Kansas Dems A-Okay With State Rep. Jan Pauls’ Anti-Gay Politics

JanPaulsHere’s a reminder that not all political members toe the party line: Kansas State Rep. Jan Pauls, a Democrat who has been office for over 20 years, has rejected the national party’s endorsement of marriage equality.

“The Democratic national platforms have never been that important in local or state politics. We’re a little different here,” she said, according to Back2Stonewall. “I think most Kansans’ concerns are not that the homosexuals want equal rights but superior rights. That’s what makes this issue so difficult.”

Rep Pauls’ husband, Ron Pauls, is even worse, saying “homosexuals don’t know how to love”. “Homosexuals are all about the sex,” he claims. “Pretty soon you won’t be able to quote Bible verses from the pulpit if they’re against homosexuality.”

The Kansas Democratic Party apparently isn’t keen on toeing the line, either: they’re backing Pauls’ reelection campaign. She was very nearly defeated during the primary by an openly gay man named Erich Bishops.

Comments

  1. will b says

    You know what makes this issue “so difficult?” Bigotry! So annoying when you take money from constituents and then screw them. Soon you won’t be able to call people on their bigotry and try to get them unseated from elected office!

  2. will b says

    Will anyone besides me pledge to call her office tomorrow to ask what SPECIFIC superior rights she thinks we’re asking for?

  3. ***** says

    Her and her husband are proof positive that it is possible for dinosaurs and humans to co-exist.

  4. kit says

    “don’t know how to love”? “all about the sex”? Again — bigoted people obsessed with gay sex. THEY are the ones who are “all about the sex.” I wish they would just get laid and get over it.

  5. jason says

    Yet another homophobic female and her enabling husband. I’ve warned you about these types of women but you keep attacking me for so-called misogyny. As I keep telling you, women are more homophobic than men and they also cultivate homophobia in men.

  6. Onnyjay says

    Sooo… Kansas pols knowingly demonstrate themselves to be troglodytes. What a surprise. Poor dears, they probably can’t help it. I’m guessing fundamentalist dementia. Give them a little thorazine and send them on their way. They’ll be much happier.

  7. StarGem says

    Kansas and Kentucky, two backwaters I’ll never step foot in. And, I’ll be sure that any products I ever purchase were not made in or even have parts produced in those states.

  8. Brian in KS says

    This is ONE of the many reasons people are leaving this state. Koch brother’s own the state and their little “boy” is governor and Democrats in this state are a BUNCH of cowards.

  9. finkles2000 says

    Well, shucks, Stargem, ya sure are missin’ things in this hick backwater state! Pa says mah cousin Juniper’s gonna birth her brother’s baby any day now! Ya shore ya don’t wanna come down for the birthin’? I’ll let ya shoot some coyotes for the weddin’ stew!

    Way to stigmatize, dude. I clicked on this link to see who would go the “backwater hicks” route. You did not disappoint, sir. Because this woman totally represents all Kansans, just like Hitler represented all the Jews. Right? Asinine . . .

  10. finkles2000 says

    Well, shucks, Stargem, ya sure are missin’ things in this hick backwater state! Pa says mah cousin Juniper’s gonna birth her brother’s baby any day now! Ya shore ya don’t wanna come down for the birthin’? I’ll let ya shoot some coyotes for the weddin’ stew!

    Way to stigmatize, dude. I clicked on this link to see who would go the “backwater hicks” route. You did not disappoint, sir. Because this woman totally represents all Kansans, just like Hitler represented all the Christians. Right? Asinine . . .

  11. finkles2000 says

    Oops, double post when trying to edit. This new-fangled internets is confusin’ to us hicks!

  12. Francis says

    Sad. I won’t go the easy route and bash Kansas, but the reality is, anti-gay states/societies are anti-gay states/societies, and this is not at all surprising.

  13. Jason Chaika says

    Yes, Jan Pauls is an abomination. Truth is that Hutchinson, KS where Pauls lives is in the middle of a ballot initiative to finally offer discrimination protections in employment, housing and public accommodations for LGB persons. If anyone would like to help Hutchinson come along into the 21st century you can donate to the Vote YES for fairness campaign at this website http://www.hutchkec.org

  14. StarGem says

    The dictionary definition of backwater is an isolated or backwards place. I stand by my comments on Kansas and Kentucky, they are BOTH backwards places. Not all the people are hicks, nor did I say they were. But, it’s impossible to argue that the two states are not backward, compared to many, many others.

  15. Jim Brown says

    Really? This just goes to show that Kansas is about 20 years behind current social progress. “Special Rights” (or ‘superior rights’ as she says) were the catch phrase of the Right about 20 years ago. Not surprising. No wonder Dorothy wanted to get the hell out of Kansas!

  16. Peter M. says

    The Kansas Democratic Party is an embarrassment to the DNC. I cannot understand how they get away with steadfastly supporting this homophobic bigot. She talks about how Kansas Democrats are “a little different” when talking about the Democratic national platforms. She conviently left out that the Kansas Democratic platform states that “Kansas Democrats believe that to express the democratic will of the people of Kansas our government should encourage the active participation in the political process of all people regardless of their race, color, age, physical abilities, religion, sex, national origin, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, or gender identity.”
    The Kansas Democrats are a joke. Too bad it isn’t funny at all.

  17. K L Moore says

    NO NO NO – MOST KS Democrats DO NOT support Pauls in any way shape or form. Caught between a rock and a hard place as to “support”. She was openly admonished by State Chair at Feb state convention.

  18. JAMES says

    Here is her email: janpauls@sbcglobal.net

    Shall we tell her and her husband that we’re not interested in superior rights… we’re interested in EQUAL rights. And also inform her that we DO know how to love and that’s all we’re looking for?