Romney Flashback: Homosexuality is 'Perverse' and 'Reprehensible'Submitted by myajace on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 20:44
Throughout his campaign, Mitt Romney has struggled to deflect criticism that he is an unprincipled flip-flopper. But of all the issues on which Romney has taken a stance, few have been subject to more contortions than homosexuality and marriage equality. What has been largely overlooked is that prior to Romney’s unsuccessful senatorial run in '94, his beliefs about gays were, to put it kindly, not so magnanimous. According to several articles in the Boston Globe in the mid ’90s, just before launching his senate run, Romney told an audience of Mormon Church members that homosexuality was “perverse” and “reprehensible.” From the Boston Globe, July 15, 1994:
Speaking last fall to a Mormon Church gathering, Mitt Romney, then on the verge of launching a bid for a US Senate seat, expressed dismay at reports of homosexual behavior in the group and denounced homosexuality as “perverse,” according to several people present at the meeting.
“He said he was appalled at the incidence of homosexuals in the congregation,” said Rick Rawlins, a 32-year-old Mormon who had previously served as a counselor to the ward’s bishop. “He went on to say that he found homosexuality both perverse and reprehensible."
So, Mr. Romney feels that homosexuality is 'perverse' and 'reprehensible', but yet now says that the Boy Scouts should admit homosexuals. Is there anything that this Liar HASN'T flip-flopped on?
Not to mention Mr. Romney also stated that he supports the NDAA "as written". The NDAA has a provision that specifically prohibits gay marriage on military installations: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R41874.pdf