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I agree. He may have apologized afterwards, but I firmly believe that if he'd been able to get the information he was asking for, he would done what he set out to do, and outted the legislators.

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So now you think Heath apologizes everytime he gets bad press? :lol: You're killin' me.

Naran, you can believe what you want, fact is he apoligized. If you want to throw stone at him every time a related topic comes up, go ahead. How much better than him does that make you?

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It won't be long before employers ask for sexual orientation along with race, gender, etc. They'll have to to protect themselves from discrimination suits, and to comply with affirmative action/equal opportunity requirements. Some colleges and graduate schools already ask.

Charlotte, I know you're absolutely sure this is nuts. Just wait.

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Kris...If you don't think Mike apologized to "save face" for his political organization...then I have some cheap swamp land to sell ya...

Jon...there is no gay affirmative action..and won't be.

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[quote]Middlebury College is this year for the first time giving students who identify themselves as gay in the admissions process an “attribute” — the same flagging of an application that members of ethnic minority groups, athletes, alumni children and others receive, according to Shawn Rae Passalacqua, assistant director of admissions at Middlebury.[/quote][url]http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/09/gay[/url]

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Charlotte, I guarantee you there will be a bill in the Maine legislature to extend AA based on sexual orientation. It will pass, and the Governor will sign it. Wanna bet?

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[quote="charlotte"]Kris...If you don't think Mike apologized to "save face" for his political organization.....[/quote]He always does! :lol: Not.
[quote]then I have some cheap swamp land to sell ya...[/quote]How much did you pay for it?? :shock:

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[quote="David Hughes"]I lost a vote from a gay person simply because I was a Republican. We agreed on every one of the economic issues. We agreed on the need for more honesty in government. We agreed on the need for a shift in focus to the people who are governed rather than the special interests, focus on maintaining power and purely partisan bickering. Wasn't enthusiastic on my stand on social issues that directly affect gays but found it acceptable in light of all the other agreement. We found common ground on other social issues as well.

Then I told him I was a Republican. That was that, no vote for me.

So, UC, what I'd like you, and any other proclaimer of Republicans hating whatever group, is to explain to me how that is even close to being right.

The only thing that kept him from voting for me was an R next to my name. That isn't an assumption, he flat out said it.

So explain to me how that is right UC.[/quote]

I never said it was republicans that discriminate/bigot/hate even though there are some. But there are Democrats that do as well. And in saying so, and believing there are people everywhere that hate, we should leave it to the individual as to whether or not they want to be "out" or "in".

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There is one major difference everyone is forgetting. Mahar is only outing gay Republicans not all gays in power. Further proof that bigotry is not only tolerated, but accepted when it is against Republicans.

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[url=http://abcnews.go.com/US/Vote2006/wireStory?id=2642932]Mehlman to Step Down From RNC Post[/url]
Republican National Committee Chairman, Whose Party Lost Control of Congress, to Step Down
By LIZ SIDOTI

[quote]WASHINGTON Nov 10, 2006 (AP)— Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, whose party lost both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections, will step down from his post when his two-year term ends in January, GOP officials said Thursday.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mehlman had not yet made his intentions public.

Brian Jones, an RNC spokesman, declined to comment beyond saying that an announcement about Mehlman's future with the party would be made in the days ahead... [/quote]

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About the only gay Maher mentioned was some evangelical reverand who consults regularly with the white house. Some guy named reverand Ted.
Ever hear of him?

But then again he isn't even gay. Just a guy who sins. Right?

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[quote="Naran"]Kris - do you think Heath would have done it, if the information that he was planning to do it hadn't been outted first, creating a firestorm of protest?

Please. Let's be honest here.[/quote]

I'm not Kris, but I do know Mike Heath, and I don't know him to be a man who backs down from principles or actions because of firestorms of protest. I believe that once his initial anger subsided, he realized that he was wrong and made the decision to not go through with it. He also took the added step of saying he wouldn't do it AND admitting he was wrong.

I believe he explained that pretty publicly, and I'm not sure why it is questioned.

[quote="charlotte"]If you don't think Mike apologized to "save face" for his political organization...then I have some cheap swamp land to sell ya... [/quote]

Naran, Charlotte: do you even [b]know[/b] the guy?

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So in other word, Bill Mahar shot a bunch of blanks. Which could be taken in a number of ways.

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[quote="Chris Coose"]About the only gay Maher mentioned was some evangelical reverand who consults regularly with the white house. [/quote]

Actually, he specified Mehlman. It aired live, but when CNN re-aired the interview later that night, the discussion containing the allegation of Mehlman's homosexuality was edited out.

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I did not watch the episode, but maybe the point is to expose hypocracy among those who claim Christian values but have a "secret life". I don't know. There is a lot of hypocracy to be had on both sides of the aisle, and I am certain that if Maher's life is probed, you can find the same kind of hypocracy in some form. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."

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BTW, I fully stand beside Mike Heath and the fine people at the CCL of Maine. I applaud what they do for the citizens of Maine.

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[quote="Michelle Anderson"][quote="Chris Coose"]About the only gay Maher mentioned was some evangelical reverand who consults regularly with the white house. [/quote]

[quote="Michelle Anderson"]Actually, he specified Mehlman. It aired live, but when CNN re-aired the interview later that night, the discussion containing the allegation of Mehlman's homosexuality was edited out.[/quote]

Do you suppose after Foley and the reverand sinner the republicans are going to go beyond the don't ask don't tell MO?
They say Mehlman wasn't stepping down because of the bad results from the election.

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[quote="UsuallyConcerned"][quote="David Hughes"]I lost a vote from a gay person simply because I was a Republican. We agreed on every one of the economic issues. We agreed on the need for more honesty in government. We agreed on the need for a shift in focus to the people who are governed rather than the special interests, focus on maintaining power and purely partisan bickering. Wasn't enthusiastic on my stand on social issues that directly affect gays but found it acceptable in light of all the other agreement. We found common ground on other social issues as well.

Then I told him I was a Republican. That was that, no vote for me.

So, UC, what I'd like you, and any other proclaimer of Republicans hating whatever group, is to explain to me how that is even close to being right.

The only thing that kept him from voting for me was an R next to my name. That isn't an assumption, he flat out said it.

So explain to me how that is right UC.[/quote]

I never said it was republicans that discriminate/bigot/hate even though there are some. But there are Democrats that do as well. And in saying so, and believing there are people everywhere that hate, we should leave it to the individual as to whether or not they want to be "out" or "in".[/quote]

I'd like to see the "gay community" acknowledge that it's just as much bigotry to hate someone because of their political views as it is to hate someone because of their sexual orientation. I doubt that many of them ever will, though. There are closed-minded people of all political persuasions, and liberals are no exception.

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It is SO funny to watch the double standard happening. Didn't Larry Flint put a "Bounty" out 4 or 5 years ago for anyone who could supply him with names of gay republicans that he could "out?" I don't remember anyone except some republicans getting up in arms about that. Move ahead a few years and Mike Heath says something along the lines of ".....If these legislators are so proud of their sexuality and will base their voting on it, lets hear who they are....." and he was cast away like an epileptic Leper having a sneezing fit in a pepper factory. Now we have old Bill Maher (hero of the left) issuing a "threat" to do the same thing again, and I fail to see, feel or hear the fire and brimstone from the left OR the gay community in general.

Words mean nothing and actions mean nothing unless they are directed at someone in a politically incorrect way that sides with the lamestream media. Everything else is business as usual or "fair play" it seems.

Well Charlotte, protector of everything in and associated with the gay community, don't you have a 10-foot soap box to stand on now, explaining how Evil Bill is and how he should just fade away in fanning flames for his terrible statements and actions? I saw your "....he is a turd......" agreement earlier in this thread but I remember you being [b]a little more vocal[/b] when the perp was Michael heath in exactly the same situation.

[i]"Hello standards, this is double here. Be right over....."[/i]

Yawn. Its gonna be a Long 2 years..........

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Placing Larry Flynt, Mike Heath and Bill Maher in the same paragraph is funny in itself. They have one thing in common. They are all entertainers seeking to court and build an audience.
Because they live in America they can say and do as they please, they need to always keep primary goal in mind, just like politicians. (Cept Larry Flynt wo has always seemd to give a fiddler's fart for his audience)

BTW Bill M. didn't out Melhman.

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[quote]BTW Bill M. didn't out Melhman.[/quote]

On his show. He did out him on Larry King, assuming you did not already know.

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As if Ken Mehlman was "in"?

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[quote="Chris Coose"]Actually, he said nothing of Mehlman on Friday night's show. (looking at the thread starter)[/quote]

That is not true, Chris. I'm not sure where you got your information, but it is wrong.

[url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/11/08/censored-by-cnn-bill-mah_n_3370... the story and videos here[/url]. (There are numerous links, but this is the most concise I could find.)

[added]Ah! I see. You're going to try to stand on a technicality?? *rofl* Ok. If that allows you to live with your values better, stand on whatever you feel you need to stand on. He did not do it Friday. He did it right then and there.

The fact remains that Bill Mahar did, on the Larry King Show, do something that your side of the ideological scale decried when it was MENTIONED (but not done) by a Christian conservative.

Hate crime!

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Chris was tring to tell you that Bill did not name names on his show on Friday night, not Larry King where it was well documented that he did. I don't think I saw the orginal, but somewhere I saw the interview in whch he did name Ken, so if CNN censored it, others picked up and used the tape.

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[quote="Michelle Anderson"]The fact remains that Bill Mahar did, on the Larry King Show, do something that your side of the ideological scale decried when it was MENTIONED (but not done) by a Christian conservative.
Hate crime![/quote]

Ken Mehlman was out long before Bill Mahar mentioned his name.
The out list is likely lots greater than you know.

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[quote="Steven Scharf"]Chris was tring to tell you that Bill did not name names on his show on Friday night, not Larry King where it was well documented that he did.[/quote]

I realized that. Hence my added comment. I think it's insane that the same people who were sooooooo offended when Mike Heath said he was going to but never did out anyone are now a-ok with Bill Mahar actually doing so.

Can you say dis-crim-i-nation?

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The discrimination exists where politicians (and anybody else for that matter) have to protect themselves and/or their staff members from the truth so they can get elected.

It'll be a matter cleared up pretty soon.

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Afraid of Mike Heath? I don't think so...just found/find his tactics poor.

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[quote="charlotte"]Afraid of Mike Heath? I don't think so...just found/find his tactics poor.[/quote]

Huh? Someone said you were afraid of him?

I know I asked if you even knew him, but you didn't answer. Then again, I didn't expect you to.

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From Thrasybulus in another

From Thrasybulus in another thread:

Former Republican chairman says he's gay

(AP) – 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON — Former Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman says in a magazine interview that he is gay.

Mehlman, who was campaign manager for President George W. Bush in 2004 and then RNC chairman after Bush's re-election, told The Atlantic in an interview published online Wednesday that he came to the conclusion he is gay recently and wanted to talk about it publicly because he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hGnMIi__Z7pOs-5gBTtEV7...

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