| AUDIO - US Senate candidate says Elton John worthy of death...speaks of Mary Cheney
Last week, the press reported that Merrill Keiser,
a Democratic candidate United States Senate from Ohio,
believes that homosexuality should be punishable by
death. Kaiser’s opposition for the Democratic nomination
is US Rep. Sherrod Brown.
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obtained a portion of an audio interview in
which Keiser says that singer/performer Elton John
should be put to death and insinuates that the same
should happen to Mary Cheney, the daughter of Vice
President Richard B. Cheney.
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weekly listeners, conducted the interview. (to hear
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Here is the transcript of the portion of the show
in which Kaiser speaks of superstar and out gay man
Elton John. The original recording of the transcribed
text is here
in MP3 format.
The transcript follows below:
Host Chad Larson: Elton John, he comes
to the state of Ohio, he’s gay and proud, you want
him dead? Should he be killed?
Candidate Merrill Keiser: I would
prefer that he repent
Larson: Obviously, he’s not repenting,
should he be killed?
Keiser:Well he’s worthy of death
The interview then turned to the subject of Mary
Chemey, the Vice President’s daughter. Larson inquired
as to whether Ms. Cheney should be subject to the
same treatment Mr. Kaiser suggested for Elton John:
Larson: How about Mary Cheney? How about
the vice president’s daughter? Should she be killed?
Should she be killed, sir, if she does not repent?
Keiser: You know the important thing is
they are facing the second death
Larson: Of course, but in your perfect
world, should Mary Cheney be killed for her being
Keiser: If she’s not going to repent.
Larson: Then she should be killed?
Keiser: She’s not being killed.
Larson: If her life is no longer existing
then she is being killed.
Keiser: Well, how else are you going to
Larson: So you are saying Mary Cheney …So
you are saying Mary Cheney should be killed for
being a homosexual.
Keiser: Why don’t we….What’s wrong with
Larson: We’re going to drug her?
Keiser: Why do we have laws against drugs?
Originally published on Wednesday March 15, 2006.
CORRECTION: Mr. Keiser's name was originally reported
ED. NOTE: Despite the changed spelling of his name,
he's still a hateful idiot.