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Paladino calls gays 'dysfunctional'
Associated Press ^ | REUVEN FENTON and JEREMY OLSHAN

Posted on 10/10/2010 4:35:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Carl Paladino says it’s not okay to be gay.

"There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual," the Republican gubernatorial candidate told a small Hasidic group at K’hal Adas Kasho synagogue in Williamsburg today.

"That's not how god created us, and that's not the example that we should be showing our children."

Paladino, who has made his opposition to the gay marriage and "the homosexual agenda" clear, went much further yesterday, to say children "would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family" than being gay."

"And I don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option," he said. "It isn't."

The speech came just days after the suicide of a gay Rutgers student and an anti-gay gang attack in the Bronx.

His Democratic opponent, Andrew Cuomo, blasted the remarks as "stunning homophobia and a glaring disregard for basic equality."

A campaign spokesman said "These comments along with other views he has espoused make it clear that he is way out of the mainstream a

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1 posted on 10/10/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like this guy. No chicken-sh*t eggshell walking.


2 posted on 10/10/2010 4:36:50 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does the AP think we should find these comments controversial? They sound like common sense to me.


3 posted on 10/10/2010 4:37:46 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY; pissant

Good for him! And he *is* in the “mainstream.” Most people think homosexual behavior is wrong and disgusting; they just don’t say it in public.


4 posted on 10/10/2010 4:38:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If the train leaves Hartford on May Day, how many turkeys will have snowballs in the Bahamas?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
His Democratic opponent, Andrew Cuomo, blasted the remarks as "stunning homophobia and a glaring disregard for basic equality."

Hey Andy, remember "Vote For Cuomo, Not the Homo."

5 posted on 10/10/2010 4:38:46 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
along with other views he has espoused make it clear that he is way out of the mainstream

No AP, you're out of the mainstream, let's see what happens November 2nd, shall we?

6 posted on 10/10/2010 4:39:11 PM PDT by PROCON (23 More Days Until Independence Day, Woo-Hoo!!)
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7 posted on 10/10/2010 4:40:01 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s right, of course. I just hope he doesn’t back down or try to soft peddle it. Queers have a right to be queer. And those who don’t agree with it have a right to say its dysfunctional.


8 posted on 10/10/2010 4:40:28 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Where's the equality to all this??

You can't make something equal that isn't equal to start with.

Two guys or two women is not the same as "man and woman".

9 posted on 10/10/2010 4:42:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Argus

I remember it, Argus...Andy boy’s contribution to his father’s campaign.

Regards,


10 posted on 10/10/2010 4:42:41 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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12 posted on 10/10/2010 4:43:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love this guy.


13 posted on 10/10/2010 4:44:04 PM PDT by peggybac (Restore America and restore her honor.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With respect to procreation, I don’t see how anyone could argue.


14 posted on 10/10/2010 4:44:39 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It just so happens that the “mainstream” is wrong on this issue!


15 posted on 10/10/2010 4:44:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; wagglebee

Where can I vote for this man.

He realize that gay is a destructive choice. Cuomo must think that HIV is a gift from Santa Claus.


16 posted on 10/10/2010 4:44:55 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I LOve this guy, no pun intended! LOL

Is he going to win? Is NY moral enough to recognize truth when it stands in front of them? Just asking.


17 posted on 10/10/2010 4:47:20 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
It just so happens that the “mainstream” is wrong on this issue!

IMHO, the 'main' stream is a very narrow and polluted channel.

18 posted on 10/10/2010 4:47:52 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: pissant
I like this guy. No chicken-sh*t eggshell walking.

Yep!

Sex...reason...procreation...life

Anything else, self promotion, political promotion, transfer ance of wealth via political agenda.

Faggotism is nothing but gratification, it produces nothing nor does it promote life.

19 posted on 10/10/2010 4:47:52 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: xzins
Cuomo probably thinks AIDS exists because Reagan wouldn't wear a red ribbon.
20 posted on 10/10/2010 4:48:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: KansasGirl

That’s because you’re a KansasGirl, not a New Yorker. Believe me, Paladino’s comments haven’t been acceptable in polite NY company for 50 years.


21 posted on 10/10/2010 4:49:11 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, he is right, but he’s not going to win in New York saying so.


22 posted on 10/10/2010 4:50:37 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interesting timing.....The following was posted on a Facebook of a very liberal niece of ours....today..... KR (name withheld) is a LOVER OF HUMAN SPIRIT and National Coming Out Day is tomorrow. I'm coming out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality because it's 2010 and you can still be fired from your job in 29 states for being lesbian, gay or bisexual and in 38 states for being transgender. Donate your status and join me by clic...king here: http://apps.facebook.com/humanrightscampaign/ncod10_status.php?rid=93667&rsource=stream. See More
23 posted on 10/10/2010 4:51:59 PM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

News for AP. “God” is spelled with a capital G.


24 posted on 10/10/2010 4:53:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: wagglebee

LOL


25 posted on 10/10/2010 4:53:06 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hold me, I’m going to swoon.


26 posted on 10/10/2010 4:53:53 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Longbow1969

Well, he is right, but he’s not going to win in New York saying so.

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I wouldn’t be too sure about that.
Homosexual marriage has lost on every statewide ballot-even in California- it has appeared on, Paladino’s views seem quite mainstream.


27 posted on 10/10/2010 4:55:04 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: pissant

Finally, someone with the balls to tell the truth. For the first and only time in my life, I wish I lived in New York.


28 posted on 10/10/2010 4:55:36 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow - telling New Yorkers the truth - this guy has promise.


29 posted on 10/10/2010 4:56:04 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: J Edgar

I am going to vote for him. I live here. But this really is not going to play well at all.


30 posted on 10/10/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Such clarity is refreshing.


31 posted on 10/10/2010 4:57:26 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hhmmmm....Paladino 2012? :o)


32 posted on 10/10/2010 4:59:28 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is only plain and full truth...but we are no more used to hear it !!!


33 posted on 10/10/2010 5:00:21 PM PDT by Ulysse (I)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This mainstream they talk about is just like the not “mainstream” churches. Not so much.


34 posted on 10/10/2010 5:02:58 PM PDT by therut
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To: Cicero
News for AP. “God” is spelled with a capital G.

I noticed that too. So did God.

35 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: libh8er

I live here and this is not going to play well.


36 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:25 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: Longbow1969

True dat


37 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:35 PM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Taking a hard one in the butt or oral cavity is not normal, and if that’s a fagfest and they love it, it’s still depraved and if the pitcher/catcher is a Catholic, it’s a MORTAL SIN. If you do it and die, you go straight to Hell.


38 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:40 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: I_Like_Spam
I wouldn’t be too sure about that. Homosexual marriage has lost on every statewide ballot-even in California- it has appeared on, Paladino’s views seem quite mainstream.

I am sure. This will not play well at all in New York. What he says is true, but it just wasn't wise to say so out loud.

39 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:53 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well let's not leave out the so called, ‘transgendered’. If a guy cuts his penis off, that does not make him a woman. All throughout history, until lately, these guys were called Eunuchs. Now they have to be called ‘transgendered’ and they need ‘special’ rights. “But He is a Woman now!” What part of that sentence makes any sense at all in normal rational terms. Reality isn't some mythical fantasy land where you can just make up what you ‘want’ to be true. Well, for most of us it is not. The Left lives in a perpetual fantasy world.

Talk to any Liberal, any Democrat and they will tell you that unless you openly and loudly support every disgusting deviancy under the sun you are a ‘hater’. Or you are the comical term ‘homophobic’ lol. I have never been ‘afraid’ of a queer my entire life.

They are called ‘queer’ for a reason.

40 posted on 10/10/2010 5:06:58 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Longbow1969

I agree. It just isn’t said or allowed to be said in NY.


41 posted on 10/10/2010 5:09:56 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: wagglebee

I WANT TO VOTE FOR HIM!!!!


42 posted on 10/10/2010 5:11:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

10 years ago and for thousands of years prior...this idea was held by vast majorities....

UNTIL the propaganda 24/7 on TV and in the Schools....Day of Silence and Sex Ed which is used to normalize homosexual sex....

Then, VOILA!....we see all the atheist, Darwinism young adults who worship mother earth and believe in hedonism saying it is good to be gay......

It is just slick propaganda to destroy, marginalize and make the Bible extinct—eliminate that awful Christianity—and then to destroy the Natural Family so the Marxists can raise all the dysfunctional children to be little Marxist autobots who are the State’s slaves.

This country (I’ll say it again!) is based on Natural Law Theory which condemns (and thoroughly by Founders)this unnatural, learned behavior.

It is learned and demands pederasty...that is why Ginsberg wants it legal to have sex with 12 year olds.

They are all mentally ill and their identity is perverted.

Lenin knew he would have to destroy the family unit because it created individualism (because of Christianity) and loyalty. Biology creates loyalty and Marxists can’t have that...they want the commune to be equally loved, etc.

Marx and Lenin try to subvert Natural Law...it is why the theory is a fraud and won’t work.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 5:12:23 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How refreshing to see a politician speak the truth. He has more guts than most conservative talk show hosts.


44 posted on 10/10/2010 5:12:29 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. About time someone said this. Needs saying in the worst way—especially in NY.


45 posted on 10/10/2010 5:12:59 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's long past time for conservatives to stop voting for Republican liberals. Enough!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m gonna take the minority view on this (and probably get clobbered) but—

I like Paladino but I don’t see where his comment gets our side anything. Plus, he creates a straw man issue that, later on, can be used against other conservative candidates by the lamers in the lamestrem media. Such as:

“Mrs. Palin, do you agree with Carl Paladino that homosexuals are blah balh blah?”

The fact is, it is the province of pyschologists to determine what is dysfunctional behavior. Even if I agree with Paladino’s opinion of gays, politicians need to stick with public policy matters, especially while they are running for office and even more so while governing. The dysfunction Paladino should be focused on is the insane taxing and spending that goes on in Albany.


46 posted on 10/10/2010 5:15:08 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Many Republicans know and love a gay person. Some of the gays are in their families and don’t like their loved ones being called dysfunctional. I don’t think it’s smart politics for Paladino to be so in-your-face about it. Flame away.


47 posted on 10/10/2010 5:15:56 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What did he say that was factually wrong?

Can someone really say its not abnormal? (being 1% or so of the population, if that, would say its NOT normal)


48 posted on 10/10/2010 5:17:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: PaleoBob

The fact is, it is the province of pyschologists to determine what is dysfunctional behavior.


since when?


49 posted on 10/10/2010 5:17:12 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: hampdenkid

Well said.

The main stream of American citizens have been putting up with the homosexual agenda for political corrections sake. The tide has turned! They have to realize that while we don’t condone that behavior, what they do in their bedroom is their business.


50 posted on 10/10/2010 5:17:55 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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