Reader comments · Gay Republican presidential candidate wants to inspire young people · PinkNews

Enter your email address to receive our daily LGBT news roundup

You're free to unsubscribe at any time.


Gay Republican presidential candidate wants to inspire young people

Post your comment

Comments on this article are now closed.

Reader comments

  1. Don’t worry, Fred. You’re going nowhere fast. American “gay” conservatives think they can change their party from within. Well, good luck with that. America will vote for an anti-gay republican anyway and what is so revealing is that gay republicans, Tea Party or Civil Libertarian scumbags will rally around whoever gets the nomination in 2012. Beyond sick.

    If we don’t get marriage equality under the Tory coalition, that will mean gay and tory = oxymoron. Nothing will have changed as they claim their party have. If it weren’t for the Liberal Democrats forming the coalition, marriage equality wouldn’t even be on the table.

    1. Jock S. Trap 11 Aug 2011, 8:15am

      And if Labour remained we wouldn’t even be talking about the possibility.

      However, here’s hoping, the Lib Dems can put this.

  2. He’s a Republican.

    Republicans hate gay people.

    He’s an idiot.

    1. Gay Daily Mail Reader 11 Aug 2011, 1:23am

      You could have said that about the Conservative Party in the 1980’s. While some Tory MP’s called for the outlawing of homosexuality to curb the spread of AIDS, there were some working for equality. It was under the first term of Thatcher’s government that homosexuality was legalised in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Nowadays Tory Party members who express anti-gay views cannot expect to be selected to stand in elections.

      1. The Tories have moved on. the Republican Party remains the party of gross bigotry (inspired by their ‘christianity’)

        1. So true, David. Here in the US, I know a lesbian couple who are staunch Republicans and a gay guy who’s a devout born-again Christian. I always just look at them and shake my head, like WTF?! Isn’t that like shooting yourself in the foot, or that old saying about cutting off your nose to spite your face? If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem…

  3. Fred Karger is considerably to the left of Obama on many social issues, despite being a Republican. American politics defeat me when it comes to understanding reasonableness and intelligence.
    Karger knows he doesn’t stand a hope in hell of winning the nomination but he’s said quite openly that he wants to let all LGBT youth – irrespective of politics – that an openly gay man can campaign to be President of the USA.
    I’m the furthest thing you could ever come to a supporter of the Republicans (not least because I’m a Brit in Britain), but I admire Karger because he’s trying to change the social landscape and improve equality by using a Presidential campaign that he has no hopes of winning.
    Basically, he’s saying it’s OK to be gay in the USA and taking that message to heartland of anti-gay hatred.
    Even if I don’t like a lot of his other policies, I admire his guts in making the point that being gay isn’t something wrong.

  4. Gay Daily Mail Reader 11 Aug 2011, 1:16am

    Fred Karger for President! As a Gay Conservative I look forward to seeing another milestone in US history being reached. I hope that the Log Cabin Republican movement will make the mainstream Republican Party more gay friendly. Many believed that Abraham Lincoln was gay but during the 1860’s coming out was not an option but Lincoln did rid America of the scourge of slavery although it was not until 2008 that America elected it’s first black president.

  5. Jock S. Trap 11 Aug 2011, 8:14am

    Good for him for standing up knowing he’ll have much opposition, mainly from his own party. At least with him in the running it bring the community to the forefront and shows we do matter.

  6. His interview on HARDtalk about two months ago was vomit inducing. This Reagan worshiper is as deluded as Bachmann and Santorum.

    At least Obama will get reelected, with all the GOP candidates for the 2012 cycle being insane dominionists…

  7. martyn notman 11 Aug 2011, 12:00pm

    hes certainly got guts, but i suspect a ticket with Gaddafi, Satan and the cast of Glee has got more chance of winning In the US at the moment!

    1. LOL! Sue Sylvester for President! Now isn’t that a scary thought?!

  8. Hope he rocks the debate, despite him being unlikely to win either the nomination or Presidency

    Hope he exposes some tea party bigotry too

  9. So let’s see some action. How are you going to do what you say you are going to do?

These comments are un-moderated and do not necessarily represent the views of PinkNews. If you believe that a comment is inappropriate or libellous, please contact us.