RECENT  POSTS:  » PFOX's Quinlan says SBC leader's opposition to 'reparative therapy' is cruel » That Idaho wedding venue posts new 'rules and regulations'; will still perform non-Christian weddings » Another deceptive thing about NOM's duplicitous anti-Hagan ad » NOM trying to shape Arkansas politics without even learning state's abbreviation » Video: Focus on the Family staffer who calls homosexuality 'particularly evil lie of Satan' hangs out in Chicago's Boystown » Video: Another new NOM ad targets Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR); uses James O'Keefe video as source » What the heck is 'NOM Victory Fund'? » Video: NOM reminds North Carolinians that they, Thom Tillis forced state into unconstitutional mess » Actually no, kindness does not demand making people mad at you » Another evangelical leader comes out against so-called reparative therapy  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

10/12/2011

Shocker: More devaluing from a 'Values Voter' star

by Jeremy Hooper Screen Shot 2011-10-12 At 4.32.51 Pm

In the days since he introduced and endorsed GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, Pastor Robert Jeffress has become the biggest face and voice from this year's Values Voters Summit, with most mainstream media figures picking up on his comments calling Mormonism a cult. But now our pals at Right Wing Watch have unearthed what should become Part 2 of this story: Jeffress' rabid hostility towards LGBT people.

Have a listen:

Jeffress Denounces Gays As Promiscuous, Manipulative And Abnormal [RWW]

At this point, Perry has not denounced or really even distanced himself from Jeffress, only saying that he disagrees with the "cult" characterization. And honestly, I'd be surprised if he does. Let's gets real: It's because of comments like the above that Robert Jeffress got an invite to the Values Voter Summit, not despite of. Hell, Bryan Fischer went on that very same stage and said he wants a President who'll declare gays a public health hazard, and people just kind of accepted it as par for the natural "values voter" course.

Here in what's shaping up to be the most extreme GOP field in modern history (particularly on LGBT issues), divisive politicking has taken the front seat that responsible drivers would have given to civility. And sadly, this bus doesn't seem anywhere close to running out of fuel.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails