Skip to comments.Cory Booker Came Around on Gays in College
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 didnt 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."
and we have a new contender for Most Poorly Written Headline of the Year...
So now they've raised the bar for "tolerance" to require actually having a desire to participate?? Methinks they need to review the definition.
He came around on gays - as in reach around?
He’s a two-fer!
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.
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?
“It was a gay counselor at the university that began to change his mind..”
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.
Oh, was that when he found out that he liked men?
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.
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?
Mayor for Life?
Hell no, the boy wants to be Baraq the Second.
I bet he did, about three nights a week...
Oh my, after reading the paragraph more, he’s bucking for SENATOR-for-Life!
Cory Booker wants to be President, badly. He’s a far more talented liar than Obama.
It is right to be disgusted by disgusting things. Those who are not disgusted by disgusting behavior are abnormal and deviant.