Lawmaker states the gays are worse than terrorists

United States
March 12, 2008 11:26am CST
When our lawmakers make statements based on faulty thinking and bad information they let their biases influence others. Words matter. Listen to this one: http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/ok_rep_sally_kern_cen/63b7 3d4v7bewkjj? Hate crimes are made of this. People die. Words matter.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
12 Mar 08
This lawmaker is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT in what she said, and the indoctrination of our children is real. What you call faulty thinking and bad information is in reality simple truth. Gay activists and pro gay groups would like this to be considered hate speech because THEY DON'T WANT THE TRUTH KNOWN. Just as terrorists are a serious threat to our society, so is the gay lifestyle choice and everything that goes with it. It must be noted that nowhere in her statement did she call for violence of any kind against gays or any other group, nor could this in any way be considered hate speech. The only people who would call this hate speech are those who want to stifle the truth.
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• United States
13 Mar 08
Don't even try that prison crap with me... I worked 17 years as a Corrections Officer.... I have dealt with gays, transsexuals, partially transgendered, as well as murderers,rapists, and thieves, and in that time I worked with thousands. It was people like me who made it possible for people like you to walk into one of those prisons and back out again. So your little homily doesn't impress. I am well aware of what the gay lifestyle choice is all about. There have been reports, especially out of CA that shows the gays are indeed trying to indoctrinate school children, and if you had paid attention to what the lawmaker said a little better, you would have picked up on what she said in reference to the 2 year olds.... she said that the government is now pushing to get kids into preschool and the like as soon as possible, and I have read where they were talking about as young as two. As far as your story about most men being heteros, that molest children, I find it ironic that you conveniently left out the fine folks at NAMBLA. I am sure that this was merely an oversight on your part. I also was a foster parent to a gay boy, and had to deal with the animosity towards him that some of the other kids displayed... so I am a lot more familiar with the situation then somebody who merely seen a TV show about it. There was nothing in what that lawmaker said that even came close to hate speech.... but she did say a lot that the pro-gay movement doesn't want people to know.
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• United States
13 Mar 08
Actually, it is people like YOU Destiny007 that is a threat to society. I'm so sick and tired of people saying that being gay is a lifestyle because they choose it. The fact is, the don't. Why would anyone choose to avoid other people because they are scared for their life? Do you think they like having to hide who they are or risk being harrassed and raped by other people? That is a very real threat to how they can live their lives, but you know what? They simply can't or risk getting hurt. Also, why would anyone choose being disowned by their family and thrown out into the streets? And why would they choose to be harrassed and beaten by the radical right-wing of Christianity?
• United States
13 Mar 08
Being gay is a lifestyle choice... anyone who claims otherwise is deluding themselves. I frankly don't care what your opinion is. Don't even try that "why would they choose" garbage because it doesn't work. Why would a criminal choose to commit crimes knowing that he will lose his freedom for it. Why does anyone choose anything knowing that it will have detrimental results? They do it because they WANT to do those things... it is as simple as that. Anyone who claims they can't help being gay because they are born that way is denying Free Will, and admitting that they aren't in control of themselves. Homosexuality represents the moral decay of our increasingly decadent society, and as such is a threat to society. What you can't stand is that there are those of us that recognize you for what you are. That is why you want to get hate speech legislation passed because you can't stand for the truth to be told. You are an abomination and a disgrace to mankind. Thanks for your OPINION and have a NICE day.
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
13 Mar 08
It's scary that there's an elected official anywhere in this country with a sick attitude like that. I'd say SHE is possibly worse than terrorists. It's sick because talk like this only serves as encouragement to those who share her views and are willing and anxious to act out on those feelings violently. You can incite violence and encourage it without literally advocating it and that's what this person is doing. If she stays in office that will say a lot about her constituents, and it won't be good. Annie
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• United States
14 Mar 08
It is true that words have power. And people with high public profiles need to be very aware of what words they use and where. So much of what is said about gays was said about blacks in the past. Blacks were considered sub-human and soulless, evil. That led to horrible violence against them. The world is a violent place these days and it is all to often that folks seek a target for their violence among any minority, any group that is "different". We need to bring back love and acceptance of all our brothers and sisters.
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
14 Mar 08
sorry, didnt get the chance to read the other replies kinda too long, haha. anyway, i assume this is the same voice record that ellen degeneres showed on tv and i was just shocked, i always have this idea that americans are more open minded and accepting compared to the other nationality coz this country is consist of mix race and beliefs so to hear such thing is ridiculous. i wish people are more accepting, coz as far as i know in every kind of religion they are teaching about LOVE and respect but rarely do i see this being practiced by most. sad but true, i hope this kind of thinking will not be passed to our kids and hope we dont influence others with silly belief like this and if we want to indoctrinate something it would be about LOVE and RESPECT not hatred.
• United States
18 Mar 08
You are right. Most religions do promote loving others. Sadly, many people take their religions down dark paths of judgment and even punishment. And while the U.S. is supposed to be accepting of all people, we have as much hatred here as anywhere else. Humans fear what is different and usually turn their fear to anger toward that which they fear. Sad to say. We don't seem to be maturing much. The problem with the future is that our children learn from us. And if we don't live lovingly they will not learn to live otherwise.
@david2005 (800)
• Canada
14 May 08
I think that politics need to stand up and make a new bill about hate crimes and give people jail time that commit them.