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Anti-gay conservative icon Paul Weyrich kicks it

By pams
Thursday, December 18, 2008 17:47 EDT
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Just passing the news along. Paul Weyrich was one of the founders of the Heritage Foundation and at the time of his death, he was president and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation. During the GOP presidential race, he said this about Mitt, who didn’t measure up as a real conservative.

And when it comes to Romney, Weyrich offers a cautionary note, saying conservatives need to be wary, given the governor’s flip-flopping on front-burner issues like abortion and homosexual “marriage.”

And he said this about John McCain:

“My concern is temperament. The man has kept his temper under control during this entire primary season… But I am concerned about temperament. As Pat Robertson said, ‘We’ve got to be concerned about a man who blows up frequently in having his finger on the nuclear button.’”

During the Mark Foley scandal, he went on the air, in this instance, NPR, to demonize gay men.

WEYRICH: Here is the real problem. It has been known for many years that Congressman Foley was a homosexual. Homosexuals tend to be preoccupied with sex. The idea that he should be continued — or should have been continued as chairman of the Committee on Missing and Exploited Children is, you know, given their knowledge of that, is just outrageous.

NORRIS: Now before we go on, I think I can say, Mr. Weyrich, that there are quite a few people who would take exception to the statement that homosexuals are preoccupied with sex.

WEYRICH: Well, I don’t care whether they take exception to it. It happens to be true. I mean –

NORRIS: That is your opinion.

WEYRICH: Well, it’s not my opinion. It’s the opinion of many psychologists and psychiatrists who have to deal with them.

See ya, Paul.

 
 
 
 
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