Watch the Pagan Media Interview Gary Johnson

You can watch the interview with Gov. Gary Johnson right here.

You can listen to the “post-mortem” on the Modern Witch Podcast right here.

Stay tuned for my analysis tomorrow.

About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

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    P.S. If you’re looking for me, I’m the one on the right with the non-pink hair.

  • P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

    Thank you for being a part of this, Star–and, if you’re reading, Cara, thank you as well for organizing it!  (And Jason and everyone else for participating!)

    I watched the whole thing just a short while ago, and I have to say, if I wasn’t considering voting for Gary Johnson before, I am definitely not considering voting for him now.  While he was very kind to do this interview, and I do think he has some good ideas, two things jumped out at me in his interview in relation to LGBTQ matters:

    1)  He suggested a federal ENDA would create a “protected class,” and was worried that hate crime legislation would be “regulating thought.”  No matter what his personal stance on non-discrimination happens to be, I seriously don’t think (based on the analogy he came up with in answer to that question in relation to New Mexico) that people getting fired from their jobs will suddenly say “Well, I’m gay and that’s discrimination!” in response.  And, as a class, queer people are discriminated against, and thus by definition we’re already a class that will continue to be discriminated against without this sort of legislation.  Leaving this matter to “the laboratory of the fifty states” to decide will result in the re-enactment of sodomy laws, as it has in certain places already…

    2)  When asked the question about DOMA and whether he’d be in favor of repealing it, he didn’t say that he would repeal it, he said he never would have allowed it to pass in the first place.  In another case when he was asked about a particular law being repealed (the Patriot Act, perhaps?), he said he never would have supported it AND would have repealed it.  So, that omission is noteworthy; he may have just been careless in his wording on that, but somehow I suspect not.

    It was, in any case, an interesting event, and again, thank you, Cara, Jason, Devin, David, Crystal, Ramesh, Star, and Keith for having made it possible!

  • P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

    Thank you for being a part of this, Star–and, if you’re reading, Cara, thank you as well for organizing it!  (And Jason and everyone else for participating!)

    I watched the whole thing just a short while ago, and I have to say, if I wasn’t considering voting for Gary Johnson before, I am definitely not considering voting for him now.  While he was very kind to do this interview, and I do think he has some good ideas, two things jumped out at me in his interview in relation to LGBTQ matters:

    1)  He suggested a federal ENDA would create a “protected class,” and was worried that hate crime legislation would be “regulating thought.”  No matter what his personal stance on non-discrimination happens to be, I seriously don’t think (based on the analogy he came up with in answer to that question in relation to New Mexico) that people getting fired from their jobs will suddenly say “Well, I’m gay and that’s discrimination!” in response.  And, as a class, queer people are discriminated against, and thus by definition we’re already a class that will continue to be discriminated against without this sort of legislation.  Leaving this matter to “the laboratory of the fifty states” to decide will result in the re-enactment of sodomy laws, as it has in certain places already…

    2)  When asked the question about DOMA and whether he’d be in favor of repealing it, he didn’t say that he would repeal it, he said he never would have allowed it to pass in the first place.  In another case when he was asked about a particular law being repealed (the Patriot Act, perhaps?), he said he never would have supported it AND would have repealed it.  So, that omission is noteworthy; he may have just been careless in his wording on that, but somehow I suspect not.

    It was, in any case, an interesting event, and again, thank you, Cara, Jason, Devin, David, Crystal, Ramesh, Star, and Keith for having made it possible!

  • Masery
  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/paganswithdisabilities/ Tara “Masery” Miller
  • http://www.facebook.com/GreenSpiralDragon Jamie Clemons

    You should see if you can get an interview with some others maybe Dennis Kucinich and John Huntsman. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/GreenSpiralDragon Jamie Clemons

    You should see if you can get an interview with some others maybe Dennis Kucinich and John Huntsman. 


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