GOP gubernatorial candidate and known adulterer Carl Paladino may be the key element in some sort of plot to remind snooty New Yorkers that they, too, can generate ignorant freakshows on par with Alaska's Sarah Palin, Delaware's Christine O'Donnell and Australifornia's Mel Gibson.
On Sunday, he made a very special effort to bond with Orthodox Jews…
"That's not how God created us," Paladino said of being gay, "and that's not the example that we should be showing our children."
He added that children who later in life choose to marry people of the opposite sex and raise families would be "much better off and much more successful."
"I don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option," he said.
Predictably, the mainstream media flipped out. (Isn't it nice when they get all hot and bothered about something that actually matters instead of, say, Lindsay Lohan's latest South American nose Drano purchase?) In response, Paladino explained that opponent Andrew Cuomo abuses his own children with live gay porn…
"For God's sake, he exposed his children to that nonsense of extremists of the gay pride parade. Would you do that? You have children. Would you take your children to the gay pride parade?" Paladino asked a reporter amid a crush of cameras that would eventually follow him the entire Fifth Avenue parade route along the east side of Central Park.
Asked if the gay parade is offensive, Paladino said, "Yea, because they wear these little Speedos and they grind that against each other, and I don't think little children should be exposed to that."
Kudos to Carl Paladino for using the world's oldest argument against gay pride parades. He really is intent on bringing old-fashioned moral values back to Albany.
Tags: Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, Jewish, LGBT, New York, Religion