Antigay (and Ex-Gay) Mayoral Candidate Drops From Race

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    May 19, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    http://www.advocate.com/politics/politicians/2012/05/19/antigay-and-exgay-mayoral-candidate-drops-race

    Dara McDowell, a candidate for mayor of Covington, Kentucky and an ex-gay mother of eight, whose platform including fighting the "homosexual agenda," has dropped out of the race May 15, reports website Back2Stonewall.

    McDowell's decision to end her campaign follows a public outcry after the 43-year-old gave an interview to the River City News, in which she stated, “I’m concerned about leaving behind a town for my children, for all children, that is pro-homosexual agenda. (Homosexuality) is a choice, I think it’s important to respect choices, but to promote it? I see the undercurrent of that (in Covington).”

    McDowell also stated her plan to oppose gay pride festivals in the city, which has held such an event the past two years. “I see what happens at gay pride parades and I don’t want them in my town,” she said.

    Covington residents quickly expressed their opposition to her comments on the paper's Facebook page. Following a heated online debate and a Monday-night conversation with her husband, McDowell decided to exit the city's mayoral race.



    “I realize that I am being biased, I can see that in myself and I do want to be that way. I do need to come to terms with that myself and I recognize that,” McDowell said about her decision. “For me, I do want to advance the city economically and I do feel like I have some good ideas, some very good ideas because Covington is such an untapped resource. I do feel like I had a vision for the city, but the moral issue held me back. I am deficient in that area and I do need to work on that but I’m not ready to yet.”

    McDowell intends to further her studies on the issue of homosexuality by reading her Bible more, asking God for insights, and talking with pastors and other Christians.

    Real education eh?icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 20, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    Did anyone of these bible thumpers ever actually read the parts of the bible where Jesus hanged out with hookers, murderers, the sick, the dying, the poor, the undesirable, the "sinners, etc?

    Or do they just the like hateful and judgemental fire and brimstone passages so they have an excuse and cover for being complete ass holes in life to anyone they believe is different then them?icon_neutral.gif
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    May 20, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    This is another shining example of why the church needs to get out of all matters political and focus on other more important issues.

    If the effort and energy put forth by this Bible pounding wing nut went into stocking the food pantry at her church, a much greater need would be filled.

    All the radical right wants to do is follow in the footsteps of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and other idiots.
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    May 20, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
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    May 20, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidThis is another shining example of why the church needs to get out of all matters political and focus on other more important issues.


    No they don't. What they need to stop doing is spreading their selective hypocrisy about Old Testament law and do what Jesus has called them to do which is spread love and justice.

    The church needs to be engaged in politics on the side of freedom and equality as it was during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The church needs to stop spreading hate in and outside of politics and do the right thing.

    Way too easy for them to just "stay out of politics." That way they get to be hateful in private and not get called on it. No, stay in politics, and do the right thing, church folk.
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    May 20, 2012 3:08 AM GMT


    She's ex gay and says, "(Homosexuality) is a choice, I think it’s important to respect choices, but to promote it?"

    OK, so she admitted she's Bi. Someone should really tell her as much. icon_wink.gif
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    May 20, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    turtleneckjock saidThis is another shining example of why the church needs to get out of all matters political and focus on other more important issues.


    No they don't. What they need to stop doing is spreading their selective hypocrisy about Old Testament law and do what Jesus has called them to do which is spread love and justice.

    The church needs to be engaged in politics on the side of freedom and equality as it was during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The church needs to stop spreading hate in and outside of politics and do the right thing.

    Way too easy for them to just "stay out of politics." That way they get to be hateful in private and not get called on it. No, stay in politics, and do the right thing, church folk.


    Point well taken. Thanks!
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    May 20, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
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