Delaware’s Republican nominee for the Senate is turning out to be treasure trove of anti-gay nonsense and idiocy. TS at Instaputz has helpfully compiled a bunch of Christine O’Donnell’s anti-gay quotes over the years, so that we can see how little she’s evolved over time. For instance, here’s what she had to say about the gay pride parade in New York City in 2000:
COLMES: Well, what are they getting away with here, Christine? Tell me what you’re seeing…
O’DONNELL: They’re getting away with nudity!
FAY: Oh, right.
O’DONNELL: They’re getting away with nudity! They’re getting away with lasciviousness! They’re getting away with perversion!
O’DONNELL: They’re getting away with blasphemy!
OMG! They’re getting away with blasphemy! Which is completely legal in the United States, which has a secular government and Constitution! OMG!
On the Ryan White Care Act in 1995, in her work for Concerned Women for America:
The Ryan White Care Act provides money for community-based counseling centers. While that may sound noble and compassionate, we know from experience that “AIDS education” becomes a platform for the homosexual community to recruit adolescents and lure teens into a self-destructive sexual lifestyle.
Helping AIDS patients might “sound noble and compassionate,” but really, when you look at it from Jesus’s perspective, screw them!
I’m sort of glad the Republicans are nominating all these Christian tea-hadists, actually. Often the most extreme statements of the extremist Christian right go unnoticed by much of the population, but now? Haha, they’re national candidates! We get to show everybody what headcases they really are.
TS has more crazy quotes at the link above.