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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Carl Paladino--still loathsome. Now with more homophobia.

So, people paying attention to the Republican candidate for Governor of the state of New York already know he is fine with the "N-Word", sexism, pictures of bestiality, and despite his own peccadilloes, seems to have a case of "prowess-envy" where Andrew Cuomo is concerned.

In other words, he's already a horrible joke perpetrated on the voters of a state that deserves far, far better. (But let us not forget--he is endorsed by Newt Gingrich!)

Of course, since he's been portrayed as so very "anti", homophobia shouldn't surprise us. Of course. That he's just so, so, what's the word? Comfortable. He's so comfortable being a virulent homophobe is the thing that annoys me here:

The Republican candidate for governor, Carl P. Paladino, told a gathering in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality was acceptable, and criticized his opponent, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, for marching in a gay pride parade earlier this year.

“That’s not how God created us,” he said, reading from a prepared address. “I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t.”

And then, to applause at Congregation Shaarei Chaim, he said: “I didn’t march in the gay parade this year — the gay pride parade this year. My opponent did, and that’s not the example we should be showing our children.” report that Mr. Paladino’s prepared text had included the sentence: “There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.” But Mr. Paladino omitted the sentence in his speech.

Not acceptable, and not valid? Not this way by nature?

Fuck you, Carl Paladino. If it could be changed, why are our young people killing themselves because of the way they are being judged--if it was a choice, why wouldn't they just turn off the same-sex attraction like a switch? And if gay young folks were "brainwashed" into thinking gay was okay--why don't they brazen it out on the basis of their so-called "brainwashing"?

Carl Paladino is a hater. He's a public hater, and he hates all kind of people. He hates Muslims. He hates people of different ethnicity. He is no friend of women. And he is altogether okay with publically hating gay people.

We live in a world where this shit happens.

We live in a world where this shit happens.

We live in a world where what happens every day is that LGBT people face discrimination while trying to lead normal lives. The weirdos, the people who aren't right, the people who are going out of their way to be hateful and bigoted--are the people like Carl Paladino. Like the folks at NOM and NARTH and AFA and FOTF. The people who encourage hate and come up with reasons for being hateful--those are the fuck-ups. The people who push pseudoscience instead of understanding. The people who are comfortable with hate and peer-abuse and dehumanization.

Who exactly is brainwashed when people who think they have a religion of love and peace are ready to beat the shit out of others? Who is brainwashed when the religion of the survivors of discrimination applaud discrimination of others? Who is brainwashed into seeing people based on their orientation, and not the simple, human things they ask for that we could so easily understand--

Not to be harassed. To have committed monogamous relationships. To raise children, to serve their country. To even be clergy in various creeds. How square! How normal!

The things gay folks want to do are--why, perfectly normal things!

The people who want to hate them? What do they want, really?

Who is really the weirdo here?

Damn, this sort of thing makes my heart hurt. But all things considered, I have hosed more evolved life-forms than Carl Paladino off a trash-can lid. And that is my considered opinion on the matter, edited to be no more insulting and dehumanizing than he would treat anyone else himself.

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