GOP Candidate For Governor In OR Thinks Marriage Equality Is A Sin–Like Murder

Mae RaffertyLorraine Mae Rafferty is running for governor in Oregon, and while she has a snowball’s chance in hell to win the Republican nomination, she certainly knows how to spice up the primary. In an interview with The Oregonian, Rafferty made it clear that she is adamantly opposed to marriage equality by casually equating it with murder.

“I would have to say, I definitely believe that that is wrong,” she said during the four-minute videotaped interview. “I believe it’s a sin, just the same as murder’s a sin.”

Rafferty is a political novice from the tiny town of Selma, where she runs a hardwood product business with her husband. Just in case you’re wondering what era she would emulate, she told the newspaper that she as governor she would “pull a 1950 lawbook off the shelf and change the date to 2014.

Rafferty is clearly campaigning to capture the vote of the tin-foil hat brigade. Her website, which is rife with misspellings, run-on sentences and missing punctuation, is an ode to extremism. One look at the site would prove that her comments on marriage reflect what she’s been saying all along.

“Not to many years ago this was on the ballot and Oregon said we as a state do not believe that people of the same sex should be sanctioned as married by the state,” Rafferty says on the site. “‘They’ did not like our answer so the state legislature undermined our votes and passed legislation allowing for domestic partnerships giving them the exact same rights as a married couple…No I do not support same sex marriage it [sic] a sin, and the very acceptance of it by society is a violation of innocent minds.”

Too bad for her that most Oregonians are accomplices in the sin. A majority of voters there now support marriage equality, and the odds are good for a fall ballot measure that would legalize marriage in the state. That is, unless a court doesn’t strike the ban down first. A hearing is scheduled later this month. Watch for more frothing at the mouth from Rafferty when the inevitable comes to pass.

Photo credit: Maeforgovernor.com

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  • tardis

    The rational movement needs to take the country by storm. In 2024, at a time when we’re talking about traveling to Mars, seeing photos of other galaxies, transplanting faces…this whole anti-gay thing is just freaking stupid. Someone should send her a book on human sexuality. She just sounds like an idiot.

  • flybob

    Isn’t all murder sin-like? Did you mean to say she thinks it’s a “Sin — like murder?” I think someone forgot to proofread the title!

  • SteveDenver

    Speaking of sins: stone the b!tch for attempting to exercise authority over men.

  • spanky

    Too crazy too redneck this has to be a joke?

  • Billy Budd

    When I was living in the US for my doctorate, my psychiatrist was catholic, deeply religious and was actually a friend of the previous Pope. She gave a lecture at the Vatican and the pope himself came to thank her. She kept that photo in front of me, when we had our meetings.

    When I came back to Brazil, I sent her a copy of the book “Biological Exuberance”, by Bruce Bagemihl, a scientist from British Columbia University. The book shows that homosexual behavior is extremely common in nature, finding some 300 species of animals with gay behavior. There are some species where gay sex is more common than straight sex.

    I told her to send the book to the pope.

  • Mezaien

    Mother nature run in sickles; Human nature run in circle. She going to the place no one else is going call heaven. Hahahaah what a stupid BITCH.

  • drivendervish

    I am almost embarrassed to admit that I live here but let me assure you that like the article says this woman doesn’t have a chance. I have never heard of her before and after people get to know what this woman stands for she’ll never be heard from again. Portland is arguably one of the most progressive cities in the country and it is only in eastern Oregon, far away from any population centers, that beliefs like this are tolerated.

  • Geoff B

    Wow. Her true self just radiates. She truly has a face that could light up a whole psych ward.

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