At least this wasnt Biden...: Canadian politician: Execute gays

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    Oct 03, 2008 12:17 PM GMT
    "A Northern Ontario candidate running for a seat in Canada’s parliament could find himself sitting in jail instead, after telling high school students that gays should be executed."

    http://www.365gay.com/news/canadian-politician-execute-gays/
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 03, 2008 12:20 PM GMT
    Clearly the man is unstable and delusional..... the idea that someone could think that. He should be in a mental hospital if he really believes it.

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    Oct 03, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    "...contacted later by The Sudbury Star newspaper, he repeated the comment about gays.

    “A young man asked me what I think of homosexual marriages and I said I think homosexuals should be executed,” he told the paper. “My whole reason for running is the Bible, and the Bible couldn’t be more clear on that point,” he told the paper."

  • imperator

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    Oct 03, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    Yah, the guy's a fringe wacko who'll never be taken seriously in Canadian electoral politics. By and large, up here we're not hugely enthusiastic about imposing religion in politics. If an elected member of parliament-- even a Conservative MP-- said something that inflammatory, there'd be huge pressure for the leader of their party to give them the boot.
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    Oct 03, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    It doesn't say so in the article, but I'm willing to bet he's running as an independent. Even our Conservative party would be unlikely to nominate him as a candidate. Any loony can run for Parliament, it doesn't mean guarantee him any votes!
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    Oct 03, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    This jerk has no insight into his future career - he has just cut his own throaticon_lol.gif

    Hate crimes(which this is) are taken seriously and this jerk will face criminal challenges - this should keep the jerk busyicon_lol.gif
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    Oct 03, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    So has the Conservative party renounced him, or remained silent? Would not silence be tacit endorsement?
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    Oct 03, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    R.J. Rushdoony, the American founder of the "dominionist" wing of the evangelical movement, has called for execution of gays too.

    I think he has deliberately misspelled his name.
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    Oct 03, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
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    What a not nice man. Gay teens are so adorable and oh so tender and impressionable too. For this guy to not only say that, but to teenagers. What a grinch, I hope they pop his balls like two frog elbows.
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    Nov 20, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    Popescu was charged with assault against his elderly mother in 2003, after a family member reported seeing a large bruise on her arm.[7] Testifying at a bail court hearing, Popescu said that he had given his mother a "small swat and a light shake" to get her attention when she was not paying attention to him during a dispute over the placement of towels in their home. He expressed remorse for his action, but argued that it was not serious and did not constitute assault. He also testified that he had been violent toward his mother in the past, but said that this abuse had ended more than 25 years earlier. Acting as his own representative at trial, Popescu said that he had committed "unintentional assault" while "disciplining" his mother.[8] Under cross examination from the assistant crown attorney, he testified further that he had lived with his mother his entire life, had not worked in the community since 1972, and survived off his mother's pension.[9]

    the guy is nuts. he doesn't care what he says.

    he's being investigated for hate crimes by the RCMP

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    Nov 20, 2008 1:02 AM GMT
    Fogos - thxs for the info. Speaks to this guys comments about gay people!
  • styrgan

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    Nov 20, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
    And we wonder why there are higfh suicide rates among gay teens?

    Grrrrr...
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    Nov 20, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    This guy will probably end in jail sharing a cell with a 300 pound guy named Bubba who will make him his bitch. Karma.
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    Nov 20, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    styrgan saidAnd we wonder why there are higfh suicide rates among gay teens?

    Grrrrr...
    I agree. Is it any wonder? Whatever nation, where ever there are gay people there are haters like this. I believe in free speech, and would rather know what people really think than they hide it and persecute you covertly, BUT leaders in government positions should be held to higher standards.

    Unbelievable.
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    Nov 20, 2008 1:32 AM GMT
    So did this guy win election? And what's the status of the RMP investigation into his comments?
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    Nov 20, 2008 1:40 AM GMT
    I think Canadians have enough sense not to vote someone like that into office. I wish I had as much confidence in Americans.
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    Nov 20, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    He would never get the NOMINATION with any mainstream party-he was an idependent. no he did NOT get elected. The other candidates in his riding refused town hall debates if he was allowed to.

    the guy is NUTS he will never run for office again. the guy abused his mother.

    I think he's a self hating person to the point he has to take it out on homos I guess.
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    Nov 20, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Ah yes, Canada has its' bible-thumping lunatic fringe. They are regarded as such by the populace though, and never get much traction in the elections.
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    Nov 20, 2008 3:54 AM GMT

    In Canada we have hate crime laws, some specifically tailored to speech, with lots of bite. For example, calling someone faggot and being recorded doing so can land you in jail up to 18 months with a permanent record.

    Any wacko can run for office. Canadians, though a tolerant lot, judge a person by what comes out of their mouth. So does the law.

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    Nov 20, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that he shall also reap." Galatians 6:7

    How's that for a biblical argument, turd-burgler!
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    Nov 20, 2008 6:06 AM GMT
    This explains what happens to someone like this in Canada.
    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Popescu_(politician)
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  • GQjock

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    Nov 20, 2008 12:03 PM GMT
    You see ?

    This is the end result of the Right wing tactics
    You can't breed hate and say... Aww but I love the gays in the same sentence

    Looney's are going to come out and feed on this rhetoric
    Just like the hatred that's been bred over the abortion issue
    People take it to the extreme and that's when we get bombings and people Like Paul Hill who is sitting in jail right now for shooting a Doctor in his kitchen sharp shooter style
    That's why you heard "Kill him" at those Sara Palin rallies

    You guys seem to be quick to brush him off by saying he's a whacko
    but he got himself elected
    somebody had to vote for him and it doesn't take many whackos to hurt people
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    Nov 20, 2008 12:30 PM GMT
    kajakark said
    imperator saidYah, the guy's a fringe wacko who'll never be taken seriously in Canadian electoral politics. By and large, up here we're not hugely enthusiastic about imposing religion in politics. If an elected member of parliament-- even a Conservative MP-- said something that inflammatory, there'd be huge pressure for the leader of their party to give them the boot.

    can you take me off your hot list. you're kind of a dork.


    There was certainly no need for that.
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    Nov 20, 2008 2:14 PM GMT



    Hey GQjock,


    He never got elected. heh Not in this country.

    Take a look at his efforts on the electoral chart in the link we posted above. He sure tried though.

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    Nov 20, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    OMG this is absurd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!