Republican Senator James Forrester can't answer why he opposes gay marriage.

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    Sep 29, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    Very interesting interview with North Carolina Republican Senator James Forrester on why he opposes gay marriage.


    http://unicornbooty.com/2011/09/homophobic-lawmaker-caught-in-tangled-web-of-lies-must-see-video/

    Forrester cowers in the face of overwhelming evidence contradicting his beliefs. He literally has no idea what to say when confronted with the fact that gay marriage-loving Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate of all 50 states. You can almost hear his brain melting out of his ears when informed that it is heterosexuals who make up the far, far, faaaaar majority of worldwide HIV and AIDS patients.
    If our assurances that this interview is must see web TV still aren’t enough, consider the farewell host Signorile offers the ignorant Senator:
    “I want to thank you for speaking with us. I’m sorry that you couldn’t answer the questions. I think it speaks to your own lack of education about this and your lack of answers, which is pretty appalling for a legislator. And I think that the entire country is now seeing you embarrass yourself and embarrass the state of North Carolina. Thank you for coming on today. (Laughs)”


  • kuroshiro

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    Sep 29, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    That was painful to listen to... extremely painful. I've never seen a more ignorant man before. It's appalling that he's even in a seat of power...
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    Sep 29, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    That was awesome! I have rarely seen anyone SO destroyed in a discussion. The man has so little understanding that it´s shameful he was ever elected.

    He was all but crying for him Mommy at the end.

  • irishkcguy

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    Sep 29, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    The average life span of an NFL player is about 58 years. Which is approximately 20 years less than the average person. Let's ban football!!!
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    Sep 29, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    I'm speechless.

    How can people in NC elect somebody so obviously dumb? icon_eek.gif
  • NashRugger

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    Sep 29, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    totally grilled
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 29, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    I heard this live the day it happened. Michaelangelo Signorile really took this ignorant bastard to task and didn't let up on him.
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    Sep 29, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    This made my day!! It was almost painful to listen to someone making such a fool of themselves.
  • irishkcguy

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    Sep 29, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    In a weird way listening to this idiot makes me respect those kooks at the Westboro Baptist Church just a little bit. They have the courage of their convictions to say what they really believe, no matter how odious it may be. At his core, this Senator believes what the WBC believes he just doesn't have the balls to say it out loud. None of them do. Which is why they look like idiots when they debate this issue. They can't express their true beliefs on it (that God will smite his Chosen Ones, The United States of America, if they allow gays to be married) so they have no way of really debating.
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    Sep 29, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidI'm speechless.

    How can people in NC elect somebody so obviously dumb? icon_eek.gif



    I think it's beautiful and makes me proud to live in a country where a man can fulfill his dream of being elected to office in spite of being born with a mental handicap. It's inspirational.
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    Sep 29, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    thats why i don't always think just because your an MD, or have a degree in law, that you are actually knowledgeable about current events, or at any rate can be competent enough to answer questions relating to one's profession.



    I think my state will vote against it, and it wont pass, but your right to question how people have voted these idiots in. There are A LOT MORE like him too unfortunately.

    I hate to say it but it'll be nice when these older religious people who are so close minded die off and are replaced with more empathetic and responsible people.
  • scottmet99

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    Sep 29, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    I couldn't listen to more than 2 minutes of this. How old is this guy? 98?
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    Sep 29, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    zsocerstar saidthats why i don't always think just because your an MD, or have a degree in law, that you are actually knowledgeable about current events, or at any rate can be competent enough to answer questions relating to one's profession.


    +1

    It's unfortunate that people are easily fooled by people with credentials.

    Equally sad are the individuals who delude themselves into believing that simply because they are in a profession or have studied a particular topic, they are innately more qualified to speak on a topic.

  • dhinkansas

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    Sep 29, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    Not everyone is going to be in favor of gay marriage. Do I agree with this twat? No, and he's symbolic of what's wrong with politics in this country.
    But I won't throw stones at him because his opinion of gay marriage is different than mine.
  • dhinkansas

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    Sep 29, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    I kind of think marriage is an archaic concept, straight or gay. It's not like the straight world can make it work. And yes, I know it invovles spousal rights, but there really is more to marriage than being someone's beneficiary.
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    Sep 29, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    dhinkansas saidNot everyone is going to be in favor of gay marriage. Do I agree with this twat? No, and he's symbolic of what's wrong with politics in this country.
    But I won't throw stones at him because his opinion of gay marriage is different than mine.


    You're missing a key point, though. No one cares what his opinion is. We care about what the law says.

    He is getting wrong a core concept of the American dream: freedom to live your life as you see fit. If he wants to oppose gay marriage, he can not get gay married. But he is attempting to force everyone to live his way, and impose his beliefs on other people, and deny them benefits and legal protections because of his holy book.
    Contrary to what the fundies say, we are not out to force everyone to like us. This guy is welcome to hate teh gays and gay marriage all he wants. But he wants the law to treat us differently, and that's not ok - or respectable.
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    Thanks for the great posting and video clip creyente! State Republican legislator James Forrester does not see the trees among the forest...
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    White4DarkerFL saidI'm speechless.

    How can people in NC elect somebody so obviously dumb? icon_eek.gif


    It was not the people of NC who elected him but the people of three rural counties in NC who elected him. He is a state senator, NOT one of the US senators. The state has one democrat and one Republican US senator.

    What is scary about guys like him is that he holds an MD from a top 50 medical school and still feels this way.
  • dancedancekj

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    Sep 29, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    dhinkansas saidNot everyone is going to be in favor of gay marriage. Do I agree with this twat? No, and he's symbolic of what's wrong with politics in this country.
    But I won't throw stones at him because his opinion of gay marriage is different than mine.


    You're missing a key point, though. No one cares what his opinion is. We care about what the law says.

    He is getting wrong a core concept of the American dream: freedom to live your life as you see fit. If he wants to oppose gay marriage, he can not get gay married. But he is attempting to force everyone to live his way, and impose his beliefs on other people, and deny them benefits and legal protections because of his holy book.
    Contrary to what the fundies say, we are not out to force everyone to like us. This guy is welcome to hate teh gays and gay marriage all he wants. But he wants the law to treat us differently, and that's not ok - or respectable.


    Torrentprime, you rock as always
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    dhinkansas saidNot everyone is going to be in favor of gay marriage. Do I agree with this twat? No, and he's symbolic of what's wrong with politics in this country.
    But I won't throw stones at him because his opinion of gay marriage is different than mine.


    Sorry, but I will. This is not some backwards minded neighbor, relative, or coworker. This is an elected official. He votes on issues that effects the lives of citizens in his state. He has made anti-gay statements. He sponsored the ballot to ban gay marriage. He is fair game to be held accountable for his words and actions he takes as a Senator.
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    Additionally, he is unable to come up with a rational defense for his desire to segregate out gays from the institution of marriage. He intentionally tried to mislead the public with false information, and when that failed he tried to fall back on "marriage is between a man and a woman".

    To say that it should only be between a man and a woman is fine for the average person on the street, but a lawmaker should know better.


    torrentprime said
    dhinkansas saidNot everyone is going to be in favor of gay marriage. Do I agree with this twat? No, and he's symbolic of what's wrong with politics in this country.
    But I won't throw stones at him because his opinion of gay marriage is different than mine.


    You're missing a key point, though. No one cares what his opinion is. We care about what the law says.

    He is getting wrong a core concept of the American dream: freedom to live your life as you see fit. If he wants to oppose gay marriage, he can not get gay married. But he is attempting to force everyone to live his way, and impose his beliefs on other people, and deny them benefits and legal protections because of his holy book.
    Contrary to what the fundies say, we are not out to force everyone to like us. This guy is welcome to hate teh gays and gay marriage all he wants. But he wants the law to treat us differently, and that's not ok - or respectable.
  • dancedancekj

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    Sep 29, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Just to clarify, not all health professions are as ignorant or presumptuous as this man. For example, we were lectured multiple times that HIV and AIDS was more prevalent among heterosexuals than homosexuals in school. This guy should be reprimanded from the AMA due the fact he is using a completely evidence-unsupported stance from a few case studies of his practice to push legislation that is both immoral and untruthful. It's pseudoscience at its worst, and he should be ashamed as a doctor - he should know better. Literally.
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    Sep 29, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    Your welcome.

    Now don't go trying to start a support group for wayward senators. icon_wink.gif

    yankinbc saidThanks for the great posting and video clip creyente! State Republican legislator James Forrester does not see the trees among the forest...
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    Sep 29, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidThis man got the math wrong. Queers live 20 years longer than heteros.

    "You're trying to trip me up on this..." No shit, dumbass. Jesus.


    That was funny.

    I also loved when he said "you have a bias"... duh.. and you don't?
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    Sep 29, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    creyente saidYour welcome.

    Now don't go trying to start a support group for wayward senators. icon_wink.gif

    yankinbc saidThanks for the great posting and video clip creyente! State Republican legislator James Forrester does not see the trees among the forest...


    Less you think I am a 'bleeding-heart' liberal, I'd have to say no: too many potential elected officials (for gawd sake) who still think like this.