Skip to comments.Booker Grills Pompeo on Gay Marriage Opposition: 'Is Being Gay a Perversion?'
Posted on 04/12/2018 2:45:57 PM PDT by Ennis85
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) grilled Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo during his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about Pompeo's stated opposition to gay marriage.
Booker was referring to a speech Pompeo made in 2015 while he was a Kansas congressman, which cited a prayer delivered by the Rev. Joe Wright.
"America had worshiped other Gods and called it multiculturalism. Wed endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle, Pompeo said.
"Those are your words," Booker said to Pompeo. "Is being gay a perversion?"
Pompeo replied by stating he had a "clear view" on whether gay marriage was "appropriate" while he was a politician in Kansas, and that he stands by those views today.
Booker continued to press Pompeo, saying he knows same-sex couples within the State Department who were married under Pompeo's leadership.
"You do not believe that should be allowed?" Booker said.
Pompeo answered by saying he treats gay couples who work at the CIA with "the exact same set of rights" as anyone else.
He concluded by saying, "My respect for every individual -- regardless of their sexual orientation -- is the same."
Booker finished by saying to Pompeo that he doesn't think his beliefs reflect the nation's values.
Watch the exchange between the New Jersey senator and outgoing CIA director above.
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Mr Congresscritter, you had better start directing your 20/9000 vision at Muslims, you ignorant bottom dwelling slime mold.
Being a stupid Marxist is perversion.
Are people who can’t read illiterate?
Is that a trick question? If being queer isn't a perversion, what is?
His beliefs may not reflect liberal values.
It’s a stretch to say they don’t reflect the nation’s values.
Why do liberals set up discussion, such that they say liberal values and liberal positions are the mainstream, whether they are or not????
Yes, it is. Conscience bothering you, Cory? Don’t get hysterical.
Imagine the questions God will have for Booker on judgement day.
I would have said, “That depends. What do you have in mind, senator?”......................
Booker finished by saying to Pompeo that he doesn’t think his beliefs reflect the nation’s values.
Oh really?....then why did it take 5 people in black robes to foist same-sex marriage on this nation?
When a liberal uses the word “tolerance” he means “acceptance.”
This kind of questioning and scrutiny is way out of line.
The intended message is that public officials need to hold liberal beliefs if they expect to receive senate approval.
Imagine if a conservative senator (a rarity) grilled democrat nominees on LGBT issues or asked if they are communists, anti-gun, anti-Chrisitan or supporters of sharia and muslim No-Go zones.
I would have responded, “did your parents and grandparents think it was a perversion?”
“When a liberal uses the word tolerance he means acceptance.”
No, they demand praise and worship.
Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: Hell, yes.
‘NEWARK It’s a question he has been asked in the past, but this time it came amid a campaign for the U.S Senate.
In a profile that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was asked about the persistent rumor that he is gay.
“People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful,” Booker told the interviewer, “because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it.’”
“I dont intend to answer,” said Booker, who was returning from Washington after attending a meeting with President Obama on gun violence. “It should not matter. That was my point.”’
Booker is a moron. An angry moron.
What does that have to do with whether one is qualified or not for the position of SOS? The congressman is a lunatic.
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