Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fail Quote: N.C. county commissioner proclaims his bigotry

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Mecklenburg County, NC commissioner Bill James
Commissioner Bill James

From Mecklenburg County, North Carolina commissioner Bill James, speaking in support of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage (which is already prohibited across the state) [my emphasis]:

"The purpose is not just to prevent Massachusetts people coming down," he said. "It's also to put a big letter of shame on the behavior. We don't want them here. We don't want them marrying. If you're going to do it in San Francisco, it's your own business."

In an e-mail last week, James predicted easy passage. "Bet it will pass with over 60 percent," he wrote. "The public in my opinion knows the difference between perversity and diversity."

But, of course, what an amusing spectacle of blustery denial it would be if one were to actually call him a flaming bigot in person.

(via Right Wing Watch)