Austria: Right-wing politician admits gay affair with deceased party leader

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/worldview/2008/10/far-right-polit.html

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:34 PM GMT
    ...and was removed from party leadership for it.
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    Oct 23, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    It's so sad that now he is alone. They could have done many thing for the gay community if they had been open about their sexuality and relationship.
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    Power is more important than people, metropolitan.
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    sex with a dead guy? Not my thing, but to each his own.

    (I kid.)
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    dowal saidsex with a dead guy? Not my thing, but to each his own.

    (I kid.)


    Try it...they don't talk shit and are always there for you (well...for a couple of weeks). Ok, I am officially creepy

    *whistles and backs away*

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    Oct 23, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    In2Lectual saidTry it...they don't talk shit and are always there for you (well...for a couple of weeks).


    Hehe. Protip: you can extend their life time past two weeks if you put them in the freezer in between sessions. But then it gets kind of messy when you need to thaw them out.


    *joins In2Lectual's creepy club*
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    Oct 24, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    In2Lectual said
    dowal saidsex with a dead guy? Not my thing, but to each his own.

    (I kid.)


    Try it...they don't talk shit and are always there for you (well...for a couple of weeks). Ok, I am officially creepy

    *whistles and backs away*

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    Oct 24, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    I bet if you use a broomstick as a kind of prop.....
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    Oct 24, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    ...before or after he was deceased? ;(
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    Oct 24, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    Well...there were always rumors that Joerg Haider was bisexuell. Interestingly despite being a right-wing person, he never was against gay issues.

    Not surprising to read that .... but I don't think being gay was the reason for Petzner (his lover) being removed from the leadership. Petzner is only 27 years old...too unexperienced for leading a party.

    well, c'est la vie.
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    Oct 24, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    so republicans everywhere are sexually conflicted assholes? that's good to know... be sure to tell the triumverate of gay conservative evil on this site.

    i wonder how wide a stance the right wingers in austria take on this issue?
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    Oct 24, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    um, who cares
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    Oct 24, 2008 1:52 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said...and was removed from party leadership for it.

    I immediately lose a lot of faith & trust in anyone who's had an affair, gay or straight. So what's the big about him being removed from party leadership?
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    Oct 25, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
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    MunchingZombie said...and was removed from party leadership for it.

    I immediately lose a lot of faith & trust in anyone who's had an affair, gay or straight. So what's the big about him being removed from party leadership?


    Well, it is more complicated than that. The former leader of the party had a protege. The two of them began to have a sexual relationship. The leader's wife knew about it and was totally cool with it. Then he died and his protege took over leadership of the party as per the leaders wishes.

    He was removed from power because he is gay and didn't mask it with a beard of a wife.
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    Oct 26, 2008 10:42 AM GMT
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    MunchingZombie said...and was removed from party leadership for it.

    I immediately lose a lot of faith & trust in anyone who's had an affair, gay or straight. So what's the big about him being removed from party leadership?


    Well, it is more complicated than that. The former leader of the party had a protege. The two of them began to have a sexual relationship. The leader's wife knew about it and was totally cool with it. Then he died and his protege took over leadership of the party as per the leaders wishes.

    He was removed from power because he is gay and didn't mask it with a beard of a wife.

    Really? The wife was totally cool with it? Oh, well then all's well in the world. I'm still very offended by a couple of these details. 1) The former leader didn't just man up and separate from his wife so he could pursue an honest relationship. 2) The protege full well knew he was sleeping with a married man & had no moral objections to it. That's NOT the type of leadership I want from my party, liberal or conservative.

    I'll admit that he may well have been removed from power for being gay, but the whole situation is so complicated I cannot get outraged about this being a "gay discrimination" issue.
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    Oct 26, 2008 11:11 AM GMT
    onejock saidum, who cares


    Exactamundo, I mean like head down to the Grove in your teeny bikini and get a nice frappucino dude.

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    Oct 26, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    HotToddy saidReally? The wife was totally cool with it? Oh, well then all's well in the world. I'm still very offended by a couple of these details. 1) The former leader didn't just man up and separate from his wife so he could pursue an honest relationship. 2) The protege full well knew he was sleeping with a married man & had no moral objections to it. That's NOT the type of leadership I want from my party, liberal or conservative.

    I'll admit that he may well have been removed from power for being gay, but the whole situation is so complicated I cannot get outraged about this being a "gay discrimination" issue.


    Well then, the Nazi party of Austria is for you.
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    Oct 26, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said

    Well then, the Nazi party of Austria is for you.

    Yes. Because clearly, since I do not support a man who has an affair with a married man, coupled with my thinking that Petzner's removal from office was politically motivated as opposed to something homophobia related, I must be a Nazi.

    Also, way to be supremely culturally insensitive.
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    Oct 26, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
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    MunchingZombie said

    Well then, the Nazi party of Austria is for you.

    Yes. Because clearly, since I do not support a man who has an affair with a married man, coupled with my assertion that Petzner's removal from office was politically motivated as opposed to something homophobia related, I must be a Nazi.

    Also, way to be supremely culturally insensitive.


    Not calling you a nazi. I am just saying that since you agree with the actions of the party (who has been called Austria's fascist party) then perhaps the party is for you.
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    Oct 26, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    Do you know anything whatsoever about Haider? Are is this just absolute blather. Mssrs. Haider and Petzner would (have) consider(ed) being called Nazi a compliment - because that is exactly what they were/are.

    No one is calling you a Nazi.

    I am, personally, insensitive to the Carinthian brand of "culture" because it has already and will likely again produce mass murderers, fascists, and economic devastation (as capital flight from Austria leads the way yet again). It must be something in the water.



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    MunchingZombie said

    Well then, the Nazi party of Austria is for you.

    Yes. Because clearly, since I do not support a man who has an affair with a married man, coupled with my thinking that Petzner's removal from office was politically motivated as opposed to something homophobia related, I must be a Nazi.

    Also, way to be supremely culturally insensitive.
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    Oct 27, 2008 2:23 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    Not calling you a nazi. I am just saying that since you agree with the actions of the party (who has been called Austria's fascist party) then perhaps the party is for you.

    I could not in good conscience join the BZÖ, mostly because I disagree with their xenophobic stance on immigration. However, not objecting to the removal of a person from a position of power who has been acting immorally is in no way, shape, or form a political viewpoint.