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California GOP Lawmaker Roy Ashburn Says He's Gay
CBSNews ^ | 03-08-2010 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 03/08/2010 1:12:10 PM PST by Amerigomag

Roy Ashburn, the conservative California state senator who was arrested last week for drunk driving after reportedly leaving a gay bar, has acknowledged that he is gay.

CBS13 reports that Ashburn made the announcement to a radio station where he used to host a talk show.

"I'm gay," he told radio host Inga Barks, according to the Sacramento Bee. "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: cagop; fruit; gay; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; logcabinrepublicans; outed; pravdamedia; royashburn
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1 posted on 03/08/2010 1:12:11 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Amerigomag

oh no not another “I am a gay american” speech ... blech


2 posted on 03/08/2010 1:14:15 PM PST by jtal
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To: Amerigomag

Roy Ashburn = Roy’s AssBurns


3 posted on 03/08/2010 1:14:26 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Amerigomag

If you choose to be homosexual, you are not conservative.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 1:14:41 PM PST by twister881
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To: All

Some people will say anything to get out of taking responsibility for a DUI!

(sarcasm)


5 posted on 03/08/2010 1:16:13 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Amerigomag

What party is he with? Oh, I see. It is part of the headline. If a Dem is involved, you would be lucky if you found the party affiliation in the story let alone the headline.


6 posted on 03/08/2010 1:16:25 PM PST by kabar
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To: jtal

NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT (HAHAHA) Seinfeld


7 posted on 03/08/2010 1:18:17 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Amerigomag

At least he doesn’t have a humiliated wife to whom an apology is necessary.


8 posted on 03/08/2010 1:18:45 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Amerigomag

His favorite sonf id “I’m Just Wild About Harry”....(Reid)


9 posted on 03/08/2010 1:19:01 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

sonf id = song is


10 posted on 03/08/2010 1:19:37 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Amerigomag

So when is Lindsay Graham going to make it official?


11 posted on 03/08/2010 1:20:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Amerigomag
California GOP Lawmaker Roy Ashburn Says He's Gay

Well, I'm in a very merry mood myself today!

12 posted on 03/08/2010 1:20:41 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Amerigomag

Well, on the plus side, he won’t have to keep his picnics with Barney Frank a secret anymore.


13 posted on 03/08/2010 1:21:19 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: twister881

well, I am 110% hetero and I somewhat disagree. Conservatism is about personal freedom and limited govt and not any one’s personal life. I consider myself a conservatarian.


14 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:10 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: toldyou

Isn’t he divorced with 4 kids?


15 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: kabar
What party is he with? Oh, I see. It is part of the headline. If a Dem is involved, you would be lucky if you found the party affiliation in the story let alone the headline.

MSM/Progessives are so morally dead they can't stand when people try to have some scruples or values - unheard of in their circles - they call us hypocrites. So, whenever or where ever they see a conservative they can take down, they will. They don't even try for moral standards. So, even if there is an equivalent to Ashburn in the Dem/liberal party, it is not the same.

16 posted on 03/08/2010 1:23:46 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Amerigomag
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17 posted on 03/08/2010 1:24:50 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: twister881

“If you choose to be homosexual, you are not conservative.”

???

I guess I better tell my in-the-closet friend who has been campaign manager of over a dozen GOP campaigns that he isn’t a conservative.

We don’t know what causes homosexuality. If we did, this would be an easier discussion to have I would imagine.


18 posted on 03/08/2010 1:26:09 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: dfwgator

Isn’t Lindsay Graham bi-sexual.


19 posted on 03/08/2010 1:28:22 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Isabel C.

I don’t mind a lawmaker who’s exceedingly cheerful now and then. So much anger out there right now, it’s a refreshing change!


20 posted on 03/08/2010 1:28:28 PM PST by Deo volente (January 19, 2010...the Second American Revolution begins, right where it all started!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Isn’t he divorced with 4 kids?”

Yes, the article says he’s divorced. I wonder if that was the cause of the divorce.

I despise men, knowing they are gay, who marry women to hide the fact.


21 posted on 03/08/2010 1:28:32 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
In my experience its caused by the combination of an overbearing mother and an inattentive father. But I don't see how that would make you a non-conservative, just gay.
22 posted on 03/08/2010 1:28:48 PM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: jimpick

Like the Diceman put it, “You either, or you don’t, there is no in-between.”


23 posted on 03/08/2010 1:30:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Isabel C.

Or, as my kids say, “It’s not ‘gay’ as in happy, but ‘gay’ as in ‘marries another man’ Ewwww! Gross!” LOL.


24 posted on 03/08/2010 1:31:38 PM PST by jimpick
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To: toldyou

The homosexuality may have caused the divorce but the homosexuality may have also driven him to drink.

The Left is celebrating his homosexuality but not condemning the DUI charge.

I don’t see drinkers saying “he’s one of us”.


25 posted on 03/08/2010 1:33:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Amerigomag

California GOP Lawmaker Roy Ashburn Says He's Gay

Well.

I guess he'd know.

26 posted on 03/08/2010 1:34:07 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: dfwgator

Wow, you can get that out of all the swearing from the Diceman?


27 posted on 03/08/2010 1:34:28 PM PST by jimpick
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To: dfwgator

How does that joke go?

If you build a brink wall on your property, that doesn’t permit you to call yourself a bricklayer but if you **** one sheep...


28 posted on 03/08/2010 1:34:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: BibChr

Yeah, please clarify. Gay-happy or gay-man loving gay?


29 posted on 03/08/2010 1:35:57 PM PST by jimpick
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To: Amerigomag

Let us hope he is now toast.


30 posted on 03/08/2010 1:37:50 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Amerigomag

I don’t care what this freak does in private, but why in the hell did he have to publicly identify as ‘gay’? What politician announces their bedroom preference to the electorate? Now that he’s embracing the behavior unrepentantly, does that mean he will continue to hunt for young Latin immigrant boys in the middle of the night? Sick, sick, sick.


31 posted on 03/08/2010 1:39:19 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: Amerigomag
To anyone who's seen this guy or heard him speak, it's not exactly a mystery that he's queer.
32 posted on 03/08/2010 1:42:32 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: Amerigomag

When is this fraud/pervert going to retire?


33 posted on 03/08/2010 1:42:58 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: Amerigomag

Ashburn, a divorced father of four, has repeatedly voted in opposition to gay rights, and in 2005 hosted a rally in favor of "traditional marriage." He has voted against expanding anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation, recognizing out-of-state gay marriages and establishing a day honoring gay lawmaker Harvey Milk.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Ashburn said Monday morning he made the votes because they reflected the feelings of the voters in his district.

"I have always felt that my faith and allegiance was to the people, there, in the district, my constituents," he said. "And so as each of these individual measures came before the Legislature I cast 'no' votes, usually 'no' votes, because the measures were...almost always acknowledging rights or assigning identification to homosexual persons."

34 posted on 03/08/2010 1:46:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: dfwgator

Can he? He’s a Colonel USAF reserve...wouldn’t DADT apply?


35 posted on 03/08/2010 1:51:01 PM PST by Irenic
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To: jimpick

They are, indeed, mutually exclusive.


36 posted on 03/08/2010 1:51:21 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Amerigomag

Nobody is GAY

Its a lifestyle choice. NO ONE IS BLUE, or A PONY or A DAFFODIL if they say it.

He likes to stick his penis in another man’s rectum because he enjoys it.

He’s just another soul that has been unable to overcome the pain of sexual misidentification. He’s confused.

He’s been a solid supporter of the family on his votes and the public should try to help this guy instead of killing him and destroying him.

IF YOU LOVE JESUS THEN WE SHOULD ACT LIKE JESUS AND HELP THIS GUY HEAL AND CHANGE.

That’s my .02


37 posted on 03/08/2010 1:53:47 PM PST by panzerkamphwageneinz (HALLELUJAH)
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To: Amerigomag

“I’m gay,” he told radio host Inga Barks


He could have said he sticks his penis in an anus............


38 posted on 03/08/2010 1:55:15 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
We don’t know what causes homosexuality.

But we do know it is a behavior, it is not a race or gender. We discourage people from putting a cigarette in their mouth but encourage putting a penis in a rectum.
39 posted on 03/08/2010 1:58:05 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: DesertRenegade
but why in the hell did he have to publicly identify as ‘gay’? What politician announces their bedroom preference to the electorate?

I don't know that he had much choice - he was seen in a gay bar, left with another man, and caught in the DUI. After that hit the news, others started coming forward saying that he was frequently at gay bars. Makes sense for a politician to admit something that's going to come out (in both senses) anyway. Not that I think it's going to help him, or should help him, but it's his best chance for political survival.

40 posted on 03/08/2010 2:00:30 PM PST by sometime lurker
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To: sometime lurker

Political survival is impossible now. In an election year he cut his own throat.


41 posted on 03/08/2010 2:04:25 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Irenic

“Can he? He’s a Colonel USAF reserve...wouldn’t DADT apply?”

I was wondering the same thing. The one good thing that comes out of these revelations is the clear shame that it brings. Notice that he isn’t denying the immorality of the behavior and in fact acknowledges that in his votes. So now the militant homosexuals can no longer deny that allowing gays in the military poses a danger. Ashburn himself was pursuing a young Latino on the night of his arrest. The boy was young enough to be his son so wouldn’t that qualify as intergenerational sex? Is this something we really want to introduce into the ranks of the military?


42 posted on 03/08/2010 2:04:28 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz

How is it that the two cents in your third paragraph help him? In the future, just put in a penny and leave out that part.


43 posted on 03/08/2010 2:07:30 PM PST by drubyfive
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To: PeterPrinciple

“But we do know it is a behavior, it is not a race or gender.”

Really? Do you know? Where’s your proof?

That’s the problem with most arguments nowadays. So little science, and no real research on what the actual cause is.

To be sure, committing the ACT is a choice of behavior. Believing you are a homosexual isn’t. Certainly, there are a great many pedophiles that have never acted on their impulses that would love to figure out why they feel that way, and what they could do to stop feeling that way.


44 posted on 03/08/2010 2:28:20 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

When was the last time a Black person changed their race? Yet there are thousands of ex-homosexuals. It’s a behavior centered sexual lifestyle choice - no question about it.


45 posted on 03/08/2010 2:34:18 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: RinaseaofDs

Here’s a whole book about it - called “The Born Gay Hoax”

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/08a/born_gay_hoax/TheBornGayHoax.pdf


46 posted on 03/08/2010 2:36:22 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: Perdogg

“I am 110% hetero”

Fess up. Is that you alone or with your wife’s KY Intense?


47 posted on 03/08/2010 2:41:03 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (The Constitution is the issue, other issues are small potatoes. If we fail none will matter.)
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To: kcvl

Same as David Drieir


48 posted on 03/08/2010 3:19:35 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: DesertRenegade

“When was the last time a Black person changed their race? Yet there are thousands of ex-homosexuals. It’s a behavior centered sexual lifestyle choice - no question about it.”

I’ve listened to like-minded arguments made about global warming, and it always ends with ‘no question about it.’

Again, science. Not books, conjecture, opinion - science.

There was a piece in the WSJ about how badly screwed up Psychiatry was. Last weekend, in fact.

The diagnoses are more and more vague, and the conditions all call for the same drugs anyway.

I found out first hand how little research on Type 1 Diabetes is really going on (about 5 doctors worldwide in active research on cause/cure).

I found out how little research is going on regarding brain tumors.

I don’t know how much active research into the cause/cures of homosexuality and pedophilia are, but this is the kind of information to which I’m referring.


49 posted on 03/08/2010 4:13:05 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

“We don’t know what causes homosexuality.”

The cause is a lack of self-control. Both mental and physical.

It’s just wrong... and everybody knows it.


50 posted on 03/08/2010 4:17:14 PM PST by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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