gay http://wmot.org en Tenn. GOP Resists Calls to Reign in Rhetoric http://wmot.org/post/tenn-gop-resists-calls-reign-rhetoric <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- Tennessee&rsquo;s Republicans are resisting calls to reign in conservatives on the party&rsquo;s right flank.</p><p>Stories this week in Tennessee&rsquo;s two largest newspapers, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis and the Tennessean here in the Mid-State, call into question comments made recently by county-level GOP officials concerning gays and Muslims.</p><p>At the national level, Republican Party leadership spoke out forcefully this week against similar comments made by Congresswoman Michelle Bachman.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:58:58 +0000 Mike Osborne 13671 at http://wmot.org