Friday, November 5, 2010

25th LD : Hans Zeiger makes homophobic remarks in 2006 TV interview

Hans Zeiger, the Republican candidate in the race for the 25th Legislative District (Position Two), can’t shake the controversy regarding his blog posts and articles which take aim at progressive organizations, women and minority groups alike.

The SGN this week reviewed an interview originally aired on Penn & Teller’s show, Bullshit, on April 3, 2006, which shows the candidate making homophobic statements. Although the bulk of the writings were made in 2003 and 2004, the TV interview is likely to have been more recent.

See the remarks for yourself:

The camera recorded every word in which Zeiger said that Gays were more likely to molest boys; same-sex families would “destroy the very foundations of our civilization;” and that the Boy Scouts had “high moral standard[s]” for banning Gays from membership.

Same-sex families: “The family is a certain way and a family includes a mother and a father. It includes children. To move beyond that model is so revolutionary that it is to pluck-up and to destroy the very foundations of our civilization.”

Pedophilia: “As the homosexual movement became much more entrenched in the American culture – starting in the late 60’s -- it really became an opportunity for the pedophiles to make a mass assault on the Boy Scouts. The statistics show that homosexuals are far out in proportion represented in engaging in pedophilia.”

Boy Scouts: “The Boy Scouts have a right to exclude homosexuals. I think it is good that the Boy Scouts have a high moral standard.”

Read the full article in this weeks edition of the Seattle Gay News, which is available in print or online at


Anonymous said...

Wow! If it looks like a bigot, acts like a bigot then it probably is a bigot!

Anonymous said...

This guy gives me the creeps.

Sarah said...


Anonymous said...

Incredible. He's a bigot!

Michael Kayman said...

This S.O.B. is in the lead now. W.T.F? Is insanity a desired trait for elective office in Puyallup?