Gay Marriage

Senator Inhofe Proud His Family Never Had a Gay


Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) pointed to a portrait of his family on the Senate floor yesterday to make an important point:

"As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop we’ll have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of a homosexual relationship."

What a charmer. Isn't Bigot Pride Month great?

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  1. Where's Larry Flynt to dig up some dirt on this ass!

    Posted by: Scott | Jun 7, 2006 9:08:08 AM

  2. Of course they don't have a gay in their family.... they all married each other...OY!

    Posted by: Darren | Jun 7, 2006 9:16:18 AM

  3. I have a feeling the Senator is going to regret saying that. Statistically, the odds are that 2 of his kids/grandkids are gay, so I'm looking forward to seeing somebody out one of them.

    Posted by: Joe.My.God. | Jun 7, 2006 9:16:37 AM

  4. Somehow I doubt the Cheneys will respond to this, although perhaps Mary will call him a "good man" someday.

    Posted by: jmg | Jun 7, 2006 9:23:48 AM

  5. And in the same spirit, there's the following letter in today's edition of USA TODAY, who says "two left shoes do not make a pair and two persons of the same sex do
    not make a marriage."
    Why not (calmly) contact the author and explain a few things to her.

    In response to the gay marriage amendment debate: No matter what their
    style, two left shoes do not make a pair and two persons of the same sex do
    not make a marriage.
    There is more involved in marriage than two people legally sharing a home
    and a bed — for example, the balance of masculine and feminine natures.
    While it might be reasonable to allow adults of any gender to create legal
    domestic partnerships that allow them to share finances, insurance and
    inheritances, sharing a bed should not be required or even discussed. I don't
    want to know what people do in the privacy of their own homes.
    Does it harm me if others call their same-sex relationship a marriage? Yes,
    in the same way it would harm you if I distributed my own newspaper and called
    it USA TODAY.
    Dr. Margaret Leigh
    225 South 700 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 652-7849

    Posted by: bill | Jun 7, 2006 9:26:07 AM

  6. Just a few decades ago interracial marriage was forbidden by law in the United States as being contrary to our "traditional values." I can't help but wonder if this Utah doctor would have written a letter back then saying that marriage between persons of different races was "a set of mis-matched shoes." One shoe tan, one black...? Just as insulting.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 7, 2006 9:29:02 AM

  7. Heh, forget that. lets just sign her up for internet porn spam.. LOL!

    Posted by: Darren | Jun 7, 2006 9:46:51 AM

  8. Let's do some digging quick! I'm sure we could find a 'mo in his family tree somewhere.

    Posted by: gaychocolate | Jun 7, 2006 9:48:39 AM

  9. AMazing. If he was my uncle I doubt I'd speak to him about poking some ranch hand behind the shed. What a fucking tool.

    Posted by: Seangstm | Jun 7, 2006 9:55:27 AM

  10. Someone just needs to plant a nice big kiss on this guy. But who can we get to do such a disgusting job? Oh, and as for the porn spam, already on it ;)

    Posted by: Matt Blank | Jun 7, 2006 9:56:30 AM

  11. I can sense karma is winding for a big ole smackdown on this one. I feel bad for the family member that will eventually come out. It's going to be harsh.

    Posted by: MT | Jun 7, 2006 10:02:44 AM

  12. Those that will be hurt most by this unfortunate display of bigotry are the said grandchildren still being reared. I can only imagine the inner turmoil they'll experience if they catch themselves looking at the same sex a little too long. After all, their grandfather has already assumed their sexuality to the nation!

    Posted by: Jason | Jun 7, 2006 10:03:36 AM

  13. I'm sure it's a great comfort to the Senator's family that he is intimate with every detail of their sex lives.

    He says he doesn't have a gay in the family.

    That he knows of.

    Both my grandfathers would have said the same thing. And they would both be wrong.

    Posted by: Mona | Jun 7, 2006 10:04:45 AM

  14. Im a member of the KKK. As you can see, in my family there are no Asians, Blacks, or Hispanics.

    Posted by: Anon | Jun 7, 2006 10:07:02 AM

  15. Inhofe has put his entire family's personal lives into the national debate. I wonder how they feel about that?

    Posted by: Sam | Jun 7, 2006 10:10:23 AM

  16. Why again is is that Osama and Co. really hate us? It can't be because of our freedom and rights. Oh yeah - oil.

    Posted by: Linear | Jun 7, 2006 10:16:27 AM

  17. That such things can be said on the senate floor without fear of reprisal says as much about us as it does about him.

    Angels in America:

    Roy Cohn: "Like all labels they tell you one thing, and one thing only: Where does an individual so identified fit into the food chain, the pecking order?

    Not ideology or sexual taste, but something much simpler: clout. Not who I fuck or who fucks me, but who will come to the phone when I call, who owes me favors. This is what a label refers to.

    Now to someone who does not understand this, a homosexual is what I am because I have sex with men, but really this is wrong.

    A homosexual is somebody who, in 15 years of trying cannot get a pissant anit-discrimination bill through the city council.

    A homosexual is somebody who knows nobody and who nobody knows. Who has zero clout."

    and the band ...

    Posted by: Giovanni | Jun 7, 2006 10:20:41 AM

  18. giovanni, you so rock!

    Posted by: Darren | Jun 7, 2006 10:23:29 AM

  19. Inhofe's porn-gate - discovery of Internet pornography on Sen James Inhofe's office computers forces him to withdraw opposition to gay ambassador-designate James Hormel - Brief Article

    It seems there is nothing like a good sex scandal to hammer some sense into antigay politicians. Just days after the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reported that aides in Sen. James Inhofe's office had downloaded massive quantifies of Internet pornography, Inhofe announced that he would drop his threat to block all nominations by President Clinton.

    The Oklahoma Republican made the threat after Clinton employed a rarely used executive privilege during Congress's Memorial Day recess to make philanthropist James Hormel the first openly gay U.S. envoy. Inhofe had led an 18-month battle to block Hormel's nomination as ambassador to Luxembourg even though a majority of senators indicated they were prepared to approve the nomination.

    Inhofe said he dropped the threat because Clinton had written to Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) saying that he "made it a practice to notify Senate leaders in advance of our intentions [on nominations] in this regard, and this precedent will continue to be observed."

    But gay rights groups jumped on Inhofe's scandal nonetheless. The pornographic material was found during a routine check of his office computer system. Roll Call reported that there was such a huge volume of sexually explicit material that it had "messed up the senator's computer system." The newspaper did not describe what kind of X-rated material was found.

    "Senator Inhofe's staff should have used their highly honed Internet skills to download the Constitution instead of pornography," said David Smith, communications director for the gay lobbying group Human Rights Campaign, in a press release. "They would have learned that there isn't a constitutional right to place a hold on nominations."

    COPYRIGHT 1999 Liberation Publications, Inc.
    COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 7, 2006 11:04:05 AM

  20. dear God at least he is the senator from the other side of the state... Wait Coburn isn't any better.
    You wouldn't know it but this is one of the few states I feel comfortable walking hand in hand with my bf in.

    Posted by: Tim | Jun 7, 2006 11:17:55 AM

  21. I feel sorry for his family because there are probably closted gay people in it.

    Whatever, he is not even worth getting upset about. He's a nut on every count.

    Posted by: xolondon | Jun 7, 2006 11:30:50 AM

  22. Thru the links andy gave, I found this article. Why am I surprised that he has his a real sexual deviance as nost gay haters/baters do. I just wonder if it wasn't gay porn he had!

    Posted by: rich | Jun 7, 2006 12:31:25 PM

  23. jmg, this was hysterical: "Somehow I doubt the Cheneys will respond to this, although perhaps Mary will call him a "good man" someday."

    i wish i could improve on that.

    Posted by: Dave Cullen | Jun 7, 2006 12:33:57 PM

  24. Rich, I posted the whole article above earlier.

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 7, 2006 12:52:18 PM

  25. What? No bachelor uncles or maiden great-aunts...inconcievable. No tragic "handgun accidents", nor "...ran off and joined the Army/Navy, stayed for-life, married to his career"?

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jun 7, 2006 2:49:05 PM

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