Looking for a good Halloween costume? Why not go as Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for Virginia Attorney General. As Joe Sudbay of America Blog puts it, “He’s very scary.”
Why is he so scary? Well, he wants to put gay sex-havers in jail, for one.
A Virginia Pilot editorial endorsing Cuccinelli’s Democratic opponent revealed some pretty far-out shit. “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law-based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that,” Cuccinelli replied when asked about an anti-discrimination policy that included gays and lesbians.
“They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my Thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”
And this from a guy who, as a Senator, opposed stricter laws against cockfighting.
But at least he’s not against homos, just homo sex.
It’s no surprise that The Family Foundation, an anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research, anti-no fault divorce group, is totally gay for Cuccinelli. In a column in the Washington Post, Marc Fisher describes the warm welcome the Foundation gave Cuccinelli at a 2008 rally when he was a state senator.
“Cuccinelli told the friendly audience that he was here to stand tall on ‘abortion bills and the fight over the homosexual agenda,’ a phrase he used five times over the course of a 10-minute talk,” Fisher writes.
Five times in 10-minutes? Somebody’s got homos on the brain.
“When you look at the homosexual agenda, I cannot support something that I believe brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul,” Cuccinelli told the group.
According to Fisher, “(Senate Majority Leader Dick) Saslaw sees Cuccinelli as a prime example of the kind of social conservative who is too willing to use popular discomfort with an outsider group in society as a way to appeal to voters.”
“It’s been pretty fashionable around here for the past four or five years to pound gays into the ground,” Saslaw said. “Now it’s immigrants. When they get done with them, it’ll be someone else. They make their living on that.”
Hey now, Cuccinelli needs to put anti-gay food on his anti-gay family table. Plus, his record on all things homo goes back a while.
In 2005 Cuccinelli got all hot and bothered about a sexual health fair at George Mason University. “They’re pushing a pro-sex agenda and an anything-goes agenda,” he said of the fair, which included “five booths with information on abstinence, condoms and self-help exams, as well as sexual orientation” according to http://www.WGAL.com.
Not surprisingly, he had a big objection to the gay stuff. “You can’t have safe homosexual sex. There is no such thing and yet one of the sponsoring groups is the homosexual group on campus,” he said.
And as we know, he doesn’t mind homosexuals as long as there’s no sex involved.
Oh, and by the way, Cuccinelli’s campaign for attorney general is going pretty well.
“This office, for someone who focuses on it day to day for a long period of time, can affect the direction of Virginia government,” Cuccinelli told the Washington Post. “It isn’t one dramatic step on any given day, or getting one bill passed. It’s the gradual, slow, drip-drip-drip impact that you can have.”
Hey, Virginia, this guy might soon be your top law enforcement honcho. Prepare to get pissed on.