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Cory Booker Came Around on Gays in College
New York Magazine ^ | 1/10/13 | Joe Coscarelli

Posted on 08/27/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Newark mayor and Twitter addict Cory Booker, now an aspiring senator, has officially entered the "answer for everything he's ever done" phase of his career. The school paper at Stanford, where Booker played football, along with Buzzfeed, dug up a 1992 op-ed column in which Booker confronts his homophobia. In his "tolerance stage," Booker wrote, "I stopped telling my gay jokes. Fags, flamers and dykes became homosexuals and people of differing sexual orientation and, of course, I had my gay friend." But: "I was disgusted by gays. The thought of two men kissing each other was about as appealing as a frontal lobotomy." He's unflinchingly honest, in a way only college columns can be. "Allow me to be more direct, escaping the euphemisms of my past — I hated gays," he wrote. "The disgust and latent hostility I felt toward gays were subcategories of hatred, plain and simple." It was a gay counselor at the university that began to change his mind:

Well, it didn’t take me long to realize that the root of my hatred did not lie with gays but with myself. It was my problem. A problem I dealt with by ceasing to tolerate gays and instead seeking to embrace them.

In these efforts I have found another community with which I feel akin and from which I draw strength. The gay people with whom I am close are some of the strongest, most passionate and caring people I know and their demands for justice are no less imperative than those of any other community.

Booker concludes, "Alas, occasionally I still find myself acting defensive if someone thinks I am gay or sometimes I remain silent when others slam and slander." As a 43-year-old single man, Booker has not outrun such gossip entirely. "These realizations hurt me deeply," he wrote more than two decades ago. "I must continue to struggle for personal justice."

"I was writing about my teenage struggle for integrity," Booker tweeted today, in response to a compliment on the old article. "Thanks."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; homosexualagenda; nj2013
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1 posted on 08/27/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

and we have a new contender for Most Poorly Written Headline of the Year...


2 posted on 08/27/2013 12:07:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway
The thought of two men kissing each other was about as appealing as a frontal lobotomy.

So now they've raised the bar for "tolerance" to require actually having a desire to participate?? Methinks they need to review the definition.

3 posted on 08/27/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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He came around on gays - as in reach around?


4 posted on 08/27/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: dainbramaged

Ewww, LOL!


5 posted on 08/27/2013 12:12:26 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s a two-fer!


6 posted on 08/27/2013 12:14:39 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, Mr. Booker...all that was far more than I needed to know about you and your past journeys of self-exploration. But thanks for all the crap, anyway.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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8 posted on 08/27/2013 12:17:12 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

Just another self-loathing, pansified, loser who wants to be accepted into the hipster crowd.

One does have to ask what kind of counseling he got in college?


9 posted on 08/27/2013 12:24:35 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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“It was a gay counselor at the university that began to change his mind..”

Idiot.

I’mm sure somebody who ate babies for breakfast could change his mind also.

The fact is Booker, like most career office-holders on the make HAS no principles. His sole goal is to get elected, gain power and use that power to get re-elected again, and again and again - sucking up as much campaign money and perks and salary as humanly possible.

Too many American voters simply have no brains.


10 posted on 08/27/2013 12:31:50 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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11 posted on 08/27/2013 12:40:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, was that when he found out that he liked men?


12 posted on 08/27/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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We are lucky to live in a free country. Have fun. But it will always be a perversion and no law or reeducation camp can change the base definition. Look it up, Mayor.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 1:00:00 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: nickcarraway

So now this black Leftist can throw both the race card and the fag card?

What is he so desperately trying to insulate himself from?

Or is this a ploy to ensure being elected Mayor-For-Life?


14 posted on 08/27/2013 1:03:47 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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Mayor for Life?

Hell no, the boy wants to be Baraq the Second.


15 posted on 08/27/2013 1:04:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: nickcarraway
I had my gay friend."

I bet he did, about three nights a week...

16 posted on 08/27/2013 1:04:57 PM PDT by apillar
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Oh my, after reading the paragraph more, he’s bucking for SENATOR-for-Life!


17 posted on 08/27/2013 1:06:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: nascarnation

Um, ew...


18 posted on 08/27/2013 1:07:32 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: nickcarraway

Cory Booker wants to be President, badly. He’s a far more talented liar than Obama.


19 posted on 08/27/2013 1:10:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: nickcarraway
It is only natural and normal to be disgusted by homosexual behavior.

It is right to be disgusted by disgusting things. Those who are not disgusted by disgusting behavior are abnormal and deviant.

20 posted on 08/27/2013 1:18:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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