I have to be honest, it's taken me a while to write this because I cannot believe how naive Matthew Sephton has been. For someone who wants to be an MP, he perhaps needs to think a little more in life.
For those who don't know, Matthew Sephton is Cameron's Conservative candidate in Salford and he is also the Chairman of the LGB Tory group.
Now, you maybe you are wondering where this is going, well remember Cameron's catastrophic interview with Gay Times and Channel 4?
If you don't know what I am on about (you must be the only one) you can read about it here or watch it here.
Well, young Matthew Sephton has got very upset about the treatment thereafter of David Cameron, from the likes of wicked queens like myself and others, especially Ben Bradshaw MP and those on the left for attacking "Dave".
Although Matthew goes on to say "the interview broadcast wasn't his best performance", which to be perfectly honest is an understatement, it doesn't excuse his naivety for circulating this email trying to get fellow Tories to jump in and defend Cameron.
It amuses me how when you attack the Tories they organise this controlled defence rather than letting the people decide. Same old Tories, they don't trust you to make the decisions so like Matthew is doing, you get told what to to say and where to say it!
If you want to join an LGBT group that works to make a difference then join DELGA and help the Liberal Democrats ensure that neither the Tories or Labour try and 'own' the pink vote.
From: LGBTory Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 24 March 2010 20:05:54 GMT
To: Matthew Sephton email@example.com
Subject: CALL FOR ACTION - inaccurate reporting and hypocritical Govt Minister without facts
You will no doubt have seen the coverage by now of DC's interview with GT. It's VITAL that we fight back wherever we can comment and that as many of us do so. Below are some places to comment. If you read the first article you'll see how hypocrite Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw either LIED or had no idea on the facts (funny considering that's what he was trying to have a go at DC for!). If you want any more information to back up your words, please look at the LGBTory Twitter feed from last night and today (www.twitter.com/lgbtoryuk) or email me back and I can provide you with more indepth info about one or more of the inaccuracies or misrepresentations that weren't able to be answered.
We CANNOT allow the left to monopolise this DC set-up and we have to point out that the Conservatives have made HUGE PROGRESS on LGBT issues under his leadership. Yes, the part of the interview broadcast wasn't his best performance, but, to be honest, just a few months ago even I probably would have found it difficult to know about many of these things too as I didn't think my sexuality was relevant (AND I'M GAY!). When I realised LGBTory was needed to ensure the left can never again feel they 'own' gay votes I realised I needed to know and act more.
1, 2, 3 and 7 (ConHome) are the most important to act on. PLEASE COMMENT AND ENCOURAGE OTHER CONSERVATIVES TO DO THE SAME! DON'T LET THE LEFT WIN!
(5) http://twitter.com/iaindale and http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2010/03/gay-row-that-exposes-bradshaws.html
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