Monday, April 11, 2011

Alan Simpson: GOP has some homophobes

Wow! Just wow:

And this gentleman is a former Senator and Conservative Republican. You know... I didn't think I could ever actually use the word gentleman in the same sentence with the word Republican.

Transcript of what this brave, brave, brave man said (now whether he lives to call himself a member of the GOP is another story...):

"We have homophobes on our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re going to get off on that stuff—Santorum has said some cruel things—cruel, cruel things—about homosexuals. Ask him about it; see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul. Now if that’s the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket, you know, it makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, 'Stick with your folks.' But I’m not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, moral values—while you’re diddling your secretary while you’re giving a speech on moral values? Come on, get off of it."



Lynne said...

Another bright side: It looks like Louis Marinelli, one of NOM's chief organizers has done an about-face. And it looks like it might be genuine.

Seething Mom said...

Yes, I saw that. In fact I was at a pflag meeting and this was brought up. Oh the cheers and tears. It's all about winning hearts and minds one person at a time...