Al Cardenas' Wife: Homosexuals "Threaten the Moral Fiber of Our Society"

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Al Cardenas, the Miami mega-lobbyist and lawyer who once headed the Republican Party of Florida and now head of the influential American Conservative Union, has exercised his right to be married to a woman named Diana for the past 32 years. Though, it seems Diana is dead set against extending the pleasures and privileges of marriage to homosexuals, and was caught on her Facebook page comparing homosexuals to the mentally ill, and describing gays as trying to "threaten the moral fiber of our society."

Steve Rothaus has the full exchange at his Gay South Florida Blog.

It seemed the Facebook wall discussion was sparked while Cardenas was discussing Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent apparent flip-flop on gay marriage with Ana Navarro, a local GOP activist and veteran of the Jeb Bush administration. Navarro seems to stray with most of her party by being in favor of gay marriage.

In the exchange Cardenas makes several bombshell statements about homosexuality:
Marriage is a vital social institution between two members of the OPPOSITE sex. It goes way beyond just an emotional relationship---it serves a vital role inthe stability and continuity of our society, something which homosexual marriages cannot provide. Unfortunately, the biggest victory of the gay movement has been to shift the debate from a 'behavior' to identity, whereby those that oppose homosexuality are considered bigoted or hateful. They have equated it to the Civil Rights Movement, seeking to obtain the rights granted under the constitution to all races or religions. Sexual behavior does not fall into either category!!!!It is not about homosexuals wanting to enter into a 'marriage' so much as it is about them wanting to gain acceptance into mainstream society by redefining the traditional definition of the institution. Because a few liberal judges decide to sign it into law, does not mean the public is in favor of it. Whenever it has been put on the ballot (as in California), it has failed.
Cardenas then compared homosexuality to an illness or disability, and asks gays to keep it in the bedroom:
it IS a threat to society. It is not nature's way. They can't procreate, can they?....You hvae them in your family? Well, there is no reason not to like them or love them, the same way you would love one who has a disability, or an illness,etc. I just DO NOT want them pushing their agenda on the majority who are not. This is just about sexual preference--keep it in the bedroom!!!! It is not about being denied any constitutional rights.....Ana, I got your point.....I am just tired of this topic being shoved in our face continually by all these gay activists and I have to ventilate my feelings.... You know I always wondered why homosexuals are referred to as 'gay', kind of an oxymoron? Nothing really 'gay' about them or their movement
Cardenas then complains that gays have the audacity, to you know, be gays in public:
No, you are right, they are not hiding in shame anymore---they are in our faces with public display of affection, gay parades,gay rallies, non-stop bombardment!!! As if that is not enough, now they are seeking to make constitutional changes. The audacity!!! They don't represent a threat to me persnally, but to society in general. They threaten the moral fiber of our society...... If I had a child who was a drug addict, I would still love him to death, but that does not mean I have accept or condone the bad behavior.
Cardenas also repeatedly claims that the majority of Americans opposed gay marriage. Several recent polls have shown just the opposite.

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blimprue58
blimprue58

Conservatives are generally mentally ill people, so this would supposedly give them expertise. At any rate, I'm tired not of the gay agenda but the conservative agenda, also called "the death wish" in more advanced circles. Conservatives threaten the moral fiber of the society by worshiping money and power, and utilizing yellow journalism and red-baiting to destroy people.

Guest
Guest

what an evil hateful woman. hopefully she gets repaid with what she's given out. 

PhillipP
PhillipP

What an idiot and who wears a fur coat any more?

HaroldAMaio
HaroldAMaio

comparing "homosexuals" to "the mentally ill"The comparison, the words that is, is interesting. Both suggest a generic, which also implies an ignorance..Place "Blacks" in the suggestion to see.

Harold A. Maio

nevernot
nevernot

How out of touch can one person be? Yes in fact it is natural and "nature's way", in times of high population and low availability of food dolphins and other marine mammals have been shown to prefer homosexual relationships over hetero. No matter how hard she tries she can't change nature, ignoring the inconvenient parts won't help her misguided argument.

Christian Wells
Christian Wells

So typical of the bigoted, uninformed, "traditional" idiots who live in this backwater of ours.Basically your garden-variety, idiot bourgeois Miami housewife; nothing to see here, move along...PS Love the part where she expresses shock over "the audacity!!!" of gays working to acquire  legal rights, lol...

Michael David Barber
Michael David Barber

Dear Ms. Cardenas: I don't want your love, pity or prayers or thoughts. I want my government to recognize that I am a full equal citizen. You and the rest of the conservative movement have been witholding full equality under the law for LGBT people with your money, time, churches and religious conservative PAC MONEY. TAX FREE MONEY that has been used to villify, demonize, and scapegoat us from the day this country was founded. It's time for America to move on, recognize sexual minorities as a suspect class, recognize what every medical professional society in America confirms, that we are just as normal as anyone else on the planet, and grant us full partnership in our civil rights. What you and conservatives don't want to concede and admit is your religious nutbag stranglehold on our laws WHICH NEED TO GO. This country is for all citizens, not just those that believe in the myth of a deity and it's buybull based dogma.

Norman Dostal
Norman Dostal

what a disgusting bag of vile hate! please die off soon wicked woman-you are bigoted and brainwashed by religious republican parrots-deep shame on you. You who gained your righst only 100 years ago now try to stop others form having rights. We will shove our gay sex in your face until we gain full equality-you cant stop it you latina bitch. Nice fake fur

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

How did "Real Housewives of Miami" miss this gem?

Mark
Mark

Well, I get her point on the overkill with parades and all that, people get it now and most understand-- it gets tiring at times.  Overall, I support gays (I'm straight), however, the world is overpopulated and resources being drained, I do see a positive here.  And, I'm not concerned the human species is going to end on earth due to lack of procreation-- it will probably be something biblical, nukes or a human clone takeover. 

On that note, turning off the computer now.  

Karen
Karen

Okay, so she hates gay people and likes wearing dead animal skin from animals that have been tortured and sometimes skinned alive. What a gem.

Guest
Guest

I guess Miami is so cold these days that women have to wear fur to keep warm?

Susan
Susan

What a sad, sorry, ignorant woman.  Her postings sound like those of a bratty, immature child. 

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