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Kurt

Loveland, OH

#2 Oct 11, 2010
The Republican candidate for governor, Carl P. Paladino, told a gathering in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality was acceptable, and criticized his opponent, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, for marching in a gay pride parade earlier this year.
Addressing Orthodox Jewish leaders, Mr. Paladino described his opposition to same-sex marriage.
“I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t,” he said, reading from a prepared address, according to a video of the event.
And then, to applause at Congregation Shaarei Chaim, he said:“I didn’t march in the gay parade this year — the gay pride parade this year. My opponent did, and that’s not the example we should be showing our children.” Newsday.com reported that Mr. Paladino’s prepared text had included the sentence:“There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.” But Mr. Paladino omitted the sentence in his speech.
About an hour after Mr. Paladino’s remarks, Mr. Cuomo’s campaign released a statement condemning them.
“Mr. Paladino’s statement displays a stunning homophobia and a glaring disregard for basic equality,” it said.“These comments along with other views he has espoused make it clear that he is way out of the mainstream and is unfit to represent New York.”Mr. Paladino declined a request to be interviewed after his appearance. His campaign manager, Michael R. Caputo, denied assertions that Mr. Paladino was antigay, and noted that he employed a gay man on his campaign staff.
“Carl Paladino is simply expressing the views that he holds in his heart as a Catholic,” Mr. Caputo said in a telephone interview.“Carl Paladino is not homophobic, and neither is the Catholic Church.”
“The majority of New Yorkers agree with him,” Mr. Caputo added. He said the campaign had done its own polling.
During his appearance at the synagogue, with reporters in attendance, Mr. Paladino said:“Don’t misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way. That would be a dastardly lie.”
A same-sex marriage bill was defeated last year by New York lawmakers. Mr. Paladino has said that, unlike Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, he would veto such a bill if he were governor. But Mr. Caputo said that if the same measure passed in a statewide referendum, Mr. Paladino would uphold the law.
Brian Ellner, head of the marriage initiative for the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, said that the Republican’s remarks were insensitive given a recent swirl of news about suicide in the gay community and antigay violence.
The New York City Police Department announced on Friday that nine men in the Bronx had lured three men they believed were gay and then tortured them. Last month, a student at Rutgers University jumped off the George Washington Bridge after two classmates broadcast his sexual encounter with a man over the Internet.
Mr. Paladino’s statements in Brooklyn were first broadcast by Azi Paybarah, a reporter for WNYC, and Reid Epstein of Newsday, on Twitter.
The back-and-forth between the two campaigns took a strange turn late on Sunday, when Mr. Caputo suggested that, on Aug. 20, a Cuomo staff member had referred to two gay male aides to Mr. Paladino as “girls.” The aides were accompanying a Paladino volunteer dressed in a duck costume, and blowing duck calls, to call attention to what the Paladino campaign said was Mr. Cuomo’s habit of ducking issues.
According to Mr. Caputo, the aides were approached by the Cuomo staff member and told:“If you girls don’t get out of here I’m going to shove those duck calls down your throats.”
Mr. Caputo said the encounter was “likely a hate crime since the Cuomo staffer clearly referenced their sexuality in his threat.” The Cuomo campaign did not respond late Sunday.
Gaye A Gennda

Brea, CA

#3 Oct 11, 2010
Palloweeno is only expressing a mild version of the republikook party line. The rest of them would like to actually execute the gays.
MrOwl1939

Summerfield, NC

#4 Oct 11, 2010
If you think the environment in America is tough for gays, try living in Saudi Arabia or any of the other Moslem countries around the world. It is easy for gays to live in America. Now the line is Republicans would like to actually execute gays. You should apply for a job at the socialist bureau of disinformation or the more apt Moslem Bureau of Disinformation.
Kurt

Loveland, OH

#5 Oct 11, 2010
MrOwl1939 wrote:
If you think the environment in America is tough for gays, try living in Saudi Arabia or any of the other Moslem countries around the world. It is easy for gays to live in America. Now the line is Republicans would like to actually execute gays. You should apply for a job at the socialist bureau of disinformation or the more apt Moslem Bureau of Disinformation.
MUSLIM, not MOSLEM.

Did you finish your GED yet?
MrOwl1939

Summerfield, NC

#6 Oct 11, 2010
I learned to write the word Moslem in High School but so as not to offend anyone I will say it like my British cousins and spell it Muzzies. I hope that does not offend the spelling police on this site or any other site. I wouldn't want to get a failing grade. I usually write it mohammedans because I heard it really irks them to be called mohammedans. So Muzzies it is. How far I went in education is not your business. No offense, Kurt.
BRENDA SKANKS

Loveland, OH

#8 Oct 11, 2010
Kurt owns the thread and all of the lackies posting in it. lmao
Ivanna Hannjobb

Washington, DC

#9 Oct 11, 2010
MrOwl1939 wrote:
If you think the environment in America is tough for gays, try living in Saudi Arabia or any of the other Moslem countries around the world.
Jeezus dude, just because it's so much worse in Muslim countries, that somehow justifies the wingnuts' persecution of Gays in the U.S? In other words, "shut your mouths queers and while we bash your heads in just be glad you don't live in Iran."

This is exactly the same kind of perverted reasoning we get from extremist conserva-kook douche bag dingbats like Paladino. Who, by the way, has two families, one with his wife and one with his mistress and is renown in New York political circles for sending bestiality e-mails to his acquaintances. Jeezus.
Obama2012

Loveland, OH

#10 Oct 11, 2010
Ivanna Hannjobb wrote:
<quoted text>
Jeezus dude, just because it's so much worse in Muslim countries, that somehow justifies the wingnuts' persecution of Gays in the U.S? In other words, "shut your mouths queers and while we bash your heads in just be glad you don't live in Iran."
This is exactly the same kind of perverted reasoning we get from extremist conserva-kook douche bag dingbats like Paladino. Who, by the way, has two families, one with his wife and one with his mistress and is renown in New York political circles for sending bestiality e-mails to his acquaintances. Jeezus.
http://www.republicansexoffenders.com/

The site says it all
Obama2012

Loveland, OH

#11 Oct 12, 2010
Hey, with a name like Paladino, is he a US citizen?

Let's find out if he needs to be deported!
Obama2012

Loveland, OH

#12 Oct 12, 2010
Kurt wrote:
<quoted text>
MUSLIM, not MOSLEM.
Did you finish your GED yet?
I wonder if that's Gannon running the proxy's again?
MrOwl1939

Summerfield, NC

#13 Oct 12, 2010
Perverted reasoning. As long as it is perverted reasoning to youse guys, then I'm on the right track. Your friends and buddies come over here, blow buildings up and down, drop airplanes out of the skies, shoot innocent people, push a man in a wheelchair into the ocean because he's Jewish, commit all sorts of atrocities and we are the extremists. You people got it down pat. We are the perverts, devils, extremists and you on the left with your muzzie friends are the rational, people loving friends of the world. Hey, with a name like Paladino, is he a US Citizen? Well, he could change his name to Barack Obama and automatically be a US citizen. Don't ask him for his birth certificate. He might be able to pull an Obama. But I forgot. The Supreme Court would force Paladino to produce his. With the question, with a name like Paladino, is he a US citizen, I wonder if the Italian community in the US is pissed off by that question. Nah, all the Italian/Americans I know are touchy about their ethnicity.
MrOwl1939

Summerfield, NC

#14 Oct 12, 2010
Concerning the stupid question, somehow this justifies the wingnuts' persecution of Gays in the US. I don't know what part of the world you live and personally don't care but in the area I live, any of the areas I have lived or been, there is virtually no persecution of gays. They have everything anyone else has, good jobs, homes, cars and whatever the human needs or wants and there isn't any persecution here. If you want to bring the episode in Wyoming about the skinheads killing the gay, that's fine. The majority of us non-gays do not persecute those who are gay and all the propoganda about wingnuts' being hostile to gays is just that propoganda and lies. You judge everyone on the right by what skinheads, Nazis and terrorist groups do when these people are akin to your Muzzie friends. All the governments who foment and finance revolution are leftists. You want a list? Most of the 10/40 countries of the Muzzies, China, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico. Is it coincidence these are all leftist countries? Absolutely NOT. I have a choice, the Paladino type with two families or the Obama type with one family. Hmmm. Which is the dangerous one to my freedom? Hold Fast!!!
Cunna Lingus

Loveland, OH

#15 Oct 12, 2010
MrOwl1939 wrote:
Concerning the stupid question, somehow this justifies the wingnuts' persecution of Gays in the US. I don't know what part of the world you live and personally don't care but in the area I live, any of the areas I have lived or been, there is virtually no persecution of gays. They have everything anyone else has, good jobs, homes, cars and whatever the human needs or wants and there isn't any persecution here. If you want to bring the episode in Wyoming about the skinheads killing the gay, that's fine. The majority of us non-gays do not persecute those who are gay and all the propoganda about wingnuts' being hostile to gays is just that propoganda and lies. You judge everyone on the right by what skinheads, Nazis and terrorist groups do when these people are akin to your Muzzie friends. All the governments who foment and finance revolution are leftists. You want a list? Most of the 10/40 countries of the Muzzies, China, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico. Is it coincidence these are all leftist countries? Absolutely NOT. I have a choice, the Paladino type with two families or the Obama type with one family. Hmmm. Which is the dangerous one to my freedom? Hold Fast!!!
Jeesus, you just repeated the whole thread in 2 posts
Bush Big Oil

Loveland, OH

#16 Jan 8, 2011
ping
Alex

Dayton, OH

#17 Jul 23, 2013
Gaye A Gennda wrote:
Palloweeno is only expressing a mild version of the republikook party line. The rest of them would like to actually execute the gays.
so Leon is on the list?
Avrey

Longmeadow, MA

#18 Jul 26, 2013
Alex wrote:
<quoted text>so Leon is on the list?
I would think so.

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