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NY Governor candidate makes bold statement defending kids against gay agenda in schools -- then backs down when attacked by media
Revealed on "Today Show" video
POSTED: October 17, 2010
Carl Paladino is the Republican candidate for Governor of New York, running in a tough race against Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic Attorney General.
Paladino, a businessman who has never run for office before, made a speech before an Orthodox Jewish group where he said out loud what most people are thinking regarding the homosexual movement. He said:
"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 -- it isn't."
And regarding bringing children to a "Gay Pride" parade he said:
"I don't think it is proper for them to go there and watch a couple of grown men grind against each other. I don't think that's proper. I think it's disgusting."
The vast majority of America would wholeheartedly agree with him. But although Paladino is tough, straight-talking guy, what happened next was a textbook case on the problem with politicians when the media gets to them.
Immediately the left-wing media in New York and around the country descended on Paladino with as much venom as it could muster. They called him the usual hate-filled names and tried to connect him to crimes of violence.
Before long, Paladino was, well, mush. Watch this video from his appearance on the "Today Show" as he gets ravaged by their interviewer. His pathetic and often rambling groveling is difficult to listen to, to say the least.
We need to learn from this. Paladino is basically a good man who spoke the truth, then felt forced to cave in. We must find a way to get politicians to stand their ground on this issue, and more.
One final note: Since Paladino's caving in on this issue, the Orthodox group he originally spoke to, headed by Rabbi Yehuda Levin, has formally withdrawn their support for Paladino. We still hope he beats Cuomo - who marches in the Gay Pride parades with his kids (according to news reports).