Quantcast

«

»

Jan 03 2012

Perry Still Wants Power to Jail Gay People

You’ve probably seen the video of Rick Perry going blank on the Lawrence v Texas Supreme Court ruling, which overturned state laws criminalizing homosexuality. But his spokesperson assures the bigots he’s trying to attract that he has not changed his position on the issue:

But if Perry’s memory failed, he hasn’t changed his views any. Pressed on Thursday in Marshalltown on why he opposed hospital visitation rights for gay couples, Perry explained, in a blunt ending to a roundabout answer: “Listen, I love the sinner, I hate the sin.” I asked his spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier on Friday whether, given his foggy response the day before, the Governor still opposed Lawrence. Answer: Absolutely. “The remarks in his book are still the case,” Frazier said.

Yes, he even opposed hospital visitation rights for gay couples. Imagine being that much of a bigot.

25 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. 1
    raven

    The GOP haters for jesus are dumb.

    We do have one serious problem in this country. Our economy and our budgets are sick. And this just feeds into everything else.

    Clinton: It’s the economy, stupid!!!

    So what do they do? Attack the courts, gays, science, birth control, abortion, and all their other culture war issues.

    Really, they wrecked the country in the first place. And clearly have no interest or ability to fix it. No one in their right mind should let them run things again.

  2. 2
    Phillip IV

    Imagine being that much of a bigot.

    Worse: Imagine being that much of a bigot, and still getting out-bigoted by other candidates. After all, Perry just opposes Lawrence, but he hasn’t (yet) threatened to send the US Marshals after the Justices…

  3. 3
    Tabby Lavalamp

    “I love the sinner so much, I will make their hospital stays even more stressful. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is!”

    Dumbass.

  4. 4
    Modusoperandi

    Yes, he even opposed hospital visitation rights for gay couples.

    But they might fuck!

  5. 5
    matty1

    I’ve never been able to understand why patients can’t be allowed to see who the fuck they want in hospital. The only two valid reasons I can think of for refusing are.

    1. The visitor has some transmisible disease and refuses to take the required measures to reduce the risk to the patient

    2. So many visitors show up at once that the doctors cannot work or other patients are disturbed.

    Otherwise if you are lying in hospital and really want to see your stockbroker go to it.

  6. 6
    marcus

    … because he loves them so much! what a fucking hypocritical, cruel, despicable, putrid, lying sack of shit!

  7. 7
    Tualha

    Gee Rick, sure sounds to me like you hate the sinner. Just like your god does.

  8. 8
    FlickingYourSwitch

    Love the sinner, hate the sin. Right. He loves people who happens to be gay, he just disagrees with their sinful ways of visiting each other at the hospital.

    Lovely.

  9. 9
    zippythepinhead

    The Republicans hate the sinner but love the sin. Otherwise what would they have to campaign against?

  10. 10
    dmcclean

    @matty1,
    Surely those are the rules and the issue is whom the hospital will admit to visit you when you are unconscious or otherwise unable to speak for yourself on the matter?

    Is that not the case? Do some hospitals actively ban non-family-members from visiting awake, consenting patients? I’ve certainly never been hassled visiting friends of friends.

  11. 11
    caseyboucher

    This kinda makes me hope Rick wins the Rethuglican nomination.

    In a few sentences, he managed to sacrifice (at least) 10% of the popular vote. He’s pretty much assured Obama’s re-election!

  12. 12
    d cwilson

    When my grandmother-in-law was in the hospital in Brooklyn (she had a stroke that left her unable to speak), the hospital had a policy of limiting the number of people who could visit a patient at a given time. You even had to get a special pass to get beyond the lobby. It was a security measure that did nothing but aggravate family members, as we had to wait in the lobby and only go up in twos.

    It would also be very easy for family members to exclude gay partners for having access to said pass.

  13. 13
    d cwilson

    “I love the sinner so much, I will make their hospital stays even more stressful bring back the law that lets me put them in jail. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is!”

    FIFY

  14. 14
    wholething

    …on why he opposed hospital visitation rights for gay couples, Perry explained, in a blunt ending to a roundabout answer: “Listen, I love the sinner, I hate the sin.”

    Has anybody explained to him that they are not asking for conjugal visits? If he hates the sin, he shouldn’t commit the sin. Why take it out on the sinner? Does he prefer adultery to homosexuality? I’m married but I still lust for women and Jesus says that is adultery. Would he prevent hospital visitation for me?

  15. 15
    Tualha

    Don’t be silly caseyboucher, he was never going to get any significant part of that vote anyway, nor are any of the Republicans.

  16. 16
    Noadi

    It makes sense to limit the number of people who can visit but it should be up to the patient, not the hospital or the government, to decide who those people are.

  17. 17
    cptdoom

    Is that not the case? Do some hospitals actively ban non-family-members from visiting awake, consenting patients? I’ve certainly never been hassled visiting friends of friends.

    Well, this example is over 20 years old, but yes. When my great-uncle was admitted to the hospital with what would be his last illness, the hospital did try to bar his partner from visiting, even though my great-uncle was no unconscious and wanted him to be there. It took my grandmother, my great-uncle’s last surviving sibling, to fight the hospital. She told the hospital either they let the partner visit or she’d take her brother out of the hospital. Had she not been there, however, the hospital would certainly have barred his partner; as it was when my great-uncle finally passed away, the hospital insisted my grandmother come all the way back to deal with the remains and all the details, even though his partner was there (and they had ever legal document they could create in those days).

  18. 18
    Michael Heath

    Conservative Christians are evil. They actively seek to to ruin innocent people’s lives including not merely seeking to ostracize GLBTs from their churches and where the public meets, but using the power of government to deny GLBTs their rights to the point many conservative Christians, like Gov. Perry, even advocate their imprisonment.

    I think we need to stop beating around the bush and start telling it like it is; they’re not only delusional, idiotic, hateful bigots, but are also nearly all demonstrably evil. That last quality needs to be noted first when defining their qualities. Put the onus on conservative Christians to prove they’re not evil; I don’t think hardly any could if they withstood an honest dose of well thought-out scrutiny. Sure some of their cohorts’ behavior is passive, merely following like the submissive sheep they are. But relentlessly calling them evil and illustrating how they’re evil would put them on the defensive and I think peel off at least more of the young ones who don’t share their elders’, “Not of this World” position.

    What’s ironic is conservative Christians and those who pander to them have no qualms about using incredibly cutting terms to define liberals, which are also almost never true. Yet liberals still don’t go for their political opponents’ jugular in spite of having both objective truth and the moral high ground on their side. It’s not like liberals need to sink to their level of depravity and lie about conservative Christians, all liberals need to do is accurately describe them.

  19. 19
    otrame

    Granny Weatherwax says “Evil is treating people like things.” Those who deliberately encourage bigotry against human beings are treating those human beings like things.

  20. 20
    hunter

    For those of you who are wondering, any hospital that receives funds from Medicare or Medicaid, which is just about all of them, must allow visitation by anyone designated by the patient, which includes same-sex partners, or lose the funds.

    As for Perry, we’ve tried the dumb Texas governor before, and look where that got us.

  21. 21
    exdrone

    Overturning Lawrence – IMDb entry

    Storyline
    When Governor Perry encounters a same-sex partner conducting a hospital visit, he whips out his belt and lays down the law.

    Tagline
    Watch as Governor Perry loves the sinner and hates the sin.

  22. 22
    beccan

    For those wondering about hospital visitation, a lot of it is for security and HIPAA compliance (and of course the usual amount of administrative bullshit). Now granted, I work in an emergency department, so I get all the quality crazy circumstances, but sometimes the people who want to visit will be disruptive or violent. We (docs, nurses, techs, and everyone else) need to ensure there are calm, safe, and restful conditions for all patients. And to echo upthread, if the hospital takes medicare or medicaid, partners will be allowed to visit, no matter sexual orientation. If not, raise hell to hospital administration.

  23. 23
    Pinky

    The only people Perry and those like him love are themselves. Saying they love their god does not detract from their narcissism; they think they are god or at least know his twitter account.

  24. 24
    fifthdentist

    “You’ve probably seen the video of Rick Perry going blank on the Lawrence v Texas Supreme Court ruling, which overturned state laws criminalizing homosexuality. But his spokesperson assures the bigots he’s trying to attract that he has not changed his position on the issue …”

    Rick Perry: “Just because I don’t know history, doesn’t mean I don’t want to repeat it.”

  25. 25
    Pinky

    While researching Perry on Google I found a Christian site that shows the violent, death loving, misogynistic, bigoted politicians do not represent all Christians. Christianity Today – Politics Blog straightforwardly reports the facts of the republican debate where Perry received applause for executing people.

    The comments after the article are a unanimous condemnation of Perry / the death penalty and Christians being used by the Republican party. See for yourself.

    [This is a Perry dream sequence – imagine the usual production trope of the scene going out of focus and returning to focus at the annual Republican’s ball. “Governor Perry we are pleased to present you with the deaths head award for killing the most innocent people. Perry steps to the microphone: “I’d like to thank my mentors; Joesph Stalin and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I don’t want to forget all the little people who made this possible; the preparers of the last meals, the people who give the injections (forever joking about why they clean the site of the executees injection before giving it – you guys kill me ha ha) and the guards who yell: “Dead man walking” as they take the prisoner to his doom. I’d also like to thank the protesters, in whatever form, who give me the opportunity to call them dirty liberal hippys and gain political points with the people of Texas; until we get rid of this voting thing, it helps me get reelected.”

Leave a Reply

Switch to our mobile site