Toby “We’ll put a bullet in your ass” Keith is OK with Gay Marriage

Saturday, October 1, 2011

OK, I’m the first to admit I didn’t expect to see this coming.

Country music superstar, Toby Keith,” has no problem with marriage equality and he isn’t afraid to say so. The singer who famously sang, “We’ll put a bullet in your ass, it’s the American way,” after 9/11 told CMT Insider:

“First of all, we’re going to stop somebody from getting a marriage license because they’re gay? You won’t stop them from living together, so what have you accomplished? Wasting a lot of money here and a lot of time that could be spent working on this deficit that we’re under [control]. I never saw the reasoning behind getting in people’s personal lives.”

Huh? So Toby Keith is more evolved on the issue of gay marriage than is President Obama?

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14 Responses to Toby “We’ll put a bullet in your ass” Keith is OK with Gay Marriage

  1. The Real Adam says:

    I think most Americans are more evolved on the issue of gay marriage than President Obama.

    Obama was an ardent supporter of marriage equality in his Chicago days but he’s somehow evolved backward and as president, says he struggles with the issue based on religious grounds. In any case, it’s great to have Toby Keith’s support.

  2. Chad Lebanon says:

    The country is changing and country music is changing. Older people — the core bigots, are dying off and younger people just don’t harbor the animus toward gay rights that their grandparents held. I think deep down, Obama is probably a lot more “evolved” on marriage rights than he lets on but, he is a coward and afraid to lead by example so he prefers to lead by bigotry versus taking a public stand on anything that advances the cause of fairness and liberties.

  3. Jan says:

    Obama just repealed DADT you morons. You can’t criticize someone’s heart when they do the right thing anyway. Get real. Toby is not really a big R anyway

  4. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Obama will pull a Bill Clinton. Mark my words.

    He will remain “opposed” to marriage equality until he’s safely out of office. Then miraculously, he will get religion and say he supports the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry. It will happen when there is no political risk. Obama is a scumbag.

  5. Jan,

    Let’s be clear. Obama didn’t repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

    Sixty-five U.S. Senators, including six Republicans, voted in favor a measure to repeal the 17 year old nightmare courtesy of former President Clinton. The House approved repeal earlier that week.

    Obama did nothing to get it repealed. He never lifted a finger to drum up support. Passage of the bill to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” meant all Obama had to do was sign it. Although, I am confident he will take credit for ending the policy.

    In any case, Obama was intensely forced to act because he loitered for two years on the issue and the U.S. House was about to flip over to Republican control.

    As far as I’m concerned, both “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and DOMA should’ve been repealed in Obama’s first hundred days in office. But alas, because Obama diddled the only way DOMA will be repealed is for the SCOTUS to overturn as a violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.

  6. ajihani says:

    Good for Toby. Maybe he can knock some sense into Obama vis a vis gay marriage?

  7. Fast Diane says:

    I read Garth Brooks’ sister is a lesbian. Also, some country singer named Shelly Wright is gay and in fact, recently married her partner. The world is changing and Nashville needs to join the 21st century.

  8. Harry says:

    President Obama sounds more like a Republican every day.

  9. R.J. says:

    I’m not at all surprised. Toby’s a Democrat but he’s in the middle on a lot of issues. Glad he’s on our side.

  10. Peace Nick says:

    If you’ve been to Nashville you know there are as many gay men there as Charlotte, Tampa and Charleston all rolled into one. The homophobes in country music aren’t typically the artists.

    It’s the fans. Remember what country fans threatened to do to the Dixie Chicks?

  11. Tiny Dancer says:

    Toby Keith is a redneck but he’s not a homophobe. An important distinction. I guess this means it’s OK to like his music now? I’m not a country fan but I could it a try.

  12. drunk beyatch says:

    Did y’all know Toby Keith is high yella? His mamma is white but his daddy is a black man.

  13. feminazi says:

    My son-in-law is a country music fan so I will tell him about this. I am not familiar with Toby Keith but if he supports gay people’s rights, he sounds like a decent guy to me.

  14. Paulhaider74 says:

    Obama isn’t opposed to gay marriage, but it is an issue that is not at the top of his “to do” list. Obama will have to find a way to improve the economy and decrease the unemployment rate if he is to be re-elected. However, Obama would be wise to use gay marriage as a “wedge issue” in the same way that the Repugnantcans used it in 2004 to help get Bush re-elected. The pendelum has swung the other way, and more Americans are in favor of gay marriage than opposed to it as they were seven years ago. Unlike St. Ronald Raygun, Obama was not elected with the help of the Religious Right and Evangelical Chrisitians; it does not matter if Obama offends these people because they wouldn’t vote for him after he saved the lives of their children from a burning building. Evangelicals have been “saved” by Jesus Christ, who spent an inordinate amount of time with twelve other men, washed their feet, and never had a wife or a girlfriend. I don’t think that Jesus would have been opposed to gay marriage given his sexual orientation, but I don’t think he could have handled heterosexaul marriage in spite of his omnipotence and magical powers.
    Paul Haider, Chicago

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