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Openly Straight Florida Gov. Crist Proudly Announces Gay Adoption Ban Is Working!

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Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who is not an open homosexual, is running for the U.S. Senate. And part of his giant crusade to bring civility and order back to politics? Defending his state’s storied ban on gay adoption!

While you can argue putting Crist in a Senate seat is actually good for Democrats, that’s less true for gays.

To be sure, Crist’s position on the ban isn’t new: He’s backed keeping kids out of gay homes for some time now. (He’s also backed a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, though he’s come out in support of civil unions.) But now that he’s facing a Senate election campaign, he’s got to drum up that social conservative base.

Which is why he’s using his power as a sitting governor to take to the courts to defend the 1977 adoption ban. Making the issue more sensitive is that Crist’s sitting lieutenant governor, Jeff Kottkamp, is launching his own campaign for attorney general; Kottkamp also now heads Crist’s Office of Adoption, which will tout an increase in Florida’s annual adoption rate. And of course, it looks like Team Crist already got a jump start on defending the ban: “Mysteriously” the judge who ruled it unconstitutional was demoted this month.

Crist will be seen around Florida today promoting “Explore Adoption Day,” where he’ll show off the latest data that shows Florida’s adoptions increased from last year. Let’s hope he stays out of Ft. Lauderdale.

UPDATE: Reports from Crist’s tour today suggest he’s “softening” his stance on the gay adoption ban.

By:           editor editor
On:           Jul 22, 2009
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  • 24 Comments
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      I have many friends who have adopted and are doing brilliantly raising their children. Six words for the governor: Fuck off and die, closet queen.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dabq
      Dabq

      I’m not one for ‘outing’ but this is one guy I wish they would with all the gossip and innuendo that follows him, anytime you use your self loathing and hate for who you really are to deprive children of a loving home, no matter who the parents are is just despicable. Just how many times do you hear the children of gays and lesbians in the news committing crimes and the like? There should be a always making it illegal for straights to have kids without going a psychological test since most are lousy at rearing kids.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Charlene Crist……..what a F’N phoney hyprcroite!!…….Can some rich fag please some day establish a website for those who have had sex with Charline, Miss Lindsey Grahm and their other closed scum are paid to come forward and expose these bastards for what they really are…………….

      Jul 22, 2009 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      PLAYING NOW IN AN AIRPORT BATHROOM NEAR YOU

      Jul 22, 2009 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      (Former flaming New York Mayor) Ed Koch Death Bed Confession:

      “I slept with Charlie Crist!”

      Jul 22, 2009 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Florida Voters Watching
      Florida Voters Watching

      http://jaxpoliticsonline.com/2009/07/14/fundraising-crist-neglecting-gubernatorial-duties/

      Jul 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK
      TANK

      someone needs to ruin him. Nothing short of revealing photos will do it.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brad
      brad

      this guy needs to get a life of his own a leave people alone. he sounds like the religious right who i use to be a part of until i saw the truth. and now i am agnostic. this person needs to be run out of town and out of this country. put him on his own island with only himself there and no one else. or hell better yet put the rest of the haters all on one island away from the rest of us with no way to get off the island. if they don’t like same sex adoption don’t have one if they don’t like gay marrage yet again don’t have one but leave the rest of us alone. what a jack ass

      Jul 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Dabq: I completely agree with this. You should have to have a license for raising children before you can have them. You should have to prove yourself to be financially capable and have the ability to care for children. The problem with men like this is that he honestly believes that placing a child in the home of a pedophile that just so happens to be straight is a better option than placing a child in the home of a gay couple. There is a major problem there. This country doesn’t have the majority of its kids adopted, and because of that many of them bounce from foster home to foster home where they are abused, mistreated or worse. This is one cause I get behind good ole’ Rosie 100%. Her movie, America was just absolutely awesome regarding this subject.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @brad: I’m glad you saw the light and converted to humanity. :)

      Jul 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      This guy is a total idiot – no wonder Bugs Bunny cut Florida off in a previous article about haters in FL! Dabq is so correct! Everytime I go out shopping I’m always bitching about Mom and Dad Straight who let the kids block the aisle, let the kids scream and yell in a restaurant-etc. One day I will be arrested for homicide with a shopping cart!

      Jul 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo
      Joanaroo

      Brad-I love you! You made my day! I love it when someone sees the religious right for what it really is. Although I was a child in the 60s, when the GOP and religion stuff was kicking into gear I had a bad feeling about it then too. It’s just scary!

      Jul 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace
      Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace

      What’s up the folks in FL?

      Haven’t they moved beyond their Anita Bryant phase yet?

      Joe Mustich, JP
      Washington, Connecticut, USA

      Jul 22, 2009 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • XY
      XY

      What a prejudiced nutjob. He hurts a huge segment of the population for no good reason, and he believes that that’s a good thing. Yay for our leaders.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 7SK
      7SK

      @Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace: Nope. I live in Miami, and I can honestly say everyone here is absolutely retarded and/or permanently sucking on “Jesucristo’s” saintly cock, and it’s not much better upstate – hell, I think it might be worse, but I can’t say for sure.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004
      galefan2004

      @Joanaroo: I was excommunicated from the JW church for being gay. Then I started going to a Baptist church where I was denied membership because I was gay. After that, I just sort of said fuck it to any and all religion.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      I disagree, he should be outed. His stand sends a message to gaybashers every where that assaulting gays is ok…get with it and don’t be so polite!….

      Jul 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz
      schlukitz

      I find it absolutely embarrassing to tell people that I am a resident of a state that is governed by an openly bigoted and obviously closeted homophobic man like Charlie Crist. It kills me that I must pay taxes to this backwater state to support it.

      Were it not for my advanced age, health problems and the inability to deal with snow, ice and the cold, I would move back to New York in a heartbeat.

      Jul 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vanhattan
      Vanhattan

      @schlukitz: Don’t blame you a bit for feeling this way.

      Crist is a total creep. It won’t be long before he flames out big time. Get the popcorn and enjoy the show.

      Jul 23, 2009 at 2:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC
      Robert, NYC

      If he’s outed, whoever does it has to be absolutely sure they have the goods on him. Maybe Mike Rogers could shed some more light on it. Larry Flint said he had more than 33 people on his list who he threatened to out, so far, nada. I wonder if Crist is on the list?

      Jul 23, 2009 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane
      M Shane

      Asserting , yet believing that kind of claim is proof perrfect of
      appaling stupidity. Why on earth would their be any causal link between those kind of statistical claims.

      He has to be dumb as a post and the people who listen to him are as far gone.

      One hypothesis that seems to bear weight is the notion that he is really pissed at gays for trying to get under his skirts.

      Investigative reportersshould start asking his wife what kind of job he does in the sack! Or if he’s really as gay as he seems.

      Jul 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DO SOMETHING
      DO SOMETHING

      CRIST IS A SELLOUT! WE ALL KNOW CRIST IS GAY BUT HE IS AGAINST GAY ADOPTIONS!WHAT A HYPOCRITE! JUST FOR THAT ON AUGUST 24th 2010 I’M GONNA VOTE FOR MARCO RUBIO & YOU SHOULD TO! PAY BACK IS A BITCH!

      Aug 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay
      Jay

      The Latest concerning Crist on adoption…

      Governor Crist who is running for US Senate…is on the wrong side of the adoption issue.

      Friday, Nov 22, Crist said this in a video address, “On any given day in Florida, about 850 children in foster care are waiting to become part of a forever family.”

      As Crist asks us to celebrate Nov as National Adoption Month, he’s pushing the FL Dept of Children and Family lawyers to ask a judge to put a gay man’s kids back up for adoption.

      Find articles here – http://www.postonpolitics.com/2009/11/dcf-lawyers-at-odds-over-fate-of-gay-mans-adopted-kids/
      http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/dcf-lawyer-put-gay-man-s-kids-back-78192.html

      Crist is a hypocrite by denying children healthy homes with willing families.

      Nov 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben
      Ben

      Marco Rubio is who we are going to vote for!!!

      Feb 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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