Guiliani: Gay Sex is Sinful
Rudy Guiliani was asked by Tim Russert of Meet the Press about Mike Huckabee’s comments about wanting to quarantine people with HIV/AIDS. As part of that interview, Guiliani said that being is not a sin, but he agreed with the Catholic Church that gay sex is a sin.
Sounds very “love the sinner, hate the sin” to me.
Rudy also acknowledges being a sinner. I am guessing that he is talking about the adulterous affair that he carried on with his now wife Judith Nathan among other things.
MSNBC Transcript after the jump.
MR. RUSSERT: And we’re back. Our remaining minutes with Rudy Giuliani.
Mike Huckabee, leading the field in Iowa, told the Associated Press back in the ‘90s that AIDS patients should be quarantined and that “homosexuality was aberrant, unnatural and a sinful lifestyle.” What’s your reaction?
MR. GIULIANI: My reaction is that I haven’t seen—on the second of that, I haven’t seen Mike’s comment. The first one I think he says that he didn’t have the information, that he’s changed his mind about it, it’s not his current position. Look, I got enough of my own statements and issues, as we’ve seen, that I have to deal with. I think Mike has to…
MR. RUSSERT: But you don’t believe homosexuality is aberrant…
MR. GIULIANI: Oh, no, no, no.
MR. RUSSERT: …unnatural or sinful.
MR. GIULIANI: My, my, my—no, I don’t believe it’s sinful. My, my moral views on this come from the, you know, from the Catholic Church, and I believe that homosexuality, heterosexuality as a, as a way that somebody leads their life is not—isn’t sinful. It’s the acts, it’s the various acts that people perform that are sinful, not the—not the orientation that they have.
MR. RUSSERT: The Congress is discussing and…
MR. GIULIANI: Which includes me, by the way. I mean, you know, unfortunately, I’ve had my own sins that I’ve had to confess and had to deal with and try to overcome and so I’m very, very empathetic with people, and that we’re all, we’re all imperfect human beings struggling to, to try to be better.
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