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Unrepentant, Paladino Calls Gay Parades ‘Disgusting’
NY Times ^ | October 11, 2010 | Elizabeth A. Harris

Posted on 10/12/2010 9:38:17 AM PDT by FTJM

Despite an uproar over his remarks about gays, Carl P. Paladino appeared on national television on Monday and expressed revulsion at gay pride parades.

Mr. Paladino restated his criticism of Andrew M. Cuomo, his Democratic opponent for governor of New York, for having taken his young daughters to a gay pride parade, saying that such events were inappropriate for children.

“Is that normal? Would you do it? Would you take your children to a gay pride parade?” Mr. Paladino asked the host Matt Lauer on the “Today” show, speaking of Mr. Cuomo.

“I don’t think it’s proper for them to go there and watch a couple of grown men grind against each other. I don’t think that’s proper. I think it’s disgusting.”

“No, I don’t regret the remarks,” he added.

On Sunday, Mr. Paladino, speaking to a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, said children should not be “brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t.”

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1 posted on 10/12/2010 9:38:21 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

“Pride” parades ARE disgusting! Geez, THIS is news?


2 posted on 10/12/2010 9:39:12 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tax cuts for the poor! If the poor can keep more money they may start hiring again!)
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To: FTJM

Well this sure seems to have the swishers in a swivet.


3 posted on 10/12/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: FTJM

They ARE disgusting. It doesn’t matter what lifestyle the participants have chosen. It is disgusting.


4 posted on 10/12/2010 9:40:22 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: FTJM

“Disgusting” is a kind word for what those events are.

A horrific exhibition of the depths of sexual depravity is a more accurate description.


5 posted on 10/12/2010 9:41:14 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Grunthor

That any politician of a major party running for office would be this blunt about it... well it’s rare.


6 posted on 10/12/2010 9:42:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: FTJM

People need to understand why this guy is on high moral ground - even with “rank and file” homosexuals.

It is because “normal” homosexuals look at gay pride parades the way normal heterosexuals would look at porn pride parades.

Yep, they are disgusting even to “them”.

He will win this debate as long as the subject is the parades, and not homosexuality in general.


7 posted on 10/12/2010 9:42:12 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: FTJM
Win or lose, I support straight talk.

98% of America agrees with him. It's an open question how many people will feign dismay and say "I can't vote for such a bigot! I mean, I agree with him and all, but he shouldn't say such things! It's so offensive."

We need to re-assert the importance of morality. Without a return to traditional standards, all other political efforts are just building our house on sand.

8 posted on 10/12/2010 9:42:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: FTJM

Gay Parades are disgusting. The only thing that I think should be allowed is that they should be allowed to go to the hospital for goodness sake to see their loved ones who are dying or had surgery or whatever. But that is IT!! If they would not have been so stubborn in the 80’s when they refused this request, we probably would not be in this mess today.


9 posted on 10/12/2010 9:42:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: FTJM

In other news, water has been determined to be wet and fire hot.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 9:43:04 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There is a “Homos for Cuomo” protest rally at Buffalo today

I think we should go show them how we feel, for a change

(I guess they dont have jobs though - will som eone in the media ask them?)


11 posted on 10/12/2010 9:43:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (PALADINO for GOV. OF NY --- VOTE LIKE YOUR CHILD'S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! (BECAUSE IT DOES))
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To: Jemian

Lifestyle?

More like a deathstyle they are allowed to promote to children.


12 posted on 10/12/2010 9:44:11 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: RobRoy

I 100 percent agree. the majority of homosexuals are disgusting from as you say “porn pride parades”.


13 posted on 10/12/2010 9:44:54 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: FTJM

I’m starting to really like this guy. Most politicians would find some way to soft-pedal their answer; this guy just kicks it up another notch.


14 posted on 10/12/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT by marron
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To: FTJM
Gay Pride Parades.

The only place you can celebrate two cardinal sins at the same time!

15 posted on 10/12/2010 9:45:09 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Law of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: RobRoy

EXACTLY.


16 posted on 10/12/2010 9:45:38 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Grunthor

Tell me about it. Live in Hollywood and know Freepers live on the W Hollywood corridor. Vulgar, disgusting, depraved.


17 posted on 10/12/2010 9:45:41 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: FTJM

God bless him. Of course people don’t like the truth, that gay parades are without exception pornography on parade. Many years ago, I caught a night club show In N.O. show featuring female impersonators. Those guys played it for laughs. Nowadays they are dead serious.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 9:46:17 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: FTJM

NO question they are disgusting, but maybe what’s more disgusting are the ‘straight’ voyeurs who go to watch them. It’s a politically correct way to enjoy porn


19 posted on 10/12/2010 9:46:24 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: FTJM

Would TV networks show a Palindino ad showing that parade, to which Cuomo took his daughters? No, because it would be too lewd...which would make his point.


20 posted on 10/12/2010 9:47:29 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: FTJM

I have little doubt that a pretty good percentage of homosexuals feel the same way about what goes on at those pride parades. I know if heterosexuals were behaving in a similar way, in public, I would find it disgusting.


21 posted on 10/12/2010 9:48:52 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: RobbyS
Hopefully moral New Yorkers will see the light and vote for Paladino on November 2.

2 Chronicles 7:14

22 posted on 10/12/2010 9:49:50 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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To: FTJM

Just why should Paladino be “repentant”? The New York Times just has to slant the news. Someone should ask them why one doesn’t see full TV coverage of one of these events. After all, we are treated to the Macy’s Parade every year.


23 posted on 10/12/2010 9:50:00 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: FTJM

they are extremely disgusting


24 posted on 10/12/2010 9:50:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: FTJM
Absolutely NOTHING wrong with Palladino's comments, which weren't at all hateful. He's as entitled to his views on the topic and to express them, as people with opposing points of view. Love the way he's defending himself and his right to self-expression.

The public spectacles which occur at gay parades are obscene and despicable and something NO child should be exposed to. As an adult, I don't want to be exposed to them either.

25 posted on 10/12/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Christine O'Donnell WILL WIN in November. Rove can eat his own words then.)
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To: Westbrook

Mario Cuomo brought his two young daughters to march in the Gay Pride Parade.

And he accused Paladino of pandering to the conservatives.


26 posted on 10/12/2010 9:51:47 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: FTJM

Having seen several of these parades in DC, I have to say he is right. Of course he will be punished for stating an obvious truth. I wonder if Andrew Cuomo has bought his kids a set of chaps yet? Oh, wait, his kids are all girls.


27 posted on 10/12/2010 9:52:20 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: FTJM

If you have ever attended one they are disgusting. What some of those people do in public at those things would get any other person arrested, but because they are gay, the laws don’t apply to them.

No, I’m not simply talking about the inate gut reaction to vomit by seeing two guys in a liplock, I’m talk out and out public indecency, to say the least.

What goes on at some of these things, by some of the folks at them, would make what happens at swingers resorts look like nothing, but at least at those places they have the decency to do their business behind walls and away from the public eye. Not out in the street where children and everyone else must be forced to be visually assaulted by their behaviors.


28 posted on 10/12/2010 9:52:39 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: FTJM

This guy should be President.


29 posted on 10/12/2010 9:53:26 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Hopefully New Yorkers will see that the Democrats are taking their state down. New York is going to be the next Michigan, because the financial industry is gradually going away. It has been since 9/11, after which many companies decentralized. But now it is the taxes. I recently spoke to a guy now living in North Texas who used to live on Long Island. Asked him why he moved. He told me, because he got tired of paying taxes to pay for his neighbor’s pension.


30 posted on 10/12/2010 9:55:19 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: FTJM
Ah, a marginalization challenge for the NY Times.

And they (NYT) are losing, the more they try. Looking for repentance for someone who is expousing majority held views.

Keep trying NYT.

31 posted on 10/12/2010 9:55:32 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Westbrook
Notice how we are now hearing about all the mythical huge percentages of homosexuals who are also disgusted about these parades, conventions, Folsom Street Fair etc?

More propaganda nonsense.

Especially considered the enormous corporate money that sponsors the Folsom Street Fair.

The big lie continues.

32 posted on 10/12/2010 9:55:33 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Grunthor
“Pride” parades ARE disgusting! Geez, THIS is news?

Quite so.

The news, however, is that Paladino seems bound and determined to maintain the focus on this issue, which represents a foolish choice of battles.

There was plenty of time to pick this fight after he reached the governor's mansion. Picking the fight now plays right into Cuomo's core constituency.

33 posted on 10/12/2010 9:55:33 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: RobRoy
I agree it's practical to focus on exhibitionist parades

but there is a lot more disgusting about homosexuality than just that. can he skirt civil unions and homomarriage too?

and the only thing i know that approximates a porn parade is SF’s fetish event but it's mostly homosexual too

you can try to shy away to get elected but finding homosexuality something to be kept private as a perverse delight for those who like it is in the end what this is all about and I'm 53 and have kno9wn maybe over 100 homosexuals in my life and I would venture no more than 4-5 were discreet

a porn parade is a canard...a well meaning one though from what you are trying to say

it's difficult in this age where anything minority shan't be criticized

everyone is so afraid of being called bigot (not me) but I'm not running for office in a lib northern state

34 posted on 10/12/2010 9:57:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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There is something called Public decency. We have failed to enforce it in regard to gays....another PC error.

Paladino is right on....AND IT WILL VOTE FOR HIM...because we have to reverse this terrible immorality which is being emblazoned as "righteous" on our childrens' brains.

35 posted on 10/12/2010 9:58:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: wardaddy

this thread will bring out the culture liberals here claiming pragmatism

they lie (as Joe Wilson said)

course he retracted too..lol


36 posted on 10/12/2010 9:59:13 AM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: r9etb
determined to maintain the focus on this issue, which represents a foolish choice of battles.

He is not determined to focus on it - the MSM are.
37 posted on 10/12/2010 10:01:35 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: wardaddy
this thread will bring out the culture liberals here claiming pragmatism

You mean, like pointing out that Paladino has picked a stupid fight he cannot win, rather than maintaining focus on his winning issues?

Elections are about winning. You can't influence the politics in politics, unless you get elected first.

But I guess "ideals conservatives" don't much care about winning anymore.

38 posted on 10/12/2010 10:04:37 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: FTJM

Paladino speaks the truth. While the media try to paint him as a fringe dwelling bigot, he cites his Catholic faith and common sense ideas about parents looking to the moral welfare of their kids. Such parades are not appropriate for children. Here’s a sample of San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair as evidence (CONTENT WARNING!):

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&rlz=&q=folsom+street+fair+san+francisco&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=771&bih=375


39 posted on 10/12/2010 10:05:05 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Westbrook

AGREED! If ANYONE should be repentant, it is the sodomites who participate in those filthy exhibitions!!! Paladino is CORRECT, and If I lived in NY I’d vote for him!!!


40 posted on 10/12/2010 10:05:25 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: presently no screen name
He is not determined to focus on it - the MSM are.

"Despite an uproar over his remarks about gays, Carl P. Paladino appeared on national television on Monday and expressed revulsion at gay pride parades."

I'd say Mr. Paladino is doing it to himself. His advisors should be horse-whipped. Paladino himself will pay the price on election day.

41 posted on 10/12/2010 10:06:11 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: wardaddy

Most are not just cultural liberals...but just plain old troll liberals.


42 posted on 10/12/2010 10:07:37 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: CharlesThe Hammer
Then there's Clinton with Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the defense of Marriage Act.

The Dems don't have a leg to stand on. They're as phoney as a $3 bill.

Cuomo at a gay parade with his two young daughters....disgusting!!!

43 posted on 10/12/2010 10:08:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: r9etb
"Elections are about winning. You can't influence the politics in politics, unless you get elected first."

You can't influence positively by caving, compromising and capitulating. If that's what the people of NY want, that's the Governor they'll elect. At least in this election, they have a choice in Paladino. If they opt for Cuomo, they will "win" exactly what they elect, and be governed accordingly.

44 posted on 10/12/2010 10:12:22 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: r9etb

What is wrong with saying and doing what’s right—even if you don’t get elected? How is that wrong? Should he lie and say gay parades are fabulous?


45 posted on 10/12/2010 10:21:12 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: FTJM

One gay parade, I believe in Atlanta, made a child the Grand Marshall.

If you have ever seen the antics at these parades, of course you realize children should never be near them.

Fifty years ago, exposing a kid to this sort of stuff would get you jailed. Now it seems you are some sort of civil rights hero.

Carry on, Mr. Paladino.


46 posted on 10/12/2010 10:22:25 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“That any politician of a major party running for office would be this blunt about it... well it’s rare.”

I wonder why, though. The great majority of American are opposed to this garbage.


47 posted on 10/12/2010 10:23:17 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: napscoordinator

“The only thing that I think should be allowed is that they should be allowed to go to the hospital for goodness sake to see their loved ones who are dying or had surgery or whatever.”

This is a common observance, but in reality, a patient in a hospital can allow anyone they want to come and visit them.


48 posted on 10/12/2010 10:24:41 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: subterfuge
What is wrong with saying and doing what’s right—even if you don’t get elected?

His job right now is to get elected. That has to be his focus.

The whole "gay parades" thing is an issue that a few ill-considered gum-flaps by a candidate is not going to affect in any case; and by choosing this as a battle, he has given up his winning issues to voluntarily play defense on something he cannot affect, and that can only hurt him.

Stupid.

How is that wrong? Should he lie and say gay parades are fabulous?

He doesn't have to say anything at all. He's picking a remarkably stupid battle, at a remarkably stupid time.

Now, instead of it being a race about taxes, finances, and other things on which he has Cuomo beat; he's made it into a fight on faggotry, which he cannot win.

49 posted on 10/12/2010 10:27:18 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: r9etb

“I’d say Mr. Paladino is doing it to himself. His advisors should be horse-whipped. Paladino himself will pay the price on election day. ‘

Why so? the majority of Americans -and I assume New Yorkers - do not approve of most of the gay agenda.


50 posted on 10/12/2010 10:27:33 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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