Paul Coble — the notoriously anti-gay Jesse Helms‘s nephew —  Chair of the Wake County, NC County Board of Commissioners introduced and got passed a measure supporting the May 8 gay-bashing bigot ballot.

The vote was 4 – 3 with Republican bigots voting for, and Democratic human beings voting against.

Though many direct victims of irrational and hateful anti-gay bigotry came to urge a “No” vote, Paul Coble as a vicious bigot was impervious to their statements.

As a measure of how arrogant Coble is in his gay-bashing bigotry, consider that on his Facebook page, he posted this message:

“Marriage = One Man + One Woman. I am proud to stand and defend Amendment One and Traditional Marriage whenever detractors come calling.”

The human beings who attended Coble’s bigot vote, live, to express how they suffer because of his bigotry were not “detractors.”  They were human beings, even if Coble does not particularly give a damn about them or their rights.

At the time this reporter discovered the above statement on Coble’s FB page, a North Carolinian had left a comment under it to the effect of, “Coble, what a defense you give, deleting comments of those who disagree with you.  So much for participatory democracy.”  Somebody who was able to make an original post on Coble’s page said this: “Your performance as Chairman of the County Commissioners today was an embarrassment to democratic government. It is so sad to see an elected official abuse the public trust as you did over and over in today’s meeting.” Another said: “If you truly believed in limited government and freedom, you would never decide to act like King George and seek to legislate your beliefs onto others. Have you no Christ-like love for your fellow men?”  Still another said: “Very brave of you to stick up for Traditional Marriage, if that’s what you’re doing. One man, one woman, of the same race. That was the tradition until 40 years ago, wasn’t it?”

As previously reported on Pam’s House Blend, during Coble’s bigot vote, citizens had actually to demand that he look them in the eyes.  A political gay basher who can not even look his victims in their eyes is among the most despicable of cowards. To tell Coble what you think of his cowardly bigotry, you can e-mail him here: paul.coble@wakegov.com, call him here: 919-856-5577, find additional contact info for him here and leave a comment on his Facebook page here.

Coble is running for the U.S. Congress, with his gay-bashing bigot aunt the widow of Jesse Helms’s endorsement.  Jesse Helms once said this: “I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That’s the kind of customers we need!”  Helms also said this: “Mr. Clinton better watch out if he comes down here. He’d better have a bodyguard.” Even after the arch-bigot Helms retired, he said this: “if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.”

Now, his widow informs in her endorsement of Paul Coble that if people want a representative with Jesse Helms’s views, they should vote for Coble.  To tell the Coble for Congress campaign what you think, go here or call 919-345-9117 or 252-266-1059.