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“Love Connection” Host: African Americans, Gays Don’t Need Civil Rights

“Love Connection” Host: African Americans, Gays Don’t Need Civil Rights

Former Love Connection host Chuck Woolery has added his voice to the chorus of GOP figures upset by the recent court rulings on Proposition 8. At last week’s CPAC event in Washington, D.C., Woolery said the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to declare California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Gays don’t need civil rights, Woolery stated.

Neither, in his opinion, do African Americans.

The Advocate reports that Woolery’s remarks came after an enthusiastic meeting with former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who told Huffington Post that she believes people “have the right to vote on the laws that they living under [sic]” even when those laws take away the civil rights of a minority group. Woolery agreed.

His remarks at CPAC seemed to undermine the struggles and accomplishments of an entire movement. At best, they reflected staggering ignorance and insensitivity.

“Majority rules,” Woolery said. “We were born with national rights. We don’t need civil rights. [African-Americans] don’t need civil rights. They don’t need them. They have inalienable rights granted by God in the Constitution.”

“I mean, I’m discriminated against all the time. I don’t care. It doesn’t bother me,” he added, essentially telling civil rights advocates to “suck it up.”

“[I'm discriminated against] because I’m old,” Woolery said. “And Iím a one per center, and I’m absolutely discriminated against as a one per center.”

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11:39AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

I prescribe a padded cell and a straight jacket for Mr. Woolery. His comments about being discriminated against for being white. male and rich qualifies him for a lifelong stay at the funny farm!

12:59AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Woolery is an IDIOT> EQUAL RIGHTS ARE FOR EVERY HUMAN.

1:50PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

The original Constitutional idea was that the tyranny of the majority over the minority should be prevented. The prevention of the tyranny of the minority over the najority was considered settled by the revolution.That doesn’t fit this creature's world ideal in this day and age. Humane actions belonged to a previous world. It’s called progress.

8:34AM PST on Feb 22, 2012

Wow! I guess I'm out of touch, I did not know Chuck Woolery was an ass-half [it would take two of him to make an ass-whole]......... This is the most ignorant thing I have heard this week----- he supports mob rule???

4:47AM PST on Feb 22, 2012

I'm going to contact GSN, requesting they pull all of his former game shows off their channel. He became a 1%er from those shows..... he gets his bleeping residuals from them. Kick him where it hurts the worst - his Wallet!

2:34PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

I guess in Chuck's mind only white straight extremists who hate others know what LOVE is... hopefully we won't ever hear from him again and Hollywood will show him the same Love he is showing others ~ NONE.

12:13PM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Woolery, you are an absolute jerk!

10:17AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Human rights are for all!

9:18AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Maybe Chuck Woolery and Victoria Jackson can start a "not-famous, never important, obviously idiots, faded B list Celebrities from the forgotten past" late night show on Faux, where they can babble at each other. Also, CHUCK WOOLERY is in the "1%"? Really? "Love Connection" residuals were that good?

9:10AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

Equality and civil rights are for everyone. They are not an inheritable legacy that are only available to an exclusive few.

How is anything Chuck Woolery says relevant? As far as I'm concerned he is just an intolerant, ignorant has been.

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