Joe the Plumber Questioned About Statements That Gay People Aren't Allowed Around His Children, Still Thinking "Queer" is a Fine Word


Joe the Plumber won the right to face Marcy Kaptur in the race for the seat in Ohio's 9th district.

Which means it's time to remind everyone that Joe the Plumber isn't down with the gays. He made some remarks years ago that made clear his feelings — "I would never let queers near my children," was the exact quote — and he later added fuel to the fire when asked about gay marriage in a Q&A with Christianity Today.

Summary: you don't understand the dictionary, gays can't be around his kids, queer is totally a fine word to use, honky is a bad word, and yeah, he had some gay friends back in the day. Probably also knew a black guy once.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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