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Rudy Giuliani “Emphathetic” Toward Homosexuals

Jim Burroway

December 9th, 2007

Former New York City mayor and GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani appeared on Meet the Press this morning with Tim Russert, who asked Giuliani about Gov. Mike Huckabee’s statements which recently came to light. Here is my quick transcript:

Tim Russert: Mike Huckabee, leading the field in Iowa, told the Associated Press back in the nineties that AIDS patients should be quarantined, and that “homosexuality was aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle.” What’s your reaction?

Rudy Giuliani: My reaction is that I haven’t seen… on the second, that I haven’t seen Mike’s comment. On the first one I think he says he didn’t have the information, that he’s changed his mind about it, it’s not his current position. Look, I’ve got enough of my own statements, issues… (laughs) as we’ve seen what I have to deal with ….

Russet: But you don’t believe that homosexuality is aberrant …

Giuliani: Oh, No, no, no, …. No, I don’t believe that it’s sinful. My … moral views on this come, you know, from the Catholic Church. I believe that homosexuality, heterosexuality as a … way that somebody leads their life is not a… isn’t sinful. It’s the acts, it’s the various acts that people perform that are sinful, not the orientation that they have.

Russert: The Congress is discussing….

Giuliani: Which includes me, by the way. And unfortunately, I’ve had my own sins that I’ve had to confess and deal with which I try to overcome, and so I’m very very empathetic for people. You know, we’re all imperfect human beings struggling to try to be better.

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BEN IN OAKLAND
December 10th, 2007 | LINK

“Giuliani: Oh, No, no, no, …. No, I don’t believe that it’s sinful. My … moral views on this come, you know, from the Catholic Church. I believe that homosexuality, heterosexuality as a … way that somebody leads their life is not a… isn’t sinful. It’s the acts, it’s the various acts that people perform that are sinful, not the orientation that they have.”

Like getting divorced twice and married three times? Very catholic of oyu.

what a damnable hypocrite.

Timothy Kincaid
December 10th, 2007 | LINK

I’m not thinking that Rudy was being hypocritical.

His church thinks that we commit sinful acts. His church doesn’t recognize his divorces and thinks he is committing sinful acts with his wife.

I think “empathize” is a very accurate term for how Rudy sees gay “sin”.

em·pa·thy
1. the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.

Rudy can identify because he’s in the same boat as we are.

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