Saturday, 14 May 2011

INCOMING ANTI-GAY BC TORY LEADER JOHN CUMMINS SAYS BEING GAY IS A 'CHOICE"

What a homophobic douchebag:  Incoming B.C. Conservative Party leader John Cummins says sexual orientation is a choice and should not be protected by the B.C. Human Rights Act. Cummins also told Victoria's CFAX radio this week that homosexuals should not have "special rights" because - again - homosexuality is a choice.

John Cummins
"In my view it was not necessary to add another category. People are fully protected under the human rights code," Cummins said on CFAX.

In 1996, as a Conservative MP, Cummins voted against introducing sexual orientation under the Canadian Human Rights Act, which lists "prohibited grounds of discrimination," including religion, race and gender.

Asked by the Victoria Times Colonist if he believes crimes against gay people should be prosecuted as hate crimes, he replied, “If there’s a crime against anybody, that crime should be dealt with to the full extent of the law and that’s it. Trying to determine motive, it puts it to a whole different level and I’m not comfortable with that.”

Cummins was the only candidate to run for B.C. Conservative Party leader. Party members are expected to officially proclaim the former federal MP as their leader at their May 28 convention -- proving that homophobia and foolishness indeed are a choice.

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