'I was disgusted by gays:' Cory Booker explains how he overcame his sheer hatred for homosexuality

Jan 10, 2013 Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk 325

Newark Mayor Cory Booker struggled with severe homophobia as a young man, a fact which he documented in great detail in an opinion piece for his college newspaper 20 years ago.

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Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#1 Jan 10, 2013
"'He told me of the violence - violence form strangers and family, horrible images of beatings, destruction of property and the daily verbal condemnations,' he recalled.'It was chilling to find that so much of the testimony he shared with me was almost identical to stories my grandparents told me about growing up Black."

Of course all the fundies will start screaming when they read this.
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#3 Jan 10, 2013
Nelson wrote:
He WAS disgusted? Most people still ARE disgusted by queers.
Being disgusted by you is a high honor. Thanks.

“Equality marches on! ”

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#4 Jan 10, 2013
Nelson wrote:
He WAS disgusted? Most people still ARE disgusted by queers.
You are not most people, R1. Disgust is what women must feel about you, as you seem to have nothing else to do but create sock puppets/alters on the gay forum!
Jimbo

Hartford, WI

#5 Jan 10, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>You are not most people, R1. Disgust is what women must feel about you, as you seem to have nothing else to do but create sock puppets/alters on the gay forum!
Shouldn't you be getting the siding replaced on your house or something?
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#6 Jan 10, 2013
A mirror in which he caught his reflection..?
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jan 10, 2013
Nelson wrote:
He WAS disgusted? Most people still ARE disgusted by queers.
Most people are NOT disgusted by gays. They are, however, disgusted with hypocrites like you. And morons, again like you. And hatemongers, as you win the triple crown.

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#9 Jan 10, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
Isn't the definition of "Homophobia" An irrational fear of homosexuals?
Lets see as of August 2011 homosexuals are responsible for 61% of all the Aids cases in the U.S.
......
SOUND LIKE A PRETTY RATIONAL FEAR TO ME!
So you are regularly having unprotected sex with gay men who are infected with HIV?

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#10 Jan 10, 2013
Nelson wrote:
He WAS disgusted? Most people still ARE disgusted by queers.
No sexually secure and intelligent person is.

Why are you?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Jan 10, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
Isn't the definition of "Homophobia" An irrational fear of homosexuals?

SOUND LIKE A PRETTY RATIONAL FEAR TO ME!
At least you're finally admitting your fear.
ravettb

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jan 10, 2013
Let's say that Luke's points above, 1-5, at least, are true (I'll leave 6 for a moment). Ok? What does that have to do with anyone but people willing to have anal sex? There's no doubt that anal sex, whether with a man or a woman, is riskier than other types... and riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car. Two (or more) consenting adults having risky sex is their own business, and their choice, just as the super-macho motorcyclists are imbeciles for risking their lives on their bikes.

As for 6, I'd like to see the actual paper so that I know whether the author is controlling for pre-adult homosexuals, as only one possible confounder. Should we condemn 15-17 year-old hetero boys from having sex with available girls or older women? If not, we can't condemn homosexual boys from having sex with other boys or older men. Horny is horny.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Jan 10, 2013
I don't kno why so many people get upset about gay sex. All we do is hold hands and hug and kiss a lot. What's the big deal ?!

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#14 Jan 10, 2013
ravettb wrote:
Let's say that Luke's points above, 1-5, at least, are true (I'll leave 6 for a moment). Ok? What does that have to do with anyone but people willing to have anal sex? There's no doubt that anal sex, whether with a man or a woman, is riskier than other types... and riding a motorcycle is riskier than driving a car. Two (or more) consenting adults having risky sex is their own business, and their choice, just as the super-macho motorcyclists are imbeciles for risking their lives on their bikes.
As for 6, I'd like to see the actual paper so that I know whether the author is controlling for pre-adult homosexuals, as only one possible confounder. Should we condemn 15-17 year-old hetero boys from having sex with available girls or older women? If not, we can't condemn homosexual boys from having sex with other boys or older men. Horny is horny.
Actually the data is not actually correct. The stats are drawn from free clinics.

How representative of heteros as a whole are stats drawn from free clinics, skidrow denizens and slum reidents, eh?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Jan 10, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
Isn't the definition of "Homophobia" An irrational fear of homosexuals?
No
.
Homophobia is the fear that 'you' are homosexual

“Alley Cat Blues”

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#17 Jan 11, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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There's no such thing as homophobia, you fking shiteater.
You just refuted your own argument with that statement.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#18 Jan 11, 2013
Cool Hand Luke wrote:
Isn't the definition of "Homophobia" An irrational fear of homosexuals?
No. Here is the definition of the word from Dictionary.com

homophobia (h&#601;&#650;m&#6 01;&#650;&#712;f&# 601;&#650;b&#618;& #601;)— n

intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality

[C20: from homo ( sexual )+-phobia ]

'homophobe— n

homo'phobic— adj

So, in fact, the rest of your post proves the point.

“Alley Cat Blues”

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#20 Jan 11, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>
You're wrong as usual, shiteater
I rest my case.
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#22 Jan 11, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
<quoted text>
You just refuted your own argument with that statement.
lol
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#23 Jan 11, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>
You should rest your mouth, give a poor dick time to recoup.
Keep digging.
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#24 Jan 11, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
<quoted text>Keep digging.
Just how many post will you post with absolutely NOTHING to contribute on the topic?

This is five so far,
today, I will count for you...
you are welcome!
Have a great day of trolling...
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#26 Jan 11, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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You should rest your mouth, give a poor dick time to recoup.
You're a funny guy
.
You think a gay person is nothing more than a pucker hole that walks around on two legs
.
If you were to discover that each gay person is a whole complete package that doesn't require a power adapter or antenna; you would freak
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