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Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty attacks gay marriage again

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  1. I’m waiting for a male prostitute to come out and expose this one soon…

    1. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 3:51pm

      lol or caught cottaging like that other one…
      methinks the lady doth protest too much, my liege!

      What an idiot!

      Aside from anything else he “said that marriage was about procreation and raising children”

      What about str8 couples who don’t want/can’t have/don’t have children then? Is he really saying that they should have their marriage somehow devalued simply because they haven’t created children?

      The sheer intellectual lightweightness of some of these people is astounding.

      Presidential candidate my arse!

  2. Dr Robin Guthrie 25 Jul 2011, 12:58pm

    No Mr. Pawlenty.

    It is YOU who is damaging society by creating division and fanning the flames of discrimination.

  3. Jock S. Trap 25 Jul 2011, 1:07pm

    And the award for Arsehole of the week goes to…

  4. He speaks Pawlenty of bollocks!

  5. What an idiot! But the Republicans are crawling with creeps like this one – and one of them will be nominated as Presidential candidate.

  6. I am sick and tired of seeing these pious conservative dicks relate the Bible and the law in any way. The last time the Bible was good for lawmaking was when Moses was alive. And that was some 2000 odd years ago.

    1. Try 5000.

    2. 5000.

      1. Case rested.

    3. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 3:56pm

      To be honest – there’s generally nothing ‘wrong’ with The Bible or its ability to lay down the foundation for laws. (It is the foundation of most of the world’s legal system.)

      The issue is a) how well people actually READ it rather than blindly quote/believe what their pastor/priest/pope/vicar/nextdoorneighbour/friendfromchurch told them it says and b) how well reasoned people are in deciding whether or not to include certain aspects.

      In essence The Bible is a (generally) good set of foundational principles upon which to DWELL (ie THINK).

      If we don’t actually THINK about them then we’re doing a disservice to the very God-given brain that God ….er…..gave us…. lol

      ps this article doesn’t mention anything about him talking about The Bible (he may well have done – but it doesn’t talk about that here..)

  7. Tired of thos already! Please put on a new record. Sick of hearing this one now

  8. Alf N Spit 25 Jul 2011, 1:32pm

    Why give this guy publicity on a gay site? He’s just trying to detract from the joy of all those couples in NY.

    1. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 3:57pm

      lol and this is publicity?
      how so?

  9. He should get back in his box and mind his own business. How dare people in general for criticizing equality – that’s all we want.

  10. Thank goodness the LibDems have promised us marriage by 2015.

    1. Just like they promised they would not raise tuition fees
      Or promised not to raise Value Added Tax
      I am so confident in these promises
      NOT
      When Clegg joined up with Cameron, and then voted to lift the cap on tuition fees, I tore up my LibDem party card and mailed it to their regional organiser.
      I have ZERO faith in the Liberal Democrats

    2. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 5:09pm

      Can I just ask why everyone on here seems to pin their hopes so much on the LibDems ‘giving us’ marriage?

      As I’ve said before, I don’t honestly give two focks about ‘marriage’ per se. I fully support the drive for it in terms of the need for complete equality in the law but in real terms I’m not sure I see the difference (nor why so many people on the Pink News comments boards are so obsessed with this – and often so completely disinterested in so many other aspects of far more pressing issues of equality)

  11. somebody give this man a taste of custard pie the only people damaging society are the brainwashed twits like you pawlently taste the rainbow mr

  12. Are finances very tight for Pink News at the moment?

    As we are getting lots of stories about US nobodies, lifted almost word for word from US websites, which have no bearing whatsoever on the UK or life in the UK.

    This Pawlenty dude has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the Republican presidential nomination, so I fail to see why this ‘story’ is being reported on.

    It would be better for Pink News to wait until they have real news to report, instead of giving free publicity to irrelevant non-entities like this Pawlenty thing.

    1. I agree. Never heard of this guy.

  13. Luke from Canada 25 Jul 2011, 2:32pm

    and in those countries where there is marriage equality, surprise..surprise..life goes on without any ramifiications at all suck on that loser

  14. Also at one point in time a marriage between a black man and a white woman was not considered a cultural, moral, and traditional norm. So according to Pawlenty’s argument we should never have allowed that to happen too.

    1. See the following for the biblical arguments that were used to ban interracial marriage in the US:

      http://www.religioustolerance.org/marracbib.htm

      1. What a load of crap. And what about division of Church and State? And what about people of other faiths. And what about Atheists? The man has been totally infected with Christo Fascist Dominionism.
        These people are sick – not metaphorically but truly sick in the mind.

        1. It’s not a sickness, it’s quite deliberate.
          It’s all about control and power.
          Always has been, since the very first Pope.
          Always has been, since the very first organised religion.

          1. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 4:09pm

            Can I just remind everyone that the article doesn’t actually mention religion at all?

  15. Charles Bayliss 25 Jul 2011, 2:46pm

    What are they afraid of? Are we really a threat to them?

    1. They’re afraid of losing their power and not having an ‘enemy’ to point their fingers at, I think.

      1. All religious fundamentalists will find an enemy
        Even among their own ranks, if they must!
        LGBT people are just seen as the easy target of the moment.

  16. Steve Sampson 25 Jul 2011, 2:49pm

    I saw a news item about heterosexual suburban ‘key parties.’ I read that over 70% of straight marriages experience some form of infidelity. Newt G. proposed to his third wife while married to his second. Opponents of equality will always find reasons to reinforce that inequality. Traditional marriage needs no help devaluing itself – it’s doing a fine job without the LGBT Community.

  17. “gay couples’ unions are not equivalent to heterosexual marriage and that recognition of gay marriage would damage society.”

    Has it damaged societies that have introduced it?

    No.

    Do you have any evidence that it will “damage society”?

    No.

    Ergo, you’re just spouting paranoid nonsense for the hicks with an IQ of a tomato for votes.

  18. I think Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum would make a cute couple. Can anyone here provide a Photoshop assist?

    ;)

  19. another biggoted republican running for presiedent , every one of the republican candidates are high profile biggots and racist and are out in your face about it, do you people in the nation think that if a man or woman already harbors hatred for no otrher reason that they think they are better thatn others and they are the only one that should be happy in the word and already part of starting discrimination wars against innocent families and causing problems and harrassment for families, do you think for one minute that any of them should or would be a good president , how braind dead do you have to be, every place has to have people that cares for all of the people and their famiiles and that walks in humanity and kindness in order to make a good anytdhing esecially an official, our nation is hurting and bleeding because of racist and bad officials who seek to violate others rights humanity, dont elcet them get people who stand up for saftey and happiness and hu

  20. ..’marriage was about procreation and raising children’ –
    So only breeders should be married then – what about all those hetros who can’t or don’t want children – are they to be excluded in his Republican state too? What a backward, superstitious bigot – When are we going to end our ‘special relationship’ with that retarded nation?

  21. Goodbye Tim! We hardly knew ya- thank God for small favors. Pawlenty campaign will soon end. Even Rick Perry knows better than to pick a fight with “da gays”.

  22. Yeah, it’s just a matter of time before we hear about this guy in some public bathroom exposing his nefarious wares to unsuspecting children. It’s always the idiots like this who later are shown to be exactly what they purport to hate. Sad.

  23. So, marriage is about procreation eh? Girls can get pregnant and often do well before they are old enough to get married, and where in the marriage vows does it state “you must make babies even in an unhappy union”

  24. Steve Sampson 25 Jul 2011, 6:03pm

    Tim Pawlenty and others opposed to marriage equality are saying same-sex unions devalue traditional (whatever that is) marriage. So, guys who’ve cheat on your wives, or gals who’ve cheat on your husbands, you’re off the hook.

  25. It’s weird, Tim Pawlenty actually used to be relatively moderate until he realised that he had bugger all chance of winning the Republican nomination and now seems to be pandering to the most right wing fringe of the Republican Party.
    Maybe he just thinks that if he goes far enough that he can catch up with Michele Bachmann? The pollsters put her at 16% and T Paw at 2%. In fact, most of the pollsters have dropped him in their polling in favour of Rick Perry who isn’t even officially running yet

  26. Tiny Tim looks gay? He must be a Christian, hopefully not one of the crazy Christian terrorist.

  27. spiritbody 25 Jul 2011, 6:16pm

    Ridiculous. This is TRUE homophobia. Scared of the whole social moral order collapsing at the mere acceptance of gay people. Idiotic. No other word for it. Certainly not based on any kind of common sense.
    And his definition of marriage doesnt make much sense. My aunt and uncle never had children. Does this mean that their marriage was not as valid as someone elses? Some breeder? Marriage is about people deepening their connection and love for eachother. What do these people really think would happen if the world accepted gay marriage? Cos as far as I can see, The only thing that would happen is there would be more love going around. And thats a good thing

  28. Sam Maloney 25 Jul 2011, 7:14pm

    It’s just like in the civil rights era when the racists felt it was demeaning to whites to consider blacks equal.

    But if the polls can be trusted, the ground is moving under these guys feet: there has been a massive upswing in support for marriage equality, and the haters will soon have to change their tunes or be left on the trash heap of history.

  29. What a knob

  30. Pawlenty says that gay marriage ‘dilutes and devalues traditional marriage.’ So what about heterosexual divorce!!!

    In that case is Pawlenty therefore prepared to make heterosexual divorce illegal!!! And if he is not he is nothing but a hypocrite.

  31. To be ignored

  32. >A concept is proved to be popular in the largest city in the nation
    >Pawlenty’s job security depends on him being popular
    >He attacks this popular concept

    Wow, he’s such a great politician.

    1. No Republican is going to win New York these days so it doesn’t matter to them. In fact a lot of Republicans don’t even think of New York as really part of the US, when they talk about the real America they are talking about people that vote and think like them and the vast majority of people like that do not live in states like New York, California and New England.

      He actually stands to lose nothing much by getting at New York, he’s aiming for the votes of people in places like Texas.

  33. Rich (original) 25 Jul 2011, 11:32pm

    Mr Pawlenty is intelligent man. His views are absolutely correct.

    1. Jock S. Trap 26 Jul 2011, 3:03am

      Go Fvck yourself!

      1. Jock S. Trap 26 Jul 2011, 3:10am

        Go Fvck yourself!

        It’ll be interesting who get banned, the homophobe or the Gay man.

        Im guessing it might be me so if so far well friends, I can’t take PinkNews blatant excuse for homophobes over us who are Gay. I mean It’s not as if we have to put up with this Sh!t in life without PinkNews Validating homphobes who they clearly want… Oh hang on we do…

        I love being here and debating and it helps with my harsh treatment at the moment but I’m guessing the homophobes trumps the Gay man with PinkNews…

        1. Dr Robin Guthrie 26 Jul 2011, 11:37am

          Exactly.

          This idiot is allowed to call us paedophiles and the editorial in this paper allows it.

          They forget that it is the pink readership and advertisers attracting said readership that pays their salaries.

          I feel a law suit coming on.

        2. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 5:12pm

          I like that – never occurred to me to use a v in the word fvck – gives it a certain Roman twang! lol

          Pure Genius!

          Or should that be ‘Pvre Genivs’……?lol

    2. Staircase2 26 Jul 2011, 5:13pm

      Define ‘correct’ Richie Rich
      Come to think of it: define ‘absolutely’ too….

  34. jonnielondon 26 Jul 2011, 12:04am

    @Rich: You and Tim are both intelligent men. Sadly you just don’t get it!

    1. Jock S. Trap 26 Jul 2011, 3:11am

      Have you been drinking?

      1. Jock S. Trap 26 Jul 2011, 3:12am

        Where the fvck you get the “intelligent men” bit from?

  35. Who? I’m usualy quite good at keeping track of these obscure dickheads as well. This is the first time I’ve ever clapped eyes on this grade A bellend. Let’s hope it’s not a recurring event.

  36. Rich (original) 26 Jul 2011, 12:50am

    Republicans made bad performance in politics with election of Mr Bush and consequentially bad politics in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan. They doesn’t know how tell American to stand up for Religious Values of family life. Even family of John Mac Cain become degraded when his idiotic wife deviated from principles of Christian religion. Hopefully, Mr Pawlenty will be able to tell American people to come back to logical and religious thinking, turn off all “gay marriage” laws in the country and permanently establish normality in formation of the righteous American families without paederasts who wishing to defraud the basic principle of Marriage with its essentials – childbirth and childcare for the endless benefits of Mankind.

    1. Jock S. Trap 26 Jul 2011, 3:13am

      Go Fvck yourself!!

      1. Oh, look. The English is back to pigeon English again. Not smart enough to keep the multiple personalities consistent, eh, Rich?

        You utter moron.

  37. Of course, that’s what we need on an over-populated dying planet. Uninhibited reproduction. Try again dumbass.

  38. what a complete kUnT, I’m sorry for my bad language but that is the most apt description that came into my head.
    He kept using the word “elevated” in reference to traditional marriage v’s “other domestic relationships” What a coward!

  39. PeterinSydney 26 Jul 2011, 9:08am

    Dick head

  40. oldfooxbob 10 Aug 2011, 5:36pm

    If he is so in favor of the traditional marriage, why does he not come out against divorce? He is a bigot who hasen’t a chance of a snow ball in hell of winning. Just making a lot of noise since his own people did not re-elect him in his own state.

  41. According to his poor views every straight couple should go through tests before marriage to see if they are capable of procreating, if they are infertile then marriage should NOT be allowed. Neither couples older than the age of procreation should be allowed to get married. The love of a man and a woman is not superior or better than the love of two men or two women. The sooner this bigots realise that the better for the whole world

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