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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:22 PM
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Dem Mike Beebe on Tuesday said he supports reinstating a ban on gay
LITTLE ROCK - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Beebe on Tuesday said he supports reinstating a ban on gay foster parents partly because of a stigma he says children may face if they are raised by homosexuals.





In an interview with The Associated Press, Beebe _ the state's attorney general _ said he doesn't believe allowing gay people to become foster parents would be in the best interest of the children.

"The best interest of the child, in my opinion, is not to support gay foster parents," Beebe said.

The Arkansas Supreme Court on June 29 struck down the state's ban on gay foster parents and Beebe said the day after the ruling that he opposed allowing gay people to foster children.
http://gay_blog.blogspot.com/2006/10/ak-democratic-gube...
who need dems like this?


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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:23 PM
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1. Jesus fucking Christ.
Doesn't this asshat realize that the only stigma attached comes from people like him?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:24 PM
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2. we have our own share of mouth breathers.
it's a problem.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:28 PM
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3. Um, are we being choosy?
It's not like we can stock up on foster parents at Costco. Seems to me if they are don't have a record and are offering a warm, dry place to sleep, that's all that matters.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:29 PM
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4. Well, if we want to pursue a 50 state strategy, people
like this are going to be part of the party.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:31 PM
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6. That doesn't mean they are immune to criticism
Lord knows they don't hesitate to criticize Progressives.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:19 PM
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13. Absolutely. They're welcome to be Democrats, but they
don't deserve a free pass.

We just have to hope that the South catches up with the rest of the country at some point.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:34 PM
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9. As long as we don't allow them to institutionalize their bigotry, fine.
Otherwise, fuck them.

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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:20 PM
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14. Agreed. Just because they're under the tent doesn't mean
that they get to call the shots.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:37 PM
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10. Secession no
Expulsion yes
backwards flyover state redneck idiot
nice tooth! Hell, if he can use stereotypes , I can too.
I'd vote 3rd party before i'd lift a finger for this moran
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:30 PM
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5. The best interest of the child is to be placed with hetero foster parents
who are in it for the money.
who mistreat the children.

That's much better than being with a gay couple.

Thanks beebe you moron.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:32 PM
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7. Then does he also support a ban on interacial adoptions...
...because of the stigma children may face if they are raised by mixed couples? What of households where the parents follow different religions? Little Johnny might have a Christian and a Jew for parents and he might get teased for it. What about when one parent is disabled? Ha ha, your mommy only has one leg! Clearly, allowing such people to become foster parents wouldn't be in the best interest of the children.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:42 PM
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17. Maybe a LARGE group
of foster parents and their kids need to pay him a visit in his office to discuss matters.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:33 PM
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8. Fuck you, bigot!
(Beebe, not you.)

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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:22 PM
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11. Here's my view...
he's an asshole.

We are supposed to take a deep breath and vote all the assholes in, and let them say anything and do anything they want about women's rights, gay rights, Iraq, anything.

We already voted, but the change starts right after the election, no matter which way it goes.

They are giving Joe a paas in CT, yet we are supposed to be on board with the candidates everywhere.
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:56 PM
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12. He's running for governor. He doesn't mean a thing in terms of taking back Congress.
He's running ahead of his RepublicOn opponent.

But, frankly, I hope he loses.

I'd hate to see an anti-gay jackass succeed with a "D" next to his name, when the race means NOTHING to our immediate, national concerns.

:grr:


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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:27 PM
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15. I am sick and tired of these dem's who are wannabe rethugs
thats why the fuck we keep losin g elections
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:40 PM
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16. Then Mike Beebe is a big fat stupid horse's ass
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 06:41 PM by JeffR
ON EDIT: Not all horses' asses are Republican. But all Republicans are horses' asses.



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