Anti-Gay Politico Rouson Gets Paper’s Endorsement


St. Petersburg Times needs to check itself!

Today the paper endorsed state legislative hopeful Darryl Rouson. Many of you will remember Rouson for his video taped declaring homosexuality as “immoral.” He also announced that gay adoption “sends a wrong message early to a child during formative years that’s hard to overcome just by sitting down and talking to them.” Apparently the Times is alright with this.

Although the editorial board notes he hardly has a legislative record to evaluate,” Rouson “deserves an opportunity to demonstrate he can draw on his energy and political connections to become an effective legislator.”

The paper also claims they disapprove of Rouson opponent Charles McKenzie’s overly “critical” campaign.

So, calling an entire population “immoral” scores more points that criticizing a political opponent. That’s some wild shit.