Mr Schraub gets it upside down at the Debate Link writing:
Republicans should generally “regard participation in the self-destructive homosexual lifestyle as incompatible with public service on behalf of the GOP.” The party cannot claim “authority and clarity to the moral issues that confront our society and at the same time send ambivalent messages about sexual behavior.” As David Kurtz notes, objectively speaking, such a standard would have to extend beyond just homosexuals and out to adulterers, divorcees, abortion recipients, etc., and then you have a party that can fit inside of a phone booth.
Actually the choice by the media choice to “out” is the real anti-gay message (see here and here) and the phone booth analogy fails. The GOP wants to hold its leadership to a high (particular) standard of ethics, that might constrain the leaders, but it says nothing (at all bad) about the party or its healthy size.
The Democrat on the other hand wants no (or very low) standards for its leaders, e.g., Mr Clinton a serial sex offender and adulterer yet still highly praised by feminists, but that it’s mainstream members be
sheep, err, properly willing to take the advice of their betters, where here “better” means the more knowledgeable large brained highly (and properly) educated class.
I’m unclear on how the attempt to hold a leadership to a high standard makes the grassroutes a phone booth … but at the same time, I don’t know how the condescension of the Democratic party leadership leads to a party that must needs something larger than a phone booth for its membership.