VIDEO: Rand Paul condemns brutal attack of transgender individual: "A SICKNESS in our society"Submitted by rucdelaspook on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 20:05
I'm sure most people on here have read the latest anti-Rand Paul meme being circulated by the MSM. 'Rand Paul says Obama's views couldn't get any gayer! Rand Paul hates gay people!'
Based on some of the reactions I've read here, it sounds like their strategy has been working. Since it's always a good policy to not feed the trolls, I've decide to ignore those specific postings and instead make my own. :)
But to those of you who were so quick to judge Rand by his comments, I ask you this: Did you see the video of his speech where he made the comments in question? Did you actually hear his comments in their full context?
The answer is most likely, no. Thankfully, the LA Times had the decency to include a video portion of the speech.
In that same speech, Rand also says 'Now that doesn't mean we have to be harsh and mean and hate people. We understand sin and if we believe it's a sin, we still understand that people sin. We understand we're not out there preaching some hateful dogma against people.' (Hardly incendiary.)
To emphasize this anti-hate point, the very next story he tells is that of Chrissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman, and the attack she suffered while at a Baltimore McDonald's. Two thugs brutally kicked and beat Chrissy repeatedly until she fell into a seizure and began convulsing on the floor-- all while a McDonald's employee laughed and videotaped the attack. It is a horrific video. Many observers believed the attack was motivated solely by the fact that Chrissy is a transgender woman (born a man, believes herself to be a woman).
Here's the story of the attack:
So let's re-cap. Rand jokes Obama's views 'couldn't get any gayer', then says that individuals who don't believe in the gay lifestyle should not be harsh and mean towards the people who choose to live that lifestyle, then cites and condemns an example of violence and brutality towards a GLBT individual-- ALL AT A GATHERING SPONSORED BY THE IOWA FAITH AND FREEDOM COALITION. Is your mind blown yet?
In short, Rand Paul OWNS. ;)
Here's the video of Rand's Speech:
If you just want to hear the relevant points, go to part 2 around the 5:15 mark.