In an interview with Christianity Today, Joe the Plumber first defended calling gay people queers, then he said, “I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children.” Joe the Plumber has many sides and none of them are good.
Joe was asked about same sex marriage at the state level, “At a state level, it’s up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing.”
Joe’s “gay friends” are cool with the fact that he won’t let them near his children? Is he serious? I am going to take a guess here, but don’t think that Joe has ever had any gay friends, or maybe he used to have gay friends, and then he wouldn’t let them near his kids, so they are friends no longer. What’s Joe afraid of? Does he think that homosexuals will rape his children, or maybe they will gay up his kids?
This kind of backwards attitude is reason why the GOP has driven completely off of the cliff. I don’t understand why the GOP keeps putting Joe the non-Plumber out there front and center. Every time this guy appears in the media, it results in another black eye for the Republicans. Joe looks like an uneducated racist homophobe, which some would argue makes him the perfect face for the current Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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