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‘Celebrity Big Brother’: Boxer Evander Holyfield Compares Gays to Handicaps, Boy George Reacts
International Business Times ^ | 01/06/2014 | By Arijita Bhowmik

Posted on 01/06/2014 10:12:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Contestant of British reality show "Celebrity Big Brother" ex-heavyweight boxing champ, Evander Holyfield caused an outrage with degrading anti-gay comments and has now been warned by the show makers.

Holyfield in conversation with Luisa Zissman said that being gay was not normal, and that they could be treated by a doctor just like the physically disabled.

"The Bible lets you know, that's wrong, that's right. If you were born and your leg were turned this way, what do you do, you go to the doctor and get it fixed back right... All I'm trying to tell you, you know how handicapped people are born, you can't say because they were born that way,"

The retired boxer's opinion did not go down well with Zissman, who explained that such comparison did not hold valid since "it's not a choice." To this the boxer retorted, "Yes it is a choice, come on, that ain't the way nobody is made."

Soon after, Holyfield was called to the confession room where he was warned and told that his comments were offensive and went against the show's rules. The boxer said he understood the situation but failed to apologize and said that his comments were his personal opinion and was not aimed at anyone.

Reacting to Holyfield's anti-gay comments, English singer Boy Gerorge took to Twitter to express his disgust at the boxer's controversial comments.

"Shame, I had such admiration for Mr Evander Holyfield, he seemed dignified and I was sure he was a cool, smart, giant!"

"I think anyone visiting this country for any reason should be cautioned and forced to swear allegiance to 'Queens & country!!" and added "At customs there should be a huge sign! Welcome to Britain, racism, sexism, homophobia and bad hair are not tolerated!" 5Holyfields' anti-gay comments on 5 January's episode also had him nominated for eviction along with Zissman for failing to execute a task.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: boygeorge; disability; evanderholyfield; gay; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; luisazissman; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; twitter; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 01/06/2014 10:12:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Boy George should not be the poster boy for Gays.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 10:12:57 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind

Handicap? More like willful perversion.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 10:13:25 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Huskrrrr

When Boy George was with Culture Club, much was made of his androgynous appearance, and there was speculation about his sexuality. Although he never flatly denied that he was gay, when asked in interviews, George gave various answers. He gave a famous, oft-quoted response to an interviewer that he preferred “a nice cup of tea” to sex.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 10:15:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Did Obama say something on the Jay Leno show that demeaned handicapped people?

Where was Boy George then with his outrage?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 10:15:37 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s right. If you believe the bible to have to believe homosexuality is a sin.

If you believe in evolution you have to believe that homosexuality is a defect since it’s an evolutional dead end.

Either way....


6 posted on 01/06/2014 10:16:16 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is of course correct ‘the great physician’ coul heal them if they’d let him... It is not politically popular to say so.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 10:17:07 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m surprised he’s not died of AIDS. I dare Britain to introduce such a pledge. They’d get zero tourism. I’m almost looking forward to the future of Sharia England.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 10:18:18 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind
“Shame, I had such admiration for Mr Evander Holyfield, he seemed dignified and I was sure he was a cool, smart, giant!”

Wow, the intolerance for other opinions and beliefs is unbelievable. Once again as with Phil Robertson the homos have showed their true hypocrisy.

9 posted on 01/06/2014 10:18:36 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: SeekAndFind
"I think anyone visiting this country for any reason should be cautioned and forced to swear allegiance to 'Queens & country!!" and added "At customs there should be a huge sign! Welcome to Britain, racism, sexism, homophobia and bad hair are not tolerated!"

That is exactly where we are headed in the US and UK. Say something that is not Politically Correct and you are banned or go to PC re-education camp. No joke. That is where we are headed.

10 posted on 01/06/2014 10:19:04 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: DwFry

RE: If you believe in evolution you have to believe that homosexuality is a defect since it’s an evolutional dead end.

The gays will counter by saying that it is NOT an evolutionary dead end because they can use their sperm and egg to reproduce via in-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 10:19:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Irony alert. Boy George may not be handicapped but he is definitely "Haute couture challenged" these days. LOL!

12 posted on 01/06/2014 10:20:48 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I think anyone visiting this country for any reason should be cautioned and forced to swear allegiance to ‘Queens & country!!”

How easily the oppressed (at least in mind) becomes the oppressor.

He should actually be in prison.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 10:22:15 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: SeekAndFind

Same crap over and over again. A normal person expresses his opinion, and a protected government-approved minority complains. The media see a controversy, and fan the fires. The tabloids and TV talking idiots pick it up and don’t drop it for weeks.

There is no freedom of speech in the USA.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 10:22:39 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think if Holyfield gave Boy George a right jab he’d knock him onto Queer Street.

Ooops. Too late.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 10:23:18 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t sound very tolerant of people of color.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:23:45 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Damn, and I thought he was ugly WITH makeup!


17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:24:26 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: SeekAndFind

Further Irony Alert:

Bloated, sullen-looking and unrecognisable from his Eighties heyday, it seems bad karma has caught up with the Karma Chameleon.

Boy George appeared tired and withdrawn yesterday as he left his London home during what could be his last days of freedom.

The 47-year-old DJ, whose real name is George O’Dowd, was last month convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort, who claimed the former Culture Club frontman had manacled him to a wall and whipped him.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1116607/Oh-Boy-things-really-bad-George.html#ixzz2pe08lpKM


18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:26:10 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: V_TWIN

hahah LOL also for further irony see post 18


19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:27:55 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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20 posted on 01/06/2014 10:29:17 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Mad Dawgg

First time I heard Boy George sing I thought it was a woman.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 10:30:41 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Did Obama say something on the Jay Leno show that demeaned handicapped people?

Obama: 'It's Like the Special Olympics'

It began with the president joking about how bad a bowler he is.

Toward the end of his approximately 40-minute taping on the "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Obama talked about how he'd gotten better at bowling and had been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

"I bowled a 129," he told Leno.

"That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.

But then came the foot-in-mouth moment: "It's like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.

Shriver told "GMA" that these moments can worsen the stereotypes of people with special needs.

"I think it's important to see that words hurt, and words do matter -- and these words can, in some way, be seen as humiliating or [a] put-down to people with special needs," he said. "[They] do cause pain, and they do result in stereotypes, and they do result in behavior that's neglectful and almost [an] oppressive moment of people with special needs.

"This kind of language needs to be a teachable moment for our country, I think," he added. "I would hope every parent that's at home this morning watching this show could turn to their children and say, 'This is a chance for us to recognize that when we talk about Special Olympics, when we talk about people with special needs. Let's make sure we talk about it in an affirming way,'" he said.
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Obama Apologizes for Calling His Bad Bowling 'Like the Special Olympics'

"He was very sincere, expressed an interest and an openness in being more engaged in the movement, and said he was a fan of the movement and I think, importantly, he said he was ready to have some of our athletes over to the White House to bowl or play basketball or help him improve his score."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=7129997&page=1

22 posted on 01/06/2014 10:32:31 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well if a person can not reproduce due to a pathological fear ..thats a handicap..is it not?


23 posted on 01/06/2014 10:36:03 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sexual perversion is mental illness. Why not say that perverts are handicapped, abnormal, working without all the tools most people have.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:37:19 AM PST by pallis
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25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:37:26 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SeekAndFind

No doubt these same vermin - as Boy George - consider conservativism a mental disorder, implying that therapy and treatment can cure it.

No incongruity or hypocrisy among the left, for sure.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:43:30 AM PST by DPMD
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RE: I think if Holyfield gave Boy George a right jab he’d knock him onto Queer Street.

Speaking of Holyfield... did they re-attach his ear?


27 posted on 01/06/2014 10:48:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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28 posted on 01/06/2014 10:50:08 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The gays will counter by saying that it is NOT an evolutionary dead end because they can use their sperm and egg to reproduce via in-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood.”

On other words....you still need a make and a female to produce a child. “in-vitro” is just jumping through hoops to do the exact same thing.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 10:50:30 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Holyfield in conversation with Luisa Zissman said that being gay was not normal, and that they could be treated by a doctor just like the physically disabled.

“The Bible lets you know, that’s wrong, that’s right. If you were born and your leg were turned this way, what do you do, you go to the doctor and get it fixed back right... All I’m trying to tell you, you know how handicapped people are born, you can’t say because they were born that way,”

HE’S RIGHT!!


30 posted on 01/06/2014 10:51:04 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: SeekAndFind

He/she probably doesn’t know (what he/she is.)


31 posted on 01/06/2014 10:51:47 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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To: tophat9000
This gay thing is getting beyond stupid..you do not need to be religious to see its stupid..sex has a biologic reason..it hardware requirement of life..gay has no logical reason..you can call in a benign thing if you want but its not really because it leads to the extinction of your genetic line ..its a mental breakdown in the natural sexual function..
32 posted on 01/06/2014 10:51:49 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Has the lead singer from “Dead or Alive” or the lead singer from “Frankie Goes to Hollywood”, weighed in yet?


33 posted on 01/06/2014 10:53:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mad Dawgg

That’s Boy George these days? Wow! I thought that was a photo of the actor William Frawley, who played Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. Of course, I have aged too over 25 years, Oh yes. Well, at least he did go all Michael Jackson with the plastic face.


34 posted on 01/06/2014 10:53:22 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Mad Dawgg

Uncle Fester! That’s who Boy George reminds me of now. That title of “Uncle Fester” is almost too appropriate these days.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 10:57:21 AM PST by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind

put the two of them in the ring, and ring the bell...we’ll see who comes out then


36 posted on 01/06/2014 11:05:20 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think homosexuals at least have free choice when it comes to acting on their temptations. Regardless, does it really matter if people are born that way or not? Seriously. People are born with all sorts of disabilities, but we don’t claim those disabilities are normal. They may be naturally occurring, but that doesn’t mean that’s the human norm. If someone is born lame, for example, we try to correct it. We don’t just say being lame is normal.

If homosexuality is normal (not just naturally occurring), then a human population composed entirely of homosexuals should be viable, but we know that’s not true. We can be sympathetic toward those with unhealthy predispositions, assuming homosexuals are born that way, but I absolutely refuse to claim homosexuality is normal or on par with heterosexual relations. That’s an absolute, bold faced lie.

I bet many homosexuals even know the truth, though they try to hide it. I think that’s why some want to suppress anyone who dare speaks the truth.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 11:05:26 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Boy George is gay?


38 posted on 01/06/2014 11:06:48 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
"At customs there should be a huge sign! Welcome to Britain, racism, sexism, homophobia and bad hair are not tolerated!"

Nothing about bad teeth?

39 posted on 01/06/2014 11:09:47 AM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: camle
put the two of them in the ring, and ring the bell...we’ll see who comes out then

"Do you really want to hurt me?"

"Yes I do!"

40 posted on 01/06/2014 11:10:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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SeekAndFind: “The gays will counter by saying that it is NOT an evolutionary dead end because they can use their sperm and egg to reproduce via in-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood.”

The homosexuals are wrong. If they only engage in same-sex, mutual masturbation (it cannot be called copulation), they cannot reproduce without using technology. Why? Because the technology is the only way they can overcome their obvious disability. They have to use extraordinary techniques to reproduce. A 100% homosexual/lesbian society would have a very difficult time maintaining its population by in-vitro fertilization which has a much lower success rate than normal, dare I say natural (yes, I do), sexual relations.


41 posted on 01/06/2014 11:17:47 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have two questions:

Who?

And....

Who?


42 posted on 01/06/2014 11:20:50 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure Holyfield is shaking in his boots.


43 posted on 01/06/2014 11:22:54 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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But...Holyfield CAN’T be wrong, or homophobic, or prejudiced...he’s BLACK! He should be praised for stating the obvious. Being born with an abnormality usually means doctors try to FIX it. Psychiatrists USED to try to fix people with personality disorders. Asylums used to be full of people who were deluded and thought they were someone/something they were not. Now they have a political lobby and society has to be reordered to call the sick ‘normal.’


44 posted on 01/06/2014 11:25:21 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: ETL

Shhhhh. We aren’t supposed to mention it, but Special Olympics participants are disabled. Do we honestly think they don’t know they’re disabled? The facts are factual regardless.


45 posted on 01/06/2014 11:27:32 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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46 posted on 01/06/2014 11:31:10 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why do we have a war on obesity but we must accept homosexuality? Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should try to prevent obesity but I do not understand why we shouldn’t also attempt to prevent homosexuality in our society. These are both unhealthy lifestyles – homosexuals have a series of health risks and conditions stemming from their sexual behavior, not to mention the higher drug activity and suicide rate. An obese person can give blood but homosexuals are told not to because of sexual diseases.

If there was an ‘Obese Rights’ group demanding larger seats in cars, planes, offices, and theaters we would laugh – in fact we make them pay for two seats on a plane. If they demanded that we must accept their lifestyle and offer larger drinks and more trans-fats in their food we would laugh – in fact New York tried to ban large drinks and we just outlawed trans-fats. An Obese Pride Day or Obese Parades would be mocked. Children’s books celebrating fat parents or making fat heroes would become a joke. How does this happen in our current society that demands fairness?

An overweight person is a sign of wealth in many cultures – overweight women were desired as shown in a Rubens or Rembrandt painting. Homosexuality was not celebrated in the past in any culture – it existed but was not desired. No one - not Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Aquinas, Gandhi, not the Bible or the Koran or any other sacred text, nor even a single anti-religious secular thinker of the Enlightenment -- ever advocated redefining marriage to include members of the same sex. Beyond this, to now say homosexuality is moral is to say all secular and religious figures in our past were wrong – and to proclaim morality is now relative. We are saying in a time of Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus that we have reached an enlightenment no other culture before us ever did - and that we can now proclaim them all wrong. Christians, both black or white, and the Jewish Christ are now bigots who need to be silenced? Does this sound fair?

And how do we know homosexuality is now morally acceptable? - because it’s not ‘fair’? It’s not ‘fair’ if gay couples can’t marry? Really? Well know this, fairness to every individual can never be the only question society asks in establishing social policy otherwise we would have dwarfs in the NBA and blind airline pilots. Anytime you have standards you have people who are left out. That’s life and we accept it in all other instances - but not gay marriage because once morality becomes relative, fairness becomes selective. We had a standard throughout history that marriage was between a man and woman – a standard in our nation’s history that Christian values are desirable – a standard that we have freedom of speech. Society needs to recognize what it is sacrificing and the destructive effect it will have… Regardless if society calls morality relative – it is not.

47 posted on 01/06/2014 11:36:41 AM PST by Heartlander (We are all Rodeo Clowns now!)
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48 posted on 01/06/2014 11:42:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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49 posted on 01/06/2014 11:44:29 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dfwgator

Pete Burns weighed in on gay marriage in 2008:

Gay marriage does not work - men are just too predatory, says Pete Burns

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-563814/Gay-marriage-does-work—men-just-predatory-says-Pete-Burns.html


50 posted on 01/06/2014 11:49:39 AM PST by beaversmom
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