I am not sure Mr. Davies is a homophobe at all, but “I once punched a gay man” doesn’t go a long way to proving your point
There are such people as gay homophobes, you know the types who vote against their own interests such as equal marriage and even sign the C4M petition and giving wholehearted support to MPs of the same political views. Some of them even marry the opposite sex to repress who they are, then bash gay people for demanding their rights, homophobic self-loathers.
At least the gay man hit him back.
Not hard enough.
Hahahaha – “I once traded blows with a gay man so I can’t be homophobic” must go high on the list of ludicrous attempts to be gay-friendly!
He’s clearly looking at the issue purely as a political football and has decided that he has more to gain from opposing it than supporting it.
Yes, possibly. Or maybe he’s just a prat. :)
I think you might be right there, Sasha.
I like this Sasha. Yeah. I’m with you on this. The man is just a prat! LOL
I imagine there might be something to the parents preferring their children not to be gay thing. I would (naively, perhaps) hope that a lot of them would feel that way because they don’t want their kids to be targets for homophobic abuse rather than wanting grandchildren being the primary reason, though.
The trouble is, it is people like him who help to perpetuate abuse of gay people.
Breeders like breeders and grandchildren and nappies and all the other endless trouble that comes with children ! That’s the way they are ! In all honestly I think they will always be slightly “homophobic” . We are the minority and their all limits to how mainstream we can ever become .
Well, that’s a new one! I’ll give him that…
Of course, having once tried to punch a gay man doesn’t prove much.
I guess he means: “I could be worse, I could have refused to play the sport and tried to get this man kicked out without fighting because of his sexuality…” or something on those lines. *sigh*
Parents of gay children most probably wish their children weren’t gay from a protective angle. Not from a desire that they procreate or fit in with the majority of the populus.
Were it a world where people like Davies did not everyday bring on negativity and hate towards gay people, then parents may not have to be so over-protective when it comes to the sexuality of their offspring.
He must have suffered concussion, or he is the stupidest MP in Westminster.
Ummmmmm……..reading between the lines am I alone in thinking-perhaps Mr Davies is “wrestling with his sexuality”??
no, youre not alone
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Did he have a shower with his opponent? That would prove he wasn’t homophobic!
Boxing with it, perhaps.
Of course he can’t be homophobic.
Just like all the white people who bought things from the corner shop owned by Pakistanis where I used to live couldn’t be racist.
The intellectual calibre of modern politicians never fails to impress.
I don’t think he’s homophobic, but for the love of God man, employ a PR person would you???
Suddenly there’s the new “impossibility” that anyone is a homophobe, no matter how stridently opposed to gay equality and for the most homophobic of reasons as David Davies is..
He seems to be mistakenly implying either that he thinks sex education can change a child’s sexual orientation or that children growing up gay should not be entitled to be given equal age appropriate factual information about same-sexuality and relationships that children growing up straight would be entitled to.
I think that is unfair to children and a very homophobic stance, it is also a desperate grasp at any scaremongering reason to oppose same sex marriage.
It’s unbelievable that idiots like this actually rule our country.
Hmmm. He looks the type to enter a ring….
With the words of George Takai “Oh my!”
I think its just a stupid remark. What parents want or prefer has no bearing on the matter in reality. He would have been better off keeping his mouth shut
How long before he gets caught In flagrante delicto with a teenage rent boy?
Maybe most parents – and unlike the bigotted Mr. Davies I haven’t spoken to all those millions of people individually (!) – would prefer their children not to be Tories.
Since when has been willing to punch a gay man prove that you’re not a homophobe?!
I guess because he didn’t get six of his mates to help him kick the guy’s teeth in.
Imagine you’re 12/13 and realising that you might be gay – you’ve got access to the internet and you read that “parents don’t want their children to be gay” – how is that going to be make you feel?
What he’s said is extremely offensive.
I’ve heard sismilar rants from many self-loathing closet cases …
Parents want their children to be happy and healthy. Being gay can sometimes make like difficult which worries parents. MPs should be encouraging the removal of these difficulties, not adding to them.
I once bought Cornflakes in Kabul – guess that makes me a supporter of terrorists.
Get Real Davies
It would seem Davies took a few too many blows to the head. Learn how to string a sentence together man!!
Most parents are normal people, like the rest of us, with all their own insecurities which they project onto their children. I would hope that most parents want their kids to have love, respect and self-esteem.
I don’t know why he thinks saying most parents would prefer straight children is controversial. Anyone could tell you that. What’s the point of saying it? If I have a child I hope he has average sized feet. Not going to be mean to him if he’s a size 11.
Really?? You are thumbing me down for that? Will somebody please put a reasoned argument to me or show me evidence that most parents don’t mind if their children are Gay. The people who thumbed me down obviously have parents who were delighted when they came out and can’t imagine it any other way. Well, it’s not like that for everyone. Many parents of Gay people come to accept and even embrace it but this is not the norm. I was not saying people are right to have this prejudice – just that is is an unfortunate fact. Or maybe my detractors just have big feet. The mind boggles.
It’s a big elephant in the room, we can’t accept the simple truth that majority of parents would prefer their children to be perfect and that includes them being straight. Those marking you down don’t like to be reminded about it, you cant reason with facts so i don’t think you will get any response to you argument
Thanks, Kane. It seems strange to identify widespread homophobia without admitting that most parents suffer from it.
I’ve thumbed-up to compensate a little. My own parents, in most ways liberal to the core, would have cut their tongues out rather than tell me they were disappointed I’m gay, but I’m pretty sure they were – and why would I expect them to be otherwise? They were of a generation and mindset that saw coupledom and reproduction as absolutely the normal and predictable way to be.
…and the reason parents don’t want their children to be gay wouldn’t be anything to do with the homophobic abuse, discrimination inequality and bullying from ridiculous prats like this David Davies would it?
Well that’s a new take. ‘I have gay friends and I beat them up!’ Do these guys ever think before they open their mouths.
Pathetic!! how the blazes did this man get into Parliament with clearly such a low IQ and a stupid argument &/or reasoning
There is no proprtional representation in GB ! Its basically a rule of two related mafias ! That how most of them get “elected”
Before becoming an MP Davies was briefly Welsh Conservative spokeseman on Equal opportunities. He was forced to stad down when he spoke out against a police campaign to reduce homophobic violence.
He claimed that encouraging gay victims to report hate crimes would be giving gay people ‘special rights’ and would discriminate against heterosexuals.
Which is one reason he was known as Di Bungalow – not much up top….
It’s astounding how these homophobic idiots keep inventing new and/or irrelevant arguments. Yes, sex and relationships education will have to change – and so it should. In his interview he talks about “civic ceremonies” (i.e. “civil partnerships) – so he doesn’t even know the modern term for what he’s talking about. He couldn’t answer why a Welsh Unitarian chapel which wanted to marry a same-sex couple shouldn’t be allowed to. He said they would be able to “bless a civic ceremony”. He said there was no doubt that there were some activists who would definitely take a church to court for not marrying a same-sex couple – no evidence cited. He finally showed his hand when he said that the proposal would alienate a large number of Tory activists (by dragging them into the twenty-first century). He cited no evidence for that either. Twat!
Honestly, I can’t stop laughing at the stupidity of this man. And people have vited for him!?
Should have been vOted, of course. Pride comes before a fall…………..
Awww. I’m ‘tolerated.’ Thanks straight people, I’m touched…….
He thought against a gay guy ?
Yeah I’d love to know how that role play turned out in the end .
He fought against a gay guy .
I don’t think he would of pulled much of a fight ….
I’ll meet him in a boxing ring any day, to even the score. :)
What a dick. He was minded to support it back in march;
now some heavyweight has kicked him in the balls and told him to follow the far right-wing Tories. What a coward.
Very interesting. Thanks for posting that. I wonder who got to him!
Don’t know, but I want to kick them both in the balls ! :D
From that letter it’s hard to work out if he’s wilfully ignorant or just playing politics to promote the anti gay agenda of the screeching bible bible bashers.
Carefully worded sh1t. If the reports about him going against police initiatives to combat homophobic bullying Wales are true, then he’s been a bigoted homophobic creeper for a long time.
ps. Love how some of these people put really young photos of themselves on theyworkforyou.com, like it’s some sort of dating web site ! :D I’m fairly sure he’ll be caught with kiddie porn or several high class escorts wearing a gimp mask quite soon. That sort always does. He’ll probably put the escorts on his expenses under ‘Research’.
I think when he says he is not homophobic he means it literally, he is not afraid of gay people since the remark about fighting gay boxer
Ahh, the classic “but I’m not homophobic, I have a gay friend!”. Sorry to say, I’ve heard this excuse too many times to even keep counting. The fact is, most people don’t want gay children because of negative and homophobic views. If you’re supporting parents who don’t want gay children because of this, then you are supporting their homophobia, and are thus homophobic yourself. End of.
Lighten up people, you scream that Tories are not genuine when they support same sex marriage in church, then say they are stereotype “tories” (I assume that is not a term of endearment” when they don’t.
Isn’t this guy saying he is not in favour of compelling people or organisations to do things because the state says so? He has clearly said that he favours same sex marriage in church if the church / vicar wants it, but does not want to impose it on those who do not want to do it, is that really such an unreasonable argument? Can that sort of argument nor even be aired?
So called progressives appear so hate filled and intolerant of anyone who doesn’t share their views. Keep the bile down in your guts boys and girls and engage the argument.
Does this apply to other things too? So if someone told a woman to quit her job and get back to her place in the kitchen they’d be a sexist but if they said it and then engaged the woman in a physical fight then they wouldn’t be? Something about that doesn’t sound quite right to me…..