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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:14 PM

Former AZ senator claims gays only live 42 years

Ron Gould, Mohave County Supervisor and former Arizona state senator, has come under fire for saying gay men only live 42 years due to their “sinful lifestyle.” Gould made the comments to the Kingman Daily Miner, a local newspaper. Gould proudly touted his anti-gay record and made the claim about gay life expectancy when asked about gay people dying young.

“That’s why they die,” Gould said, referring to the “sinful” gay lifestyle. “We all have our sins, but we should try to suppress them. Alcohol is harmful, too, but we don’t see groups promoting alcoholism.” He also slammed marriage equality. “It used to be ‘tolerate us,’;” he said of same-sex marriage, “now it’s ‘accept us.'”

In the same interview, Gould slammed signs written in “Mexican.”

The claim Gould makes about gay life expectancy likely comes from a widely-debunked study from the 1990s sponsored by the anti-gay Family Research Institute. Paul Cameron, the lead researcher on the study, came up with the 42-year number by counting obituaries of gay men in local newspapers and averaging the age of the deceased. Cameron had his membership in the American Psychological Association terminated over his shoddy methods and anti-gay agenda.

https://www.queerty.com/former-az-senator-claims-gays-live-42-years-20190813

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left-of-center2012 Tuesday OP
Saviolo Tuesday #1
flor-de-jasmim Tuesday #2
LW1977 Tuesday #3
keithbvadu2 Tuesday #5
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:18 PM

1. This is the calibre of elected official on the right.

Seriously, elected state senator (former, but still). Some people treat elections like they're still high school student council popularity contests.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:23 PM

2. Hmm, wonder if he has heard of Elton John, to name just one case.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:46 PM

3. Rob Halford, George Takei, Neil Patrick Harris..

...Ian McKellen...

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Response to LW1977 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:05 PM

5. Dennis Hastert, Larry Craig, Ed Schrock

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:25 PM

7. !

right you are

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:01 PM

4. Looks like he does his best to resemble Freddy Mercury

With a minor modification to the hair style and a few hours in a tanning booth he will have nailed it!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:20 PM

6. Wow...I've beat the odds, I guess, according to this jackwagon

Hate hate hate, all day long. It must be exhausting, to just spend your day full of hate and contempt for people who aren't just like you. I'd think being full to the rim of undiluted bile like this dude and his ilk would lead to an early death.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:26 PM

8. My friend Robert is 79.

My friend Dennis is 70.

I do know too many gay men who died far too soon because of AIDS.

But of course religious bigotry like this makes a person impervious to facts.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 08:32 PM

9. that moustache!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:18 PM

10. Why does this song come to mind as I gaze at this photo

“Give your love to a cowboy man, he’s gonna love you hard as he can, can.”

https://m.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:40 PM

11. I'm 75 and my brother is 76, both gay.

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