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Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:59 am

The mayor of an Alabama town reportedly called for "killing out" gay people in a since-deleted Facebook comment.

Mark Chambers lumped "homosexuals" and "transvestites" together with "baby killers" and "socialists" in the post, according to TV station WBRC.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48521788

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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:42 am

I am shocked, that I am not shocked that people like this actually got elected in the US. It is totally believable that he could have said such a thing. Bizar and extremist views have some.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 am

bgm wrote:
Mark Chambers lumped "homosexuals" and "transvestites" together with "baby killers" and "socialists" in the post, according to TV station WBRC.


Socialists? :rotfl:

bgm wrote:
The South is the gift that keeps on giving.


Gotta love the South. :liar:
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:10 am

I would worry if he was representative of the South.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:18 am

bgm wrote:
The mayor of an Alabama town reportedly called for "killing out" gay people in a since-deleted Facebook comment. Mark Chambers lumped "homosexuals" and "transvestites" together with "baby killers" and "socialists" in the post, according to TV station WBRC.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48521788
I guess my signature is more accurate than I thought...
The South is the gift that keeps on giving. :sarcastic:


I wonder if he would favor abortion if it only applied to gay babies?

That would be a real dilemma for a reprobate like him...

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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 am

readytotaxi wrote:
I would worry if he was representative of the South.

He is not representative of the South as a whole nor of Alabama specifically. He is, however, not atypical of Carbon Hill.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am

TSS wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
I would worry if he was representative of the South.

He is not representative of the South as a whole nor of Alabama specifically. He is, however, not atypical of Carbon Hill.


He got himself elected, so he must represent someone. 8-)
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am

Sweet Home Talibama indeed.

Of course, in typical conservative politician fashion, he first denied he post it, then said it was take. Out of context, and only much later, he “apologize” for it.

BTW, demographics of Carbon Hill consist of ~90% White (and ~8.5% Black), with average income of <15k. But let’s blame the immigrant, the democrat, etc for the town being a s**thole.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:09 pm

The staunchest and most radical LGBT opponents are very often trying to hide something about themselves...
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:27 pm

Sure of course why not? Killing out the gay in the world has worked for centuries. I mean look around, so successful that there ain't no gay around no more....

Seriously. Dumb people but also dangerous as we allow them power and a microphone to push dumbass sh!t into the world. And worse others take solace in hearing it and push it further.

This person needs to go.

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Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:33 pm

Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:37 pm

So, let me see if I have this right:

The few remaining al-Qaida represent ALL Muslims everywhere but people who speak like this guy are not representative of all Southerners or all Christians? Why paint a broad brush with one but not the other? We really need to have this conversation.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:41 pm

TSS wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
I would worry if he was representative of the South.

He is not representative of the South as a whole nor of Alabama specifically.

Of course not, just representative of republicans
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm

Francoflier wrote:
The staunchest and most radical LGBT opponents are very often trying to hide something about themselves...

Are you suggesting that when two "good ol' boys" go hunting together for entire weekends on a regular basis yet always seem to come home empty-handed that something might be going on?!?

Never are the gay bars in Birmingham busier than when the Southern Baptist Convention is in town.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:26 pm

Dutchy wrote:
I am shocked, that I am not shocked that people like this actually got elected in the US. It is totally believable that he could have said such a thing. Bizar and extremist views have some.


The US does not have a monopoly on these (likely closeted) Bible thumping nuts - look no further to Brazil or Italy.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:28 pm

TSS wrote:
Francoflier wrote:
The staunchest and most radical LGBT opponents are very often trying to hide something about themselves...

Are you suggesting that when two "good ol' boys" go hunting together for entire weekends on a regular basis yet always seem to come home empty-handed that something might be going on?!?

Never are the gay bars in Birmingham busier than when the Southern Baptist Convention is in town.

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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:17 pm

1989worstyear wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
I am shocked, that I am not shocked that people like this actually got elected in the US. It is totally believable that he could have said such a thing. Bizar and extremist views have some.


The US does not have a monopoly on these (likely closeted) Bible thumping nuts - look no further to Brazil or Italy.


Oh, we have these people in The Netherlands as well, but they aren't as vocal about it and they will certainly not be elected on that ticket. Conservatives - if you can even call them that - in the US have quite a platform.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:55 am

Meanwhile in Tennessee, a DA refuses to enforce domestic violence laws for gays, cuz reasons...

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out ... c-n1013796

...and who could forget Alabama being skeered of a lil ole' cartoon:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/alaba ... 2019-05-21

It all makes bible based segregationist Jerry Falwell's tantrum against Tinkie Winkie look downright rational
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:56 am

MaverickM11 wrote:
Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed


No, it’s not middle of the road GOP dogma, and you know that. That is about as extreme as it gets, and is despicable. Let’s keep this conversation intelligent.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:38 am

Georgetown wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed


No, it’s not middle of the road GOP dogma, and you know that. That is about as extreme as it gets, and is despicable. Let’s keep this conversation intelligent.


And, yet EVERY! SINGLE! GOP! EMBRACES! IT!

This is the modern Republican party. Hate. Hate. Hate. and.... let's see.... HATE!!!! Not one. NOT ONE!!! runs away from this hate. They all just wring their hands and get all mealy mouthed and just stand there. Nothing but hate.
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:06 am

Georgetown wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed


No, it’s not middle of the road GOP dogma, and you know that. That is about as extreme as it gets, and is despicable. Let’s keep this conversation intelligent.


Whenever there's an extreme islamic outrage anywhere in the World, right-wingers demand that moderate muslim leaders denounce it publicly. Have senior GOP members been denouncing things like this and recent extreme abortion laws publicly?
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 am

Every single time there is "Muslim outrage" over whatever, I hear a song by Jermaine Stewart or Sylvester or see Robert Reed or Rock Hudson on TV and am reminded how "Christian" the Republican party is and it makes me so angry I can't stand it. This is "compassion" to Republicans. Letting people die. Hating as they die. Saying they deserve it. All this hate and fear and violence against them. Hoping and praying that people suffer because they are not the type of Christian the Republican party wants.

This is who Republicans are. This idiot in Alabama. Zero denouncement from RNC or anyone in the Republican party. They support this. From the top down. And Republicans wonder why they are losing their base. I wept when McCain died. For this above all else. He was the last great Republican. The only thing you all have is force. That is the only reason the Republic is dead.....
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:05 pm

Yawn. Republicans are now the party of libertarianism. As has been explained multiple times on this forum, the Religious Right's power peaked in the 80"s and has been on a steady decline since then. But these facts don't matter to those who want to smear an entire category of people based on the actions of just a few.

As a Democrat, I am constantly having to remind people that we are not all socialists. So why is it okay when we engage in that type of behavior as well? Answer: It isn't.
 
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:07 pm

[quote="Magog"As a Democrat, I am constantly having to remind people that we are not all socialists. [/quote]To be fair, you constantly have to remind people you are a democrat as well. I wonder why that's the case...
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Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:31 pm

Georgetown wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed


No, it’s not middle of the road GOP dogma, and you know that. That is about as extreme as it gets, and is despicable. Let’s keep this conversation intelligent.

You mean in that he said it out loud? Yes. Most GOP either keep quiet, cloak it in "religious liberty", or just outright ignore it. I suppose the "bright side" is that the majority is in the latter category.

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Yawn. Republicans are now the party of libertarianism.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You say some transparently insane things but this is near the top.


Magog wrote:
As a Democrat, I am constantly having to remind people that we are not all socialists. So why is it okay when we engage in that type of behavior as well? Answer: It isn't.

As is this chestnut you keep trotting out that absolutely no one believes.

petertenthije wrote:
Magog wrote:
As a Democrat, I am constantly having to remind people that we are not all socialists.
To be fair, you constantly have to remind people you are a democrat as well. I wonder why that's the case...

Sounds like someone I know that constantly has to tell everyone how rich/smart/successful he is
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