Republican Utah lieutenant governor apologizes to LGBT community: ‘My heart has changed’

by Jessica Chasmar  |  published on June 16, 2016

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox apologized to the LGBT community at a vigil honoring the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack, saying he hasn’t always been kind to gay people or supportive of their rights.

“I begin with an admission and an apology,” the Republican told thousands of mourners gathered Monday night at the Salt Lake City and County Building, according to a transcript posted Tuesday by KSL.com. “First, I recognize fully that I am a balding, youngish, middle-aged, straight, white, male, Republican politician … with all of the expectations and privileges that come with those labels. I am probably not who you expected to hear from today.”

Mr. Cox said he grew up in a small, rural town and sometimes picked on children who were different than him.

“I didn’t know it at the time, but I know now that they were gay. I will forever regret not treating them with the kindness, dignity and respect — the love — that they deserved. For that, I sincerely and humbly apologize,” he said.

  • TeaPartyPatriot

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    I’m through with you troll, I have better things to do with my time. Tending the livestock is one of them.

  • Wolfman

    How does he know they were gay??? He makes it sound like most of his town was populated by gays. I recall knowing maybe one or two very effeminate boys as a kid. However, I have no idea if they are gay. Regardless, I am fine as long as the LGBT stay out of my face and don’t even try to reverse the dialogue that I’m wrong and evil because I don’t ‘Tip-Toe thru the tulips’ . I stay out of your lifestyle…give me the same consideration.

  • Rafael

    Is he up for re-election??? If yes…vote him out!!!

    • Ken says

      Even the Mormons are admitting that like the rest of the Country they have at least 10% within their Community. Welcome to the real World.

      • TeaPartyPatriot

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        You are even lying about the percentage of queers/degenerates in the US it is not anyway near 10% US census puts it at most at 1.5 %.. that’s a long way from yor exaggerated 10%.
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        • Ken says

          It is higher than that even in Evangelical Churches – keep your head where it is – it seems to be your “safe space”.

        • Ken says

          Hang in there – no one give a shlt if y you choose to use Father John’s 95 year old research.

          • TeaPartyPatriot

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            only the most gullible would believe the highly modified figures that you have presented. Say like the egullible that believe in global warming

          • Ken says

            Don’t believe the Global Warming/Albie Gore BS. It is just a money maker for the Establishment. Climate Change is normal weather cycles that have occurred for millions of years. If you think I’m gullible you need to get out of your cave and see the USA and then venture into the rest of the World. .

          • Ken says

            Typical Tea Party – same programmed response all the time – that’s why the Tea Party gives Conservatives a bad name and it rubs off on Christians too.

      • Rafael

        They are a small minority but empowered by the administration. But, Like TeaPartyPatriot said, you exaggerate. This LGBT’s are just LOUD!!!

        • Ken says

          The who said I exaggerate? Try reading the research available from many countries on the www.

          • TeaPartyPatriot

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            I say you exagerate and I’ll go you one better you’re a troll that GROSSLY exagerates.

          • Ken says

            Try Comedy Central and see if they want a wacky comedian.

          • Rafael

            You exaggerated!!! Why…I think you are a sympathizer of the LGBT’s.
            Here, I did the search for you:
            https://www.google.com/search?q=%25+of+homosexuals+in+america&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

          • Ken says

            Guess what Ralphy – they are Citizens like you and I and have the same Rights provided by the US Constitution and Bill of Rights that you and I have.

          • Rafael

            Agree, Kenny boy!!! But they have NO RIGHT to forcefully shove it to us as acceptable behavior and worst, make a public statement/display about it! Neither I or my children/grand children should be subjected to sleaze behavior and on your face, under the roost that is a right protected by the 1st amendment! We still have laws against that! Not been against the behavior and staying silenced or complaisant, makes one part of the problem! Are you part of the problem???

          • Ken says

            To bad you don’t understand what the Constitution is all about. Apparently you don’t like the 1st Amendment either – unless you are the one talking.

          • Rafael

            What did I miss of the 1st amendment??? That is ok to yell fire in a theater??? Just say it! Don’t go around the bushes with accusations. Where sleaze behavior in public is protected by the 1st amendment!!!

          • Ken says

            Your’e a waste of time!

          • Rafael

            Really??? Did I left you speechless so soon??? That all you have??? Or you just realized, you know NOTHING about the constitution???

          • Ken says

            No ralph – you didn’t left me anything. Keep repeating words that are programmed in your AI. This is my last reply to you because you only use others peoples word and don’t bother to question the intent of what you say. Enjoy your life.

  • Dennis Stewart

    There is no such thing as a homosexual; transsexual or bisexual. All there is are boys and girls who eventually become men and women. What does exist are sexual perversions and sexual perverts in this case representing an irrelevant 1.6% [homo men and homo women combined] of the general population…a lifeless and lethal 1.6% who are not satisfied with being left alone to practice their perversions in private; but rather insist on prancing and promenading their perversions in public and then forcing the 98.4% to salute their filthy perversions as normal. No freaking way.

    • Ken says

      Hey Denny – you are using Father John’s statistics from 1911 but he was not sure where to count outside the Parrish.- try over 11%

      • Dennis Stewart

        Liar!

        • Ken says

          are you saying Father John is a liar dummy.

          • Dennis Stewart

            Go back and play in your unflushed toilet you puny punk and pampered prissy prima donna.

          • Ken says

            Don’t try to pin your name tags on me. Rant on AI.

          • Dennis Stewart

            I don’t look in your mirror you freak!

          • Ken says

            Why aren’t you on Comedy Central – I think that’s where wackos go.

          • Dennis Stewart

            Wow! What a come back! Look spot see Jane jump. Jump! Jump! Jump!

          • Ken says

            Forget comedy Central – just try to entertain your 2 year old.

          • Dennis Stewart

            Two year old what?

      • Dennis Stewart

        Hey Kenny -Go back and play in your unflushed toilet. You lie every time you move your lifeless and lethal lips. Even the sodomy saluting federal government has debunked the long lingering homo lie about 10%. It’s 1.6% for homo men and homo women COMBINED and an even punier 0.7% for the 31 hallucinogenic Bi/Tri/Trans non-existent nomenclatures.

        Keep it up! The more you do what you do, the fewer the number of freaks there will be.

        • Ken says

          Denny you are full of shlt and apparently illiterate too – have some one read the real numbers to you – they are available mahy places on the www.

          • Dennis Stewart

            You are shit!

          • Ken says

            Wallow in it babe and take a reading lesson.

          • Dennis Stewart

            Do you take your excrement with or without peanuts?

  • justinwachin

    The parade of apologizers begin…

    It is interesting to see how some lgbt groups are beginning to exploit this strategy for fundraising and to advance their agenda. I guess they believe in milking this tragedy for all it’s worth.

  • This Governor is correct about how we should feel about the homosexuals…to treat them with kindness, respect and love. This is Gods way, but we are not to go along with their ideas of their lifestyle…this, God does not approve of.

  • TeaPartyPatriot

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    HOMO Sexuality is a choice that the individual consciously makes.
    It is not an act of God or an accident of nature. hier choic Now live with it or reform to normality.

    • Ken says

      Step up and get Normal TPP – as more of the genetic research is compiled and presented you will eat those words.

      • retiredtrooper

        you are the one who needs to get ‘normal’ and a GOOD place to start, is in the same little chat rooms with the REST of the 1.6%…trool….

      • TeaPartyPatriot

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        but I won’t be eating a queer.

        The only way genetic research will state that there is a queer gene is if a queer is doing the biased research. and you can always find some “researcher” looking for a grant who will find evidence to support ANY slant on the truth yu are willing to pay for.
        The global warming crowd bought their researchers who massaged their data to give the results the sponsors wanted. Ask algore.

  • exoticdoc2

    Just because this muslim did something wrong does not excuse the wrongs done by homosexuals.

    • Ken says

      Why don’t you let God do the judging – your mind is a little tweaked.

  • retiredtrooper

    evil will become good and good will become evil…..final days folks….wake up…

    • Ken says

      Don’t hold your breathe unless you’re a Prophet and have a date.

      • retiredtrooper

        read your bible, or, if you don’t have a bible to read, get one….and then read….they are not my words…and the point is Ken, you WON’T know the date…..if you do not recognize the scripture for the world turning upside down own or, do not understand what the scriptures say about Jesus return, then YOU are one of the ones who need to wake up!!

        • Ken says

          I woke up – have read the Bible many times and quoted it a number of time and even question some of it based on scientific research – then I woke up to the fact that the Religion Industry Worldwide is just another business that is profit motivated. When they wanted to see our tax return to be sure we were giving 10% we told them to fnck off.

  • Rodney Steward

    No since in apologizing for something that’s Obama’s fault! Thanks to him the FBI was forced to turn away from this known -wolf!!

  • otoman

    There is no problem with being “different”. But when “different” defies nature, there is a problem. BUT, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.

    • Rafael

      “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”??? Do you know why “Jesus” say that??? We can’t use the words of “Jesus” to make a point if we don’t understand what He intended when He say the words!!!

      • Dennis Stewart

        All sins are not created equal! Does God see children who occasionally sass their parents the same as and equal to those who occasionally kill their parents? Does God see those who occasionally steal penny candy from candy stores the same as and equal to those like Bernie Madoff who occasionally embezzled hundreds of millions of savings from those who trusted him to manage their financial futures? God calls sodomy – the foul; filthy; fruitless; and fatal homosexual monogamy an ABOMINATION which means God hates sodomy. Only a very few sins are called abominations.The insolent and the impenitent who wallow in such destruction are also hated by God unless and until they admit error; show contrition for the error; and make firm purposes to amend by changing their God hating behaviors. Sodomy and other inverted and perverted anti-sexual homosexual disorientation behaviors are gateways to perdition. At this point nobody really cares about what the inhumane and dehumanized do in PRIVATE. When the depraved want to force others to salute their public displays of depravity and simultaneously force its teaching on our children via hateful coercive laws sovereign suicide is complete. Evil isn’t accidental. It is premeditated, orchestrated and choreographed. When it comes to sex; marriage; parenting; adopting; role modeling; and unlimited and unsupervised access to children, homosexuals; bisexuals; transsexuals etc. are what equality always isn’t; what love never is; and what normal, natural and healthy can’t ever be.

        • Rafael

          Wow, I bet you have more to add!!! LOL You are correct on your assessment on the moral decay politicians (from both parties) allow to come to front pages of the news! It is planned as you say. I have denounce since the 70’s, that America was a country ran by minorities! Now you can see it come to pass in front of our very own eyes!!!

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