Dump ice water on Boyles (and Tancredo), please

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Tom Tancredo is best known for being a rattlesnake on immigration issues, but he's hard right on social issues too (e.g., he supports an abortion ban.).

In this conversation with KNUS' Peter Boyles last week, Tancredo says it's not what gay people do that bothers him. He says he doesn't care. But he does have a problem with gay people forcing hetero people, like him, to break their religious convictions in order to respect, include, or accommodate gays.

TANCREDO: Now, on the one hand, you know, Peter, our whole thing in this campaign and in my life is, essentially, “Look, I want to control just my own life. I don’t want to control yours.” Okay? That’s really and truly the bottom line for me. So, I don’t want to control the lives of people who have a different opinion about their sexuality and that sort of thing.
BOYLES: Pshhh! Who cares!
TANCREDO: I just don’t want them to try to control the lives of people –
BOYLES: Of others.
TANCREDO: –who have deeply held religious beliefs and are trying to, you know, adhere to them. And, so, that’s the only sticking point, here. And if it weren’t for that, I mean, I got no problems with this.

Listen to Boyles and Tancredo discuss why they want gays on an island 6.5.14

So Tancredo is saying, in a circular fashion, that he really doesn't tolerate gays at all, unless they could be on a planet-within-our-planet by themselves, where they wouldn't ruffle anyone's bogus religious convictions.

Would Tancredo say we should defend the right of a bully to punch someone in the nose? That's not an exact analogy, but discrimination and bigotry are actually pretty close to violence, especially in the big picture. Just ask a gay person who's been denied same-sex benefits, a lease, a job, opportunities for advancement, or a cake for their wedding, dear God.

Religion is Tancredo's recycled strategy to justify discrimination, with Boyles lap dogging it up and throwing fuel on Tancredo's fire.

Someone with a conscience in the KNUS studio needs to dump ice water on Boyles.

12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Can a #hogsandhomos rally be far behind?  #leatherandlatinos? #myvotewasntwasted  Loving' me some TT today.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    . . . . hmmmm.  I wonder whether Tanchez and his fellow right-thinking christians will allow any immigration their gay gulag??

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    I'm also wondering whether Boyles wouldn't completely melt if someone does pours ice water on him,

    . . . or will that just dissolve his face-lift stitching???

  4. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    I want to see the debates.

    In fact, I think Pols should sponsor another debate between peterboils, notscottgessler,falsotomtancredo,bothwaysbob, and whatever hickenlooper's fake id is. 

  5. BlueCat says:

    Someone with a conscience? On rightie talk radio? Surely you jest.

  6. RavenDawg says:

    Sounds like good ol' "Separate but equal" to me.

  7. Not Dame Edna says:

    Bat. Shit. Crazy. Go Tommy!

  8. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Here's another "good Christian" response to having a gay child: disown them.

    Nothing like family values, right?

    This is why gay teens have high rates of suicide attempts and homelessness. (20% of homeless youth are LGBT).

    The Tank, Boyles, etc, would be A-OK with that.

  9. FrankUnderwood says:

    This really puts his campaign slogan ("Freedom to live your life") in perspective.  Provided you are a white, heterosexual male who was born in the US of A.  Otherwise, you're screwed……

  10. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    TANCREDO: Now, on the one hand, you know, Peter, our whole thing in this campaign and in my life is, essentially, “Look, I want to control just my own life. I don’t want to control yours.” Okay? That’s really and truly the bottom line for me.

    But on the other hand: I hate gays.

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