by Roy Steele
The Kentucky Senator believes that persistent anti-gay discrimination should be protected, because homosexual behavior can be changed.
First he confessed that gay marriage “offends myself and a lot of other people.”
Then he attributed the expansion of marriage equality to a “moral crisis.”
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.”He has no respect for the LGBT community if he can’t say same-sex marriage or gay marriage out loud. He has to use offensive language that demeans our relationships, which is why he said “some sort of other marriage,” instead of same-sex or gay marriage.
That disrespectful and hateful rhetoric shouldn’t be a surprise, considering that this politician has previously admitted that “I don’t think I’ve ever used the word gay rights, because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior.”
Gay rights are two words. Why does he think it’s one word? Ohhh that’s right, the Republican wannabe president isn’t very bright.
The subtext of his statement about the word “gay rights” is clear. He is telling the LGBT community that any fag or dyke looking to be rewarded for their “homosexual behavior” and aberrant lifestyle, has another thing coming to them. And it isn’t equal rights.
BuzzFeed news reporter Dominic Holden noted that workplace discrimination and the threat of violence are very real issues in the LGBT community.
Reports have shown gay people are the victims of persistent discrimination — perhaps most notably, in the workplace, as this Williams Institute report found — not because of any behavior they have engaged in, but for being gay or being perceived as gay. Of the 5,928 hate crimes reported by the FBI in December 2014, 20.8% were against people for their their sexual orientation, overwhelmingly in public places including streets, sidewalks, stores, schools, and public transit where victims are unlikely to be engaged in homosexual behavior.The Republican candidate for president believes that persistent anti-gay discrimination should be protected, because homosexual behavior can be changed.
When MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow caught Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) plagiarising a speech, she thought it was bizarre that he was “trying to be a candidate for president, which Rand Paul’s trying to do, and thinking that you’re going to get away with lifting your speeches from Wikipedia while you’re doing that.”
Rand Paul isn’t trying to be a candidate for president anymore, he IS a candidate for the Republican nomination to be President.
Senator Paul is an eye surgeon with a practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The American Board of Ophthalmology is the national organization that issues “board certifications” to ophthalmologists. When the national organization announced that doctors would have to sit for recertification every ten years, he decided that he didn’t want to do that. That’s why he created the National Board of Ophthalmology, so the dummy could certify himself, and circumvent the more rigorous standards of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Is this the best that the Republican party has to offer? A Senator who is anti-gay, plagiarizes his speeches, and likes to circumvent the system?
Aside from all that, Rand Paul lies about wearing a wig. Technically it’s a “hair system” from Hairclub for Men, or a weave, because it’s woven into the hair he has left on his head. It’s still a wig no matter how you slice it.
As I’ve asked before - can we trust a man who wears a wig - to be president? I think not.
After 25 year old Freddie Gray died in police custody, and Baltimore residents protested in the streets, Senator Paul tore a page out of Mike ‘holy horny’ Huckabee’s playbook, and blamed the anger and violence on a lack of morals and absent fathers.
“There are so many things we can talk about, the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society.”When Rand Paul cites “the breakdown of the family structure” and “the lack of fathers” as problems in our society, you would think that he has a solution to address “the lack of a moral code” that he seems acutely aware of. But no --- he has no suggestions or solutions.
His 22 year old son William Paul was in a Lexington, Kentucky courtroom yesterday. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI), and received a $718 fine, a 45-day license suspension, and mandatory alcohol education classes.
According to Paul’s citation, he refused a blood alcohol test and failed a field sobriety test. They took him to hospital to be checked out for injuries to his face. He wasn’t arrested.
Paul has faced alcohol-related charges in the past. In 2013, He was charged with assaulting a flight attendant and consuming alcohol while underage. Those charges were dropped. Later that year, Kentucky’s Alcoholic Beverage Control cited him for alcohol possession of a minor at Keeneland.I empathize with William Paul, and it sounds like he’s crying out for help from his absent father. His parents were nowhere to be found and absent from his court hearing yesterday.
When the Paul campaign for president was asked for a comment, they said that Rand Paul doesn’t comment on private family matters. He can make comments about “the lack of fathers” in Baltimore, and other people’s private family matters, but can’t see the hypocrisy as it relates to his own son.
As George Will would say, I find Rand Paul to be appalling.
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