab takes place at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame starting Friday, February 24 and runs through Sunday, February 26.

Gingrich, a one-time frontrunner in the race to be the GOP’s nominee this fall against President Barack Obama, has fallen into third place behind the latest leader of the pack, antigay former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He is expected to address the state convention during Saturday’s luncheon.

Sheldon, (seen at right) the chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition, is slated to preside over the Sunday prayer breakfast. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers the Anaheim-based coalition a hate group, and Sheldon is pushing a measure that would repeal a state law requiring the state’s public schools to teach about LGBT history.

Members of the gay Log Cabin Republicans from throughout the Golden State will also descend on the Bay Area this weekend for the annual convention.

The local San Francisco chapter is hosting a Castro bar crawl tomorrow night for attendees. It kicks off at 7 p.m. at Toad Hall, 4146 18th Street.

Saturday night Log Cabin’s infamous Hawaiian luau-themed party returns, known to attract even straight conservative GOPers. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if not attending any other events at the convention.

The party runs from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Regency B room at the hotel, located at 
1333 Bayshore Boulevard in 

To RSVP or find more information, visit Log Cabin’s Facebook event page here.

— Matthew S. Bajko, February 23, 2012 @ 5:15 pm PST
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