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Anti-gay lawmakers speak their (very troubled) minds

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 9, 2011 @ 8:53 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]In case in anyone was thinking that this week’s cringe-inducing anti-gay press conference [2]was just an undisciplined slip-up by the the House and Senate GOP, think again. As this story in the Gaston Gazette [3] makes clear, the muzzles are off for good. 

The following passages from the story refer to anti-gay marriage amendment sponsor, Senator James Forrester:

“Forrester, a physician, said the lifespan of homosexuals is decreased by at least 20 years due to the increased risk of developing AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases.

‘We need to reach out to them and get them to change their lifestyle back to the one we accept,’ he said.

“‘He then called the city of Asheville ‘a cesspool of sin’ and said if he was a homosexual, he’d ‘target’ North Carolina to practice homosexual ‘mischief’ because there is no constitutional law prohibiting it.”

Forrester was joined at the event by Sen. Kathy Harrington [4]Rep. Kelly Hastings [5], Rep. John Torbett [6]and Rep. Bill Current [7]. It looks like next week should be a very scary and embarrassing week for North Carolina.

BTW, the Gazette story features two minutes of video – if anyone else has video of the event, let us know.

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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/James-Forrester.jpg

[2] this week’s cringe-inducing anti-gay press conference : http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/09/07/the-right%e2%80%99s-persistent-obsession-with-sex/

[3] this story in the Gaston Gazette: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/marriage-60684-state-one.html

[4] Sen. Kathy Harrington: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=S&nUserID=283

[5] Rep. Kelly Hastings: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=618

[6] Rep. John Torbett : http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=606

[7] Rep. Bill Current: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=541

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