|Carl Paladino and a supporter |
discuss a possible visit to the local mikva
“That’s not how God created us,” he said, reading from a prepared address. “I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t.”I, for one, am deeply embarrassed that candidates for high office imagine they can impress us by acting like cavemen. As for the Williamsburg Hasidim, well, wouldn't they have booed a gay candidate off the stage? So why the cheering and drooling over a fellow that cheats on his wife and distributes porn via email?
And then, to applause at Congregation Shaarei Chaim, he said: “I didn’t march in the gay parade this year — the gay pride parade this year. My opponent did, and that’s not the example we should be showing our children.”
Newsday.com reported that Mr. Paladino’s prepared text had included the sentence: “There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.” But Mr. Paladino omitted that statement when he gave the speech.
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