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jebbushforpresident.com Owners to Use Site to Promote Gay Issues

If you’re looking for information about Jeb Bush’s presidential plans for 2016, forget jebbushforpresident.com.

Turns out a gay couple in Oregon, C.J. Phillips and Charlie Rainwater, bought the domain in 2008 and plan to use it to push homosexuality. 

“We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome for people looking for Jeb Bush to learn about LGBTQ issues whether they liked it or not,’ ” Phillips said to the Oregonian newspaper.

The pair told the website Business Insider that they’ve had “multiple offers” to buy the domain, but have held onto it. There’s nothing on the site now except this message: 

Hi there, and welcome to the page. CJ and Charlie are two guys in a great relationship who are looking to inform our friends and family about some of the challenges we face being part of the LGBT community. This page is intended to prompt understanding, insight, and healthy dialogue in the ever changing landscape of civil rights and social justice. Now we just need to find some time! 

Then there’s this from oregonlive.com: 

Phillips, 46, and Rainwater, 62, are self-described “high-tech bears” who work for a major electronics company (which they’d rather not identify) and have a fondness for snapping up interesting domain names.

But don’t worry, the pair isn’t ideologically wedded to the site.

The two said they aren’t interested in selling the site to Bush, although Rainwater said ‘we’re going to be kind of torn about it” if the Bush campaign did offer a large sum of money.



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