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GA Governor's Appointee Calls For Culture War Over Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Phil Kent, appointed in 2011 to Georgia's Immigration Review Board by Governor Nathan Deal, made some incendiary statements yesterday on a local political round-table show discussing last week's decisions handed down by the Supreme Court. Referring to DOMA in particular, Kent lamented that the ruling in United States v. Windsor will "dynamite the foundations of our Judeo-Christian system," further asserting, “it will be a cultural war in Georgia and every other state to try to undo this wrong." Kent added, "it's an insult to equate that [gay marriage] with traditional marriage," claiming, “you can have a civil union and take care of all these sob stories.”  He went on to suggest it was offensive to draw comparisons between the struggles for civil rights faced by African Americans and those faced by LGBT Americans. He also equated the values of the left with those of pagans.

Kent has previously come under criticism for his remarks on race and immigration, being labeled a bigot, an extremist and anti-immigration. You can check out more of his remarks here. 

Also be sure to watch the video of his comments on gay marriage (warning: autoplay) AFTER THE JUMP...

 

 

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  1. when are these f***ers going to realize that the U.S. is not a judeo-christian system? the founding fathers they so easily talk about & use to further their imagined fight spoke out against it, in no faltering terms. a couple even said should the christians take over it would be the end of the Republic.

    it will not be soon enough for these 'old white men' to die......

    Posted by: mike/ | Jul 1, 2013 2:55:06 PM


  2. "He went on to suggest it was offensive to draw comparisons between the struggles for civil rights faced by African Americans and those faced by LGBT Americans."

    Obviously this dumbass has never been to Texas where people are fired from their jobs for being gay. Men and women all over this country assaulted for being "different".
    Maybe our problem lies in not having been violent enough. Maybe we should have chucked Molotov cocktails all over the place.

    Posted by: Matt | Jul 1, 2013 2:59:03 PM


  3. Two words for Phil Kent, F*** You !

    Posted by: Stephen | Jul 1, 2013 2:59:34 PM


  4. These videos are delightful to watch now that they've lost.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Jul 1, 2013 3:00:02 PM


  5. vile, disgusting excuse for a human being

    Posted by: danielw | Jul 1, 2013 3:03:03 PM


  6. Says the a-hole with what appears to be a "Stars & Bars" tie.

    Posted by: searunner | Jul 1, 2013 3:05:46 PM


  7. And Mr. Kent is "serving" the people of Georgia precisely how...?

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 1, 2013 3:08:26 PM


  8. And Mr. Kent is "serving" the people of Georgia precisely how...?

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 1, 2013 3:08:26 PM


  9. I've never been a big fan of schadenfreude, but I have to agree with "Marcus Bachmann." Phil Kent spinning like a top, Tony Perkins' incessant whining, and Bryan Brown always sounding like he is on the verge of tears bring me nothing but pleasure. Funny thing is, not counting all of the money they have wasted acting like complete a-holes, these crybabies have lost absolutely NOTHING.

    Posted by: Walt NYC | Jul 1, 2013 3:09:51 PM


  10. dear georgia, you have a county that had its first-ever racially-integrated prom THIS YEAR.

    #youhaveotherproblems

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 1, 2013 3:13:59 PM


  11. We do not appoint people to political office to be schooled on their personal religious beliefs. I am tired of hearing politician after politician refer to their own personal beliefs as if everyone should be interested. Keep your religious beliefs to yourself and do the job you are appointed to do.

    If you are only in a paid political position as a messenger of your personal opinion/vendetta then you need to move aside and let someone focused on their JOB take you position and salary, maybe we can get our dollar's worth out of the next person. Snatch the bullhorn from the fear mongering, small minded, gay obsessed bigot and get someone else to do what we are PAYING him to do.

    Until politics and religion can be separated, we the tax payer are never going to get our dollars worth, as the days seem to be filled with more and more personal views and less job.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Jul 1, 2013 3:14:33 PM


  12. So, your objections to same sex marriage are really just about maintaining straight privilege on top of white privilege. Thanks for making that clear.

    Posted by: David | Jul 1, 2013 3:14:45 PM


  13. News flash, a**hole: this so-called "culture war" you think you want to start? It started a LONG time ago with Stonewall, when we finally said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It started when we decided we weren't going to let people like you kill, torture, and beat us. And we are WINNING. We are winning against your hate, your lies, and your violence, and although that only makes you more hateful, more deceitful, and more violent...

    You have lost. You are losing. And you will continue to lose, now and forever. Your kind will wither away, remembered by history as the pathetic excuses for humanity that you are, alongside all the other despots and bigots that held our civilization back. Future generations will look upon your kind as object lessons, cautionary tales of the kind of abject stupidity and willful blindness to shun and ridicule.

    And you each will die alone with nothing but misery as your last memory. There is no salvation for you.

    Posted by: atomic | Jul 1, 2013 3:15:21 PM


  14. These right wing GOP hate-tards are such pathetic whining losers.

    The best part is, it's just going to get worse for them. Amusing to watch these evil dead enders trash around like Linda Blair.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Jul 1, 2013 3:19:48 PM


  15. Whatever...

    Posted by: Gerry | Jul 1, 2013 3:22:04 PM


  16. Every time a same-sex couple get married, at least one of these guys gets bad stomach cramps. I love it.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 1, 2013 3:22:16 PM


  17. what an ass

    Posted by: Alex | Jul 1, 2013 3:23:12 PM


  18. One more comment, the clown with the bowtie...
    Let the homosexuals set up an S-Corporation... ROFL... what a buffoon... obviously they don't realize how ridiculous they sound...

    Posted by: Gerry | Jul 1, 2013 3:25:20 PM


  19. I hate to bring up the devil, but I have no discipline and so I will.

    Last week, Rick told us 3 times that Black southerners are so anti-marriage equality, and how Liberal Gays excuse them. He even spouted out some of his cherished statistics to prove it.

    Rick, do you find something ironic about this video from Georgia?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 1, 2013 3:28:02 PM


  20. Typical Republican sociopath. They simply lack any kind of empathy, decency, humanity and morality.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 1, 2013 3:31:14 PM


  21. "Immigration Review Board"?

    Last I heard, immigration policy was reserved to the federal government.

    Posted by: JamesInCA | Jul 1, 2013 3:35:14 PM


  22. Please, please, please secede! The United States Of America doesn't want you - nor can it ever make you happy. You need to be in a holy land...far, far away - preferably on another planet.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jul 1, 2013 3:39:47 PM


  23. Civil Union?

    These jackasses blocked our access to civil unions for decades.

    Now its to late, the younger gays will never settle for civil unions.

    Posted by: Tim S | Jul 1, 2013 4:03:39 PM


  24. Atomic well said nothing to add, but an additional die out take your hate and your religious stupidity with you and leave us to make this a better world

    Posted by: bructer | Jul 1, 2013 4:08:30 PM


  25. BetterGeorgia.com...? Now THATS funny

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jul 1, 2013 4:09:13 PM


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