IL Senator Kyle McCarter Tweets, Thinks Gay Marriage Will “Damage” The State

563958_342639379146913_1438903713_nThe state of Illinois gave gay residents the best Valentine’s Day gift of all today, swiftly passing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in the Senate even after the bill was reportedly tabled for a later date.

Most sane people are ecstatic about the advancement of LGBT rights, but grouchy GOP state Senator Kyle McCarter still seems to have a wide stick up his ass.

Sen. McCarter—who spearheaded the campaign to defeat a 2012 bill that would have strengthened LGBT bullying laws in IL—took to Facebook and Twitter in the hours after the bill for marriage equality passed in the Senate, mourning his defeat by claiming the new bill was “discriminatory towards those who hold the sincerely held religious belief that [marriage] is a sacred institution between a man & a woman” and the “damage done to the state [is] complete for today.”

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It’s pretty sad that a man in Sen McCarter’s position doesn’t realize his opposition to the bill was discriminatory in the first place, but most of the comments left on his posts are already stickin’ it to him.

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  • queerty1958

    When ever I read or hear crap like in the article, I always say: “If you don’t like gay marriage, then don’t have one!”. I did. 6 1/2 years ago. Thank you Canada, where there is marriage for everyone!

  • Taliaferro

    His argument is specious and ridiculous in the extreme. It does not discriminate against those with religious convictions – no clergy or church will be forced to sanction a same sex union – but on the contrary, those individuals seek to discriminate against same sex couples by denying them the right to marry. There is something large and stiff up McCarter’s bum indeed – or he wishes there was.

  • rand503

    It’s the same old argument — “We are being discriminated against because we can’t make the lives of gay people miserable anymore!”

  • MK Ultra

    He is the quintessential sociopath –
    “If I can’t do harm to others, I’m not happy and my rights are restricted.”

  • kayakriver

    just like it damaged denmark, belgium, canada, sweden, norway, yeah, because those countries are really going down the drain……….
    people are blind, you wanna be like africa or en par with the most advanced countries?

  • Billysees

    @kayakriver: 5

    To add to what you’ve said —

    Let’s do some research.

    Let’s interview the rank-and-file, vip’s, and church folk in each of these countries and see what has happened there since legalizing marriage equality.

    The countries and the year they legalized same sex marriage —

    1. Netherlands ’01
    2. Belgium ’03
    3. Spain ’05
    4. Canada ’05
    5. S. Africa ’06
    6. Norway ’09
    7. Sweden ’09
    8. Portugal ’10
    9. Iceland ’10
    10. Argentina ’10
    11. Denmark ’12

    These are all historically and predominately Christian nations.

    I’ve heard of no reports that any of these countries are self destructing or coming apart at the seams.

  • Harley

    Ahhh…Those poor Christian victims. If Christian’s can’t victimize then they are indeed being victimized. Where are the lions in the colosseum when you need them. I think the Romans had a good idea there.

  • 2eo

    @Harley: The christian lions are now lawyers attacking christianities protection of thousands of paedophiles in all corners of the world.

  • Cam

    The poor Christian victims. How DARE we oppose them wanting to have us stripped of our rights and arrested for living our lives. Those poor poor victims.

    As far as damaging the state….well Chicago’s murder rate would seem to indicate that NOT haven’t gay marriage hasn’t been to great for it.

  • alexoloughlin

    This bastard believes in ex-gay ministries, strong supporter of them, so no surprise at his comments or vote. Ten years from now, LGBT organizations should go back to McCarter and ask him for factual evidence regarding the damage done to Illinois because of this law. My gut feeling is he’ll refuse to be interviewed, assuming he’s still in elected office, hopefully not.


    Too many Christians, Not enough Lions.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    He appears to look weak, as though he’d cave when slimy NOM-skulls showed up to his office door with…”proposals.” I’m betting that the Haters know which ones are the weaklings and they go to them with menacing demeanors and very few options. This dork likely needs his income and cannot risk having his family become financially vulnerable. Political expedience rears up in the weaklings. He looks weak and cowardly to me.

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