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“The fact that Bruce [Springsteen] believes that, that’s his right. But by the same token, it’s my right to believe what I want to believe, too”

SOUNDBITES — “This is where the people of New Jersey obviously have differences of opinion. There are lots of people who feel very strongly about same sex marriage and believe it should be the law of the state, and there are lots of folks like me who believe that it shouldn’t. The fact that Bruce [Springsteen, who declined an invitation to perform at the governor-elect’s inauguration,] believes that, that’s his right. But by the same token, it’s my right to believe what I want to believe, too.” —New Jersey’s incoming governor Chris Christie, reacting to the Boss’s gay marriage support

On:           Dec 15, 2009
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    • Qjersey

      You know what you fat fucktard Gov. Criso, you were elected because jersey folks were pissed off at the economy. You were not elected with any “mandate” against gay marriage, abortion or sex education.

      Watch out for this one folks, he is not a “Whitman” republican, he is a far right authoritarian Bushie.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.

      You said it QJersey.

      It feel like they’re (conservatives) trying to make the U.S. a xtian dictatorship. Small gov but xtiandom reign supreme over the country. Sorry but I’m not gonna sit back and let our country become a xtian version of iraq or afghanistan etc.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      C A T H O L I C

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey

      sorry I meant Gov. Crisco, lol

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      It just blows me out of the water to realize that any politician can run for election, using bigotry, hatred and the desire to willfully deny or take away the civil-rights of any minority group as a platform for election.

      Incoming Governor Chris Cristie’s homophobia and anti-same-sex marriage view, like those of President Obama, are religiously based and have no place in a secular public office. He needs to be reminded that his office (and his salary) are being paid by all the taxpayers of New Jersey, not just the religious right.

      He will not only be governing the religious right and the homophobes in New Jersey, he will also be governing the supporters of gay civil-rights and the non-believers as well and it would also do him well to remember that simple fact.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Once again, all their posturing is bigotry, they claim that they act this way because of religion and yet they don’t abide by ANY of the other rules of their religion.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stef

      Someone should tell Crisco that gluttony is more of a sin in God’s eyes than homosexuality.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • orpheus_lost

      I agree with Christie 100% on this. He has every Constitutional right to believe that gay people should not be allowed to marry. However, he DOES NOT have the Constitutional right to deny us our full equality because of the 14th Amendment to the same document.

      That said, it’s hard to single this asshole out when practically these exact same words could have come out the mouth of our “fierce ally” in the Whitehouse.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Orpheus Lost,

      Exactly right. These right-wing nutbags think their opinion is sufficient to deny us rights granted to us by the Constitution.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric

      Governor-elect Christie, you certainly do have a right to your opinion.

      However, you also will soon carry the obligation to uphold the Constitutions of your state and of the United States, and your personal opinions matter not one whit in carrying out that obligation.

      Dec 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      No. 7 · Stef



      Dec 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      No. 9 · jason and No. 10 · Eric

      Something has gone terribly wrong in this country.

      All of this haggling pro and con about civil-rights aside, why is our constitution not being lived up to?

      Dec 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • unclemike

      The big difference is that Springsteen’s beliefs are all about allowing people to exercise their full civil rights, and Christie’s beliefs are all about denying those rights to those same citizens.

      Fuck off, Gov. Crisco.

      Dec 16, 2009 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      You guys really have no right distracting Chris Christy
      from the important things he has put on his agenda. He
      can’t be bothered with silly issues like the Gays getting
      married!! He still has 178 donut shops to visit in the
      state of NJ!!! His official moniker upon taking office:
      Chrisco (bag ‘o donuts) Christie

      Dec 16, 2009 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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