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Republican Senator Tells Gays To Stop Being Whores, Be Like Alexander The Great

Bill Sharer

New Mexico state Senator Bill Sharer, like most Republican lawmakers, feels that marriage is a sacred institution reserved for a man and a woman. He even wrote a lengthy blog post citing great historical figures to support his opposition to gay marriage, though what he inadvertently wound up doing was displaying the paucity of his own historical education.

AlexanderHe holds up Alexander the Great as a model for gay men to aspire to as he had ordered his men to stop "whoring" and marry, and that he himself married a woman despite having committed "homosexual acts" in his past. Of course, Alexander continued an intimate relationship with his friend, commander, and bodyguard Hephastion until Hephastion's death and, as Raw Story points out, was a pederast.

Then he falsely claims that "Nowhere in Native American tradition has marriage been anything but the joining of men and women." This ignores the prevalance of "two-spirit people" who were effectively the LGBT members of Native American tribes and are documented in over 150 of those tribes. They were free to pursue relationships with either gender and were regarded as holy, and as such were afforded respect and acceptance from the tribe.

Instead of wasting taxpayer money to fight the losing battle against gay marriage, perhaps Senator Sharer should redirect those funds into the education system. History teachers in particular.

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  1. "despite having committed 'homosexual acts' in his past"

    Oops. The RNC is going have to give him a stern talking to. You're only supposed to admit you're a closet case _after_ getting nabbed in a police sting.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Aug 29, 2013 8:28:49 AM


  2. Why is this person naturally a closet-case?

    There has been no research documenting that homophobia automatically, or even likely, denotes hidden homosexual tendencies. Some are, sure, but I'm quite willing to bet that most homophobes are heterosexuals who just don't like gay people or gay sex or gay relationships.

    Posted by: Randy McDonald | Aug 29, 2013 8:37:58 AM


  3. Republicans, conservatives are wretched assholes.

    Anyone who supports them is the same.

    Vote out the Republicans in 2014.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 29, 2013 8:38:57 AM


  4. The "he himself" comment referred to Alexander the Great, not Senator Asshammer.

    Posted by: screamingqueen | Aug 29, 2013 9:39:01 AM


  5. false equivalance

    alexander married 3 females to try to produce an heir for his empire as well as strengthen his hold on certain areas of his empire. so the senator is endorsing polygamy

    He never stopped loving hephaistion nor f@cking him

    is the senator encouraging all homsexual men to become wannanbe emperors and build empires while participating in polygamy

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 29, 2013 9:56:03 AM


  6. actually Randy

    there has been studies that do indeed show 80% of homophobes are turned on by male on male porn

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 29, 2013 9:57:15 AM


  7. I recomend the historical novels by Mary Renault to get a wide view of Alexanders conquests.

    Posted by: renovato | Aug 29, 2013 9:59:56 AM


  8. "There has been no research documenting that homophobia automatically, or even likely, denotes hidden homosexual tendencies."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/homophobic-maybe-youre-gay.html

    Yes, I was skimming the article and misread the "himself".


    Posted by: EchtKultig | Aug 29, 2013 10:04:04 AM


  9. Sorry but you can't apply the term pederast for an ancient story figure, because rules just were different back then. The span life was a lot shorter and by 14 you were a full man

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 29, 2013 10:07:43 AM


  10. As I type this, there is a total of ZERO comments on the good senator's blog post, which requires pre-approval of comments prior to publication. It would seem he's having a problem receiving comments of which he approves.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 29, 2013 10:39:44 AM


  11. Plenty of studies show same sex arousal in antigay men

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Aug 29, 2013 10:45:03 AM


  12. Because nothing bad happens when gays marry women

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Aug 29, 2013 10:46:51 AM


  13. More uneducated trash from uneducated trash.

    Posted by: Sean | Aug 29, 2013 10:53:09 AM


  14. Stop being whores. Yet marriage, which is a stabilizing influence and can often lead to a reduction in whorish behavior, is denied by the same man. Irony anyone?

    Posted by: Chadd | Aug 29, 2013 12:04:51 PM


  15. Who's really the whore? Me or the guy who took all this money from all these companies?

    http://votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/43442/william-sharer#.Uh9xRD8hO8A

    Posted by: Joe Bua | Aug 29, 2013 12:13:05 PM


  16. Just another Republican politician flaunting his ignorance

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Aug 29, 2013 12:17:46 PM


  17. From his blog. "Sex between a man and a woman produces babies." Those randy 80 year olds are popping out babies left right and centre.

    Posted by: bollox | Aug 29, 2013 12:21:25 PM


  18. His argument doesn't make a lick of sense. If he wants gay men to stop whoring around (and who wouldn't? Right?) then he should endorse gay marriage. Instead, he endorses sham straight marriages and whoring on the side. Not to mention genocide and world conquest. Again, it falls to the press to hold people accountable for their ridiculous statements.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 29, 2013 1:33:32 PM


  19. This guy is the best. :D

    Posted by: Kissyfur | Aug 29, 2013 2:21:45 PM


  20. I actually agree with a small (very small) part of his argument. While his comparison to Alexander the Great is completely ridiculous and shows his lack of knowledge about history, his statement about gays and whoring is quite true. I know I will be attacked for stereotyping gays and blah, blah, blah. But I refuse to be blind to the fact that a very large percentage of the gay community are, well, whores. And it makes it very hard to make the argument for marriage equality until we rid of that image of ourselves.

    Posted by: wheelie81 | Aug 29, 2013 5:46:25 PM


  21. Republicans alter facts to support the current lies they are telling, this is just another example.

    Posted by: lk | Aug 30, 2013 8:21:05 AM


  22. WHEELIE81 You are talking about gay men, right? Have you been to a straight single bar lately? It's not just gay men, it's all men.
    When one is single, the prudent thing to find a partner is give them a test drive.

    Posted by: ty | Aug 30, 2013 5:22:45 PM


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