GOP gubernatorial candidate for New York Carl Paladino, who sent out emails to his list containing overt racism, pornography, and bestiality, and fathered a child in an extramarital affair, is telling audiences that he considers himself the “religious values” candidate.
And as the religious values candidate, he wants you to know that gay people are dysfunctional and doomed to failure (not to mention that burning in hell thing): Carl Paladino: Kids Shouldn’t Be ‘Brainwashed’ Into Thinking Being Gay Is ‘A Successful Option’.
Paladino first was in Borough Park at the Karlsberg Synagogue on 53rd Street. His second was at Kohel Adas Kasho On Ross Street in Williamsburg. Paladino plugged himself as the “religious values” candidate at both events.
Speaking to a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders in Borough Park, Paladino noted how he boycotted the Gay Pride parade Democratic foe Andrew Cuomo marched in, along with his daughters, this summer.
“There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual,” he said. “That’s not how G-d created us, and that’s not the example that we should be showing our children — and certainly not in our schools.” …
Update: Paladino’s campaign manager, Michael Caputo, tells me that the campaign and its hosts discussed for several days what Paladino would say to his audience today, but that printed remarks including the phrase ‘dysfunctional homosexuals’ were not provided to reporters via the campaign, but by a rabbi.
Not suprisingly, Paladino said he would veto any legislation that seeks to legalize gay marriage in New York.
“I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option,” he said. “It isn’t.”
Calling himself the “religious values candidate,” he said, “I will not support immoral legislation.”