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“Here’s what makes West and people like him rife with potential for, well, some of the nastiest and most dishonest and dangerous abuses humans are capable of. It’s the ability to ignore the incredible hypocrisy of your own life, the staggering amount of self-loathing, the pathetic insincerity. It’s the ability to join a political party that not only openly loathes, but actually violently condemns, your choice in sexual partners, a sexually ignorant platform that claims to have some sort of direct line to a gay-hating war-loving God, and then, in the middle of who knows how many gay affairs, to feel no shame as you step right up and endorse that exact same hateful agenda as public policy.”
{BOLD – SF Gate Columnist Mark Morford on the Jim West scandal, May 11, 2005.
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“A number of gay people approve of the [Bush] administration because they are militaristic, they are jingoistic, and they may have grown up in fundamentalist families.”
{BOLD – Martin Duberman, a history professor at the City University of New York, on gay Republicans as quoted in the New York Times April 17, 2005.
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“In the entertainment industry, if nobody was in the closet, it would be a first step toward liberation.”
– Openly gay actor Rex Lee (HBO’s “Entourage”) as quoted in the June 2005 issue of Out magazine.

“It’s a virulent animosity toward gay people that really unites the leaders of the anti-‘activist’ judiciary crusade, not any intellectually coherent legal theory (they’re for judicial activism when it might benefit them in Florida).”
– Columnist Frank Rich in the May 15, 2005 New York Times.

“Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule….You experiment with anything that moves when you are growing up sexually….If it’s warm and it’s damp and it vibrates you might in fact have sex with it.”
– Anti-abortion extremist Neal Horsley on the April 5, 2005 broadcast of FOX News radio program The Alan Colmes Show, admitting that he has engaged in bestiality.

“I think it’s minding other people’s business. So many people seem to have more to say about how other people should run their lives these days, and I don’t think they’re doing that good a job on their own.”
– Betty White on the controversy over marriage equality, as quoted in the May 10, 2005 issue of The Advocate.

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