Skip to comments.Governor asked to apologize for remarks about gays
Posted on 05/25/2014 11:41:27 AM PDT by kingattax
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A gay rights organization is calling on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to apologize for suggesting homosexuality is a choice and for calling decisions by other state leaders to not defend same-sex marriage bans the "next step to anarchy."
John Netto, head of the Utah Pride Center's board, said the governor's comments during his monthly televised news conference Thursday were hurtful.
"To suggest that allowing gay marriage is the foundation of anarchy, to us, is hate speech," Netto told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1mjgsGh ). "We think he is uneducated ... on current scientific positions in regard to human sexuality."
Herbert's office didn't immediately respond to requests for comment
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Gaystapo at it again.
Don’t give an inch, Governor!
When is that stupid, backward, Christian redneck going to stop being so hateful and incivil?!
This guy is in Utah.....He better not apologize because he will be reelected anyway.....Florida and Pennsylvania may be a different story. Although both will probably lose their governorships anyway.
Dont give in! Tell them to shove it!
Keep the faith!
I agree. . .this Governor hopefully realizes He answers to a Higher Power. . God Almighty. .the Maker of Heaven and Earth . . . . and male and female made He them.
“To suggest that allowing gay marriage is the foundation of anarchy, to us, is hate speech”
And we think trying to destroy and denigrate the Christian view of marriage is both hate speech and blasphemy.
So there, twinkle toes.
Good point.Liberals are allowed to say and do anything, no matter how offensive or hateful towards others, and we’re not supposed to say anything.
But here we someone suggest that homosexual marriage and homosexuality are not positive, and he is charged with hate speech. And due to political correctness, we are supposed to cower in fear of being charged with hate speech.
Political correctness is horse blank. We are allowed to have opinions about homosexual marriage, whether they have a hissy fit or not.
For some it is a choice. For others it is a mental malfunction that occurred after they were sexually molested as children. Either way, it is sexual perversion, and society isn’t served by promoting it.
It's a pity that your agenda is so pathetic, so weak, that you have to twist what someone says into something that they didn't say in order to get sympathy. That tells everyone everything they need to know about you right there.
No industrial strength eye wash in the world will help me now.
If most Americans had really gone in for this folly and voted it in, this would be one matter. But it has been foisted on them. We can quibble about whether to call it anarchy or something else, but it is rotten.
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This is nothing less then thought control.
Why of course it is.
I wonder if these bullies will sooner or later bend themselves out of shape in vain over someone who flat refuses to do that.
To suggest that buggering each other is the equivalent of a sacred and enshrined heterosexual institution is, to logic and to sane people, hate speech.
Enough of this idiocy.
Lord, have mercy.
Those people need to grow up.
immaturity really isn’t the problem here.
the queers hate God and are an enthusiastic element of an evil and coordinated effort to attack and destroy America and everything that is American.
Not standing up to imperial courts using authority they were never supposed to have could lead to anarchy, he is correct.
the gays crack me up. For 20 years they have openly disparaged redheads (and continue to do so) and then they complain of hate speech.
They need God and don’t know it.
of course they need God, but their love of sin and hatred for God blinds them.
The Governor deserves nomination for POTUS.
So sad and sick.
Arrest John Netto
You must repeat the official dogma of liberalism. Repeat it now. Good. No reeducation camp for you.
Buck up, queer...where's your tolerance for those with an opposing viewpoint?
Hate speech? Put your big girl panties on, John.
I’m thinking we need an insincere, boiler-plate `apology’ for every-day use when a sodomite gets his panties bunched over something a normal person says about the homos.
Offender: Normal person
“Here’s the ‘Very Sorry Songg.’ Won’t you help and sing alongg?”
(”Bum bum bum”)
“I blew it!” Heh, not really!
(”But he’s sorry!”)
“I knew it!”
(”So sorry!” )
“I’m very very sorry I called you a nasty faaggg!”
(”Just don’t do it any more, you scurvy scalawaaggg!”)
There we go, right as rain
You sound Christaphobic. Why are you attacking someone with morel courage? Even obama was against genderless marriage a few years ago. Why should any group, and especially a perverted minority dictate the definition of what Marriage is? The meaning has been clear for over 5,000 years. There are very good reasons why it was created. There are NO GOOD reasons why its definition should be changed.
Please don’t appologize!!! You told the truth. Please don’t let these homosexual clowns drag you down. It is a choice!
I'm with you. Asking people to apologize for practicing freedom of speech is offensive. I don't respect anyone who apologizes when asked to do so. They're just enabling this insanity.
I do respect someone who says "I stand by what I say" and recognizes that their freedom of speech might indeed offend some people.
I was being sarcastic.
And it wasn’t so many years ago that homosexuals didn’t want to hear it was “nature”
Now they put out the falsehood it’s 100% “we were born that way” BFS Any family lawyer will tell you they have clients with kids who want out for same sex partners. If this was a “Choice” they wouldn’t have had the kids in the first place
The truth just kills these b*******
The truth requires no apology.
Yeah, I still don’t get how it’s a ‘choice’. For me, heterosexuality was never a question. However, for some here, they had to make a ‘choice’ about their sexuality? Interesting!
“For some it is a choice. For others it is a mental malfunction that occurred after they were sexually molested as children.”
My opinion differs on that. I am convinced that it is a “mental malfunction” in all cases. (Or so close to all as to make any exceptions irrelevant.)
Same-sex attraction disorder is similar to PTSD, in that it is induced by trauma. In the case of SSAD, the trauma is sexual in nature, which causes some percentage of the victims of seduction or molestation in the pre-adult years to develop this particular disorder.
The good news is that it is treatable. At the very least, a true understanding of the nature of their disorder might help victims get right with God.
“Yeah, I still dont get how its a choice. For me, heterosexuality was never a question. However, for some here, they had to make a choice about their sexuality? Interesting!”
I didn’t choose to be heterosexual; I just am.
But then, IMO, everyone is heterosexual. An unfortunate few suffer from same-sex attraction disorder, but even they could be helped.
Now that is just f*cking disgusting. And yes, the vulgarity is called for.
Was that done in Photoshop? Somebody did a hell of a job.
“This is nothing less then thought control.”
In “Political CorrectnessThe Revenge of Marxism, Gates of Vienna,” Baron Bodissey wrote, “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. Ones standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Adam Michnik, a Polish intellectual imprisoned six times by the former puppet-Soviet Communist rulers, wrote, “Anyone who has suffered that humiliation, at some level, wants revenge. I know all the lies. I saw people being killed. But I also know that revanchism is never ending. And my obsession has been that we should have a revolution that does not resemble the French or Russian, but rather the American, in the sense that it be for something, not against something. A revolution for a constitution, not a paradise. An anti-utopian revolution. Because utopias lead to the guillotine and the gulag.”
“Any family lawyer will tell you they have clients with kids who want out for same sex partners.”
As with any mental disorder, same-sex attraction disorder can fall anywhere on a spectrum from very mild to very severe. The frequency with which the victim acts out his compulsions, therefore, also varies greatly.
It can also spontaneously change in intensity with the passage of time. Some men decide to go straight after years of believing themselves to be “gay,” while some married men find that their disorder no longer allows them to remain married.
Once we start seeing SSAD for what it is, it seems more tragic than complicated.
In college, I joined a very fundamentalist church. We had a brother who struggled with his homosexuality. He was very open about it. I left the church and always wondered if he conquered it...