Quote Of The Day – Gay Friends

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Homosexuality, Quotes, Religion, Sexuality

“I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing.”
- Joe Wurzelbacher sharing his views on friendship

Now, does anybody here think that Joe actually has gay friends? No, me neither.

But wait, there’s more!

Because in an interview with Christianity Today, he also let slip yet another misguided, bigoted pearl…

In the last month, same-sex marriage has become legal in Iowa and Vermont. What do you think about same-sex marriage at a state level?

At a state level, it’s up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins.

And this is a guy who has a book deal, is being paid to speak and covered the situation in Gaza for Pajamas Media.

Good times.

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13 Responses to “Quote Of The Day – Gay Friends”

  1. gerryf Says:

    la la la la la la (hands over ears) I cannot hear Justin posts on la la la la la Joe la la la the plumber la la la la

    Say it with me everyone: Joe the plumber does not exist. Joe the plumber does not exist. Joe the plumber does not exist. Joe the plumber does not exist.

    la la la la la la

  2. Joe The Plunger Strikes Again: Some Of My Best Friends Are Gay But It’ll Be A Cold Day In Hell When I Allow Them Near My Children | THE GUN TOTING LIBERALâ„¢ Says:

    [...] Tune In Also To: Alan Colmes of Liberaland Dr. Steven L. Taylor of PoliBlog(TM); Justin Gardner of Donklephant [...]

  3. TerenceC Says:

    He isn’t a plumber – he’s an opportunist. And not a very bright one either – just a schmoe with nothing to say, a media creation that the media shouldn’t cover anymore. Is this supposed to stir the base? The narrow minded, bigoted demographic of “regular Joe’s”? Please…this clowns 15 minutes we’re up months ago.

  4. TerenceC Says:

    And his name isn’t Joe either.

  5. TheMaineView Says:

    Why do people still care what this man says? It isn’t even funny anymore. He just falls deeper into a pit of shame with every comment he makes. If everyone just let Sam slip into obscurity we could talk about something else. Maybe he could move to Alaska with Palin and they could shut the Hell up together.

  6. Jake Says:

    The clarity of a simple mind is unrivaled.


  7. cy Says:

    Justin -

    Can we have a Joe the Plumber moratorium? Please?


  8. kranky kritter Says:

    I would have no knowledge whatsoever of the ongoing exploits of JtP without you Justin.

    Given how appalling you find him, what confuses me is why you seem to be making a substantial effort to extends his 15 minutes of fame to 16 or 17. Can’t we all just stipulate that this guy is a total cementhead, and move on?

  9. kranky kritter Says:

    Or is this part of your ongoing series on douches of the right? You know, like your go-to posts on the idiotic Limbaugh statement of the week.

    If you’re interested in instituting the fairness doctrine here at Donklephant, and want to institute a pairing of such posts with a douches on the left feature, I’d be happy to help out.

    That reminds me, anyone know what Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore have been up to lately? I’ve missed their insight.

  10. Polimom Says:

    Folks, you realize the JtP wouldn’t be a blip on anybody’s radar if the GOP hadn’t thrust him forward as their symbol, right?

  11. Rich Says:

    Thanks for pointing out that every group has it’s “kooky uncles” that everyone would like to ignore, but can’t. He asks one good question, and now conservatives have to “own” the rest of his thoughts and opinions.

    You are right, JtP is the Michael Moore of the right. But, the left still has Sean Penn, Rosie ODonnell, Cindy Sheehan, Hugo Chavez, etc….

  12. kranky kritter Says:

    No prob Rich.

    I think JtP is probably more analagous to someone like Sheehan. When it comes to those kooky uncles that the other side makes you own, there are several categories in my mind.

    1)There are those who get an outsized voice by leverage their innate celebrity, like say Sean Penn.

    2) Then there is the pundit class, who manufactured their celebrity over time by loudly and repeatedly yelling outrageous but entertaining things, like say Ann Coulter.

    3) Then there are those semi-regular folks who are granted celebrity because they have an evocative story that some politician, party, or media member shines an opportunistic spotlight on. That probably includes JtP and Sheehan. Although both made serious efforts to cross over.

    4)maybe we need an activist class for those who get some celebrity through years of earnest if kooky committment. Sheehan could go here.

  13. Tully Says:

    And we’ll always have Perez.

    (Some of you will get it.)

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