October 11th, 2010
07:35 AM ET
10 years ago

Paladino: Homosexuality is not 'valid or successful option'

New York (CNN) - New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has said that homosexuality is not "an equally valid or successful option" compared to heterosexuality.

Paladino said he doesn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option ... it isn't." He made the remarks Sunday to an Orthodox Jewish group.

A prepared version of his remarks, obtained by CNN from New York affiliate NY1, contained two lines that Paladino did not actually deliver. Those lines said, "There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual. That is not how God created us." Paladino emphasized in a statement on Sunday night that he did not include those lines when he delivered his remarks.


Filed under: 2010 • Carl Paladino
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. IHTCF

    New York is one of the most diverse states in the country. Does this clown REALLY think he is going to win with the crap that comes out his vile disgusting mouth?!?!?

    October 10, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. barry

    Oh My he needs to understand you can't be against Homosexuality, lesbians, Muslim Terrorist, Illegal Mexicans or anything else in our new Politically Correct World. It is only ok to attack the white Heterosexual Christian who has a job and pays his bills.

    October 10, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    this guy is a right-wing hate monger tea party nut-job...I don't care how rich he is. So for him to be homo-phobic is NO big surprise here. If New York elects this guy to be a senator there has really got to be something wrong in that state.

    October 10, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  4. todd

    This guy is a mans man. No tutite frutie here. John Wayne would be proud!

    October 10, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  5. mick432

    Go away scumbag.

    October 10, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  6. joe sombody

    The guys hekin rigt. Gays should be considered diferent from straigt copules. It is NOT normal to be gay and our twisted leftist scools should teach that.

    October 11, 2010 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  7. True American

    another GOP closet case makes the scene.

    October 11, 2010 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  8. gary

    In his spoken comments, Paladino said he didn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option," compared to heterosexuality. "It isn't." he states. Then we wounder why Gay Teens are killing themselfs at such a great number. when they are lead to believe they have no value in the eyes of the people that are wanting to run our country. Way to go Mr. Paladino. Do you really think you have what it takes to run the State of New York.

    October 11, 2010 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  9. Charlie in Maine

    That would be a great bullet point. If you were running for Governor of MIssissippi, Oklahoma, or maybe Saudi Arabia...let me know how that works for 21st century New York.

    October 11, 2010 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  10. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Not a valid option? How would he know unless he's tried it?

    October 11, 2010 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  11. diridi

    NY, this dude is a stupid dude...just vote for Dem....Nation is befitted...GOP thugs want to repeal Health Care...cut down on Minimum Wage....they do not want to pay taxes on their riches......what a pity, america...just vote for any Dem....God bless you and the nation, the USA!!!!!!

    October 11, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |