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The Gay, Jewish, Pro-Pot Republican Candidate Has Something to Say

Posted on Mar 21, 2012
Karger Campaign

By Howie Stier

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“No More Mr. Nice Gay,” he says of his reinvention as an activist. Karger founded Californians Against Hate to oppose Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage. He demands a congressional investigation of NOM, which campaigns against gay marriage. He claims to have persuaded the Catholic Church to stop funding the organization, and draws applause when he says “one down, one to go,” the boast referring to the Mormon church. And this is the real focus of his campaign, not to land the GOP nomination but to hit back at the Mormons for their opposition to same-sex marriage and allegedly funding NOM. To that end Karger has fixated on the GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney.

Karger charges that Romney committed voter fraud by living primarily out of state and casting a ballot in the Massachusetts special election won by Scott Brown. Karger has also joined the inevitable public discussion (and criticism) of Romney’s religion by launching a website, Top 10 Craziest Mormon Beliefs, that mocks the Mormon faith.

Though the odds are against him, just the notion of an openly gay GOP candidate is empowering to many homosexuals, a demographic frustrated at being treated like second-class citizens. Bill Mahoney, a radio personality and Internet radio consultant who followed Karger to New Hampshire and is producing a documentary on the candidate, found a surprising outpouring of support.

“He had people at colleges approaching him, opening up for consolation,” Mahoney said at the Los Feliz event. “One reporter covering the race broke down. [She said] her son wasn’t accepted by her husband. He’s fighting for those people. 

“He’s creating a conversation around equality. He’s a trailblazer, particularly within the Republican Party.”

By the end of the night, this reporter is convinced that this recidivist party crasher is seemingly the most reasonable Republican candidate still in the presidential race, certainly among a field narrowed to a job-liquidating billionaire and a morose man with a penchant for cuddling the dead.

“My goal is to get into a debate,” Karger says, though with the cancellation after we spoke of a March 19 GOP debate, none remain scheduled. From the get-go, the campaign strategy was reliant on gaining exposure by participating in a televised debate. Beaming as a staffer forks over a fistful of donation envelopes, he says, “If I do, anything is possible.”


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By EmileZ, March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am Link to this comment

It isn’t infiltration. It is perhaps a sincere and heartfelt desire to share with all the fruits of one’s rich multi-layered experience and the small amount of important self-knowledge one has personally acquired.

Change from the inside out.

Why exile yourself from your lifelong friends and colleagues just because you have been fortunate enough to recieve a little bit of enlightenment after years of suppressing the true you.

I say Kudos to you Fred Karger!!!

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By Rehmat, March 22, 2012 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

After 30 year, Fred retired from politics in 2004 and became LGBTQ activist. In Summer 2008 – he clashed with Mormon Church’s anti-same-sex marriage policy. According to Fred, 19 countries have death penality for gays and lesbians, however, Israeli hasbara usually mentions seven Muslim countries; Nigeria, Sudan, UAE, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania and Yemen, which is as big a lie as God promised Palestine to Jews. In fact, Simon Jones, a ‘self-hating’ Jewish gay blogger has totally different view of gays in Muslim societies. On November 22, 2005, Simon Jones in an article entitled Odd man out – assimilation vs separation, wrote:

“I approve of the way gays are integrated traditionally in Muslim society – do your civil duty (marry, have a couple of kids, assimilate, or become a mystic or scholar if str8 sex is just too much) and abstain from or carefully practice MSM discretely without disrupting the fabric of social life. Of course there are abuses, but a society which is built on peace, spirituality, and social responsibility will find that such abuses are minimal. Islam is fundamentally based on self-restraint – the purpose of the regular prayers and the impressive month of fasting each year is to strengthen one’s self-control. This aspect of Christianity has been destroyed by the West’s embrace of consumerism. It seems the war against Islam today intends to destroy this very resistance of Islam to western decadence, epitomized by gaylib”.

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By Big B, March 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm Link to this comment

Can there be anything more pointless and frustrating than being a woman or gay and supporting the republican party?

Why don’t they just go home, pick up a nail, and attempt to drive it into a cinder block with their forehead.

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By John Sullivan, March 21, 2012 at 5:23 am Link to this comment
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You’re running to be the head of a ticket for one of the worst, most disreputable political factions on earth. They and their emotionally disturbed base will never elect you, so why not run as an independent? Like Messr. Paul, you damage all your credibility by running in the two-party system.

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