Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website

Flash Banner

Logo Maker
JavaScript Menu
 
 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
Back to Section One | Back to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, April 15, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 15
Republican Alan Simpson says homophobes are 'disgusting'
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
Republican Alan Simpson says homophobes are 'disgusting'

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson now finds homophobes in his own party 'disgusting,' he said recently.

Simpson made the remark in an April 11 interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews.

Matthews asked the former senator for his impressions of the field of Republican presidential hopefuls. He got a characteristically blunt response.

Simpson said that Republicans should focus on fiscal issues rather than social issues, pointing to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as examples.

'We won a governorship there in New Jersey, one in Virginia, by not talking about social issues,' Simpson said.

Simpson then launched into a blunt discussion of reproductive choice and Gay rights.

'Who the hell is for abortion?' he asked. 'I don't know anybody running around with a sign that says 'Have an abortion, they're wonderful.' They're hideous.

'But they're a deeply intimate and personal decision and I don't think men legislators should even vote on the issue.'

'Then you've got homosexuality - you've got 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Simpson continued.

'We've got homophobes in our party. That's disgusting to me. We're all human beings, we're all God's children.

'Now if you're going to get off in that stuff, Santorum has said some cruel things - cruel, cruel things about homosexuals. Ask him about it. See if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul.'

'If that's the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket,' he continued, 'you know, it makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, 'Stick with your folks,' but I'm not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women - moral values, while you're diddling your secretary, while you're giving a speech on moral values. Come on, get off of it.'

Simpson could be referring to many of the leading Republican presidential contenders,

New Republican front-runner Donald Trump ditched his past support for Gay rights and reproductive choice in order to curry favor with the Republican Party's right wing.

Newt Gingrich recently defended his support of the anti-Gay American Family Association. Two of his three marriages ended in divorce after his wives discovered he had been involved in affairs with staffers.

Mike Huckabee recently announced that he 'would love the world to be led by people who have a Biblical worldview.'

Tim Pawlenty also announced that he would never view same-sex relationships as equal to traditional opposite-sex marriage.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), while not a presidential candidate, committed the House to defend DOMA in federal courts, following Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the Justice Department would no longer do so.

Boehner also insisted on cutting off all federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the latest round of budget negotiations.

Simpson represented Wyoming in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1997. He decided not to run for reelection in 1996 after losing his Republican Whip position to Trent Lott (R-Miss.).

While in the Senate, Simpson had a mixed record on social issues. He was generally pro-choice, but he voted for DOMA in 1996.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Bobby Morris Playfield closing for summer use due to lighting upgrade
------------------------------
OLYMPIA - Anti-bullying bill passes, governor will sign
------------------------------
Lady Chablis birthday, $$$$$$ for Youth Suicide Prevention Program
------------------------------
Seattle City Aging & Disability Services asks for LGBT input
------------------------------
New Jersey lawsuit seeks to define: is a male always a man?
------------------------------
DC REPORT - 12 activists arrested for taking over Rep. Cantor's office
------------------------------
Jill & Michelle tour leaves Gay military families out
------------------------------
Former NOM staffer retracts attacks against LGBT families
------------------------------
Republican Alan Simpson says homophobes are 'disgusting'
------------------------------
Ask Michael: Friends gone, generation forgotten
------------------------------
SGN's Anthony swims with the Orcas
------------------------------
Navy reverses decision on bed-sharing sailor
------------------------------
General Gayety: Chests out, slogans on
------------------------------
Marriage equality bill introduced in Uruguay
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------
Gay student sues ex-Michigan official over stalking
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Gay kissing pic banned from Facebook, so why are all the hetero pics still there?
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml
copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2011

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News