such language!

The North Carolina Commissioner Caught Saying ‘Homo’ On Tape (And Doesn’t Care)


Bill James, a North Carolina city commissioner, was not among those who voted on Tuesday to grant domestic partnership benefits to Mecklenburg County workers. He was, however, the guy who leaned over in his chair during the hearing to whisper to Commissioner Vilma Leake, who just gave a touching speech about her son who died of AIDS, to ask her, “Your son was a homo, really?.” To which she appropriately responded: “I’m going to hit you, don’t talk about my son that way.” And it was all. caught. on. tape!

Asked for comment by a local news station, James responded in part: “In justifying her position last night in public she used her son’s ‘lifestyle’ and his death from HIV-AIDS to justify voting for benefits to allow individuals to use tax dollars to engage in the same behavior that resulted in her son’s death. It is akin to someone whose son is an alcoholic and died from the disease, using his death from drinking as justification to have the taxpayers pay for more booze. Her position was that her ‘faith’ demanded that she do this to support her son and his ‘lifestyle’ which she acknowledges killed him. In doing so, it is legitimate to ask her what ‘lifestyle’ and in particular whether her son was a homosexual. Her response was to threaten me with physical violence (typical for her). Of course, this isn’t the first time she has threatened elected officials. On the School Board she had a long and checkered history threatening to harm those she disagrees with.”

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  • GimmeABreak

    This dude needs to put down the McDonalds, hit the gym, and then maybe someone would have sex with him. That might help improve his attitude. What a Pig-O.

  • JR

    I’m reminded daily that this country has a glut of disgusting, nasty people like this SOB… No class and no heart… A true waste of skin… bad skin at that!

  • Sam

    When New York Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson gave a speech about her gay brother during the marriage vote, her office was flooded with phone calls, faxes, e-mails and letters of support and thanks. I think Velma Leake deserves the same thanks, especially after this asshole called her dead son a homo.

    Here’s where you can get her info:

  • kiltnc

    Thank you Sam,
    I live in Charlotte. Bill James loves all this attention. He is worthless but the district he lives in will keep electing him as long as he keeps running. I hope we can find a moderate Republican to run against him one day. A Democrat can never get elected in his district.

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    @No. 4 Kiltnc

    Don’t put your eggs in the the Democratic Party basket. Do read the Queerty post regarding Nancy Pelosi and DADT/ENDA.

    With so-called “friends” like, Pelosi/Ried/(Obama?), who the fuck needs enemies.

    For those in James’ district, it appears from the picture that he meet the fate of a heart attack before he meets the fate of voters, soon one can hope.

  • Alexa

    Kiltnc, I’m afraid the moderate Republican is an endangered species, so good luck with that. What an asshole this guy is, even more dispicable than most.

  • Attmay

    His breeder lifestyle is literally destroying the earth via overpopulation and its side effects.

  • Mike L.

    OMG what a digusting vile pig! The fucking nerve of him saying all of that SHIT! OMG If I’d been there I would have punched his stupid face!

  • tjr101

    Another ignorant backwater Republican.

  • Jesse @ Gay Vantage

    Too bad the population with the fasted growth for HIV/AIDS is the straights.

    It’s wouldn’t surprise me if this asshole barebacks prostitutes.

    We used to think Tiger was an angel…

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