NC GOP Congressional Candidate Tells 6th-Grader Gay Marriage Akin To “A Man Marrying His Dog”   Leave a comment

You know, somebody should really tell state Rockingham Co. DA Phil Berger, Jr. what happened to Rick Santorum when he made that kind of comparison about a decade or so ago and see if he still defends what he said to that 6th grader in Greensboro…quoting:

A sixth grader in North Carolina said she was shocked on Wednesday when a candidate for the 6th Congressional Republican nomination told her that same-sex marriage was like “a man marrying a dog.”

Candidates vying to fill a seat that will be vacated by U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R) met for a forum at Greensboro Montessori School where they were quizzed by students on topics from immigration to gun rights.

Sixth-grader Lana Torres explained that she supported marriage equality, and asked Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. what he would do ensure equal rights for LGBT people.

“Two years ago, the voters of North Carolina overwhelming approved Amendment One, which only recognized traditional marriage, and I was a leader in that effort,” Berger replied, according to the Greensboro News & Record. “I was the spokesperson for traditional marriage in North Carolina, and I am very much in favor of traditional marriage.”

Torres told the paper that she pressed Berger following the conclusion of the forum.

“He talked about a man marrying a dog,” the student recalled. “I found that really offensive, that he would compare gay marriage to something so offensive and outrageous.”(Crooks & Liars)

Yeah, Mr. Berger went there…maybe Dan Savage can come up with a neat little neologism for “Berger” like he did for “Santorum”; what do y’all think about that? I mean, seriously…shouldn’t there be some sort of price to be paid whenever someone says something that asinine?


Posted April 3, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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