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Senator Bill Sharer Calls Gays Who Want To Get Married, 'Things': AUDIO

Bill Sharer

Just yesterday we told you about Senator Bill Sharer (R - Farmington) calling gay men "whores" who should follow the example of renowned pederast Alexander the Great settle down with a woman. Today we present you with an audio clip from the Janet Mefford Show of the good Senator saying that marriage equality bills allow "any two things" to get married. 

Jeremy Hooper at Good As You provides a blistering retort to the Senator's callous bigotry, pointing out the two rather important facts: gays are not "things" and "no state senator has pushed for marriage between a man and his toaster!"

While hateful attitudes like these are galling, they are also something to be somewhat greatful for. Much like the antics of Westboro, people like Sharer unmask the ugliness behind anti-gay bigotry, and the uglier they are the more they drive people, particularly younger people, away from their cruel ideologies. This is why we will win in the end.

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  1. I guess Senator Thing was fed up with nobody knowing who he is.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 31, 2013 4:18:33 PM

  2. Facts, Senator, they matter.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 31, 2013 4:30:33 PM

  3. I think it should be pointed out in the title as well as the article that this is a STATE senator.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Aug 31, 2013 4:40:05 PM

  4. Who is this "thing"? Why should anyone care what he said?

    Posted by: simon | Aug 31, 2013 4:42:49 PM

  5. this is another way for Mr. Sharer to dehumanize, deny, depersonalize and minimize us as humans..........the only thing it does is to make him look exactly like he is ...........a narrow and hateful bigot

    Posted by: Bernie | Aug 31, 2013 4:51:51 PM

  6. As noted several times, these guys have at least one physical feature in common--pursy little mouths. See J. Falwell and J. Helms, for example. Is that a predictor of hate-fullnessor a consequence?

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Aug 31, 2013 5:36:38 PM

  7. @gregorybrown:

    It's probably because these "things" are afraid of getting something in their mouths that they really want, but can't allows themselves to have. Denial of emotions makes one sick.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Aug 31, 2013 5:53:16 PM

  8. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to give this senator a hug and say, "You poor thing."

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 31, 2013 7:25:37 PM

  9. One of these "things", "thing"ks Christians can just go and die already and take their hate and lack of any semblance of compassion to their fake heaven (i.e. Hell).

    None of them seem to even know any of the Words that Jesus said. He died to get RID of the old Jewish covenant, based on judgement and condemnation, and replace it with a new covenant based on forgiveness grace and love! Not base Christianity on it.

    “For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that W H O S O E V E R believes in HIM shall NOT perish, but have everlasting life”.

    Get over it you Anti-Christians. Take your Satan worship somewhere else! i.e. “Get thee behind me Satan”.
    Get rusty-erected already so we might have world peace, and take the nasty right wing Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc. with you! You are all alike!

    Posted by: Art | Aug 31, 2013 8:21:14 PM

  10. Christian,

    I like your analytic closing sentences -- and even if they're sometimes pointing out the (should-be-)obvious, it's often with much needed clarity.

    I wish other contributors did that more often!

    Posted by: El | Aug 31, 2013 8:25:51 PM

  11. Sadly, I'm from Farmington NM, the area he represents in the NM Senate. I'm gay, and serving in the US Navy. I've served (and deployed) for 10 years. I wonder what he'd say to me in uniform? Maybe I'll think about that for my visit home this November.

    Posted by: Tony | Aug 31, 2013 8:33:01 PM

  12. Huh ?
    Alexander the Great settling down with a woman ? ( Roxanne ?)
    That would certainly come as news to Alexander's all life lover, Hephaistion, without whom Alexander lived only months after his death.
    I don't know who this prick, Sharer, is but he sure wouldn't survive in a modern democratic society where calling people "things" would get the backlash it deserves.
    I assume he is just another nobody looking for his 15 minutes.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Aug 31, 2013 9:06:21 PM

  13. Why does this make me think of Thing 1 and Thing 2 getting married?

    Posted by: David | Aug 31, 2013 9:09:39 PM

  14. This is not really a senator. Its a State senator. Regardless, he is a dumbass (sorry I couldn't come up with a more intellectual adjective).

    Posted by: JoseRVG | Aug 31, 2013 9:39:06 PM

  15. Who was the guy giggling in the background?

    Posted by: Twitdude | Aug 31, 2013 10:04:45 PM

  16. Attempting to dehumanize another by calling them a thing is what a bigot does. what they never grasp is they only succeed in dehumanizing themselves. N**ger's, wetbacks, etc. are also "things", not people. therefore it becomes ok, even morally imperative to discriminate against them, even eliminate them.

    Posted by: retropian | Aug 31, 2013 10:13:04 PM

  17. Who cares, really, what numb-nuts has to say? He and Pattie Robertson would have a great time together, but leave me out of it. Just shut up, bozo.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Aug 31, 2013 10:29:39 PM

  18. @Twitdude: my guess is that the guy laughing in the background at the very end is either his unacknowledged boyfriend, a gay staffer who thinks his boss is a loony, or a gay cameraman who got stuck with the job of filming this bozo. Whatever.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 31, 2013 10:42:58 PM

  19. Dismiss Miss Thing all you want. Just remember this: until we have completely eradicated the influence of the extremist Republican Party at the local, state and federal level, we will always be one or two election cycles away from regressing in our advance toward full civil equality.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 31, 2013 10:44:11 PM

  20. As Brian In Texas has pointed out, this is a State Senator.

    That having been made clear, these kind of people see the writing on the wall, and exist just to get the hate votes, of which there will always be many.

    They also hope that their inflammatory crap will send someone that's not quite all there off the deep end, so that they can point at how dangerous we are.

    What's really cool is in this modern age, they'll never be able to hide from the really truly evil sh*t they've said. It's there *forever*.

    One way or another, all these freaks will pay.

    Posted by: NVTodd | Aug 31, 2013 11:02:08 PM

  21. Tony, thank you for your service.

    I'd wait to tell him until he's shaking your hand, and make sure you have a lot of back up, because creeps like this guys surround themselves with creeps.

    But yeah, you should let the prick know, to his face, that this thing serves proudly and that he can go f*ck himself.

    Posted by: Buckie | Aug 31, 2013 11:07:47 PM

  22. OMG, I just went to his web site...

    I can't believe how mentally ill he is. Amazing abilities of self delusion. If you see this guy in person, run away ! LOL

    Posted by: Buckie | Sep 1, 2013 12:12:22 AM

  23. That's Miss Thing to you, Sen. Sharer!

    Posted by: MFinBH | Sep 1, 2013 2:31:38 AM

  24. How did The Cat in the Hat get involved in this discussion? Thing 1 and Thing 2 were cartoon characters. Let's talk human beings.

    Posted by: John Conolley | Sep 1, 2013 3:24:16 AM

  25. ". . . follow the example of renowned pederast Alexander the Great [and] settle down with a woman."

    Just a note to Sen. Sharer: Alexander married three different women, but we have no evidence that he ever settled down.

    Posted by: Hunter | Sep 1, 2013 6:43:45 AM

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