Skip to comments.The Worst Fox News-Google Debate Moment: Audience Boos a Gay Soldier
Posted on 09/23/2011 12:19:04 AM PDT by lbryce
The last three GOP presidential primary debates have been nearly as notable for the actions of audience-members as for the candidates who appeared before them.
In California at the MSNBC-Politico debate at the Reagan library, the audience applauded mention of the high number of executions in Texas and Rick Perry's defense of the death penalty. "If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is that you will be executed," the Texas governor said to hoots, whistles, and applause.
In Tampa, Fla., at the CNN-Tea Party Express debate, the audience cheered the idea of letting an uninsured 30-year-old man die (video) without care, greeting the idea with applause and shouts of "Yeah!"
And last night, at the Fox News-Google debate in Orlando, Fla., some audience-members booed a recently-out gay soldier stationed in Iraq who submitted a question through Google's YouTube video-sharing site. His offense? Asking the candidates if they would circumvent the progress made for gays and lesbians in the military.
Watch the interaction with Stephen Hill:
"Any type of sexual activity has no place in the military," former senator Rick Santorum told Hill, saying that the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on out service constituted "special privileges" and "social experimentation."
The audience response led former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer to tweet, "Booing a soldier serving our nation is uncalled for. If I were on stage, I would make that point."
But he wasn't on the stage, and none standing there spoke up on Hill's behalf.
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How do we know that these jerks aren’t Demoncratic plants???
You are a total liar. You most certainly did make the case that homosexual behavior should be given special allowances over other perversions as it was in your opinion between ‘two consenting adults’ and that for you that makes the difference.
Now you are also using the typical left-wing smear of implying that I am ‘afraid’ of homosexuals. Thus you are using the bogus homophobe tactic of the left.
You also continually try to insist that homosexuality is alright as long as it is kept private. So in other words you have no problem with it. Homosexuality is a corruption regarldless if it is kept secret or not, though left-wing morally corrupt types like you continually fail to awaken to that fact.
>>We cant say homosexual anymore. That would land you in the EO office. The correct term is gay.<<
Correction, the PC term is gay. There is nothing gay about homosexuality. And whatever the EO office is, but I don’t care. I will do, think and say anything I want - so long as I am being factual.
Any LIB that doesn’t like it can KMA.
I respect people for the entire content of their character, not merely their choice of job.
What if it were a Muslim soldier saying the US military is killing innocent Muslims all over the world?
Am I allowed to boo him?
“As a soldier, he deserves the respect of those whose lives he is defending with his own. “
Nope. No defending fudge-packers. He wasn’t booed for military service. THAT would be a Democrat debate!
He was booed for wanting fudge-packers to be allowed to openly parade their perversion in the military. He was booed for believing a guy stuffing his cock into another guy’s butt is the same as marriage. He was booed for violating natural law, for it doesn’t take much sense to realize that a man’s penis wasn’t meant for another man’s anus.
If the soldier had asked for approval of screwing little boys, or dogs, or having 4 wives, would you say we still need to applaud him?
I noticed that too and wondered why his rank was not given.
First, thanks for your service. I've been in the TX Army NG for 35 + years, and am getting ready to retire at the end of the year. This repeal of DADT was the final nail for me. For the gays - who are less than 5% of the population - to force this issue is not good for moral.
They were clearly booing the DADT repeal. That was what was being flaunted by the homosexual soldier, and THAT is what was being booed.
The DADT repeal message states that “sexual orientation will continue to be a personal and private matter” so jackwagon just went against that.
Ask any long time pollster how I know. Or anyone who studies demographics, human nature and history.
Are these people who booed trying to throw the election “shoeless joe jackson” style ?
It Is pretty ironic that in this post you accuse me of being afraid to defend my position but it is you who has now decided to leave being you are afraid to defend your position.
I notice on your personal page I really liked coming here since 9/11/01. Sorry to leave, but this place isnt for me anymore.
So you are going to leave FR because others here do not want to give respect to a soldier who openly flaunts his homosexual perversion?
The word is that complaints will not be handled by the EO office but I’m sure that will change. They keep mentioning that orientation is private and personal but no guidance on what that means.
Can Pvt Joe and Jim swap spit at the enlisted club? According to the letter homo marriage is legal now.
first thing the next President should do is overturn this don’t ask policy by zero.
All he or she has to do is to say on the advice of the Generals I have spoken too and the soldiers, marines etc I have spoken to and having seen the many lawsuits and back pay they want then this social experiment has not worked.
In survival training in the Arctic we had to share sleeping bags and now some homo officer is to tell me to share a sleeping bag with a homo or I have to go point because the homo officer fancies the new young recruit.
Well he can piss off
far too much PC today and PC doe snot belong in the military
Anyone thinks that homosexuality is normal and has a place in the military is as nuts as those cross dressing freaks and homosexuals IMHO
correct the homosexual who gave many secrets away to wikileaks proves homosexuals do not belong and only care about their sexual sickness.
remember a time when they said it was their private life, my how times have changed and so have I .
I never had a problem 15 years ago but now I will fight tooth and nail to stop openly serving homosexual, cross dressers etc be allowed in the military.
What some on here forget and the pro cross dressing pro homo media forget is that the majority do not look at the homo agenda as right and everytime we get to vote we vote against their agenda.
Saying what Rick did will get much more votes than lose votes.
This issue should be raised and I guarantee more of the average voters will come out and vote against their agenda.
I saw something today that the fight is not over. They want transgendered in now.
No I follow the Bible.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
I won’t even bother with the jingoistic pedophile crack.If your really interested in the makeup of pedophiles see this:
Pedophiles would not find targets in the Military.
cross dressers next, then reduce sex age law then have more than one wife , then it goes to animals.
Now some will say don’t be stupid with animals but people have had sex with animals and some have got tried to them in other countries.
These debates are stupid. Debates should be reserved for the general election.
When you pretty much have a bunch of people in a room who basically agree on everything, all they have is personal attacks.
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