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US: Gay soldier booed at GOP presidential debate joins Ohio equal marriage effort

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  1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t surprise me that a gay soldier was booed by a bunch of ignorant and shallow Republican chickenhawks. Can one really expect any more from a rabble of intellectually, spiritually and morally bereft losers who elected a candidate whose experience of launching an offensive involved launching a terrifying assault on a gay teenage student with a pair of scissors safely backed by the security of a gang of similarly-minded sadists all because they were too weak to countenance a hairstyle worn by their victim that they perceived to be a deviation from their irrational credo of paranoid gender normativity?

  2. That There Other David 23 Feb 2013, 9:00am

    Well done him. The Republican campaign last year was a mashup of fear and ignorance, and events such as the one he participated in went a long way in spreading just how messed up the candidates are as people to the rest of the electorate.

    Now he’s using his status to improve the lives of those around him. Brilliant.

  3. Jock S. Trap 23 Feb 2013, 10:22am

    Booing someone who is not only serving their country, trying to keep them safe whilst those said boo-ers sit comfortable in their armchairs away from conflict, but also for being Gay shows the level of twisted ignorance that the nastiest of people show. Thanks to religion.

    I’m glad Mr Snyder-Hill is involved and seeking a way forward for equality against such hate he has already experienced.

    What a Hero is many way…. I take my hat of to him.

    1. The Republican party members and supporters booing a soldier who has risked his life to ensure that they can have life is beyond contemptible. As you say, it shows their level of twisted ignorance. The fact that the presidential candidates did not condemn the booing reveals the extent of poisonous extremism within the Republican Party. The ‘Log Cabin Republicans’ should abandon the party if they have any self-respect or, if they want any respect from other LGBTs. I’ve read that during the time of Abraham Lincoln, the party oversaw the end of slavery and the provision of equal rights. The current extremists have transformed it into something closer to the ideals of Hitler than Lincoln.

  4. ColinJones 23 Feb 2013, 2:24pm

    The Republicans and their crackpot Christian allies couldn’t beat Obama in the middle of the worst recession in 60 years,doesn’t that tell them something?

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