The hope, of course, is that this will come to mean same-sex marriage and the equal rights of queer people in general are something that the Republican party is ready to accept. As Tim Murphy of Mother Jones says:. Got that?
Skip to content. O'Donnell, who once ran an ad campaign to deny links to witchcraft, cut short the interview shortly after demanding Morgan stick to questions about her new book on politics and Tea Party conservatism, ABC reported. Morgan looked bemused as O'Donnell repeatedly refused to discuss her position on gay marriage and gays in the military, before finally asking why she had become "so weird" when the topic came up.
Christine O'Donnellthe Republican U. Senate candidate from Delaware, has sought to reassure voters that her views on human sexuality are within the mainstream. But newly revealed comments from show O'Donnell believed gays and lesbians suffer from an "identity disorder," putting her at odds with the American medical and psychological community and a majority of popular opinion.
By JD Uy on August 17, She did, however, become enormously famous for espousing rather bizarre, far right ideology. Her organization SALT is driven in part by oppressive views on homosexuality, abortion and other issues typically espoused by Christian conservatives.
The event capped off a rocky two days marked by O'Donnell's refusal to answer pointed questions about her political record. On Wednesday, she abruptly walked out during a live interview with CNN's Piers Morgan when he questioned her views on gay marriage. On Thursday morning, she hung up the phone during a radio interview when the conversation grew testy.
Christine O'Donnell is defending her decision to walk off Piers Morgan's CNN show by saying he was asking sexually harassing questions -- including "sex questions that he would not ask of a man. The former U. Senate candidate from Delaware has said that women in politics -- particularly Republican women -- are held to a double standard and suggested that that's precisely what happened Wednesday night when she and her staff put a halt to the interview.
Shortly after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC on Wednesday, former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said that the interview was designed to divert attention away from economic issues. People are not finding jobs, they cannot find a house. The worst thing that can happen for his re-election efforts is if every day that goes by people are being reminded of this economic mess that his policies have created in this country.
Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell believes homosexuality can be "cured," claimed a gay ambassadorial appointee had "ties to the pedophile-rights movement," and thinks people with AIDS shouldn't be called victims. Also, her campaign's got the support of her lesbian sister. That last comes courtesy of Mother Joneswhich notes that O'Donnell's sister Jennie was on the campaign trail with her and appears to be openly gay.
O'Donnell was born in Philadelphia and began her career as a public relations and marketing consultant in the early s. Later, O'Donnell established her own consulting firm. With strong financial support from the Tea Party movement, she defeated nine-term U.
Family members can be tricky for politicians, as the newest Tea Party favourite, Christine O'Donnellis discovering this week. For more than a decade O'Donnell has espoused a strong brand of social conservatism, criticising gays and championing what she called traditional family values. Only three years ago, in a TV interview on Fox News, she complained about a gay rights parade in New York, arguing that homosexual groups could get away with much more than anyone else. They're getting away with lasciviousness.