Thursday, August 31, 2006

Charles Barkley's Political Aspirations: DOA

Barkley sounds off on gay rights, religion and Katrina:
NEW YORK -- Charles Barkley was his usual outspoken self during a recent television interview in which he said, among other things, that he advocates gay marriage, believes Republicans have screwed up the country and is "struggling with my idea of what religion is."

The former NBA MVP, who is considering running as a Democratic candidate for governor in his home state of Alabama, also said Democrats have concentrated too much on criticizing President Bush in the last two years instead of focusing on what they can do to improve things in the country.

Barkley was a Republican until recently, saying he switched parties when the Republicans "lost their minds." He said he is troubled by some of the actions of people in the United States in the name of religion.

"Religious people in general are so discriminatory against other people, and that really disturbs me," he said. "My idea of religion is we all love and respect. We all sin, but we still have common decency and respect for other people. So right now I'm struggling with my idea of what religion is."

He also said he supports gay marriage.

My Comments:
No longer a fan.

At least with his political aspirations now a shambles (does he actually believe he can be elected with such political views in ALABAMA?), he won't be left with the dilemma of whether to kiss babies or spit on them.

Barkley's man-crush on David Hasselhoff won't make matters any easier for him.


At 8/31/2006 8:33 PM, Blogger Father Martin Fox said...

Don't view him as a politician or pundit; view him as entertainment; it makes everything much more pleasant.

At 9/01/2006 12:57 PM, Anonymous Buckeye Bob said...

Oh, and view him as correct.


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