8th District GOP Candidates Talk About ‘Taking Care of’ Gays

(UPDATE: Reporter Nicholas Beadle has a followup on his blog, including candidate Smith’s statement that he has a gay daughter and apologizes for any offense taken.),
PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District made candid comments about gays during a recent Tea Party forum that included discussion about the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy.
The Jackson Sun reported that physicians Ron Kirkland of Jackson and George Flinn of Memphis were among the candidates Thursday night who talked largely about how they’re against the Obama administration and its policies.
The candidates criticized the administration for wanting to overturn the policy, which prevents gays from serving openly in the military.
Said Kirkland: “I can tell you if there were any homosexuals in that group, they were taken care of in ways I can’t describe to you.”
Smith added: “I definitely wouldn’t want to share a shower with a homosexual. We took care of that kind of stuff, just like (Kirkland) said.”
The full Jackson Sun story is HERE.

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