UT (R) Sen Hatch: Gays Don’t Matter Because They’re Not Mormon

Posted By on June 2, 2010

St. George, UT – In a meeting with a teabagger group, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch did some fancy footwork trying to keep the extremists happy with him. In any way he could think of, he threw everyone under the bus – including those darn gays and lesbians.

Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch insults the homos to impress the teabaggers

Hatch has good reason to be worried, the teabaggers have already kicked out other major Republican encumbents for not being extremist enough.

“Tea Party members

I know by and large are good, honest, descent people, but out of anger should not disrupt the few GOP [candidates] who can win,” he said.

He said the Republicans need to organize and pull together just as unions, environmentalists, personal injury lawyers and gay rights activists do for Democrat candidates.

“Gays and lesbians don’t pay tithing, their religion is politics,” said Hatch.

If you don’t know, “Tithing” refers to the Mormon practice of giving 10% of all your income to the church leaders – a requisite for being a worthy member of the religion.

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6 Responses to “UT (R) Sen Hatch: Gays Don’t Matter Because They’re Not Mormon”

  1. JM Bell says:

    Oh, Orrin – It’s too bad you aren’t a CHRISTIAN – you giant hypocritical ass.

  2. Jesus Tap Dancing Christ. Doesn’t that old bastard have any sense at all?

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  5. Chino Blanco says:

    Almost as funny as that time he pretended to be a Washington outsider. Orrin is panicking and trying to provoke a response from the LGBT community that would lend him some credibility in the eyes of the Tea Party crowd. Instead, he’s simply attracting pity from all sides for being so pathetic.

  6. Linda Birch says:

    This Monday, we’ll be covering this story in Los Angeles on KPFK 90.7FM between 7-8pm, speaking to David Melson from Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons as well as Academy Award winning writer of MILK and producer of BIG LOVE, Dustin Lance Black, and Linda Stay, the activist mom featured in 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION to learn why Sen. Hatch’s statement is not only offensive, but flat-out wrong and dehumanizing. More info: http://imru.posterous.com/are-gays-godless

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