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More gay! How do you feel about paladino's remarks? the ones from Sunday and not 6 years ago..

Republican Carl Paladino, a tea party candidate for governor of New York, said Monday on NBC's "Today" show that he doesn't discriminate against homosexuals. On Sunday, in a discussion of gay marriage at a meeting with Brooklyn Hasidic Jewish leaders, Paladino said children were being "brainwashed" into accepting homosexuality as "valid."

Paladino, a real estate developer and attorney, told host Matt Lauer on Monday morning that discrimination faced by homosexuals is "ugly" and "terrible" and he would hire gays in his administration. Lauer followed up with a question about whether Paladino believed Sunday's comments would fuel discrimination against gays

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:05 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "I don't want them [children] to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option," Paladino said.



    Paladino said his speech Sunday was an attempt to distinguish himself from his Democratic opponent, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who attended New York City's gay pride parade with his daughters.


    Paladino asked Lauer on Monday if he'd ever attended a gay pride parade, explaining to the NBC host that men who participate "wear these little Speedos and they grind against each other and it's just a terrible thing."


    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:07 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:07 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Sounds like the fear that many had about a Kennedy as president is coming to fruition, a politician that will put his catholic beliefs and dogmas above the people is supposed to serve.

    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 1:09 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I would hate to see him in a speedo grinding. I think he is trying to set himself apart from everyone else by making a statement that will awe people. He sounds like a jack ass, and I disagree with what he has to say, but at least he is sticking with his convictions. I hate hearing people take back their statements after realizing they sounded stupid.
    dbodani

    Answer by dbodani at 1:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I could totally get on board with discriminating against Speedos. I've never seen anyone who belongs in one wearing one.

    I just don't get why being gay is such a big issue with straight people. We could all just leave each other alone-it would be so much simpler.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:03 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I could totally get on board with discriminating against Speedos. I've never seen anyone who belongs in one wearing one.


    good

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:36 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I could totally get on board with discriminating against Speedos. I've never seen anyone who belongs in one wearing one.


    LOL!  I second that motion!


    As for Paladino, sounds like an issue that the voters of NY should take up in the voting booth.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:42 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • He is a sicko. He resembles a member of the Mafia,too.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 2:49 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • He's an idiot and I hope the voters of New York recognize that when they go to vote.
    ceallaigh

    Answer by ceallaigh at 3:14 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • He is a jack ass and an idiot and I hope the voters see him for what he is! and probably a closet gay!
    older

    Answer by older at 3:20 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

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