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NBC Affiliate Decides Republican Navy Doctor Too Gay For Delicate Tennessee Viewers

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Did you know marriage equality is a mainstream thing these days? Polling released Monday shows that fully 56 percent of Americans are more than ready for the Supreme Court to do gay marriage to the entire country, and those numbers grow every single year. So you’d think a commercial featuring a gay Republican military doctor who really wants to marry his boyfriend wouldn’t be considered “controversial.” OH BUT IT IS! At least for WRCB, an NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee:

“It’s just a very controversial and personal issue, and we just choose to not air a commercial on either side of that debate,” Tom Tolar, the president and general manager of Chattanooga-based WRCB, told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview.

The ad crossed the station’s lines, he explained, because “people probably have really strong opinions on one side or other of the debate. It’s just an emotional debate for many people.”

Yes, well, people had really strong “opinions” on interracial marriage and the Civil Rights Act, but you didn’t see WRCB refusing to air ads featuring black people, unless they did, in which case fuck them.

Truly, this ad seems so controversial, assuming you are a backwoods fundamentalist in the outskirts of the WRCB viewing area:

“I’m a Republican, I’m a doctor, and I’m a soldier,” says a voice over by [Jesse] Ehrenfeld as the commercial shows images of him serving in uniform, and back at home with his boyfriend, Judd Taback. “As a military physician, I take care of other people’s loved ones who are wounded in combat. But here at home, I’m fighting a different fight. Because I’m gay, I’m not allowed to marry my partner here in Tennessee where we live.”

Other Tennessee markets haven’t had trouble with the content of the ad, as it’s running in Nashville and Memphis, where yr Wonkette lives, and which is, of course, the home of ANOTHER gay military couple, what sued Tennessee for recognition of their marriage. They are now, with the rest of us, awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision on whether their marriage is gay enough to be considered valid.

The most surprising thing about all this (it is not surprising) is that the station didn’t seem to have a policy prohibiting OTHER issues-based ads, until station manager Tolar saw the terrible, horrible, controversial ad featuring the Republican Navy doctor and his husband-to-be. Asked whether any other issues rose to such an EMOTIONAL level that they simply can’t be aired on the television during “Wheel Of Fortune,” Tolar said, “Not really.” Heckuva job you are doing at teevee station managing, champ! Explain once more why this is stupid and should not be a big deal, Dr. Ehrenfeld, EVEN IN CHATTANOOGA:

“I just got back in April from my tour in Afghanistan, where I put my life on the line to fight for our freedom,” he continued. “I believe so strongly in the right to our freedom, and I was disappointed that this is the position of the TV station, that they are not interested in engaging in an important discussion about those freedoms today.”

We hate to tell WCRB this, but at the end of this month, you’re getting throat-crammed with gay marriage, by the Supreme Court. You’d probably do well to ease into it, by running this commercial about Nice Gays.

[Buzzfeed via NewNowNext]

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About the author

Evan Hurst spends his days deflecting the sad glances of his black lab, Lula, who would please like him to stop typing letters to the internet and throw the squeaky chicken in the backyard instead. As a Noted Homosexual, Evan is obviously condemned and has nothing to lose at this point, so he spends his days as the Director of Social Media for Truth Wins Out, and lends a hand at the Wonkette in order to protect its gentle readers from the Homosexual Menace. Also, he writes songs and plays the piano, at the same time! Lastly, Evan is a Southern person, and thus is casting polite judgment on you, right now, for reading this. Bless your heart.

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  • Nounverb911

    And yet they carried Lindsey Garahm’s announcement that he will drop out of the presidential race as soon as he can.

    • weejee

      It’s a slippery slope.

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        Pardon me. Boys?

        • Amy!

          You leave the Pittsylvania station at a quarter to four!
          (leaving aside praying time)
          Load a magazine when you hit Baltimore!
          (be prepared!)
          Dinner in the diner! Nothing could be finer!
          Than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina!
          (not responsible for botulism; in Carolina attendants need not wash hands after wiping)

          • bobbert

            You deserve more upfists for this, and for just knowing how the song goes.

        • Msgr_Moment

          ….is that the cat who chewed my new shoes?

  • weejee

    The Chattanooga Choo Choo is gay?

    • Nounverb911

      What about Choo Choo Coleman?

    • deanbooth

      No chooing!!

  • Metadude

    In eastern Tennessee the only sort of gayness they’re comfortable with is the “squeal like a pig” sort.

  • PsycWench

    The ad left out an important part where he adds that “I am gay, Republican, in the military, and therefore am cutting my own throat”

    • bobbert

      CMOT Dibbler?

  • cousin itt

    Brian: There’s no pleasing some people.
    Ex-leper: That’s just what Jesus said, sir.

  • Tom_Has_Doubts

    NBC Chattanooga needs to grow a pair.

    • Nounverb911

      Or they can just remove the trucknuts from their trucks and reattach them where they belong.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        You mean, hand them over to the bible-banging preacher down the block.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    “Ease into it”. Excellent!

  • Lot_49

    Tennesseeans can’t face the possibility that gay people might also embody the virtues they hold dear: cute uniforms, military service, perpetual war and a government pork payroll.

    • Sheepshagger

      My daddy took our family from New Zealand to Oak Ridge in the early seventies where he was doing something classified for the USG related to nuclear war. My mother still relates how she realised the place was a bit different when her neighbour, the sherif, watched her doing some gardening for a while, leaned over the fence and said in tones of consternation: “Y’all should really have a nigger do that”. Bit weird for an Auckland girl.

      • willi0000000

        welcome to Murrika . . . not much has changed except that the neighbor might say “wetback” now instead of “nigger.”

  • edgydrifter

    His mistake was not having a slowly-waving American flag fade into a still image of Jesus cradling a crying eagle in front of the twin towers. That, and being gay. Details, details, details.

  • VandeGraf

    Tennessee. What else is there to say.

  • JustPixelz

    Are TV stations still a thing? Except for a very occasionally glimpse, I haven’t watched broadcast television in twenty years. And I’m not even a hipster.

    • deanbooth

      My great grandfather didn’t watch TV way before it was cool.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      They are still pretty important to rural people who can’t get cable, and to poor people, who can only afford basic cable, which consists largely of broadcast channels, QVC, and maybe CSPAN.

      • guppy06

        Meh, I’m in that part of Fake America that can get CSPAN by radio.

    • weejee

      We’re quite urban, 10 blocks +/- from downtown, but right now iffin’ it don’t come through the aether, we don’t get it on 17-inch our 25-year-old teevee. That said, the sons were over and we demoed a lathe and plaster wall to run smurf tube and such for a now 50″ flat screen. When we finish and get the wall sheet rocked and the new teevee hung we’ll likely hook it up to the intertubes instead of cable.

      • chascates

        “lath and plaster”, now that’s old-timey!

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Lath and plaster and sheet rock? Fire codes must be a real bitch there, weej.

          • weejee

            Our house was built in 1901 & didn’t want to try and hang the teevee on the original L&P. We took out the L&P. Next we need to finish the wiring, add fire blocks (like those at the bottom of chascates’s photog since our walls are missing those in areas where we haven’t already played this game), and then install insulation on outer exposed surface. After all that is complete, then will put shims on the two bys and then add sheetrock to cover the studs et al to make the fire department and my bride happy.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Aha … “demo” = “demolish.” Missed that.
            At least you’ll know precisely where the studs are, like my brother didn’t quite.

      • Blank Ron

        My oldest daughter and her fiancee did that. Huge-ass flat screen hanging from the wall, but all it’s hooked up to is the game consoles, though which they get Netflix and watch shows on the network Web sites. Seems to work for them.

      • mtn_philosoph

        Wattle and daub between the hand-hewn logs. Rammed earth insulation, vapor barrier sheet and plywood. And finally, studs and drywall.

    • mtn_philosoph

      Franciscus Pontifex est ut vos?

      Cardinal Bergoglio stopped watching TV before not watching TV was cool.

  • CalvinianChoice

    “this commercial about Nice Gays”

    But he’s a republican.

    • Nounverb911

      So are Lindsey Graham and Aaron Schock….

    • guppy06

      Self-loathing rather than hypocritical

  • crunchyknee

    “I just got back in April from my tour in Afghanistan, where I put my life on the line to fight for our freedom,”

    Ummm, no. You are only fighting for your freedom in Tennessee. You certainly weren’t “fighting for our freedom” in Afghanistan.

    • https://ruinedbyfolkslikeme.wordpress.com/ Dashboard Buddha

      And also no because you were fighting in an obscene war that was started by avarice, bullying, revenge, and ignorance. Afghanistan might have been a righteous (for a given value of righteous) if we had gone in to catch the fucker that planned 9/11. But no…we dropped that ball and handed the hunt for OBL to the second string. Meanwhile we were able to generate all of the lies that were needed to start the war we really wanted. Iraq.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        “handed the hunt for OBL to the second string”

        Navy Seals on line 2, DB. And there’s a helicopter in the back yard for some reason.

    • Zyxomma

      Sorry, son. You were fighting for H-A-L-L-I-B-U-R-T-O-N.

  • mailman27

    If you hate Republican gay TROOPS, you really hate gays.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      They booed one during a previous republican confab.

      • weejee

        Well at least they didn’t stone him in the biblical way.

        • KenRob

          Can’t – until they gain all the power again & institute their Theocracy & dismantle the Constitution. Then it’ll be open season.

        • willi0000000

          couldn’t . . . he was only “there” by Skype©

  • ButchWagstaff

    So…is the ad airing in Knoxville?

  • laineypc

    Dog forbid that the press should foster an informed citizenry capable of dealing with emotional or controversial issues. The founders of this country saw no role for the press in discussing matters of national importance, nuh-uh….

    • guppy06

      The Founding Fathers didn’t mention that when they created the FCC.

  • Shibusa

    Being a gay Republican in Tennessee is like being …

    • Nounverb911

      A gay republican almost anywhere?

      • Tualha

        Anywhere in the US, at least. Bearing in mind that “republican” usually means something very different elsewhere.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      The only person at Denny’s who doesn’t know what Duck Dynasty is.

    • BearGHAZI

      A Juggalo with an advanced degree in hating clowns

    • bobbert

      Stupid?

  • deanbooth

    Perhaps they’re afraid of being obligated to run the teabagger response.

  • Bear OmNomNom

    In the Navy…
    You can’t sail the Tennes-seas…

    • Steverino247

      Brilliant!

  • Bitter Scribe

    Yes, well, people had really strong “opinions” on interracial marriage and the Civil Rights Act, but you didn’t see WRCB refusing to air ads featuring black people, unless they did, in which case fuck them.

    I don’t know about this particular station, but it was quite common for Deep South TV stations during the Civil Rights era to refuse to air network news segments and other network programming that covered civil rights. That was partly why the federal government passed the horrible, awful, oppressive, liberty-destroying Fairness Doctrine, which philosopher-king and minor deity Ronald Reagan killed with fire.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      For example, the first interracial kiss on TV…an episode of “Star Trek”.

      The problem with the “Fairness Doctrine” is that it imposed a ban on all Ronald Reagan movies during the 1980 election season. As if this were some sort of major cultural loss, mind you.

      • Bitter Scribe

        If I’d owned a TV station during the 1980 election, I’d have aired “Bedtime for Bonzo” 24/7.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          I bet Ronnie didn’t complain about the ban at all.

          • bobbert

            I bet Ronnie didn’t complain know about the ban at all.

      • guppy06

        the first interracial kiss on TV…an episode of “Star Trek”.

        “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

        • Tualha

          A good point, but I doubt the ILL audience ever thought of that. While Desi Arnaz did look decidely Latin, he also looked entirely white. Given his family’s wealth and connections, I would guess they descended from European colonizers much more than from natives Americans.

      • data_ninja

        Trivia time: Shatner and Nichols did several takes of the kissing scene, including one where they didn’t kiss (in case the network thought it was too edgy at the time). However, Shatner completely sabotaged the non-kissing one on purpose, so that they would have to show the kissing scene, or scrap the whole episode.

  • Spotts1701
    • frrolfe

      Dear Wonkette,

      Now that the “Cracker” has joined the race to make the White House “White” again, can we please have more photos of Sam as a South’rn Gent?

      E.G.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    Well, hasn’t this been a derp-a-licious day on Wonkette? No shortage of dolts and dunderheads for our amusement.

  • memzilla

    Teevee station president Tolar reminded his critics that
    We’re
    Conservative
    Rethuglican
    Ball-lickers

    • willi0000000

      it’s WRCB . . . WCRB is a Boston station.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “It’s just an emotional debate for many people about whether they want a Republican soldier defending them or a Republican doctor treating them when they’re wounded.”

    • willi0000000

      a pug in the armed forces? . . . who isn’t, at least, a Colonel? . . . unthinkable, that’s for poors and Democrats.

      [can’t go havin’ pugs killed in service . . . that’s as bad as abortion]

  • Mehmeisterjr

    That damned liberal media!

  • Ryan Denniston

    Given that evolution and climate change aren’t settled debates, apparently, I won’t hold my breath for a change of heart at this station. Unless of course the viewers flee, cause money buys love right?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      If you’re a TV station, yes, money buys love. Money is the only thing these people worship.

  • jjdaddyo

    …. and this is why Log Cabin Republicans are no longer a thing that exists.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I know we’ve puzzled over this kind of question before but why is this guy a Republican?

      • marxalot

        A poor grasp of realpolitik and self-interest, and/or a fundamental misunderstanding of what the GOP really is, does, wants, and stands for.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Probably hoping in vain that the GOPtards will recognize his gay rights, while remaining all biblical-reactionary on wimmen, poorz, blahs, muslins, etc.

      • jjdaddyo

        Reminds me of an old joke:
        Q- Why do you hang around with that sadist?
        A- Beats me!

      • JMPesq

        There’s two main reasons for gay people to be Republicans:

        1) They’re rich, and whiny babies who don’t want to pay taxes
        2) They’re white and really, really racist, to to the point where they’ll vote for politicians who hate them if they also hate black people

        • Bitter Scribe

          3) They’re self-haters

          • JMPesq

            Well OK; two reasons for non-closeted gay folks to be Republicans.

          • Msgr_Moment

            4) fanatical devotion to the….. Our four main reasons for…

        • Tualha

          3) They don’t want the guvmint takin away their GUNZ

  • Joshua Norton

    Look for their GoFundMe page any day now.

  • Reddishrabbit

    Gosh, what will they do when a pro-life tries to run an add? I presume say thing, right?

    • JMPesq

      Don’t be silly – TV stations only refuse to air issue advocacy ads for being “too controversial” if they present a leftish viewpoint.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Great article Evan. And have a drink in the lobby bar of the Peabody for me.
    Does the “RCB” in WRCB stand for Reactionary Christian Broadcasting or Religious Cretin Brains?

    • KenRob

      Stands for “White Reactionary Christian Broadcasting.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    So, how many NOM ads has this station already run? Because they’ve been advertising for years.

  • Angry_Cop

    Gay Republican doctor looking for the right to marry? Yeah, he should have that right, but really, fuck this self-hating asshole. He wants the right while having spent his whole life supporting the people fighting it.

    • Sam Hain

      Exactly, lay down with RETHUGS wake up with herpes…why is he surprised.

  • JoeChristmas

    C’mon these ads would be perfect for Duggars reruns.

  • chascates

    Just as long as he doesn’t bring up evolution.

    • actor212

      In Tennessee, I’m not sure that’s in the Scopes of public discussion.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        ISWYDT

  • Joshua Norton

    You’d probably do well to ease into it

    The only Republican I’ve ever seen who is willing to change about anything is Bruce Jenner.

  • dslindc

    I will never understand gay Republicans, but this is ridiculous.

    Let’s see, people get emotional about all of the things, Katie, so I guess this affiliate should just go dark for good if that really is their policy.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Surely there’s been no coverage of the Diddling Duggar on WCRB – I bet people get really emotional about child molestation.

      • Biff52

        Come on, this is Tennessee!

        • http://batman-news.com Brandon E.M. Savage

          Yeah, and 4 out of 5 (THAT WE KNOW OF) were his sisters, so that’s perfectly acceptable.

    • BaddTicker

      I get all emotional over those stupid ass Buick commercials that try and convince me that a Buick doesn’t look a Buick. It’s obviously an ugly assed Buick.

      • Blank Ron

        You really need to work at it to miss the saucer-sized Buick emblem in the grille.
        Hmm, they’ve dropped the ventiports again.

  • https://ruinedbyfolkslikeme.wordpress.com/ Dashboard Buddha

    we just choose to not air a commercial on either side of that debate

    Oh, but you did choose a side.

    • http://www.TheLibCrib.com Jack Stanton

      Excellent point!

  • jw

    Same sex marriage is not a “personal” issue – it’s one of the most public issues of our time!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “I’m a Republican, I’m a doctor, I’m a
    soldier, and I’m gay.”

    The very existence of such a person is an inconvenient truth, and must be denied, to avoid assploding conservatard heads. Sounds like Mr. Tolar is one of the latter.

  • http://www.TheLibCrib.com Jack Stanton

    I’m more curious to figure out why he’s a Republican than why Appalachia TV decided not to air the commercial.

    • Sam Hain

      Either already wealthy or intends to be.
      I’ve said it before, who needs rights when you’re filthy rich.

  • ShriekinViolet

    I look forward to the day when we’re more concerned about the political leanings of service members than their sexual orientation. I’m concerned that an educated, intelligent, and well-spoken service member is identifying as Republican where I really don’t care at all if he identifies as gay.

  • nmmagyar

    Folks, you are missing the real controversy – when did members of the USN start calling themselves “soldier”?

    • mrpuma2u

      As a Navy vet I am shocked and dismayed. I also live in TN and am even more shocked and dismayed at the crap our teatard state legislators pull on a weekly basis.

    • Steverino247

      If you ain’t CAV, you ain’t shit!

      • nmmagyar

        I think it hard to ride a horse on a ship

      • nmmagyar

        I think it’s hard to ride a horse on a ship

        • guppy06

          Not so bad on deck, but those hatches…

          • Blank Ron

            Hatches, hell, what about the companionways below the waterline?

        • Left Coast Tom

          Even harder in a submarine…

          Still, for reasons I’ve never understood, the Navy has promoted high-altitude research.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Navy flyboys need to know that stuff.

          • Left Coast Tom

            Makes sense…but not the air force?

      • major_asshole

        I’ll have you know that my draft-dodging father WAS a piece of shit!

        Wait. What?

    • Lot_49

      Well, saying “I’m a sailor” is kind of…what’s the word? Oh yeah: gay.

      • Kakkeltje

        Well, seaman then?

  • janecita

    Well, except for the gay part, he sounds totally Republican, especially the part about “fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan”. Good luck to him and his partner.

    • blaid droog

      since he’s a doktor, maybe he’s only a fiscal repub. still he is a sucker for swallowing the protecting our freedumbs jizz.

  • AnOuthouse

    I’m sick of the boner pill ads. Make them stop!

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Interesting that the ad targeting zeroes in on the topic of gays. Methinks Pfizer knows something about their typical customer that they aren’t sharing with the wider world.

  • Tendernob

    Everywhere you look, this world is going to pot! I even saw this morning that Vanity Fair put a REPUBLICAN on its cover!

    • Beaumarchais?

      Who defends her affiliation because she “believes in the Constitution.” So, still a dumb jock.

      • Biff52

        And now MSNBC has plastered Jenner’s face all over my TV, so I can no longer claim to not know what any of the Kardashians look like.

        • blaid droog

          thanks to hufpo, I know what a kar-kash-ianass looks like. the faces, not so much.

  • actor212

    Virginia is for lovers.

    Tennessee is for dicks.

    • Steverino247

      Virginia is for Loving v. Virginia.

      • Msgr_Moment

        So, Virginia opposed Loving.

  • Callyson

    Yeah, because this is a totally heterosexual town, with completely heterosexual music…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzHIn5S-RbY

    • Beaumarchais?

      Aren’t those the Nicholas brothers? (Seven marriages between them, btw.)

      Thanks for posting this astounding work of art—what amazing talent.

    • https://ruinedbyfolkslikeme.wordpress.com/ Dashboard Buddha

      OT but hey…I’m that guy…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZLPJuy9oyQ

      • Vienna Woods

        “Could be worse, could be raining” LIBEL!!1!

    • BackDoorMan

      … I can’t help but notice those spats-wearing lads were much happier once the gal with the bow-tied pumps left the stage – their dancing sure got kicked up a notch in any event.

  • docterry6973

    I think we’d all be better off if we didn’t think about issues.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Simple! Just replace “partner” with “cousin” or “sister” and no one will bat an eye.

    • Msgr_Moment

      SHE-cousin, or, as the Canadians say, “cousine”.

  • Sam Hain

    Really, the only gays that SHOULD be denied marriage are Republican ones.

    • Tualha

      “Sam Hain”? Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

  • SK

    ..and they say that there is difference in the Confederate states between Republicans and Democrats

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Looks like Jesse Ehrenfeld just got a taste of his own party:

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN): “Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)”. Also, ”
    Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)”
    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN): “Support the sanctity of marriage. (Jan 2006)”
    Rep Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN): “Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010)”, “Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)”, “State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage. (Feb 2014)”
    Gov. Bill Haslam (R): “Does not support gay marriage. (Jul 2011)”, “Against local governments passing anti-discrimination laws. (May 2011)”

    Not sure what Jesse Ehrenfeld expected or why he’s surprised.

  • tihond

    Hawkeye is looking good.

  • Jen_Baker_VA

    So that is what a gay republican out of the closet looks like.
    Pretty nice.
    Still a dumbass for voting republican and punching himself in the face, but I think you get a military pass for that.

    • frambley1

      But he is back from serving in war, so he is back to being someone the Republicans hate (a veteran).

      • http://batman-news.com Brandon E.M. Savage

        Well, to be fair, they SAY they support the troops, but their actions clearly show that they hate active service members just as much as they hate veterans… And, well… anyone other than rich, white, heterosexual males…

  • chascates

    Marriage equality should apply to all, Republicans, military, or whatever.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Oddly, what the polls show doesn’t actually determine what is right and wrong, ferinstance:
    http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/marriage.png
    We’re behind the times on this one. Big time.

    • SadDemInTex

      It took until 1995 for the majority of Americans to approve of interracial marriage. I knew we were rascists but holy hell….

  • Beowoof14

    And he is a republican well bless his heart.

    • Guest

      Yup! Supports a political party that doesn’t support him and would rather he not exist, at all. Yup, way to go!

  • tnmm99

    The local Chattanooga ABC affiliate WTVC is running the ad.

  • Dylan Black

    Made me think of this, simply because of the “ad for middle America” part.

    http://youtu.be/pf9oD_xl8mI

  • TS Idiot

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tenn.

  • Solipsister

    It is so exciting to live in a time when my first reaction to stories like these has become “Hmmm. How might the Church of Satan be of use here?”

  • bobbert

    I have to remark that you were a little harsh on the folks at the teevee station, just because they have no fucking idea. You’re not talking about MacArthur Grant recipients. Wait and see how they respond after the Supremes stuff the Gay Agenda down their throat.

  • fratdawgg23

    He lost me when he claimed to be deployed to fight for our freedom blah blah.

    U.S. lawmakers grant or revoke our so-called “freedom.”

    The U.S. military is not “fighting for our freedom” in the Middle East, Central Africa, Latin America, the South China Sea, etc.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    It must be something to know you’re on the wrong side of history as you watch the massive changes unfold. This isn’t on the lines of liking a paper newspaper, but more like what happened with Civil Rights. And all the nonsensical “religious” arguments fell away. So, for these folks, what had been a fixed point has shifted. And they’re “left behind”

  • jim filyaw

    He may be gay, but he’s also a republican. He needs to learn to deal with it.

    • BackDoorMan

      … if it’s possible to “pray away the gay”, maybe you can “repent away the republican”?

  • http://www.pawnation.com/2013/11/22/presidential-felines-first-cats-of-the-white-house/3 Misty Malarky Ying Yang

    A simple mathematical formula to explain ‘Gay Republicans’:
    LOVE OF MONEY >LOVE OF PEEN