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11/05/2007

A 'Boone' to biased Kentuckyans

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 4-89Oh, Pat Boone. As the years go by, his gay-friendliness seems to be dwindling faster than his relevance in the American music scene. For the latest example, listen to this "robo-call" that is currently being distributed to voters in Kentucky:

Yes, as the time runs out until residents vote in tomorrow's gubernatorial election, Kentucky Republicans are pulling out their party's most trusty political weapon: gay hate. And they've drafted one-time star Pat Boone to help convey the message that if they elect Democratic candidate Steve Beshear rather than Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher, then those evil queers are going to repaint the Bluegrass state with more rainbow-colored hues. They must all be so proud of themselves.

Maybe someday our lives will not be the big reveal in the Republican's dirty tricks. However, at this point in time, that seems about as likely as Mr. Boone selling out the Garden.

Kentucky GOP Pushing Anti-Gay Message In Final Days Of Gov Race [TPM Election Central]

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I'm surprised that Pat Boone is still around. My mother was a fan of his. I really don't think that he was all that relevant back then. Perhaps we can start a rumor that he and Anita Bryant were once lovers.

Posted by: Mike in the Tndra | Nov 5, 2007 4:04:59 PM

I cannot believe that dirty SOB Pat Boone agreed to record this crap.
I can believe that the Repuglican party would stoop so low as to send this clear message of hate out, in the state of Kentucky.

This is clearly hate speech and should be rebuked, challenged and stopped - right NOW! This type of hate speech should be illegal even in Kentucky, right? Are we going to let it stand?

It's too late before the election, however, something must be done to discourage this BS. We cannot allow this trend to continue. It is happening more than anyone knows, because the news organizations are NOT reporting it! YES, crimes against gay people happen every day, at an alarming rate, but it is not being noticed in the newspapers or on the radio or televisions or on online.

It is time to take action. If we do not, we will find ourselves going backwards instead of forward. We must not allow that to happen.

Jesse,
Key West

Posted by: Jesse | Nov 6, 2007 5:22:32 PM

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