‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis Calls Gays ‘More Pervert,’ Says LGBT Contestant Would Be ‘Too Much’

'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Calls Gays 'More Pervert,' Says LGBT Contestant Would Be 'Too Much'

Unlike ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson, the ‘Bachelor’ star made his inflammatory comments mid-production — and will surely have to account for them

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: ABC, the executive producers of “The Bachelor” and Warner Horizon Television just issued a statement condemning Galavis’ comments.

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ABC's newest “Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis is no duck hunter, but when it comes to making comments about gays, he's definitely been hanging out in a blind.

Attending an ABC party Friday night, the 32-year-old American-born Venezuelan, retired soccer pro and father to a 4-year-old daughter was asked by a reporter from TV Page whether he thought a gay “Bachelor” would be a good idea.

The full transcript of his response, which was also captured on audio:

No.

I respect them, but honestly I don't think it's a good example for kids to watch that on TV. It's hard. It's a very thin line.

I respect people from – oh, Peter, right there. He's my boy. He's been every day with me, and he has his partner, and I respect that 100 percent.

But obviously people have their husband and wife having kids, and that's how we've grown up. And now there's fathers having kids and all that. It's hard for me to understand that too in the sense of a household – having peoples … two parents sleeping in the same bed and the kids going into bed you know, it's confusing in a sense but I respect them because they want to have kids. They want to be parents.

So it's a scale; where do you put it on a scale? Where's the thin line to cross or not? You know, you have to respect everybody's desires, opinions and way of living. But it'll be too hard for TV. Too much. Too much.

And there's this thing about gay people that uh, it seems to me, you know – and I don't know if I'm more mistaken or not – I mean, great … I have a lot of friends … but they're more “pervert” in a sense, and to me the show will be too strong – too hard, to watch on TV.

(It wasn't immediately clear who “Peter” was, but we're going with Galavis’ “gay friend” — at least, they were likely friends at the time.)

Also read:‘Duck Dynasty': A&E Reverses Suspension; Phil Robertson Won't Miss Any Episodes

For Galavis and ABC, here's the rub: Unlike A&E's “Duck Dynasty,” which was not in production during the Phil Robertson dustup, “The Bachelor” is two episodes deep into its 17th season. Seeing as they're mid-production, the network – and Galavis himself – will almost certainly have to address the comments, either on the show or off. Possibly both. And with real consequences this time.

ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Don Hudson

    What an asshole.

    • Osiris Munir

      Not so much an ass hole as much as needs a greater and more clearer understanding of how broad and significant the spectrum of humanity is. People don't need to be shut up, or shut down, but need to be re – educated and to understand that the LGBTQ community is and always has been a part of world history, and when we hear residues of thought streaming on things of this nature in particular, i feel sad that we live in a world that lacks deep inner development and is presently void of the ability to render respect to, anyone with two arms, two legs and a face, with a name. I thought this planet was able to accommodate all facets of the human race? Besides are these people adults then if so, why do people have so much idle time to worry about what other folk are doing that has nothing to do with them? Purely and clearly a lack of spiritual intelligence.

      • Don Hudson

        You have a valid point, Osiris. This guy, like so many others, has a very antediluvian perception of LGBTs. But he also has to speak with respect and an open mind. He's obviously a very small-minded person, and he he's not speaking with respect for his fellow man. I can't possibly see how ABC picked someone like this for a national television show. He doesn't deserve the attention or a platform to speak ignorant thoughts like this.

        • Osiris Munir

          Bless our hearts we have made money and social prestige our objects of worship while on the other hand our humanity is in decline. Thanks Don. It would be nice if no one had faces or colors or genders then perhaps we would all see through that one third eye.

    • Counselor39

      Yes, and assholes are just like opinions – everyone HAS one. But someone is only an asshole if YOU dont agree with them, right ?

  • dante

    ignorante y baboso.

  • John

    I mean he is whoring himself out to a bunch of women. Can't talk about being holier than thou.

  • dm

    A man that works on his physical appearance so much, including full body shaving (at least from the waist up) that has the delusion to even comment on anything remotely close to the gay community, riiiiight. Pot. Kettle. Black.

    • nomnom1000

      ok, so it's ok to be judgmental and nasty except when it offends YOU?

      got it

  • Brian Robinson

    He respects gays '100%', but they're more ‘pervert'. Hmmm…I don't think he understands the meaning of ‘respects'.

    • Peepslob

      I think he should have used a better word like maybe decadent.

    • DCRef

      There was a better word since pervert means ” 1. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt. 2. To bring to a bad or worse condition; debase.”. The tone of what he said does not support his use of the word “pervert.” I would think “deviant” is closer to what he meant: ”

      Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.
      One that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.”
      Sexually, gays differ from the norms within his (Juan's) social and cultural settings. Even in the gay community, there are those (a minority) who truly believe that anyone who says they are gay but will still have sexual relations with the opposite sex, are not really gay at all. And they are ostracized!

      So, he can respect gays and still feel they are deviant from his societal standards.

      • Brian Robinson

        You can try to white wash it all you want, but we can read his full statement, IN CONTEXT, and decide for ourselves, thanks very much.

        • NoHick

          Your dumb ass can't read or comprehend.

    • The Bee

      I don't think he understood the definition of “perverts”. He is just another human just trying to get through the day, come on. . . . everybody just slow down. . . .

      • Brian Robinson

        Too bad “pervert” in Spanish is “pervertido” and therefore doesn't
        lose much in the translation. Even if he was thinking of “perverso”,
        that means wicked, depraved, or evil.

    • Tracy Carroll

      The way I interpreted his statement, is that gay society got a little more freaky than just plain vanilla. :)

    • GodSbabygirl Rollins

      I think he was referring specifically to HIS set of friends.

      “I have a lot of friends … but they’re more “pervert” in a sense,”..

      sounds like he was speaking about the people HE knows…

      • Brian Robinson

        Then he should have stated that in his apology. He didn't, so I take him at his words. I'm not bending into pretzel configurations to make excuses for him.

    • NoHick

      Maybe we should send all spics back to where they belong.

  • poophair

    Who cares he will die soon I don't even know who this is haha

  • terry208

    the opinion and thought police are destroying America.

  • halo123

    Hey Juan, You missed one of the hairs on your butt hole. Asshole.

    • Counselor39

      Yeah, Halo. What's the difference between a good guy and an asshole ?, well, whether or not he agrees with you on ONE issue, of course.
      When it say libbies, libbies libbies on the label, label label….”
      And you guys have the nerve to call republicans intolerant.

  • Steve Elmore

    Everyone has a right to an opinion. No one should have to apologize or make excuses for their opinion. AND, no entity should be apologizing or making excuses on someone's behalf. It is called Freedom of Speech. People can argue for or against what someone has said with their own opinions in hope of bringing them to their side in the debate. However, to attack the individual that had the opinion is not right. When you do so, it is not Free Speech. It is not acting like you would want someone to act towards you.

    I find it amazing that we, as individuals, can launch a personal attack against someone that we have never met or talked to. Someone that we know nothing about. There are always two sides to every story, if not more. The same can be said to opinions – there are millions of those.

    Opinions are made up of everything that has made us. We form them based on information that we obtain, our religious beliefs, our up bringing, our customs, our locations in the world, our traditions, etc. Opinions are not black or white, or are they yes or no (most have different variations that bring them to yes or no – so no two are the same).

    • MyPartyRightOrWrong

      Here's an opinion. Blacks are disgusting, poor, uneducated, big-lipped, nappy-haired, rap-loving criminals who should be herded up and made into slaves again because all they deserve to do is pick cotton and do my bidding. Will you please defend my right to that opinion? Or is it only when the opinion is anti-gay that you stand up for someone's opinion?

      • tattered playbook

        It never takes long for a gay person to compare themselves to black people (who btw do not support your cause.)

        • Claire

          And as a black person, I do not support gay marriage, (call it whatever they want to get benefits and insurance) but it is not marriage and adopting children should be forbidden!
          And to add more to this, being gay and being black are not synonymous! far from alike.

          • Brian Robinson

            …except when one is black AND gay….

          • Stephanie

            Being Black and being gay are not synonymous, but both groups are certainly discriminated against for something they have no control over I will never understand how Black people can be so backwards in their thinking about this. We are not the only people in the world who experience discrimination, and given our experience, we should be the first to have empathy and stand up against discrimination wherever we find it. With all the children who need love and a family, you would seriously deny a gay couple who wants to give a child those things? Unbelievable.

          • NoHick

            You're making too much sense.

          • alex

            man i i was an orphan i would truly rather stay orphan that being raised by a couple of perverts. in a gay marriage who's my mommy? or in a lesbian marriage who's my dad? sickos. only you believe your own lies. if you wanna raise kids do it in the way ot was stablished: a man and a woman. as in dad and mom. i imagine the shame normal kids go through when they see mommy and mommy come to see games, or daddy kissing another man that is supposed to be my daddy too. is that the example America wants to set as families should be? . disgusting, sickening, unimaginable…..

          • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

            .
            @alex, you have a failure of imagination.

            Homosexuality is normal, just less frequent than heterosexuality.

            Children of gay couples are reported to be equal or better off than children of hetero couples — do a little research.

            Heteros, hoiwever, have the corner on the market for dysfunctional families, so expand your brain around that.

            When it comes to marriages being harmful to society, the straights have an unbeatable record in that department — 50% divorce, shattered children, “domestic” violence, rape, incest, assault, battery, bankruptcy, abandonment, adultery, cuckoldery(!), murder, suicide, infanticide, abortion.

            Way to go, straights, in defending “marriage”!

            How can the gays do worse?

            No more second class citizens, ever, please.
            .

          • Jimmy Reagan

            Of course it's not synonymous. Gay people are usually well educated, we don't normally collect welfare, go to jail or glorify violent stereotypes..and if we do have kids, we tend to take care of them, not just poop them out and say “Mamma be right back”….So, you are 100% correct we ARE far from being alike..and good thing…The rest of your stuff is just ignorant and I'll blame that on your lack of education..

          • Holly Bell

            My sister is gay and long ago she said Holly “do you think I Chose this ? I would never make a choice to live like this with all the shit that flies around it!!” I said its ok Crystal……

          • NoHick

            Some of us aren't that way, but I'm sure Claire's Black ass is.

          • Stephanie

            What is the matter with you? Do you think this comment really adds anything positive or enlightening to the conversation?

          • NoHick

            Stephanie- no one wants an ugly skank like you- man, woman or police dog.

          • Stephanie

            Actually, your comment is just as disgusting as the original posters. Nevertheless, I will fight for an end to discrimination against gays just as hard I do for my own people. Have a good day.

          • JS

            SO TRUE!

          • NoHick

            They let an animal like you marry and reproduce food stamp addicts.

          • NoHick

            I call you an ignorant coon.

          • rob

            As a gay person I do not support voting rights for black bigots. I think black bigots should learn to live like freedom loving americans or go back to Uganda where the black bigotry is accepted.

          • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

            .
            @Claire, it's easy to revisit the story of Jesus the Christ and see him as a black gay person, hanging out with guys, having sexy women friends but not “doing anything” with them — sound familiar?

            Prove me wrong.

            You hatred is overwhelming (not adopt? what are you thinking?), I wonder if it is self-fear and self-loathing you are full of.

            No more second class citizens, ever, please.
            .

          • JS

            like it was forbidden for blacks to marry whites? and people like you had NO rights.

          • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

            .
            FAIL, you too, @claire, why do you ignore gay blacks, and their family and friends?
            .

        • NoHick

          You mean ignorant jigaboos who listen to equally ignorant
          n!gga preachers. I'm Black and believe in civil rights for gays, so did MLK, Coretta-Scott King and many other educated African-Americans.

        • Fuka

          Please don't speak for all black people…because as a straight black man I do support equal rights for gay people, and gay marriage…which is a legal contract

          • NoHick

            The ho don't speak for me.

        • Jordan Dermont

          Where's your citation black don't support gay rights? I'm black and fully support gay rights. Now organized religion is something many are rejecting (church attendance is at an all time low in this country)

        • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

          .
          FAIL, @tattered playbook, you ignore gay blacks, their family and friends, and so on.
          .

      • Deevee

        My thoughts couldn't be explained better

        • NoHick

          You are incapable of thinking. The food stamp glue and kool-aid have destroyed your brain.

          • morleyl

            Kind of strange.. Where does people get all this stereotype views from? I am sure they do not have all the facts about history and peoples circumstances. Why aren't hard working blacks promoted as much as their less hard working counter parts in many cases? There are so much issues to discuss around that topic. But don't condemn people and put them into this corner of being lazy and living off the system. There are 50 million people in the US living off food stamp or some other aid, there arent even 50 million blacks in the US. They they had to pay back blacks for free labor it would bankrupt the western powers. In any case they are getting there even without that.

            I think the issue here is not to use free speech to create hate language.. To me that is the issue..

      • dphoadley

        As an Anti-Gay Orthodox Jew, I disagree with everything that you say; but will defend to the death your RIGHT to say it!!!

        • GodSbabygirl Rollins

          GOD bless you. :)

        • NoHick

          Well Mockie, will you also defend my right to say that Hitler had the right idea?

          • dphoadley

            Of course!!! -right after I shoot you with my UZI! I'll defend your right to be a racist, but I'll fight you tooth & claw when you choose to be an IslamoNazi terrorist! Having a disrespectful opinion of myself and my people is one thing, but advocating the death of myself and my children is something altogether different!!!

          • SC

            No he did not Hitler was a disgusting, terrible, maniac and did deplorable things and I pray we do not ever let that happen again. Shame on you.

          • NoHick

            Hey, I have a right to my opinions (as bigoted, disgusting and manufactured as they are), right?

          • dphoadley

            Not when you advocate murder! Then it becomes a crime!

          • NoHick

            Like you Mockys do against Palestine. If you want a theocracy, try Iran. Decent folks are tired of paying for kike wars.

          • dphoadley

            Where is Palestine? I can't find in on my map.

          • Jesseh

            As a jew, i am disgusted reading your comments. You my friend are sick, not out of the closet(?), crazy or just very unhappy. Shalom, my friend, SHALOM. BTW, orthodox Jews should NEVER talk the way you do.

        • Jimmy Reagan

          ….And I will defend your RIGHT to your silly fables, kooky hats, idiotic two faced opinions and even your unintentional b.o. if the case may be… But just keep in mind, that being gay is genetic, being religious is not… Take care now :)

          • dphoadley

            No man is born homosexual, that is a choice, not a precondition! Of course the brains of homosexuals look different than heterosexuals, just as the brains of serial killers look different than law-abiding citizens. But it's the life-choice that forms the shape of the brain, not the shape of the brain that forms the life-choice!

          • Jimmy Reagan

            You, sir, are a fu#king moron.

          • dphoadley

            Simply by you're saying such, doesn't even begin to make it so! Saying that deviant behavior is genetically ingrained is a lazy-man cop-out, designed to relieve people from the burden of having to take responsibility for their actions! We are all born with free-will, and with the ability to choose between good & evil, between deviancy & normality.

            The same with alcoholics, they can choose to drink, and they can choose not to drink. One chooses one's path, and one must take responsibility for the consequences!

          • NoHick

            The consensus is overwhelming Mocky. Too bad Hitler missed you.

          • dphoadley

            Too bad the Klan missed you!

          • Stephano

            He's not a moron.
            He's a closet-case, an even more pathetic condition.

          • Holly Bell

            They are born that way!!

          • dphoadley

            Not true! That is simply the lie that you liberals and progressives tell yourselves to avoid admitting to your own perfidy! You may even come to believe your lie, but it is a lie nonetheless!!!

          • NoHick

            She's a conservative, you ignorant kike. Can't you read? A lot of conservatives are for LGBT rights and some liberals like that ignorant coon Bernice King are not. Go choke on some gefilte fish, you ignorant Mocky.

          • Holly Bell

            Hey dipshit I'am so fucking conservative it would make your tiny brain spin. This is a situation that happened in my family, and its really just between my sister and God. Shes never asked nor expected any special privaleges!

          • dphoadley

            There's one in my family too, so what?! Alcoholics still have the free will not to drink, and homosexuals have the free will not to sodomize! Just because there's an inclination, doesn't mean it has to be acted upon!

          • NoHick

            You are dumb even for a hebe.

          • dphoadley

            Coming from YOU, that's actually a complement!

          • NoHick

            Where's your proof, Mocky? Only fellow Victorian Kikes like Freud believes so.

          • dphoadley

            Where's yours to the contrary?

          • NoHick

            You made the assertion, Jew boy. It's incumbent on you to provide valid research. You're an ignorant Mocky.

          • NoHick

            I see you share the same views as Hitler, Stalin and Putin.

          • dphoadley

            And you ate your mother for breakfast, just like your mentor, Idi Amin Dada! Now run along, as I've heard that your sister has good taste!

        • Jordan Dermont

          Orthodox jew? in other words..MURDERERS of poor palestenian children and families. You orthodox jews should be more concerned with how deeply HATED you are throughout the world, than what gays are doing in their lives.

          • dphoadley

            We murder Palestinian Children? You're right, and they are especially tasty when grilled over a slow fire with salt & pepper! Yum-yummy!!!

          • man with a message

            well I would like to tell u all something being gay is not a sin but the act of sex is a sin man with man man with woman woman with woman all sex is a sin so he who is with out sin throw the first store GOD forgave a whore but we as mankind will never forgive anyone of anything hope that does not keep us for going to heaven something to think about

          • rheddherring

            Well, I would like to set you straight, so to speak. Those who believe that being gay is a mortal sin and it will keep you from going to heaven are not showing wisdom or discernment. Acting upon gay tendencies, that is, a man lying with a man as a man lies with a woman, is clearly a sin as pronounced so in the book that is the only source of what sins actually are and are not (in the faith we are discussing), and (2) all sex is absolutely NOT a sin; in marriage, it is a fun, wonderful, exciting, and healthy activity. Outside of marriage, all sexual behavior IS a sin, whether man woman, man man, man animal, et al. (3) As you are familiar enough with the Bible to recount Jesus’ interaction with the aduterous woman, you should read the rest of the story. It doesn't end just wherever you want it to, it is a story with great depth to it: he told her “Go and SIN NO MORE.” He let her know, with compassion, that it was indeed sin, just as had been taught by the prophets previously. However, just as in many many examples of Jesus teaching of forgiving through repentance, the part of repentance is what you're omitting. Turning from the sin is the essence of repentance, (not just being “sorry” for it) part of the forgiveness package. Doesn't mean that forgiveness is not available even if you sin again repeatedly, but there is a repentant heart, and then there is a sinful heart that loves its sin, and is not willing to turn from it for anything or ANYONE, including Christ himself. That act of defiance is where forgiveness is not offered, since it is really not requested. It is saying, like your argument, that there is no sin involved and therefore nothing to repent. I think it's clear that no man can say whether another man's heart is truly repentant, accepting of Christ's offer, and therefore saved or condemned; that is the “judgment” that critics love to say should not be applied to them, and they are correct. However, we are told to be discerning, and that means to judge behavior. Not hearts, behavior. That is the difference between judging someone, as we should never do, but love them instead, and hating sin. Some people seem to not be able to get that small yet very significant difference. That is something to think about and then act upon, choosing for yourself whether you wish the wide gate, or the narrow one.

          • Pamela

            I agree with you! But instead of listening to us or my thoughts this is the hatered I get spued at me
            @Pamela wrote, “… I pray for them that they do not sodomize. But in the end …”

            You can't write this stuff! =8^o

            Hahahaha.

            Anyway, gays don't do anything
            I was originally commenting on the Bachelors comment, I did say as I believe you rheddherring were trying to also convey we love the sinner not the sin. I know that sex in marriage is not a sin as someone mentioned. To bad that people want to hate on us when we are just stating the facts of the bible! I didn't write it the text is from God & his teachers/followers. Mathew, Mark, Luke & John etc…
            I do hope that before anyone talks hate to me or you or anyone for that matter they fully read my post!!! It wasn't meant to hurt anyone, my opinion & yes I can write this to the man who swore at me, just the same as the rest of you can. I just don't want to hear your crazy talk when you can't even listen to anyone else's.
            Again I agree with rddherring!

        • rob

          As an anti-Israel american I am so glad you support my right to say in public that I do not support the right for Israel to exist nor do I think your goofy amish attire and silly curly hairs are anything less than absurd cult-wear.

          • dphoadley

            Of course I do! But, by the same token, I no longer support your right to exist! Now run along, and sodomize your swastika!

          • rheddherring

            Kind of means you're glad that he supports your right to make a fool of yourself? Name calling and making fun of attire as a way to discredit someone who doesnt share your view? Really? Did you beat up kids with glasses on the playground too? Just because anyone has the right to hate an entire people for whatever personal reason that the hate grew from, doesn't make it a prudent move, it makes them quite foolish. I would think you would really want your views to be heard, rather than have them be dismissed before you even say them, as a fool or a child. So many of the people on posting boards make the same mistake, like let's all hate the new fat kid at our playground–like, what the? Because you get to hide behind a faceless internet, and “hate speech” is becoming increasingly restricted, it shows up here in even worse vitriolic form. How about commenting as to why you don't support Israel's right to exist instead of talking about how someone is funny looking to you?!?

        • Open Minded

          You aren't much of a Jew ! Most Jews are open minded, and liberal thinking as I am , and was brought up to be.
          Oh and you Orthodox Jews are as silly as the Mormons.

      • Kells

        I am sooooo sick of gay people comparing themselves to blacks. Last time I checked, gay people were not beaten by the masses, lynched, forced to sit on a back of the bus or theaters and treated as 2nd class citizens just for stepping out of the house. This sort of thinking makes the LGBT community loose all of its credibility because clearly you are ignorant to the struggle of black people in this country. Black history month is in February, maybe you should brush up on African American history because it seems that the only uneducated person here is you!

        • NoHick

          Yeah Kells, they are only allowed to be legally discriminated against in most states in employment, are one the most frequently assaulted groups and aren't allowed the same rights most n!ggas have.

        • Steve Neman

          Maybe you should study world and American history. Why don't you check what went on in colonial America, and what is happening to gay citizens in Iran and Uganda (at the hands of Blacks, too).

        • Daniel

          I'm sooo sick of people hiding their anti-gay bigotry behind false concern for the feelings of blacks. And if you really don't think gay people are being beat you're just not paying attention.

        • Fuka

          As a black man I'm offended by your comment…black people don't have some kind of monopoly on discrimination…and to disregard the treatment of gays because you feel blacks had it worst…is just dumb…discrimination is wrong… regardless if it's against blacks or gays

        • Jimmy Reagan

          Actually, “Kells”, you're very ignorant and incorrect.. Gays were in concentration camps in WWII, hence the pink triangles. Gays were used in medical experiments IN those camps. Gays were beaten and “lynched” throughout history and forced to live a lie in fear of their secret being found out because of bigots like yourself. Gays are STILL treated like 3rd class citizens in many parts of the U.S. and can LEGALLY be fired or thrown out of their rented apartments JUST for being gay, and unlike other minorities, there's NOTHING they can do – there's no official laws protecting them because of bigots like yourself. Maybe YOU need to brush up on YOUR history and current events before you shoot off your stupid ignorant point of view; because YOU don't know what YOU are talking about. You're a moron and I am SICK of people like YOU diminishing history and making one minority more superior than the other based on hardships.. News flash for you: There have been slaves since the dawn of time, It just legally ended with black people (in this country).

          • Holly Bell

            Nobody was fucked over or treated worse than the poor Irish when THEY came to this country!

        • Jordan Dermont

          Actually, your claims about gay people losing anything are flawed. Gay people are winning rights all over the place. Gay rights has been the most successful social movement (in the shortest time span) in history.

      • SC

        First of all Blacks are not any of the things you said and they are humans just like anyone. They have rights just like everyone else. That is terrible what you said Steve Elmore. Being Gay is a Choice that a lot of people to do not agree with that is the difference and on top of all that you do not have to be mean to them or mistreat them but it is pushed down your throat so to speak in almost every TV show, movie, wherever and I personally do not agree with it and it is abomination to God. America better wake up before it is too late. Do you people not see what is going on in this world. God Help Us All.

        • SC

          Also I want to add their is nothing wrong about what Juan Pablo said, he has a right to say this and I agree I would not watch the Bachelor is they made a Gay Bachelor. Get over it people. This is wrong. We should not harm or mistreat them in anyway just do not have to agree with it or support it.

          • NoHick

            They found the cause of sickle cell anemia- licking food stamps.

          • Jimmy Reagan

            You poor uneducated dolt. You'd be surprised what your man made fairytale books calls “Abominations”. But I bet you just pick and choose whatever supports your bigoted and narrow minded life..

        • NoHick

          Did you choose to be a porch monkey?

        • Steve Elmore

          For the record, I NEVER said anything about blacks or gays. My whole post dealt with the right to have an opinion and express it. I never even commented about the story – just the reaction.

          • Pamela

            :o) it seems to be way off from the story doesn't it?! I thought it was about “The Bachelor” thinking that it wouldn't be good for show to have gays & HE called them perverts.
            I was trying to post on just that, sure I don't think it would be good for show but, I also don't think he should have been so hateful to gays or the women on the show, all I am saying.

      • morleyl

        I am assuming that you are joking or an atheist.. I am sure in the end you may grow old and move on. Basically become irrelevant. All evidence shows that your ancestors are black anyway, so you hate your grand parents I guess..

      • peter thomas

        I would say for the most part that statement is correct.

      • Faye Davis

        Gays and Blacks are not the same. Being Black is a race of people and Gay is a abnormal sexual act against God and nature. I am Black so stop using the things said about gay people is the same. The left does this to trick naïve Blacks to support gay right. Sorry I am not the one.

        • Jordan Dermont

          I am black too and in this country, black people have it MUCH better than gays. politicians campaign on anti gay legislation and win. Homophobia (like yours) is vast. Yet say something racist 30 years ago and you get fired. Funny though is the same black people community on persecution in our country are first in line to persecute another group. Your privilege is showing.

          • Faye Davis

            As I said They are not a race its a sexual act. Another thing no one knows if a person is gay unless they tell you duh… Being racist is not liking a person because of the color of their skin or ethnicity. Show me where gay is listed as a race?

          • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

            .
            @Faye Davis, of course being gay and black are the same — for gay blacks!

            And homosexuality is absolutely normal and natural, just less usual, statistically.

            Why you dissing on people in love wanting to build a family same same as you might want for yourself?

            Please prove that you believe in your God by loving only.

            If homosexuality is a sin for you, don't sin.

            But don't think that gives you any right or imperative to denigrate or prohibit anyone else who does not share your personal choices of your own beliefs.

            The gay blacks I know and love are good people, and many believe in Jesus the Christ as their Savior, and belong to Christian churches that accept and minister to them, including celebrating their marriages, so God apparently does not belong to you.

            I fought for your freedom to make your own life as an equally accepted part of our society (and there's always more to do, especially if you are a woman).

            Please return the favor for anyone still in a situation you would have been in had it not been for the like of folks like me.

            No more second class citizens, ever, please.
            .

    • JR

      Free speech means you are free to say your opinion. It does not mean your opinion is free from consequences.

      • Steve Neman

        Dummy! Free speech doesn't apply in the private sector to employers!

        • Lorie Franklyn

          Name calling is never called for in adult discussion. It cheapens the exchange of ideas and opinions.

      • morleyl

        While I agree and support free speech, we need to always promote love for all. But we can point out bad behavior in that context.. We need to separate the behavior from the Person. Maybe that could get something through

    • NoHick

      You're right Steve, so shut the fukk up when people condemn this closet case for her ignorance.

    • Steve Neman

      What a preposterous statement. So Nazis, the KKK, and other hate groups should not apologize for being wrong? “Opinions” shouldn't be respected just because they are opinions; they should be based in sound reason, and this bachelor guy is a village idiot.

      What's more, you don't know what you're talking about — the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech doesn't attach to the employer-employee relationship or the private sector. You're the problem with America — pure ignorance. Why don't you get an education, and in particular Constitutional Law, before you talk about something you know nothing about.

    • Daniel

      So, you don't know what “Freedom of Speech” actually means. It means the Govt. can't stop you from expressing ideas. It does not mean that you get to say whatever you want and no one else can criticize you. It also doesn't mean that you don't have to face the consequences of what you say. If you say something bigoted, people can criticize you and even cut you off socially if they choose. You need to read what the Constitution actually says.

    • NoHick

      Yeah, assclown- some people are brought up to believe that one and two year olds should be killed in exorcisms like the porch monkeys this weekend.

    • Jordan Dermont

      Oh spare us your freedom of speech bull. You bible thumpers go out on militant launch attacks toward anyone who says anything negative about your CULT. No one is attempting to stifle this assh-les freedom of speech. the same freedom of speech that protects him from being a BIGOTED, IGNORANT, HOMOPHOBE, enables us to respond to it. I know it's a hard concept for the home schooled church crowd to grasp…but you DO NOT have monopoly on freedom of speech. Say something bigoted? be prepared to be called the bigot you are. freedom of speech does NOT protect you from freedom from criticism.

  • Stoneyjack

    Good for Juan Pablo Galavis for standing strong & pushing back against the Hollyweird crowd of PC sickos.

  • FilmPunk

    Once again we're back to an individual giving his opinion. He has a right to his opinion. If you don't want to know peoples opinion then don't ask. If their opinion disagrees with yours then that's the risk you take. Once again the WRAP is trying to make a bigger deal out of this.

    • The Master

      Should one's opinion be whatever he wants? What if he wants our president to resign because he is black? Is that acceptable? NO!!! When someone expresses an ignorant and hateful thought, he should be condemned for it.

    • NoHick

      What yo dumb ass is forgetting to mention is that folks who object to his ignorant ass have rights to opinions. With your lack of logic, we would have had to say the Birmingham bus boycott was wrong. Put your bong down and try thinking, you uneducated twat.

      • MR

        Here's an opinion- intelligent people with something worth hearing to say do not need to use profanity or insults to make a point.

        • NoHick

          I hope yo dumb ass don't consider yo self intelligent.

  • pam

    A Ken doll trying to pick a Barbie doll bride on a game show is as about as perverted as it gets.

    • NoHick

      He's a pendejo.

  • Curtis-Victoria J Richardson

    so proud of Him, when asked a ? he asked it and then he get's blasted for giving his honest , and true answer. Once again a tv net works asks a a ? and didn’ t like his answer… so who is the stupid one here…. ABC,all those haters and liars because he gave an honest answer….or the answer's they wanted to hear.So next time ,he should lie just to please all these blog…. what has happened to our society…. we should lie right straight to a friends face, when asked a ? and should that friend tell the truth…. damned if u tell he truth, damned if u don't …..which is it?let's start the name calling…woo-hoo… lol

  • Counselor39

    Whether I agree or disagree, he has the right to express his opinion. (or, as libbies will say, “he has a right to his opinion so long as it agrees with ours”.)

  • Counselor39

    I wonder. To all you “holier – than- thou” ppl who criticize Juan, and who applaud ABC for condemning him – do you think you will see a gay Bachelor/ette on network TV anytime soon ?
    Why not ?
    Because of RATINGS.
    Isnt then, ABC as bigoted as you claim Juan to be ?

    • Mary

      Why don't more of us plead the 5th Amendment? I mean, we're ALL incriminated these days!

    • Bostom

      You are sooooo mistaken: it would a ratings bonanza for ABC. Since their “Bachelorette” will doubtless look way more like a Playboy centerfold than a stereotypically-portrayed lesbian who lives in line with her beliefs and desires and perhaps dresses for her own comfort in her own way and not to attract attention – and way too often too much more than a simple glance or smile – from men: I can promise she'll be more Anne Heche or Portia Rossi; not Tugboat Annie or that loud woman from New York who had a talk show and loved Tom Cruise (now that's perverted), and ABC will have a lot of straight men watching her in a desperate desire for wish-fulfillment. Btw, not a lot of those men will look like Juan Pablo, either.

      Who is entitled to his opinion, may have language issues, and who may be responding as he did because of different norms in the country where was raised (“norms” which, btw, include someone murdered every 21 minutes in Venezuela; Caracas, its capital, having one of the highest murder rates in the world: more than 200,000 residents have been murdered in the past 15 years; and the murder of a former “Miss Venezuela” last week); meaning just because they're norms hardly means they're right. Those same norms – and his ability to do so: having been born in the US but moving back to Venezuela with his family at the age of two) might explain why he lives here in in Miami, not in Caracas, where the wrong opinion can be fatal. Far better to disagree with words than guns.

      But he is a hypocrite. One who appears to have failed at everything he's done since he played soccer. And now with one less friend if indeed the “Peter” he mentioned is (but likely now “was”) a friend. Maybe he has/had another friend named “Dick.” I wonder how he feels? And while saying, “But obviously people have their husband and wife having kids, and that's how we've grown up.” Except that in Juan Pablo's Case, he's not married to his daughter's mother, never was, and he's now on the show (or not) to do exactly, what? Meet someone else and create another child not born of a husband and wife? Or who'll likely become a child of divorce? You do the numbers: add up the numbers of “Bachelors” and Bachelorettes” from the 25 combined years of the shows. How many of them are still happily married? There seem to be lot more proposals than acceptances, a lot more acceptances than marriages, and a lot more divorces than long-running marriages.

      I support his right, as an American, to say whatever he likes while I also reserve my right to tell him how intellectually challenged his arguments – or is it his linguistic skills? – are and how counterproductive they are, too, if he wants to have a show-biz career, something he's failed at thus far.

      He might want to question both his beliefs and his answers.

    • NoHick

      What's your name so I can have you thrown out of the ACA.

      • Counselor39

        Waiting all day to use that phrase, hick ?

        • NoHick

          You're in violation of ACA Code of Ethics.

  • ron123

    He has a right to his opinion, and he has a right to state that opinion. However, by opening his mouth, he has shown just how ignorant, uniformed and narrow-minded he is. He obviously thinks it's fine to whore himself out “looking for love” on a tv show.
    Set that example for your children. You go, Juan Pablo, and while you're going, try paying your child support. Now you want to talk about family values???

    • predictable123

      false equivalencies, logical fallacies, blah blah blah…maybe you should not show just how ignorant you are…

      • NoHick

        Why don't you tell us how it is illogical?

  • Jimmy Reagan

    As a gay man, I was disappointed to hear/see that he may have said some really hateful stuff, but as usual, this is typical sensationalism.. From what I read, his comments aren't offensive. At best, he may be a little culturally unaware because, let's face it, Venezuela is not exactly a hot bed of openness.. but from just reading his comments, it doesn't seem like they are coming from a place of bigotry or hate, unlike the comments made by the trailer trash hypocrite on Duck Dynasty.. In both cases though, they are entitled to their opinions, as wrong as they may be..

    • Peepslob

      That's the point I was trying to make.

    • The Bee

      Or not . . . depending on who you are talking to. Not taking a side, just pointing out that you are saying that your side is right and his is wrong. . . .is it? Just saying. . . .

    • flygirl123

      I have so many gay friends and anyone who has watched the Bachelor should know that Juan Pablo has been learning English. The guy was probably nervous and trying to give his opinion in a nice way and his lack of knowledge of the English language had him grabbing the wrong words or conveying it properly. Reporters also shouldn't ask people to answer questions when the person has been drinking either….So the best thing for anyone to say when asked questions is, I'm not answering the question. That will also be taken wrong right?

    • Mary

      I agree with Jimmy.

  • Peepslob

    I don't think what he said was that bad. It doesn't seem like his statement is malicious at all. How do you diffreciate between what is anti-gay or not? I

    • Illllilllll

      Anything that does not fully support the homosexual lifestyle choice is classified as bigotry … and will result in censorship and or being ban from a comments section.

    • Jordan Dermont

      Yes. His words were bigoted and ignorant against gays. Gays are no more perverted than heterosexual men and if you think otherwise it indeed makes you anti gay. Own it.

  • Illllilllll

    ABC's article ban my ip address for leaving the comment that I believe that homosexuality is wrong and that the vast majority of the human population agree's with that.
    ABC = Always Been Censoring …

  • DANIEL SUAREZ

    I'm sick of the MSM pushing the gay agenda down our throats, no pun intended.

    • Jordan Dermont

      you can always go back to the hell hole you came from. And judging by your facebook page, it WAS a hell hole. In the U.S gays are accepted and part of the American society.

      • DANIEL SUAREZ

        The hell you are accepted. And yes, I'm sick of you gays trying to make your lifestyle mainstream. Keep it to yourselves sickos!

  • Peaches

    Juan Pablo probably grew up Catholic and they have their strong opinions about homosexuals, so you can blame his religion for his bad choice of words-They asked what he thought, if you don't want to hear a real honest answer, don't ask-I am sick of our PC world-jeeze louise, you are only supposed to think of the right trendy answer that is correct during this day and time that will please the masses-Opinions are like a—holes, everyone has one!

  • christinamigs

    What the Fuck happend to Freedom of Speech???? so sick of this…..he was asked his opinion and he stated it!!!! Now he has to apologize for it!!! SMFH!!

    • Jordan Dermont

      Freedom of speech works both ways. Otherwise, why do racist get fired from their jobs for saying racist things? Freedom of speech does NOT protect you from freedom of criticism.

  • Guest

    Freedom of speech people! If you don't like the answer to the question that you ask me, I get blasted?? Where's the freedom in that?? At least he's doing the natural thing by being on The Bachelor…looking for a wife, not a husband! And heck no, there should not be a homosexual on any program on major networks! That is offensive to me! As a free American, I can say what I believe in, just like anyone else can!

    • Jordan Dermont

      And people like you are losing this culture war as gays are now everywhere in society and not going anywhere, so you're only hurting yourself with the stress gays cause you.

  • The Bee

    So. Calling him an asshole, Ken Doll, etc. makes you a better person than the guy that clearly has language/translation issues as well as cultural differences and who does have the right to freedom of speech just as you do? And who are the name callers and haters now? Uhm yeah that would be you. You would prefer a more vanilla style of life? of TV where we all think exactly alike? Oh gosh, I am so sorry chocolate – I didn't mean to offend you by saying vanilla.

  • Steven Tucker

    Quit asking these questions if you don't want to hear the response

    • Jordan Dermont

      we have every right to respond to homophobia. freedom of speech is not strictly reserved for you bible thumpers.

  • John

    Uhh, is this guy even literate? Sounds pretty dumb to me, but I'm not a divorced guy who sleeps around in front of my 4 year.

  • Claire

    Good for Juan Pablo..he has a right to say what he wants to say AND he is right, kids should see what we all grew up with which can not say at this time, a “normal” family meaning mom and dad….you know our words “gay” and “normal family” can't be used any more…Good for him, I agree, kids don't need to see two men or two women kissing and jumping into bed on primetime tv. Put that show on Logo!

  • Reality

    I'd rather my kids watch a gay bachelor/bachelorette show & learn tolerance & acceptance than watch a wonky-eyed idiot who can barely speak English.

  • JG

    I want to know, who are all these a-hole “journalists” that keep leading these people down the path toward public crucifixion with questions they know will stir up controversy? It's not like these poor people (Juan, Robertsons, etc.) are politicians who make a life out of spinning PC BS and have speechwriters and spin doctors to protect them from uttering anything offensive. It's like leading a lamb to slaughter. It's just not right.

  • Angelous

    Haha you have to admire his cajones. ‘gays are more pervert'.. lol. Although I think the audience of that show is made up of housewives and gay men who watch to see the Bachelor get shirtless so he may have wanted to keep that to himself.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jim.tatman.1 Jim Tatman

      I think you are correct about the audience this show draws. I'm gay, and that's why I watch, and I really don't find Juan Pablo's comment offensive. I think in his manner of broken English, he is trying to say that gay men are more open in their expression of their sexuality, sometimes to the point of being offensive or vulgar, and I would have to agree with that, unfortunately.

  • michael T

    I don't get what someone says off camera has to do with the show. People are allowed to have opinions even if they are ignorant opinions.

  • Anne Horton

    I would like for gays to please stop comparing themselves to the black struggle they are two totally different things. I have always wondered why blacks were in this slavery situation, then one day a white guy told me that blacks were under a curse, that made me very angry…..until I decided to ask God for myself and wow! that guy was right. I went to the Bible, wherein, lies our true history, even to us being scattered to various countries, taken on ships, children being taken away, name being taken away, why? because of the disobedience of our ancestors.God said “I gave you into their hand for a time. but they took it further than he intended them to and for that,he said I will deal with them. So i do not blame the white man, because us being enslaved was God's punishment, and I will never live to see a day when I would argue with God, because everyone who believes in God, knows who would win. As for being gay, I don't say it is wrong, the Bible addresses that clearly,so if God created you that way your conversation should be directly with him. to be honest i cannot see a loving and just God condeming someone for something they had no control over. Talk to him, I'm absolutely sure he's waiting to hear from you. after all you are his creation and he loves you.

  • KC@thebeach

    An opinion doesn't require an apology. Agree to disagree with him.

  • julio

    Juan Pablo was NICE. But the concept is shared by the millions of real and true latin lovers. Do you want our opinion? A gay “Bachelor”, to start with, would be “hilarious”. I would watch it to laugh mao. This Bachelor stuff is made for americans anyway. What if one of the women is a Transgender? – He is so tolerant. A real latin lover would DEMAND that all the women are REAL and VIRGINS. Come to think of it, the Arab lovers would too. Please don't respond. I'm outta here……

  • CB

    OMG you bunch of idiots. Ask someone their opinion and then get mad when its not the answer you want to hear. He was obviously trying to be polite, not mean. His English may need a little work but he is entitled to his opinion!!!!!

    • mhc121

      No one is questioning his right to his opinions. But that doesn't mean there are no consequences either. Bad English or not, he made some stupid remarks. He is a grown man and should know when to speak and when to just shut the F up when talking to the media.

  • NoHick

    Miss Juanita Galavis is the biggest queen I've ever seen.

  • Ourtrumpcard

    He is very eloquent in his statement; I believe he was very gentle in expressing his opinion – which he is entitled to! If TV shows do not want anyone to express their own opinion, then they need to put it in contracts that the stock answer to controversial questions is “no comment”. IMO this is not the way to encourage frank discussions.

  • Edward Jones

    He did said that because he knew it would cause controversy and give a little more needed publicity because he's not that hot or good looking.

  • KTracy

    They asked him a question. Did they not want his real answer? If you only want a textbook answer, don't ask anything. He was very respectful with his answer.

  • Daniel

    He's on a show in which scanitlly clad women throw themselves at, and allegedly have sex with, a man they are not married to and yet he has the nerve to say that others are “perverted”? What a hypocrite.

  • Ed Eyes

    The homosexual community always find it offensive when anyone expresses an opinion opposite of their lifestyle. There is nothing wrong with what he said. He was asked a question and he answer it truthfully and he should not have to apologize for freedom of speech. I stopped watching ABC just for that reason. I loved GMA but when they made a headline of a colleague getting married to his homosexual partner that went to far, and now their head anchor thought the world needed to know about her homosexuality. Why can't they just be people who do a good or great job without the emphasis on their sexual life. Is that really the most important thing going on in your life? Maybe the reporters should not ask a question about personal feelings and expect the truth. It would not have been a big deal if he gave the answer that they wanted to hear, but he didn't and so many others are voicing the same. It is our right and if you can have cursing on tv and think it doesn't offend then why should someone's personal view be any different?

  • Pink F

    I totally agree with you, about Free Speech. However, when he said they were more perverse, he crossed the line. I being in a same sex relationship for 30 years. My other half, and me, raising 2 kids. Who's are now 34 & 33, who have both married. Given us a precious Grandson, and another one on the way. Oh, and we had a great service this morning at the church we have gone to for over 20 years. If thats perverse. Whats perverse is you showing your children, its alright to get paid to go on TV, and find them a Mommy. I will take that over your ignorance any day. We are also monogamous.

  • DefyRule

    Ha! I only wish he didn't give any props to his fanny tapping buddy Peter Polisher. He should have just said that they are mentally defective, angry, unhappy, and vindictive sexual deviants. He could have added that the overall majority of the poopy pokers and carpet munchers are prescribed antidepressants. I also believe he could have mentioned the fact that most molestors of young boys are criminal kweers pretending to be straight. That way he would have at least addressed the home-o's catch all and completely false arguement that males who molest boys are straight. If a man has perverted relations with another male, boy or adult, that is considered being gay by definition. At the very least they are bi, and the bisexuals have aligned themselves with the gay community.
    Question: When fhags drive by a waste water treatment plant or an open sewer, do they become sexually aroused?

  • Fuka

    In my opinion one man dating 27 women at the same time is preverted

    • imcdto

      LOL. I agree, but I think one man dating 27 men might not work as a network prime time show. I think that's all he was saying.

  • morleyl

    This debate is interesting.. To be black you have no choice but any other means of behaving is a choice, so being black and your personal sex preference is not the same. I think the concept of being educated is also misplaced to say that being educated should mean to be more enlighten and accept a certain life style. That is crap..

    We should show love to all in context of helping them to do what is right but not to endorse wrong behavior.

    In the end, someone should be allowed to say whatever they want as long as it does not convey hate or violence. If you express dislike for a certain behavior, there is nothing wrong with that even at work I think.. Again, we should encourage healthy debate..

    • Fuka

      Being able to express ones opinion doesn't mean there shouldn't be any consequences for controversial beliefs

      • morleyl

        Again it depends on what is said and how. I think expressing disagreement with something is not the same as hate language. I guess disagreement could hurt too but does that mean people must just keep quiet?

        • Fuka

          he called gay people lives perverted…as if dating 27 women at the same time isn't perverted

    • Jordan Dermont

      You want ignorance and homophobia to be celebrated. Sorry, not going to happen. It's 2014.

      • morleyl

        To me the excuse of ignorance is total rubbish. What is ignorance? All these practices have been around for ages and they were suppressed. There has to be a reason for that and I do not think its ignorance.

        At the same time, we should not encourage hate, at least start with love but I think the challenge is; how to do contain something you consider to be a bad practice, while showing love for all?

        To me there is nothing enlightening or advancement in knowledge about such practice. Again that is my opinion…

  • Humphrey

    Absolutely ridiculous!!! Why not go on with life like a normal instead of having a chip constantly on your gay shoulders – why the big deal!! Most people don't make a big deal about their choices in life – why do the gays need to do this. Just shut up and go about your business of which most of us don't want to know about.
    The next thing – stop the interviewers from asking questions concerning this lifestyle. It's a set up for the person being interviewed.
    All you people who make an issue need to go back to work, back to play, back to everyday life and just stop the nonsense!!!!

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      … oh, wait a minute, gays can be fired in many states, so there's no job to go back to, gays can be killed in many countries, so there's no life to go back to …

      Ahhh, I see why there's so much attention here on the subject of equal rights and privileges and responsibilities for all.

      Thanks, Humphrey, some of us forgot the reason this noise will never go away until being gay really does not matter to anyone else.

      No more second class citizens, please.
      .

  • gayle

    Good for Juan Pablo! I'm glad to see that more people in the spotlight are standing up against this sickness!

    • imcdto

      I don't think what he said is as strong as your statement. He just thought it would be too strong a concept for the tv show.

    • Jordan Dermont

      he's since come out and said he supports gay families, gay marriage and gay adoption. sorry honey, your homophobia is not shared by him

  • SD

    Stop asking people questions and then attacking them because of their answers.

  • http://www.jeremyhelligar.blogspot.com/ Jeremy Helligar

    Does freedom of speech only apply to people who make offensive comments? Does it not apply to the people who disagree with them? If The Bachelor has a right to say what he wants to say, regardless of how misguided it is, then we all have the right to disagree and slam him for saying it. Do we not? I'm tired of people using freedom of a speech as a way of protecting people from criticism for saying stupid things. It works both ways.

    As for the comments he made, I think his ideas are jumbled and confused. He contradicts himself (you can't not have a problem with gay people if you have a problem with gay people), and saying you have gay friends before more or less damning them is like saying “Some of my best friends are black.” And no, there is no hierarchy of suffering and discrimination. I think lesbians in Africa who are raped and mutilated would certainly take issue with the offenses against them being deemed more minor just because Americans haven't read about them in U.S. history books, and they aren't dramatized in Oscar-nominated movies. You can choose to ignore the similarities between the way gays and blacks have historically and systematically been treated around the world, but that doesn't invalidate them.

    All that said, I'm not necessarily inclined to take specific issue with Juan Pablo's use of the word “pervert.” English obviously is not his first language, and he was clearly struggling with expressing himself on such a complicated topic in English. But if he does think that gay men are more promiscuous or sexually out there than straight men, he really needs to see The Wolf of Wall Street. Men are men. It's as simple as that.

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      Kudos, Jeremy Helligar, a thoughtful breath of sanity and insight.

      I also think that where Pablo comes from, gay relationships are not equal, not legal, no supported, so it makes sense that people would see them as only “casual” or impermanant or promiscuous — what choice do they have if society ostracizes them?

      … the way the US pulls black men out of the black community and incarcerates them, then indicts the black community for being unstable.

      I agree, people's suffering is not up for grabs for others to consider worthy or not worthy to somebody else — I think Pablo suffers as much as his friends because of ignorance, fear, and resulting discrimination.

      No more second class citizens, please.
      .

    • Jordan Dermont

      well said. what conservatives demand is freedom of speech being strictly reserved for themselves. they want to criticize the LGBT community but if you dare give them a rebuttal, they pretend they are being persecuted. the same freedom of speech that allows someone to be a bigot enables them to be called out for their bigotry.

  • Ken

    Even in having a so called education so many are misled about the purpose of life. Marriage was instituted by God with the good intention of providing small-group support that offered long term companionship, parental provision and nurturing for children. Same sex marriage does not support life. It promotes a culture of lawlessness and ungodliness. Take all the same sex couples and their supporters, putting all the men together in one place, and all the women in another to dwell among themselves and return in a hundred years and what will become of them. It is self destructive of great nations to encourage lawlessness that God does not approve. You deny the right to children when you choose a same sex partner and you may have the approval of the judge, or court or even the president but God does not approve of such mess so leave His name out of it, and stop trying to corrupt the next generation.

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      “… Same sex marriage does not support life. …”

      You're wrong, and you probably know it, so you probably know you are lying.

      I know many gays raising their own children in loving families with same sex partners.

      You spout “God” but you lie, apparently intentionally.

      I think you are using “God” as a shield behind which you hide your fear and hate.

      Shame on yourself.

      Repent.
      .

      • Jordan Dermont

        Well said. I hope you always keep your open mind.Gays are often adopting the children from foster system that heterosexuals dump and neglect there.

  • Calvin Murphy

    Nobody cares what queers are doing, as long as they keep it to themselves.
    They want to get married, then go to a gay church.
    There, all problems solved.

    • davids12

      This post doesn't make any sense – the gay marriage push has nothing to do with churches. It can't, by the separation of church and state. Plenty of churches, such as Episcopalianism, Evangelical Lutheranism, and Reform Judaism perform gay marriages. Furthermore, of course, most non-religious wedding officiants will perform same-sex marriages. (Not all marriages take place in a church.)

      The question is whether the state will recognize it. “Going to a gay church” doesn't solve anything.

  • Cameron Lewis

    Really do I care what some one says? Are todays baby fags and dykes so sheltered and mommy-fied , and overly protected that they cannot handle words? I have been Gay all my life and you know I dont hide when people sling words- I sling them back and correct them. (And yes I used Fag and Dyke — I am one I can)

    • davids12

      “Really do I care what some one says?”

      I don't know, do you?

      “I dont hide when people sling words- I sling them back and correct them”

      So yes, I guess you do.

    • Jordan Dermont

      You are what we call a self hating gay man battling severe internalized homophobia. Plus, you're old as hell, so your opinion doesn't matter much. You're just bitter at younger gays.

  • peter thomas

    Absolutely nothing wrong with what this guy said. And I agree 100%. I would never entertain the idea of watching a gay bachelor because the idea repulses me. Doesn't mean I hate gay people, but I don't have to agree with their chosen lifestyle either.

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      “… Doesn't mean I hate gay people, but …”

      How would the gay person know you don't hate them if (a) you talk that way, and (b) you treat them that way?

      Hate is in the eye of the beholder, so if you deliver it with a smile or an angry grimace, the receiver gets it all the same.

      Keep your baseless repulsion to yourself: you're talking about other human beings, so show some respect.

      Gays are our siblings, our parents, our children, our co-workers, our customers, our bosses, our service providers, our ministers, our doctors, our lawyers, our military, our fellow tax payers, our fellow citizens, ourselves.

      How much suffering must people endure during the last throes of sanctimonious hypocrites writhing in fear and hate?

      No more second class citizens, ever, please.
      .

    • davids12

      “watching a gay bachelor because the idea repulses me. Doesn't mean I hate gay people…”

      Being repulsed by gay people and hating gay people really don't strike me as particularly different, peter. If you're going to be a bigot, just be a bigot – you're just saying you don't hate gay people because you think you're supposed to say that.

  • SCARLETT G.

    WHAT THE HELL?? Everyone has a RIGHT TO their OPINION…..MUST WE all BE sucked INTO ACCEPTING “ALTERNATE” BEHAVIORS???

    • imcdto

      And what he said wasn't even “unaccepting” of alternative behaviors.

      • davids12

        Mmm. Did you read all the way down to where he said gays were more perverted than straight people?

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      ? Alternate behaviors, like YELLING in Internet chat threads?

      Oh, yeah, we can accept that. =8^o

      Anything else?

      What does “acceptance” look like to you?

      Do you propose treating gays as second class citizens?

      Denigrating them in public because YOU (oops, yelling!) have a (baseless, disrespectful, hateful) opinion?

      And, who's sucking you into anything?

      You could be reading a book book, but instead, you're here, yelling about gays as “alternate”, and you don't even offer substantive evidence as to why, or want “alternate” matters.

      Red heads are “alternate”.

      Blue eyes are “alternate”.

      There are billions of people in the world, and I think of every single one of them as “alternate”.

      What are you getting at?

      In a world of individuals, why should anyone try to be anything other than “alternate” of somebody else, anybody else, everybody else — why should anyone be anything but themselves?

      Eh?
      .

    • srmark

      Sexual orientation is NOT a “behavior” ..well, maybe it is for “the gays”..right?

  • thoughtful D

    I dont see this as being anti gay at all. He was very careful of what he was saying. What IS bothering me is that this country has descended into a place where people can NOT express their real opinions. Its utter nonsense.
    .

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      What people in this country (US?) can NOT express their real opinions?
      .

    • davids12

      “this country has descended into a place where people [who are employed by a company as a public representative] can NOT express their real opinions [while speaking as a company representative at a company function].”

      Fixed that for you. Yeah, it's awful. What's next – being required to perform ALL the duties of your job to your company's expectations?

  • beth

    I think Juan Pablo Galavis is a closeted gay.

  • Mel Icgk

    Mr.Galavis is right on target with his comments. Many studies have shown and show that gay couples GENERALLY are 3-4 times more unstable in their “spousal” relationships; having multiple partners in a relatively short period, permissive sexual encounters are rampant, not to mention STD cases are higher in their community than in heterosexual ones (excluding among prostitutes); just check hospital and clinic stats.
    One of the biggest problems is that newspapers, websites, radio & tv stations, don't ever want to state such things publicly, like Mr. Galavis has, because of the furor it would create. They would never want to hurt any ones feelings because they're afraid of the repercussions, although most think like Juan Pablo does. Most writers, editors etc. are just cowards.
    The stats are there and conformity is not going to change the truth!

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      Can't have stats and studies on non-existent things — gay marriage is just starting.

      Everything you mention makes perfect sense for illegal relationships, but now that gay relationships are more and more becoming legal, look in future studies for equivalency to other legal relationships.

      But, Mel Icgk, considering your ardent attention to such matters that you think are worthy of concern and attention, what action do you propose?

      Do you propose that we (continue to) treat gays as second class citizens, or what?

      Anyway, care to share specific links to your supposed references?

      Thanks.
      .

    • davids12

      “Many studies have shown and show that gay couples GENERALLY are 3-4 times more unstable in their “spousal” relationships”

      For future reference, you need to not put quotes around “spousal” to use this particular stat-bash, because it gives away the lie. Don't put quotes around it and people won't realize you're literally comparing straight marriages to *any* gay relationship regardless how short-lived. Don't feel bad – vilifying a group of people by spreading false propaganda is hard.

      • Mel Icgk

        What is given away is that you must be gay and are or were in one of these unnatural relationships hence, I'm not even gonna bother to respond further since it's obvious you can't ever be objective.

        • davids12

          Lol, well gee, openly refusing to ever listen to any gay person, no obvious bias here…

  • artmensor

    I guess even ‘world class’ soccer stars can be ignorant.

    How does he know anything about gays? Other than what he's heard in church and from other ignorant people who don't know what they are talking about, or more obviously can't reveal to him they know anything.

    Has he lived as a gay man?

  • srmark

    What is “more pervert” is his stupid, ignorant retrograde view of gay people.

  • Stephano

    Obviously, JP's bi-sexual, and can't handle it.
    It's only a matter of time before one of his former male flames comes flying out of the closet, unless, of course, he's smart enough to have been only with other closeted bi dudes, but, as history repeatly proves, they're NEVER that smart.:)
    It's common for closet-cases to try to denigrate openly gay people, primarily to deflect attention from his own bi-sexuality, which is obvious as a pig in a parlor, especially when one watches his “Bachelor” ads.
    Watch them with the sound off, and be honest with yourself about what you KNOW you see.LOL

  • me

    I concur with Juan Pablo, and he should not have to go into great detail defending his own opinion. I don't want a gay Bachelor show on tv either. There Are lines that America and Americans shouldn't cross just because it's “the land of the free”…. To each his own but Dang, is NOTHING sacred here anymore?

  • Jamestbtb

    30% of gay males have over 1000 sex partners, half anonomously.
    Yeah, he's way off.

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      @Jamestbtb:disqus — that statistic is cool, meaning that half have more than 1,000 partners, and half have less than 1,000 partners!

      And some of those partners must have been UNDER them, not OVER them, as you suggest, right?

      So, if one as zero or only 1 partner, then someone has 2,000, right? (law of averages)

      And if someone wasn't included in the census, then they don't count, and you're inaccurate, right?

      How
      do we balance heteros who produce more porno videos, make more babies,
      and Wilt Chamberlain (claimed 20,000 hetero encounters) — surely that demands that some of us have negative sex
      to compensate, right?

      How many of us remember negative sex?!? =8^o

      Will masturbation do? ;-)

      Surely, you have a reference for your hilarious (non) statistic, and a meaning, too, right?

      Right!
      .

  • Shakira Isabel meberak

    Why do people hate so fast yet love to slow? And being gay is genetic

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      Genetics or choice, one's sexuality is no one else's business.

      Being Jewish may be genetic or a choice.

      Who cares?

      Show some respect, live and let live, love and let love.
      .

  • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

    .
    (a) Yer quote is a few generations off “current”?!? and is of biased bigoted origin, so just spout your own whimsically baseless hateful opinion instead of quoting meaningless, offensive lies.
    __________

    (b) Yer meaningless point about reproduction?

    Hetero couples don't make babies.

    Women do.

    Men make sperm, not babies.

    Most homo couples I know are raising their own babies.

    Many babies are being raised by solo parents, and many couples of any persuasion have no babies.

    Yer meaningless point about reproduction?
    __________

    (c) When you say “half anonymously” do you mean over the web using avatars or pseudonyms?

    Or … which half?

    Top or bottom, left or right, front or back?

    Oh, you mean they alternate between knowing a partner, then not knowing a partner, then knowing a partner, then not knowing a partner, then … are YOU counting all this?

    You have a weird preoccupation with OPP other people's privacy.

    The average woman is reported to kiss 29 men before marrying, the whores.

    Aside from that not meaning anything, what does it mean to you, oh, do tell?!?

    .

    • Jamestbtb

      a. Yes. Im sure gay men have stopped being wildly promiscuous since this study was done. What opinion was “hateful?” quoting facts about sex is now hateful? Interesting.
      b. Women make eggs, not babies. You need conception to make a baby. An egg and a sperm, coming together. Sorry scientist. If you can get two men or two women to make a baby, come collect your Nobel Prize.
      c. Am I counting? Uh no. you seem to be confused about how studies work. lol
      Yes, kissing 29 men is exactly the same as having sex with 500 people you never met. Good argument!

      • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

        .
        Good, @Jamestbtb:disqus , we're getting somewhere.

        Premise: I presume or deduce from your posts that you think homosexuals deserve special scrutiny because of something special about them that is someone else's concern.

        I challenge you to either prove that, or, if that point is not your intent, redirect us to better understand whatever points you are trying to make here.

        Given that I think sexuality is none of anyone else's business, especially considering that sexuality has no discernible difference between types of partnering, I challenged you to address 3 points.

        Thanks for your response above, to which I add this:

        (a) You're not quoting facts, you're quoting biased, selected, interpreted presentations from a source that bold-faced is anti-equal rights — they have an ax to grind, not a hatchet to bury.

        They have a point to make, and of course they are going to select and interpret and present only what purportedly supports their denigration of the dignity of some of their fellow human beings, children of the same god, a god who they forgot purportedly told them to only love.

        As such, those presentations are lies.

        You even acknowledge they are not even contemporaneous, they are out of date, they are inaccurate — as such, they themselves sin.

        And, as as such, presenting lies to denigrate a group and deny them equal consideration is hateful.

        “But I don't hate,” some say, smiling, “I love the sinner, I only hate the sin.”

        Smile and be present all you want while spouting hate, but how would someone on the receiving end know the difference if the same hateful mistreatment was delivered with a snarl or a smile?

        You can hate, that's your right.

        I can point it out, that's my right.

        You can deny it, that's your right.

        And so it goes.

        More useful might be to study how anyone's partnering relationships become stable and healthy when they become legal and are accepted as equal in society.

        In other words, that promiscuity you think is worthy of special attention may be an artificial combination of society preventing monogamy among same-sex relationships, and the generally observed behavior that males exhibit greater promiscuity in any mammalian species.

        I'm just guessing, but a brief web search for sexual presentations on-line reveals an overwhelming number of promiscuous heterosexual activity, especially with multiple men — multiple heterosexual men.

        You have some nerve trying to point to homosexual men as worthy of special scrutiny!
        __________

        (b) Disembodied sperm and egg make zygotes, done in the lab all the time, and frozen for later use by any woman for her to make that zygote into a birth-ready baby.

        So, women actually make “babies”.

        Of course from pieces and parts from men and women.

        But the baby that comes out, comes out of a woman, regardless of where the pieces and parts came from.

        Are you suggesting that fully finished, self-sufficient, citizen-ready babies, not zygotes, can be made elsewhere?

        Do share.

        My point is that, aside from adoption, many homosexual couples I know are raising their own children, conceived and birthed naturally and or with lab and or donor / surrogate assistance.

        Many heteros and solos, too.

        This is something that is done by folks of any sexual relationship behavior — homo, hetero, even solo.

        Your point?
        __________

        (c) In an odd way, you agree with me that the studies or reports that you quoted are meaningless for anyone to take legal action on.

        Who cares if women kiss 29 men — a stoning-to-death offense in a dozen countries today — before marrying?

        Who cares if any number of men — or women — have many sexual partners, casual or not, serial or parallel or not?

        You spout the report as if it is obvious how worthy of scrutiny the numbers make the people.

        Nope, not worthy of paying attention to for me.

        And you've done nothing to add to your original post or persuade me that it's anyone else's business, especially or self-governance's business, especially considering that we have a constitution calling for equal protection and due process for ALL, not just people you feel familiar and comfortable with.
        __________

        Thanks for your response.
        .

        • Jamestbtb

          Well, you've convinced me. Societies that are wildly promiscuous have NO negative effects or costs on that society. STDs, HIV, etc. all treat themselves….for free.
          Now if you'll excuse me, Im going to download the Grinder app, so I can find an anonomous gay man to fellate me in a public bathroom. Cheers.

          • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

            .
            You just can't admit that everything you complain about homos are true in greater numbers for heteros and even solos.

            No one is talking about promiscuity except heteros — see the porn industry, college, sports, prostitution.

            Then get back to us when you've addressed them with the same energy with which you spit your hate out here.

            You don't know how many gays I know who not only don't know what Grinder is, but don't even own a smart phone.

            Yet you're savvy about all this anonymous sex stuff, how so?

            =8^o

            Enjoy your power trip.

            You're not really writing about sex or relationships or even anything family related — you're stuck in a power trip about power, how sad.

            And stop dumping your hypocrisy on gays.

            .

  • togetthetruth

    Juan Pablo is a flaccid douche bag, no decent woman in her right mind would want to date much less marry this POS!

  • Craig Gonzalez

    That's the Political Correct POLICE for you. OUT IN FULL FORCE

  • Pamela

    Wow! Such hatred being spit out at one another! I watched “The Bachelor” and I do think Juan is handsome but, with that being said I think he is a jerk & how he treated those women & even Chris the host of the show at the end was wrong!!!
    I too do agree though that there shouldn't be a Gay/Lesbian show! But I do love them as Christ loves everyone & I try everyday to do that & yes I fall short on many days, that is where I & others need to pray for us to be/treat each other as we would wan to be treated. I say I love the gay people not the life style & have had gay friends who love me too, as I let them live their lives, I do not believe they are born that way, I do believe it is a choice. I pray for them that they do not sodomize. But in the end God is our judge!
    I thought this artical was on what Juan Pablo mentioned not throwing vulgarities at each other.

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      @Pamela wrote, “… I pray for them that they do not sodomize. But in the end …”

      You can't write this stuff! =8^o

      Hahahaha.

      Anyway, gays don't do anything that straights don't do, and straights do -w-a-y- more of it.

      Try not thinking that other people's love for each other is any of your business as to how they enjoy sharing it — it's none of your business whether they are gay or straight, whether they celebrate this way or that.

      Just be happy that they love.

      And you love, too.
      .

      • Pamela

        peterblaise

        .
        @Pamela wrote, “… I pray for them that they do not sodomize. But in the end …”

        You can't write this stuff! =8^o

        Hahahaha.

        Anyway, gays don't do anything that straights don't do, and straights do -w-a-y- more of it.

        Try not thinking that other people's love for each other is any of your business as to how they enjoy sharing it — it's none of your business whether they are gay or straight, whether they celebrate this way or that.

        Just be happy that they love.

        And you love, too.

        @Peter I never said it was any of my business! I tried to comment on the actual article which you really don't seem to be doing. You are just calling anyone who disagrees with you a second class citizen. And I didn't do that. If that is your choice I can't change it but I am heterosexual & I believe that IS how it is suppose to be from The Bible. I didn't write it this is God's commandment. As I also mentioned I have had gay friends & they knew where I stood, and we never ever were mean or hateful or cruel to one another nor would I be or would they to me or anyone else who believes different from them, so there I will say I must have had the best gay friends ever. I still prayed for them though & they knew it.
        So Peter or whom ever else thinks I was trying to be hateful, or judgmental is wrong & may want to re-read what I originally wrote.

  • Treebard

    you ask a question, expect an answer……just because it doesn't jive with what you believe does not make it wrong…..You asked for his OPINION!, he gave it…get over it!! so sick of all this politically correctness!!

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      @Treebard, it's not political correctness, it polite and courteous.

      All people deserve respect.

      He later backtracked and is trying to grow up.

      Try it, you might like it.
      .

  • Laura Rosell

    Again, he is expressing his thoughts. What is the problem? This is called Freedom of Speech. Juan Pablo has the right to think and says what he thinks it is disgusting or not disgusting to him. He still has his rights according to our Constitution. I think the “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” IS STILL ALIVE. OBAMA HAS NOT KILLED IT YET; THEREFORE, JUAN HAS RIGHTS.

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      @Laura Rosell … Obama, seriously?

      No one is squelching anyone's freedom to speak.

      The problem?

      He's speaking from hateful bigotry.

      Responding, and telling him like it is, is just as free.

      It's nice to see him backtrack and recognize how hatefully bigoted his initial reaction was, and take it back — he's trying to grow.

      Join him, and grow up, and stop your hateful bigotry, too.

      No more second class citizens, ever, please.
      .

  • alex

    what's wrong with not wanting to see a couple of gays go all pervert on tv? shoot, i wouldn't let my kids watch them. so now, who's gonna tell me what to teach my kids? now, does that seem like being a bigot? these stupid gay people have to understand that there's a few million of us that are bothered by the way they shove down our throats the belief that we have to be ok with them when we aren't .

    • http://www.peterblaise.com/ peterblaise

      .
      So, @alex, you don't know yet that your parents and your kids are gay, and or their friends are gay, and or your friends are gay, and or your boss and coworkers and employees and customers and service providers and vendors and ministers and politicians and military, putting their life on the line for your freedoms, are gay.

      And you want to take their taxes then turn around and short shrift them with second class citizenship.

      Shame on you.

      And please stop it with the “shove down our throats” thing when talking about sexuality — seriously!

      Something on your mind?

      =8^o
      .

  • alan

    You should try it.

  • NoHick

    You kikes are known for lying. We all know hebes are hung like gnats.

  • dphoadley

    So THAT'S why we all have such large families, all our males are hung like gnats! Keep drinking your Kool-Aid, the sooner that poisons you, the better!

  • dphoadley

    I'd rather leave the particularly dubious pleasure of fellatio to Cocksuckers like yourself! Cunnilingus on the other-hand is GREAT!! Ain't NOTHING that beats PUSSY!

  • Holly Bell

    Quit being so fucking mean! Not everything is black and white like you think!!!!

  • Stephanie

    You need help.

  • dphoadley

    Your obvious need for self-vindication would rather seem to bespeak the exact opposite! That it's yourself with the pin-dick, and me with the elephant's trunk!! But keep trying; maybe if you say enough, you might even convince some weak-minded fool to believe you.

  • NoHick

    Don't flatter yourself, kike. No one wants your little peter- gay, straight or bi. Only a self-absorbed Mocky would post their picture with your disaster of a face. BTW, you have been reported to the authorities for making threats to shoot me with your Uzi, another phallic overcompensation I'm sure.

  • NoHick

    I gives what I gets.

  • NoHick

    You need some ass, but if I looked like you, I wouldn't hold my breath.

  • dphoadley

    English is my 2nd language. I daresay that I'd have fared better if I had said it in Hebrew.
    ממך, לקרוא לי כאלה שמות גינאי, זה דווקה מחמאה!

  • morleyl

    I think wrong is wrong.. A black person is black and thats it, not his/her choice.. Sexual practice is a choice and there has be wrong and right there.. because some people are abusive about what they think is wrong does not make whatever right.

    All I am saying in love we can work with anyone to do the right thing. I think people are so focused on getting endorsements for things that are plainly wrong defying logic in every way..

  • morleyl

    Listen.. why you so focused on syntax?? Based on your responses, you are so intolerant of the view others have. The bottom line is that we have a view and that is it.. I even use the word love and I mean it.. All I am saying is that wrong is wrong and my views are based on my spiritual interest.

    Now, keep your views and we can respectful live in the same country or world.. Don't try to impose your advancement in knowledge on anyone..

    Going back to the comment of the bachelor, he did not make any hate statements, he just expressed his views about what he thinks.. Not sure why that is so wrong and bigotry etc..

  • dphoadley

    Name me one instance where an American Soldier has EVER fought for Israel! Israel fights her own battles!

  • alex

    Israel is a man, my friend, so it should be “His battles”, not “Her battles”..

  • dphoadley

    Except for Germany, countries are always referred to in the feminine!