This is the Republican woman who’s competing against Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th district special election next week. She is an open homophobe. And she is vile.
Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are competing for Georgia’s 6th district congressional seat in a special election next week. Ossoff is a moderate Dem. Handel is a hateful extremist wing-nut.
Handel’s extremist anti-LGBT views are alarming. She doesn’t seem to respect the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. She wants Georgia to pass their own law banning gay marriage in her state. And she wants to outlaw gay adoption.
Project Q Atlanta reports,
“Handel brings with her a complicated record on LGBT issues. In the early 2000s as a candidate for the Fulton County Commission and later its chair, Handel sought out LGBT support and became a member of the Log Cabin Republicans.
But by 2006, when she was elected Secretary of State, and later in a hotly contested GOP primary for governor in 2010, Handel disavowed her LGBT-friendly positions of the past. She came out against civil unions and same-sex marriage, said she agreed with banning adoptions by gay parents, criticized “liberal judges” for striking down a gay marriage ban in California, and opposed federal benefits for LGBT domestic partners.”
Since then her anti-gay views have only gotten worse.
This week, Handel was interviewed by Reporter Newspapers in Atlanta. And she doubled down on her discriminatory rhetoric. In the interview, she was adamant that “marriage is between one man and one woman.” And she insisted that gay marriage is not legitimate. Handel does not believe that gay and straight people should be treated equally.
Handel somehow believes that being Christian gives her a justification for her hatred. She said,
“As a Christian marriage is between a man and a woman. I do not think that gay relationships are not without a taint. That’s just my viewpoint on it.”
She also spoke of supporting the state amendment that defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman. And she told the reporter that she would like to make it illegal for gay parents to adopt.
“Do I think that gay marriage is best for [raising] a child? No.”
When the reporter asked her if she believes that gay couples are less qualified to raise a child than a straight couples, she said,
“I think that for a child to be in a household, in a family, in a household where, in a situation where the parents are not married, as in having one man and one woman, it’s not the best household for a child.”
The reporter then said, “I guess I want to know why you think gay parents are not as legitimate as heterosexual parents.”
She replied, “Because I don’t.”