Gay Soldier Booed During FOX News GOP Debate
In an absolutely detestable display of homophobia during last night’s GOP presidential debate on FOX News, a gay soldier appearing via YouTube while on active duty in Iraq was booed by audience members for inquiring about some of the high profile claims these candidates have made about reinstating Don’t Ask Don’t Tell if they are elected to office next year.
Watch the shocking reaction below.
The only thing worse than the audience booing this soldier fighting for his country was Rick Santorum’s answer.
Host Megyn Kelly presses Santorum further on the subject, asking, “So what would you do with soldiers like Stephen Hill. Now he’s out. What would you do as president?” only to have the former senator throw his hands up in the air like a child attempting to avoid answering why he missed his curfew before mumbling something about gay solders not being allowed in our military, but Stephen could stay.
In all honesty, I have felt like I am increasingly unable to recognize the candidates and audience members of these GOP debates as living on the same planet at me, let alone in the same country. Between the celebratory cheering for Rick Perry’s executions, the Tea Party audience shouting to let an uninsured man die, and now the booing of an active duty soldier – it’s all just too much. Who are these people? And how dare the candidates assembled on that stage not speak the F out against this lunacy?