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Booker Grills Pompeo on Gay Marriage Opposition: 'Is Being Gay a Perversion?'
Fox News ^ | 12th April 2018 | Fox News

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. We’d 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at insider.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: booker; cia; gay; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lgtb; pompeo
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1 posted on 04/12/2018 2:45:57 PM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

Mr Congresscritter, you had better start directing your 20/9000 vision at Muslims, you ignorant bottom dwelling slime mold.


2 posted on 04/12/2018 2:48:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Ennis85

Being a stupid Marxist is perversion.


3 posted on 04/12/2018 2:48:28 PM PDT by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot accept.)
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To: Ennis85

Are people who can’t read illiterate?

How judgemental.


4 posted on 04/12/2018 2:48:29 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Ennis85
"Is being gay a perversion?"

Is that a trick question? If being queer isn't a perversion, what is?

5 posted on 04/12/2018 2:49:26 PM PDT by IronJack (A)
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To: Ennis85

Yes


6 posted on 04/12/2018 2:50:11 PM PDT by Stingray51
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To: Ennis85

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????


7 posted on 04/12/2018 2:50:22 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Ennis85

Yes, it is. Conscience bothering you, Cory? Don’t get hysterical.


8 posted on 04/12/2018 2:52:27 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Ennis85

Imagine the questions God will have for Booker on judgement day.


9 posted on 04/12/2018 2:52:29 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Ennis85

I would have said, “That depends. What do you have in mind, senator?”......................


10 posted on 04/12/2018 2:52:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: Ennis85

Booker finished by saying to Pompeo that he doesn’t think his beliefs reflect the nation’s values.

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Oh really?....then why did it take 5 people in black robes to foist same-sex marriage on this nation?


11 posted on 04/12/2018 2:53:00 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: Ennis85

Yes.

When a liberal uses the word “tolerance” he means “acceptance.”


12 posted on 04/12/2018 2:55:01 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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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.


13 posted on 04/12/2018 2:58:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Republican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: Ennis85

I would have responded, “did your parents and grandparents think it was a perversion?”


14 posted on 04/12/2018 2:59:23 PM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: Ge0ffrey

“When a liberal uses the word “tolerance” he means “acceptance.””

No, they demand praise and worship.


15 posted on 04/12/2018 2:59:52 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Ennis85
Sorry if this offends, but YES, it is NOT normal!


16 posted on 04/12/2018 2:59:52 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Why are damn near ALL the SEX FIENDS Democrats?)
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To: Ennis85
"Is being gay a perversion?"

Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: Hell, yes.

17 posted on 04/12/2018 3:00:23 PM PDT by madprof98
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‘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.’”

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“I don’t 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.”’

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/cory_booker_gay_rumors_addressed.html


18 posted on 04/12/2018 3:01:52 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono h)
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To: Ennis85

Booker is a moron. An angry moron.


19 posted on 04/12/2018 3:03:59 PM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: Fantasywriter

What does that have to do with whether one is qualified or not for the position of SOS? The congressman is a lunatic.


20 posted on 04/12/2018 3:04:20 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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