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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.

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  1. "Superior rights"--just like yours!

    What heinous people.

    Posted by: jd | Oct 25, 2012 8:51:39 PM


  2. 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!

    Posted by: will b | Oct 25, 2012 9:02:53 PM


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

    Posted by: will b | Oct 25, 2012 9:04:34 PM


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

    Posted by: ***** | Oct 25, 2012 9:09:07 PM


  5. "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.

    Posted by: kit | Oct 25, 2012 9:21:51 PM


  6. Ignorant.

    Posted by: BETTY | Oct 25, 2012 9:41:53 PM


  7. 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.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 25, 2012 9:43:38 PM


  8. Hey, it's Kansas.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Oct 25, 2012 9:46:30 PM


  9. 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.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Oct 25, 2012 9:49:26 PM


  10. Jason, please point to study or poll to prove your stupid allegations. Otherwise, get a life.

    Posted by: BETTY | Oct 25, 2012 9:57:55 PM


  11. trick is, you nhave to find the biblical quote first....

    Posted by: idahojohn | Oct 25, 2012 10:51:09 PM


  12. 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.

    Posted by: StarGem | Oct 25, 2012 10:56:20 PM


  13. 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.

    Posted by: Brian in KS | Oct 25, 2012 11:00:50 PM


  14. 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 . . .

    Posted by: finkles2000 | Oct 26, 2012 12:05:03 AM


  15. 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 . . .

    Posted by: finkles2000 | Oct 26, 2012 12:05:38 AM


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

    Posted by: finkles2000 | Oct 26, 2012 12:06:44 AM


  17. 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.

    Posted by: Francis | Oct 26, 2012 12:36:05 AM


  18. 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 www.hutchkec.org

    Posted by: Jason Chaika | Oct 26, 2012 12:39:08 AM


  19. 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.

    Posted by: StarGem | Oct 26, 2012 12:49:12 AM


  20. 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!

    Posted by: Jim Brown | Oct 26, 2012 12:50:26 AM


  21. I feel real sorry for the gay kids in Kansas...

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Oct 26, 2012 1:29:11 AM


  22. Oddly enough the Republican candidate in that district is pro-gay.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Oct 26, 2012 2:48:34 AM


  23. 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.

    Posted by: Peter M. | Oct 26, 2012 6:35:27 AM


  24. It's simply a reminder of how important Primaries are in addition to the general election!

    Posted by: robert | Oct 26, 2012 9:43:29 AM


  25. 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.

    Posted by: K L Moore | Oct 26, 2012 9:47:27 AM


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