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North Carolina Republican Paul Stam Compares Pedophilia, Masochism With Homosexuality - VIDEO

 

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In a debate Tuesday, North Carolina Republican Representative Paul Stam compared pedophilia, incest, masochism and other illegal sexual practices with homosexuality.

In 2011, Stam compared homosexuality with polygamy and incest while calling for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

During a debate Tuesday on a proposal to prevent charter schools from discrimination based on sexual orientation, Stam suggested that, like homosexuality, adult sexual attraction to children is a sexual orientation.

Paul stamStam passed out a two-page paper at the debate titled “What is Sexual Orientation?” which listed what he said were 30 different sexual orientations.  He argued that the definition of sexual orientation should be narrowed, otherwise it would include pedophilia, incest, sadism and masochism along with homosexuality and heterosexuality.

The list was taken from the American Psychological Association’s “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” which actually classified many of the definitions as disorders at one time and in 2013 said “pedophilia is a mental disorder; that sex between adults and children is always wrong; and that acting on pedophilic impulses is and should be a criminal act.”

Of Stam’s list, Democratic Representative Tricia Cotham stated:

“This is shameful. He needs to understand that his words and his actions are offensive and cannot be tolerated.”

The House approved the changes to the charter school law, removing a provision prohibiting charter schools from discriminating against applications on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender or disability.

Stam said later he was only trying to get the author of the amendment to define sexual orientation.

Watch Stam's 2011 remarks on North Carolina Marriage Amendment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. gee. a fat, ignorant north carolina republican how totally unexpected.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jun 25, 2014 5:48:42 PM


  2. His Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.stam.54

    Posted by: wct | Jun 25, 2014 6:04:02 PM


  3. Masochism is illegal?!

    Posted by: peterparker | Jun 25, 2014 6:43:35 PM


  4. "compared pedophilia, incest, masochism and other illegal sexual practices with homosexuality."

    So what? Homosexuality used to be illegal. And the S&M community and LGBT people have a long history of working together to achieve our rights.

    You need to come up with legitimate reasons to oppose them, on this website, respectful of our history as criminals.

    If we define "sexual orientation" as the sex (male/female) you're attracted to, then this isn't even an issue.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 25, 2014 8:05:46 PM


  5. "removing a provision prohibiting charter schools from discriminating against applications on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender or disability."

    Charter schools in NC sound like real crap-holes.

    Posted by: Todd Out West | Jun 25, 2014 10:19:22 PM


  6. In the video, Stam does not mention "pedophilia, incest, masochism, and other illegal sexual practices." Does anyone have a link to a video showing him saying that?

    BTW, was masochism ever illegal anywhere? Given the actual definition of the word, I don't see how it could constitutionally be illegal - if it were illegal, someone who got flogged would go to jail if he enjoyed it but not if he didn't enjoy it.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 25, 2014 10:20:49 PM


  7. Given the numbers of Tea-thugs around NC, it's no surprise when someone decides to play to the cheapest seats in the house. NC is as f*cked up as Flarda and Tex-ass. Let 'em eat grits.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Jun 26, 2014 10:21:46 AM


  8. The last gasps of the angry old white men coalition. 2016 can't get here soon enough.

    Posted by: mdnc | Jun 28, 2014 10:38:23 AM


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