Christine O’Donnell: Homosexuals Are Psychologically Defective

In 2006 Delaware GOP Senate candidate told a reporter, “People are created in God’s image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It’s an identity disorder.” The Washington Post reacts:

O’Donnell’s suggestion that gays suffer from a psychological disorder is far worse than other comments about gays that have already gotten media attention, such as her claim that the government spent too much on AIDS and her insistence that “gays get away with so much.” Also: Last week O’Donnell insisted that her rigid moralistic views represent long-ago youthful excesses. But as late as 2006, she was apparently still suggesting that gays are suffering from some sort of mental illness that has caused them to stray from God’s “image.” Indeed, this would appear to put O’Donnell squarely in the camp of those who liken homsexuality to pedophilia and bestiality.

This is the person that the Quislings at GOProud want to see in the federal government.

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‘False’ witness: What O’Donnell was telling youth back in 2000

Here’s another concerning blip on Christine O’Donnell record: Back in 2000, while appearing alongside figures like Jerry Falwell at all three city stops on the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention tour, the current GOP candidate for U.S. Senate from Delaware led a seminar on “Confronting False Sexual identities”:

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Now, Christine’s session might not have dealt entirely with homosexuality. But considering what we know about her turn-of-the century “ex-gay” work, her circa 2000 comments about Ellen Degeneres’ emotional well-being, the fact that Googling the term “false sexual identity” turns up hits almost exclusively linked to LGBT matters, and the host organization’s own clear feelings on “changing gays” from around that time, it’s pretty safe to say that the current candidate probably wasn’t referring to closeted gays who date the opposite sex as the “false sexual identities” in need of confrontation!

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*SEE ALSO: CHRISTINE O’DONNELL: HOMOSEXUALITY ‘IS AN IDENTITY DISORDER’ [Towle]




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Maddow on Ex-gays, Christine O’Donnell

RACHEL MADDOW CHRISTINE ODONNELL X390Rachel Maddow sits down with Truth Wins Out’s Wayne Besen to talk about
Christine O’Donnell and the ex-gay movement she supports. 
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Christine O’Donnell: ‘One of My First Dates with a Witch Was on a Satanic Altar’

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"There was a little blood there and stuff like that."

Delaware GOP Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell's past continues to unspool. This clip, in which O'Donnell admits she "dabbled in witchcraft" was played by Bill Maher on his HBO show last night.

Mediate writes: "Maher used his first show of the season to remind O’Donnell that 'I made you,' and warn that he would release an old clip of her weekly until she came to Real Time. This week’s was of O’Donnell admitting to going on dates to Satanic altars! Maher seemed to remember her visits to the show fondly, sending her good wishes and predicting that she may be more successful than Sarah Palin because 'Sarah Palin is mean and Christine is not.'"

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Palin Instructs Tea Party Spawn Christine O’Donnell to Get Message Out Through GOP Mouthpiece FOX News

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On last night's Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin continued to mentor her endorsee, Delaware teabagger Christine O'Donnell, instructing O'Donnell to get her message out through the correct GOP/Tea Party propaganda channels.

Said Palin: 

"She’s going to have to learn very quickly to dismiss what some of her handlers want. Remember what happened to me in the VP. […] So she’s going to have to learn that, yes, very quickly. She’s going to have to dismiss that, go with her gut, get out there, speak to the American people.Speak through FOX News and let the Independents who are tuning in to you, let them know what it is that she stands for, the principles behind her positions."

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Cornyn gives thumbs up to anti-gay Christine O’Donnell despite his attendance at LCR fundraiser

My friends at the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud have now been placed in a very awkward position by the social conservatives in the Republican party. The GOP strategy has been to stay away from the social issues that haunt the GOP, but it’s terribly hard for these gay conservatives to explain away the comments and associations that are blooming in the 2010 primaries.

Take anti-masturbator and anti-gay winner of the GOP primary in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell. She has been endorsed by well-known homophobe Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). It’s the same John Cornyn who will be mingling among the homosexuals at a fundraiser for the Log Cabin Republicans. He also offered up a check to O’Donnell for K. (Igor @ The Wonk Room):

“I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support,” Cornyn wrote in an email. This support includes a check for ,000 — the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees.” Later in the day, he appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show to clear up any confusion about his commitment:
CORNYN: Well, really I don’t know the source of the rumors that were attributed to the Republican National Senatorial Committee. I’m the Chairman as you know and certainly without my authorization I corrected the record, talking to Christine this morning. Told her we will support her, in fact we send her some money already…I’ve encouraged my other colleagues to send money from their leadership PAC funds. We’re going to do everything we can to help her get elected in November.

Igor went the extra mile and asked for comment from the LCR — no one has replied to his inquiry about Cornyn’s disconnect. The issue is that social conservative orgs have denounced Cornyn for attending the LCR fundraiser, but the pro-LGBT conservative orgs like GOProud have not commented on Cornyn’s remarks with any criticism at all. Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud dodges the crux of the matter:

“if you look at it, O’Donnell wasn’t elected on social issues. She was elected nominated for the same reason that a lot of other candidates are bing nominated and that’s to call an end to the status quo in Washington.”

This does not answer the question of whether support will be withheld from candidates who are anti-gay, and this case quite openly. Where is the line drawn in the struggle for equality? We can’t reform the GOP if their promised bigotry when legislating is a factor. Just playing it down is not the problem — we have to know where a pol stands when it’s time to cast a vote regarding equality matters.

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Dem voters in Purple and Red states are often left with poor choices — the active homophobe (R) and the less-active/homophobe or spine free (D). The point is you have to try to change the moveable candidate and start grooming more equality-positive candidates to unseat the spine free one down the line.

The problem for the LCR and GOProud is they are far away from cultivating actual prospective pols  to run who are neutral or pro-equality. What isn’t acceptable is a PR campaign to present something that does not exist yeta few more allies and actual gays coming out of the closet doesn’t outweigh the boatload of conservatives already in the electoral pipeline who are flat-out anti-LGBT. I wish them luck on effecting change, but until they can openly criticize when there are bigots on the ballot, it only delays accountability.
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Watch: Teabagger Christine O’Donnell Compares Herself to Reagan

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Gay-baiting, anti-masturbation teabagger Christine O'Donnell says Sarah Palin's endorsement made all the difference in her campaign, criticizs "Republican cannabalism" and shrugs off doubts from Karl Rove and other Republicans that she's unelectable: "They also said that Ronald Reagan wasn't electable."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP



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Tea Party Wins: Bigots Christine O’Donnell, Ovide Lamontagne Overtake Republican Challengers in Delaware, NH

Despite being dubbed a "complete fraud" by her former U.S. Senate campaign manager Kristin Murray, Tea Party favorite and Sarah Palin pick Christine O'Donnell (pictured) has scored in Delaware, beating in today's GOP primary (for Joe Biden's Senate seat) Rep. Mike Castle — whom O'Donnell's "supporters" gay baited in television ads. And in New Hampshire, Ovide Lamontagne is on track to beat former frontrunner Kelly Ayotte; Lamontagne is the fella who wants to ban gay couples from adopting, among other things.


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Maddow Tears Into “Ex-Gay” Proponent And Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell

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News: Boulder, Bryan Ferry, Stud File, Christine O’Donnell

Road September 11 date for Beck/Palin rally in Anchorage just a coincidence.

Studfile RoadDo you keep a stud file? Fascinating trailer for a new book on sexual renegade Samuel Steward. NYT review.

RoadDoes Alexander Skarsgard sink your battleship?

RoadPolice blow up stuffed horse outside school thinking it's a bomb or something. Because what would a stuffed animal be doing sitting outside a playground for children

RoadJeremy Renner rocks silly hat.

RoadMusical in development about actor George Takei's experiences in an internment camp: "I'll never be able to forget that scary day when two American soldiers with bayonets on their rifles came stomping up to our front door and ordered our family out. We'd packed the night before, but I remember tears streaming down my mother's cheek as we walked out (of our home). The only things we could take with us was what we could carry."

RoadAnderson Cooper catches a cab, looks fine while doing so.

Boulder RoadBoulder burning: a time-lapse.

RoadOusted Montana Tea Party President Tim Ravndal would like to return.

RoadWatch: David and Victoria Beckham's new 'intimate' perfume spot.

RoadSarah Palin endorses Christine O'Donnell amid accusations of gay-baiting: "Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has endorsed the candidacy of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. O'Donnell tweeted on Thursday, 'Just got Gov. Palin's endorsement! Thank you for your prayers!' The 41-year-old marketing consultant received the endorsement as allegations of gay baiting began to surface on the Internet. In a video posted at Liberty.com, a female newscaster praises O'Donnell, then suggests her September 14 GOP primary opponent, Rep. Mike Castle, is gay. 'Isn't Mike Castle cheating on his wife with a man?' an unseen voice asks. 'That's the rumor,' the gleeful newscaster responds."

RoadPAC backing Sally Kern calls her transgender opponent Brittany Novotny "a confused it".

RoadLindsay Lohan: ready for motherhood?

Ferry RoadBryan Ferry charms the latest cover of Fantastic Man.

RoadEmma Ruby-Sachs: DADT win can't save the Log Cabin Republicans.

RoadFounder of gay Singaporean website Fridae charged with drug possession: "Stuart Koe, 38, was charged in court on Wednesday with possessing 0.01g of Ice. He was also accused of having utensils – an empty plastic dropper and an empty straw allegedly stained with the drug – which are commonly used to help consume Ice."

RoadLesbian former Vassar President Virginia B. Smith dies at 87: "Ms. Smith was the second woman to run the college and the first one to arrive there after it had become coeducational. The first male exchange students had come to Vassar in 1969 and the first freshmen the next year. Around 41 percent of Vassar students were men at the end of Ms. Smith’s presidency in 1986…Ms. Smith is survived by her partner of 57 years, Florence Oaks."


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