A former Oklahoma Metropolis mayor shocked tv viewers after telling an NBC host that he believes being homosexual is as unhealthy as being a pedophile.
Throughout a heated dialogue on Sunday in regards to the avalanche of sexual assault allegations inside D.C. in the intervening time, Kirk Humphreys stated that he believes homosexuality is ‘flawed’ however thats its acceptance is a tacit endorsement of pedophilia.
Rt.com reviews: Whereas discussing the case of disgraced Democratic Senator Al Franken, Virgin stated she didn’t assume homosexuality was flawed, to which Humphreys replied: “Nicely I do.” He then muddied the waters with a non sequitur by alluding to former US consultant Barney Frank, an brazenly homosexual politician.
Is homosexuality proper or flawed? It’s not relative. There’s a proper and flawed, you simply stated it. If it’s OK, then it’s OK for everyone and fairly frankly it’s OK for males to sleep with little boys if it’s OK,” Humphreys stated on NBC affiliate KFOR.
Visibly bowled over, Virgin replied: “I’m unclear on what Barney Frank did aside from being a gay. Are you saying there was some inappropriate conduct on his half? As a result of I’m not conscious of that.”
Humphreys went on: “I’m saying there’s a normal of proper and flawed. In our society we’ve gotten to the place — I’m going to make lots of people mad at the moment — we’ve gotten to the place there’s no proper or flawed, it’s simply all relative. It’s not all relative.”
Humphreys is chairman of the board for Oklahoma Gasoline & Electrical Firm and the CEO and chairman of the Humphreys Firm, an actual property improvement agency. He was additionally the mayor of Oklahoma Metropolis from 1998 to 2003. He was appointed to the board of regents of Oklahoma College, of which he’s an alumni, in 2012.
“Mr. Humphreys expressed his private views on Flashpoint,” OU’s press secretary Matt Epting stated in an e mail, as cited by OU Every day. “He was not talking on behalf of the College of Oklahoma.” When requested for clarification after the present, Humphreys stated he had no extra remark on the time.
“Flashpoint has been on the air for greater than 20 years. Each potential topic has been mentioned over the course of these a long time. What has remained constant is the coverage relating to that political affairs program… Neither the host, nor the analysts nor the visitors converse for KFOR,” the station wrote in an internet assertion, distancing itself from the controversy.
Troy Stevenson, government director of Freedom Oklahoma, an LGBTQ advocacy group, stated in a assertion: “Mayor Humphreys statements on Flashpoint this morning have been fully surprising. To check homosexual males – and particularly Congressman Barney Frank – to pedophiles and sexual predators is a step method too far.”
The Dean of Oklahoma College denounced Humphreys remarks saying, “Regent Humphreys’ feedback will not be solely disrespectful, they’re fully unacceptable.”
Throughout his time as mayor, Humphreys had no less than one high-profile battle with the LGBTQ group.
“We’re not speaking about free speech right here. We’re speaking about paid promoting,” Humphreys stated in 2001 relating to a proposed metropolis ordinance stopping banners being hung from metropolis utility poles and bus benches by the homosexual rights advocacy group The Cimarron Alliance, reported WTVA.
In 2002, the Cimarron Alliance, which might later develop into a part of Freedom Oklahoma, gained a lawsuit towards town with banners studying: “For a Honest and Simply Oklahoma,” hung alongside town’s important boulevard’s shortly after the victory.
“We can’t have leaders who’ve small-minded, thoughtless concepts,” Pupil Authorities President J.D. Baker stated within the assertion. “As an alternative, we should have considerate, deliberate and respectful leaders who perceive the worth that every individual brings to our establishment. Proper now, is the time we should ask, will the college be capable to ‘Stay On’ with a frontrunner who possesses such insolent concepts?”