Arkansas Republican Candidate Publishes Ad Blasting Gays and Abortion

In the August 15th edition of the Yell County Record (an Arkansas newspaper), Mary Bentley, a Republican candidate for District 73 State Representative, published this apparent attempt at a campaign ad with a very strong message. The Arkansas Times got wind of it, so now we can enjoy it too!

In case the print’s too small to read (all spelling and grammer errors are, well, not my own):

Democrat Party backs Gay Marriage on Party Platform

This past weekend the Democrat party backed Gay marriage for the first time on their party platform. The choice this November on moral issues could not be clearer. Do you support Gay marriage and abortion? The democrat party does. Thankfully here in Arkansas we passed the defense of marriage act defining marriage as between one man and one woman. But as we have seen in Washington with President Obama‘s refusal to defend DOMA just having the law doesn’t prevent Officials from ignoring it or the will of the people who passed it. Case in point here is Governor Beebe‘s latest appointment to the State School Board. Dr. Jay Barth is a liberal political science professor from Hendrix who happens to be a homosexual activist and married to another man. I have not heard a single word of opposition to this appointment from any of the democratic legislators in Arkansas. On the case for abortion the democrat party in Arkansas killed 10 prolife bills proposed by republicans in committee this past legislative session and brag about it. I am a republican because they represent my Christian values, faith in God and what the Bible teaches about life and marriage. I am a business owner and I am passionate about seeing our state prosperous, but my hopes of seeing the laws in Arkansas reflecting our Christian family values about abortion and continuing to reflect them on marriage drive me even harder to win this election in November!

Whoosh, that was a doozy. Damn that “democrat party”!

About Camille Beredjick

Camille is a twentysomething working in the LGBT nonprofit industry. She runs an LGBT news blog at gaywrites.org.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Yes, right from the top, “Democrat Party.” Republicans have decided to call it this rather than “Democratic Party.” Absolutely childish.

  • Reginald Selkirk
  • http://billybobsbibleblog.blogspot.com/ billybobbibb

    Grammer, lol. I see what you did there.

  • http://dogmabytes.com/ C Peterson

    Damn that “democrat party”!

    And their support for Gay abortion!

    (And talk about “English as she is spoke”. Should I read this as the illiteracy of Republicans, or of Arkansans?)

  • NewEnglandBobBob

    Bigotry and hatred and extreme ignorance is brought to you by the Republican party.

  • Coyotenose

    Damn, I’m too crosseyed from that grammatically incorrect wall of text to even be upset over the evil in it.

    I had to go back to make sure there were no RANDOM CAPS after scrolling down to read the comments. It seemed that there must have been some, as much as her writing resembles a semi-literate religionist’s hastily-scribbled Facebook tirade.

    “Yell County”? Seriously? That is Awesome.

    • Aravall Warrior

      pronounced “Yale County” to make it even more infuriating

  • Octoberfurst

     Yeah curse that evil “Democrat Party” for wanting women to be able to choose whether to carry a pregnancy to term or not and for thinking that gays are human beings worthy of rights. Godly people know that women are just breeding machines and that gays are an abomination. It says so right there in that holy book written 2,000 yrs ago by men who herded goats for a living!  So it HAS to be true!  >eyes rolling<
      On a side note it is a pet peeve of mine that right-wingers love to call the Democratic Party the "Democrat party."  Why do they deliberatily say the name wrong? You don't hear Democrats call the Republican Party the "Republic party."  Are they just stupid?

    • Coyotenose

       As other commenters have noted, the ‘Pubs are such childish, dimwitted trolls that they deliberately use the wrong name for their opponents. It was made unofficial policy in… 2008, I think.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/47IDX2QAR6VU6ZAILFU6I23ACQ Joseph

      Yes, I’m sure that this was in one of the memos that the RNC sent down to the party faithful a few years back… and if it’s one thing Republicans are good at, it’s falling lock-step in line when receiving their marching orders from the party leaders.  The rationale behind this is that “Democratic” actually has a positive connotation — and they don’t want their rivals to be labeled as “democratic” if the implication is that the Republicans are the “non-democratic” party.  So no problem for them to make such grammatical contortions in order to brainwash their constituency (most of whom wouldn’t notice such abuse of language anyway).   

      It was probably also, in part, in retaliation of the liberals coining the phrase “Tea-baggers” — which for a while went under the radar of the conservatives, until somebody sent them a link to the Urban Dictionary.

      • Octoberfurst

        Thanks Joseph! That makes a lot of sense. The word “Democratic” does sound positive so I could see why the wingnuts wouldn’t want to use that word.  I had been puzzling for years why so many right-wingers kept calling it the “Democrat party.”  Rush does it. Hannity does it. Right-wing bloggers do it. But now I know why.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/47IDX2QAR6VU6ZAILFU6I23ACQ Joseph

      Yes, I’m sure that this was in one of the memos that the RNC sent down to the party faithful a few years back… and if it’s one thing Republicans are good at, it’s falling lock-step in line when receiving their marching orders from the party leaders.  The rationale behind this is that “Democratic” actually has a positive connotation — and they don’t want their rivals to be labeled as “democratic” if the implication is that the Republicans are the “non-democratic” party.  So no problem for them to make such grammatical contortions in order to brainwash their constituency (most of whom wouldn’t notice such abuse of language anyway).   

      It was probably also, in part, in retaliation of the liberals coining the phrase “Tea-baggers” — which for a while went under the radar of the conservatives, until somebody sent them a link to the Urban Dictionary.

  • Dbaker13

    Arkansan here.

    Time to write a fucking letter.

    • Sindigo

      Good luck and let us know if it gets published.

  • Miss_Beara

    “is a liberal political science professor from Hendrix who happens to be a homosexual activist and married to another man”

    Oh nooooooooes! Sumone give hur da buybul! 

    What the bible says about life and marriage she says? I am guessing she isn’t sharing her husband with concubines or other women. 

  • Philo Vaihinger

    “I am a republican because they represent my Christian values, faith in God and what the Bible teaches about life and marriage.”

    Modern conservatism and the Republican Party are each a marriage made in hell between the Christian counterrevolutionaries of America and the hard right plutocracy of the likes of WSJ.

    The plutocrats get to roll back economic progressivism since 1900.

    The Christianists get to kill the sexual and cultural revolutions and replace tax-funded and secular public schools with tax-funded and religious private schools (via vouchers sanctioned through accommodationist interpretation of the First Amendment).

    We cannot preserve the least jot of freedom from religion in America if the Christianists of the Republican party reach their goals.

    And we cannot stop them if nearly all, or most, or even just very many of America’s kids are brought up in Christian academies and parochial schools rather than neighborhood public schools.

    We need to kill off religious schooling in America, somehow, despite tradition and centuries of mainstream liberal opinion.

    Even if that requires a serious re-examination and partial abandonment of secularist support for the First Amendment.

    The establishment clause is fine, of course, taken as separationists take it.

    But the free exercise clause has become a license for state-sponsored and taxpayer financed education of America’s youth in the powerful and smothering hands of America’s clergy.

    It has to go.

    We cannot tolerate religious schooling of America’s kids and expect anything to survive, in the long run, of American secularism and freedom from religious domination.

  • RobMcCune

     

    Dr. Jay Barth is a liberal political science professor from Hendrix who happens to be a homosexual activist and married to another man.
     I have not heard a single word of opposition to this appointment from any of the democratic legislators in Arkansas.  

    Right, because they care about his competence, intelligence, and qualifications. Unlike the republic party* who view those traits and his sexuality as disqualifications. 

    *republic party may not stand for a republic or any sort of representative government.

  • ara

    as a former student of the professor mentioned, I always like seeing the AR republicans come out against Jay Barth.  Much love, Jay!

  • cipher

    Yell County? Seriously? Is that next door to Hooten Holler?

  • Margaret Whitestone

    Oh lawdy, them democrat types is moving into the 21st century.  The homos and the wimmenfolk are getting too many rights.  Hurry and elect some “traditional” republics so we can turn the clock back a few centuries. 

  • pagansister

    Well, Golly Gee Whiz, how can a homosexual, married to another MAN possibly be intelligent enough to TEACH  and/or be on the State School Board!  WOW!    Mary Bentley  is  a frightening individual.   Am really glad I live in another state.  Of course the state I do live in is almost as backward as AR.   It is also a critical state in the coming election—Florida–who voted Duba in—twice. 

  • Keulan

    Was it that hard for her to put some paragraph breaks in that wall-of-text and to actually refer to the Democratic Party by its correct name? The anti-gay and anti-woman sentiments are to be expected from Republicans these days, but whose bright idea was it to start saying the “Democrat” Party? It just makes these morons look dumber than they already are.


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