Monday, October 11, 2010

Catching Up With the News #3: Carl Paladino's Anti-Gay Rant

This past weekend, I was a lazy blogger. There were a few big stories I meant to blog about, but I got busy doing. . .nothing. So, in case you missed them too, here's what I skipped for a few days. . . 

Image from NY Post

Crazy is the new normal. There isn't anything that used to be political poison that will disqualify a Republican/Tea Party candidate from potential viability.  Even so, GOP candidate for Governor of New York just gave an incredibly tone-deaf speech denouncing homosexuality--not gay marriage, or gays in the military--gay people.  Sure, the tea bagger hoards running for office this year have sporadically let their homophobia flags fly, but this is New York. Where there is not only a very established gay community, not only where the gay rights struggle began, but where a very high profile teen suicide and a anti-gay attack just occurred and are still in the news.  Unbelievable.


Unrepentant, Paladino Calls Gay Parades ‘Disgusting’

Despite an uproar over his remarks about gays, Carl P. Paladino appeared on national television on Monday and expressed revulsion at gay pride parades. . .

Read more at: New York Times

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