CPAC Bride Diana Cardenas Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade. SAVE Dade Gives Her…Mild Reprove?

Diana Cardenas’ hairdresser must’ve given her a really bad perm.

Just days after her husband, ACU head Al Cardenas, told GOProud they weren’t welcome at the CPAC reactionary jamboree, the self-proclaimed “chief operating officer of the Cardenas household” went on a Facebook rant, calling on politicians to battle marriage equality, denouncing gays for public displays and comparing homosexuality to drug addiction, disability and bestiality. We wonder if Diana has any input in hubby Al’s decisions—she strikes us as the kind of dame who tells her man what his opinion is.  Check out some of her juicy comments below. (And check out Cardenas’ sunglasses-and-mink-coat pic at left. Is she auditioning for The Real Housewives of Miami?)

Note: Grammar and spelling are courtesy of Cardenas. The full exchange is available here.

Rena, it IS a threat to society. It is not nature’s way. They can’t procreate, can they?….You hvae them in your family? Well, there is no reason not to like them or love them, the same way you would love one who has a disability, or an illness, etc. I just DO NOT want them pushing their agenda on the majority who are not. This is just about sexual preference–keep it in the bedroom!!!! …

I am just tired of this topic being shoved in our face continually by all these gay activists and I have to ventilate my feelings…. You know I always wondered why homosexuals are referred to as ‘gay’, kind of an oxymoron? Nothing really ‘gay’ about them or their movement…

Please, Diana, “ventilate” your feelings! But isn’t loudly voicing your homophobic views shoving the topic in everyone’s faces too?  Maybe that’s okay because you’re condemning us. (Fundamentalists are allowed to shove anything in our faces so long as it’s about God’s judgment.)

When one poster suggests the days of gays shamefully hiding in the shadows are long gone, it sets her right off!

No, you are right, they are nothiding in shame anymore—they are in our faces with public displayof affection, gay parades,gay rallies, non-stop bombardment!!!As if that is not enough, now they are seeking to make constitutionalchanges. The audacity!!!They don’t represent a threat to mepersnally, but to society in general. They threaten the moral fiber of our society…… If I had a child who was a drug addict, I would stilllove him to death, but that does not mean I have accept orcondone the bad behavior.

Yes, Diana, we’re sure you would love your trouble child to death. Later in her screed, she once again uses her Darrow-like debate skills to disarm dissenting posters:

I offer no apologies for my position. I guess youchoose to ignore all my previous comments which totally discredityour arguments…. but we are such ideological opposites that tocontinue debate would be an act of futility. Nevertheless, I am veryglad that you are soo fulfilled with your lifestyle….

Whatever turnsyou on—men, women, animals….. just keep it behind closed door,please. Have fun

SAVE Dade, South Florida’s largest LGBT organization, didn’t take Cardenas’ tirade lying down. SAVE Dade Executive Director, C.J. Ortuno released a sternly worded statement that…chided her for hurting Miami’s gay tourism trade?

“We simply cannot imagine Mrs. Cardenas wanting to reject this annual, recurring revenue for Miami-Dade County and substitute it with increased taxes paid for by our residents. Sadly, her comments do great harm and make our community less attractive for visitors, which will result in the bleeding of badly needed revenue.”

Nail her to the wall, C.J.!

The release does go on to say Mrs. Cardenas’ opinions are  “not only outdated [and] steeped in old prejudices, but are a filled with hatred and vile in nature.”

“For the sake of moving forward with bridging the divide in our community, and bringing together all minorities, be it ethnic, racial or religious, Mrs. Cardenas should temper her offensive and disgusting remarks. We sincerely hope she will retract her public comments that aim to hurt so many, and pauses to reflect on the pain she has caused her community.”

Geez, really? That’s the toughest response Ortuño could come up with? Did he miss the post where she says, “I offer no apologies for my position”?

It sounds like Cardenas has bigger balls than SAVE Dade.


Images via SAVE Dade