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  1. Icebloo says

    I am disappointed Jan Brewer vetoed the bill. I wanted it to go into law because it would have bankrupted the state. There would have been endless lawsuits which we would have won.

    It would have been an excellent example of what happens to your state if you let the Republicans run your state with no Democrats to keep them in check. Without Democrats in the government the U.S.A. would be as insane as China or Russia.

    Allowing this bill would have been the fastest way to turn Arizona Democrat.

  2. S. says

    By King’s “reasoning” religion should not be protected because religious belief cannot be independently verified and can be willfully changed.

    What an idiot. How did he hoodwink the good people of Iowa into electing him?

  3. BETTY says

    How about the God given right to be treated equally as a human being buddy?

    While we are at it, I don’t think God would be all that happy with the private sector’s “profits at all costs” mentality. This constant strive for profits while destroying the planet (natural resources, pollution), hurting your fellow man/families (tossing people to the curb because you didn’t make Wall Street’s goal for one quarter, but the CEO still gets the million dollar bonus. Off-shoring). You know, God doesn’t take too kindly to the all-mighty dollar crowd.

  4. Scott K says

    Let’s set this (pardon the expression)L straight: I knew I was gay when I was at least 4 years old. I did not know what sex was, but I knew what sex I was attracted to. I was and still am a proud gay Christian man. I was born gay, I chose to continue to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ because I believe: 1. God does not mistakes and 2. Jesus taught love and acceptance to EVERYONE. Not one word about homosexuality appears in the The New Testament (the side of the Bible that Jesus (which is where the term “Christian” arises from).
    So to summarize, the side of the church or a church or no church you CHOOSE is the choice here, not how a person was created by our God, our Creator, who sacrificed God’s son for the sins of the people of God’s earth). Amen, and please Mr. King, re-read (or read) your Bible.

  5. says

    @ANON – love you. These fanatics will say and do anything in hopes of discrediting gay people. It just isn’t going to happen.

  6. woodroad34 says

    Heterosexuality is self-professed as well. The thing is, he’s straight and sociopathic and can’t identify or even think outside his little bubble so everyone is heterosexual. self-aborbed Prima donna.

  7. Tigernan says

    I thought they were kidding when they first wheeled this out, but nope, looks like the Right really is trying this whole “you don’t deserve rights because gay doesn’t exist” thing. And if THAT isn’t the last gasp of the desperate, I have no idea what would be.

  8. Sean says

    Then don’t tax us. We are not your slaves. Tax us equal, treat us equal. Period. No arguments. No compromise.

  9. Hansel Currywurst says

    I’ve independently verified that their side has lost, but they’re free to blather all they want.

  10. BobN says

    Steve: “Someone needs to hook him up to a plethysmograph and show him gay porn”

    Nah, that’s not till Thursday evening in the King residence.

  11. Bravo says

    At this point all I’m hearing from these people is “blah blah blah, I’m ashamed to admit I like the c*ck.”

  12. elwoodl says

    Sexual Orientation is not Behavior, Moron. If we Castrate you Mr. King, Do you stop being Heterosexual?

  13. TampaZeke says

    He realizes that everything he just said about homosexuality applies to religion, right?

  14. Bill says

    He may be heterosexual, but to have that independently verified, he’d have to produce a woman who would actually do it with him.

  15. JJ says

    “If it’s not specifically protected in the Constitution, then it’s got to be an immutable characteristic, that being a characteristic that can be independently verified and cannot be willfully changed.”

    False. This is exactly backwards. Individual rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution are withheld from the government and retained by the people–not the other way around–as set forth in the 9th and 10th Amendments:

    IX. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    Further, the 5th and 14th Amendments explicitly protect “liberty.” So if sexual orientation is immutable, then fine, we agree it should be protected. But it still warrants protection even if it’s a choice, because the Constitution explicitly protects choice.

  16. walter says

    so at that point people then have the right to organize a boycott against bigotry and the bigots really need to stop playing the victim

  17. RayRay says

    “So who independently verified that God exists?”

    Kirk Cameron. He has a video. Can’t remember if it was Lego building blocks or Jungo sticks he used. Real Ugandan science though.

  18. johnny says

    JJ, you’re expecting an elected official to actually KNOW what the constitution states?

  19. loki7329 says

    I burn with loathing for this imbecile. Rest assured, Steve King, there is a very special place for you in the afterlife. Pack for a very warm climate.

  20. Bill says

    @RayRay : Rene Descartes provided the independent verification of the existence of a deity via a clever argument (that you may not find completely convincing, but he did a lot better than some others). Unfortunately (or fortunately as the case may be), knowing about Descartes requires a level of education well beyond that of the typical Bible-thumper.

    You can read all about it at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/descartes-ontological/

  21. Jim says

    If you think this guy is stupid, imagine the low-grade morons back in Iowa who keep electing him.

  22. Michaelandfred says

    Like religion he must mean. People change that all the time. What an idiot. They’ll scrape any barrel bottom to find a way to cover their bigotry.

  23. UFFDA says

    His confusion is so profound the matter can’t be explained to him. Just shoot him independently.

  24. Mark D. P. says

    @Jim As a person born and raised in Iowa, I know that Steve King represents an extreme right-wing persona that will cater to any impulsive bigoted response he caters to. Only white, male, evangelical republicans who make up the majority of the voting electorate listen to what this notoriously mentally unstable idiot has to say. The vast majority of Iowans perceive the world in much different terms than Steve King’s.

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  26. Robnova says

    “Raised a Methodist, King became a Catholic, his wife’s faith, several years after marrying her”
    “King attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970, and was a member of *Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, majoring in math. He did not graduate. Instead, he left before earning a degree to work in construction.”

    Bone Head

  27. Des Moines says

    I’m so sorry. I’m an Iowan, but I don’t live in his district so I can’t vote him out. I’m so, so sorry.

  28. anon says

    @MARK D. P.

    ” Only white, male, evangelical republicans who make up the majority of the voting electorate listen to what this notoriously mentally unstable idiot has to say. The vast majority of Iowans perceive the world in much different terms than Steve King’s.”

    If, as you say, the vast majority don’t agree with King, why don’t they VOTE?

  29. Clayton says

    He can come spend the weekend with my husband and me and get verification that way.

  30. Clayton says

    He can come spend the weekend with my husband and me and get verification that way.

  31. anon says

    His argument contains some fatal flaws. For one thing, wouldn’t he want to protect straight “behaving” males from discrimination if they are perceived to be gay? Does not that form of injustice interest him? Second, religion is not biologically attached to a person or immutable, so would he be willing to throw out protections for religious identification as well?

  32. Carlie says

    Then he opposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because that’s what the white supremacists of that time said.

  33. Daniel says

    He has heard these words “independently verified” but doesn’t know what they mean.

  34. SFRowGuy says

    Well if that’s true, then a business can’t deny service to some that is gay, because they can’t be independently verified as being gay… Does this guy even have two brain cells? (‘So you’re denying me service because of religious freedom because you perceive me as being gay?’ … ‘I’m hiring you to take wedding photos of me and my “best man” … and my soon-to-be “wife” is not available for any of the photo sessions.’)

  35. Ricky says

    What some people of the Conservative Christianity Agenda/Religion fail to acknowledge about the religion/homosexual issue is that the Religion they use to justify what they feel about homosexuality is a LIFESTYLE/ CHOICE/PREFERENCE that can be CHANGED/ALTERED. (For whatever reason, the “Homosexuality is a choice/can be changed/is not genetic/ etc” viewpoints seems to be always mentioned and used to justify the denial of equality for the GLBT community/etc). People of ARE NOT BORN Christian/ Muslim/ etc. People CHOOSE to be Christian/Muslim/etc. People ARE NOT BORN believing that homosexuality is wrong/ a sin/ etc. People CHOOSE to believe that homosexuality is a sin/abomination. As far as science/genetics, there is NO definitive single scientific study that have ever proved that religion/religious beliefs are innate/genetic (“Religion” Gene), unlike a person’s race/ skin color/etc.. Religion/ religious beliefs CAN BE CHANGED/ALTERED through various ways-therapy/self exploration/etc, unlike a person’s race, age, etc. In other words, people can become ex-Christian/ex-Muslim/etc and leave /be set free/ be delivered from/etc the Christian/Muslim/etc lifestyle-beliefs/etc, but not ex-Black/ex-Latino/ex-Chinese/etc. [Even though this is the case, Religion- a characteristic that people can change/ a choice/ a behavior/etc – is still a recipient of Special Rights/Protections afforded to race/age/ethnicity (characteristics that people cannot change/is not a choice/not a behavior/etc)].