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NY Sen. Ruben Diaz warns marriage equality a sign of the coming apocalypse

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. (D-Bronx), the lone Democrat in the state Senate to vote “no” on the marriage equality bill, warned that gay marriage is only a sign of the coming apocalypse.

Ruben Diaz Sr.


“I’m a preacher and they say in the Bible all these things will come to pass. They say there will be a time when good is bad and bad is good,” he said. “I say the end is coming and they laugh at me, but the Bible calls on the faithful not to give up.”

He’s also proud of his “nay” vote.

“I always knew it would pass in New York and if they allowed it here, in New York, the whole nation goes. But I am Christian first and then a Democrat,” he said. “I always vote my conscience.”

via: Metro.us

Diaz, a Pentecostal minister, placed the blame squarely on Republicans in the state Senate for making New York the sixth -– and most populous -– state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

“All Democrats do is abortion and gay marriage, but the Republican party has always been the party that protects traditional values and family values.,” he said.

In case you missed it, here is Diaz’ rambling diatribe to “explain” his “nay” vote, instead chastising lawmakers in an attempt to sway opinions at the last moment in hopes of defeating the bill.

The Marriage Equality Act was passed in the state Senate on Friday evening, and signed into law by Cuomo at 11:55 p.m. ET, less than 2 hours after the vote. The law takes effect in 30 days.

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61 more reader comments:

  1. there are just no words for his idiosy……..

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:23pm
  2. Oh, Puhleeze! Why would anyone listen to this man? He couldn’t even understand the rules of the NY Senate as they applied to his speech.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:23pm
  3. I can’t help but laugh. Ignorance is funny sometimes..

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:24pm
  4. ….lolwut.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:24pm
  5. why are people such fucking idiots…………?

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:24pm
  6. So
    Stupid

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:25pm
  7. must be trolling

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:25pm
  8. He’s a big bag of CRAZY!!!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:25pm
  9. LULZ. What a troll!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:26pm
  10. Mentally challenged and quoting from some outdated book written by old men in Britain.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:26pm
  11. He probably has college freshman guys sucking his dick in the closet.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:27pm
  12. that makes me laugh big time. i need it.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:27pm
  13. “But I am Christian first and then a Democrat,” he said.”
    That’s not the way government works, asshole.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:27pm
  14. OMG! On my adoptive mom’s page her and her friends are complaining about the law being passed and all. They are saying we need to pray for our leaders, our country, etc and if only it were up to the people… Blah, blah, blah…

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:27pm
  15. When you think Paris Hilton was dumb…

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:28pm
  16. Boo hoo Díaz!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:28pm
  17. People who believe in a god that needed a blood sacrifice to forgive crack me up….nuts. : )

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:29pm
  18. He’s a pastor OF COOOOOOUURRRSSEE!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:29pm
  19. go fuck yourself

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:30pm
  20. Let it be known that not all Christians are crazy, most of us have some sense

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:31pm
  21. Who is he to think that he can speak for a being so incredibly complex and vast. Can we not enjoy life and be happy while its here in front of us? Forget the rules forget all our faults, we’re human, we’re different, all of us. We are all worthy of acceptance and rights and love. :) Maybe god would agree with me, how can I ever know though?

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:32pm
  22. Lol.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:33pm
  23. Senator Diaz is nothing but a conservative Republican in a Democrat’s clothing. He needs to run for election under his true party — and he really needs to keep his religion out of State politics. Separation of Church and State, Sen. Diaz.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:34pm
  24. LOL! Look at the picture of him. He looks crazy.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:34pm
  25. time for him to tap his foot in some restroom……

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:35pm
  26. The mas is an ass, that is why i nick named him the right Rev. Ruben” The Ass”Diaz. That man is a loud mouth bigot.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:35pm
  27. Alpaca lips!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:35pm
  28. If ever the letters “STFU” should be used, THIS was the occasion! What are we to do about these RWRNJs? My patience is wearing sooooo thin!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:37pm
  29. I agree with Sen. Diaz. I am glad to see that some politicians still consider the Bible and their conscience to be above what any people may say.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 4:23pm
  30. By voting no, Ruben betrays his belief that the apocalypse will be the best thing that would ever happen to a christian – an event that sees christians raised to an eternal life of pure perfection whilst every bad person gets what they deserve. To be consistent then, he should surely he should have voted yes and be thankful that it has been passed.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 4:25pm
  31. I have people quoting Leviticus and Deuteronomy to my face and saying Leviticus 20:13 clearly states “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
    I would remind to read the whole Leviticus. Just to give you some example. Leviticus also condones slavery, and I quote: Leviticus 25:44-46 “Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.”
    If that is not enough, we also have:
    Don’t let cattle graze with other kinds of Cattle (Leviticus 19:19)
    Don’t have a variety of crops on the same field. (Leviticus 19:19)
    Don’t wear clothes made of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19)
    Don’t cut your hair nor shave. (Leviticus 19:27)
    Any person who curseth his mother or father, must be killed. (Leviticus 20:9) Have you ever done that?
    If a man cheats on his wife, or vise versa, both the man and the woman must die. (Leviticus 20:10). I wonder if Dr. Laura would like that one to be enforced?
    If a man has sex with a woman on her period, they are both to be “cut off from their people” (Leviticus 20:18)
    People who have flat noses, or is blind or lame, cannot go to an altar of God (Leviticus 21:17-18)
    Psychics, wizards, and so on are to be stoned to death. (Leviticus 20:27)
    So, Leviticus is the word of the Lord? Slaves, anyone? The blind and lame cannot go to the altar of the Lord? My flat nose is a sin. Gosh, here I go to the plastic surgeon; but wait a minute, what does Leviticus say about cosmetic surgery?
    See how dumb people can be? ….and don’t blame the Lord, for the Lord is Good.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 5:15pm
  32. …..or maybe he was the one sucking.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 5:21pm
  33. Someone please tell this ASS that his 15 minutes are over.

    The Christian Right is neither.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:04am
  34. If love is the apocalypse count me in :)

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:25am
  35. well isn’t he just a fruitcake?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:26am
  36. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll get raptured.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:26am
  37. OK, so they believe the apocalypse is the second coming of Christ and they’re fighting it, why?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:26am
  38. Dumb fuck

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:28am
  39. Hahahaha. Can someone put this man in an asylum please? (:

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:28am
  40. Wtf ever, if “god” hates us then why did he make us?? Lol, seriously, people this ignorant make me laugh! I mean, really, its 2011 not 1956. GET WITH IT!!! We are here to stay bitches!! <3

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:28am
  41. Oh dear, somewhere there are men with butterfly nets looking for this guy.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:29am
  42. Moron

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:29am
  43. What an idiot!

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:30am
  44. Amen to that, Elisha! If Sen Diaz wants to be a minister, let him. But he needs to keep his religion OUT of state politics. That goes for ALL religions…

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:32am
  45. I guess it would be difficult for him to understand equal rights for all! Wanting the civil liberties regardless of gender, race, sex, equality, political, etc, etc …..hey what ever happened with that Rainbow Coalition?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:39am
  46. this guy is a fucking moron…

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:40am
  47. That’s dumb he needs a hobbies leave us lgbtq people alone

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:40am
  48. just what the world needs, another ignorant, hyper religious twatt.

    “I’m not going to dignify myself with a response to that.” – Rod Farva, Super Troopers

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:50am
  49. “I’m a Christian first and a democrat second”.

    No, dude. You’re a hater first and a DINO second.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:52am
  50. His type were saying similar things in 1967 when interracial marriage was upheld…SOS = Same OLD Shit!

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:52am
  51. I believe the time was come for our government officials to go though some psychological evaluations before being placed in the running. This person is not even an effective speaker. How do these types even get elected?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:56am
  52. u know, if i had a quarter for every time i’ve heard that the end of the world is coming…i would b fucking rich!! seriously, how many times have we been told ‘the end is near! the end is near!’?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:06am
  53. What I gather from this is that Sen Diaz is a Republican who calls himself a Democrat… O.o WHOOO!!! Wait… Isn’t there that one thing in the one document… You know… Constitution? That says something like SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE????????????? FAIL!

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:07am
  54. another extremist asshole circling the drain of irrelevance.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:09am
  55. Weren’t african americans in the same place the GBLT community is in decades ago.? People didn’t accept them and they were slaves. It took people time to accept the African Americans and also for MEN to accept WOMEN to have the right to vote and work.. It’s time to get over this homophobia people. Our ancestors and the generations before us got over sexism and racism (yeah there are still those few who are stuck in the stone age). LOVE HAS NO GENDER!

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:10am
  56. (i forgot to add the African americans weren’t only slaves but had to sit at the back of the bus, couldn’t be seen in the same church as a white person, they had their own stores and such and even far more ridiculousness)

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:12am
  57. No, sir, you are not a christian first and a democrat second, not in your function. If that’s the case, then you chose the wrong vocation. So go back to your narrow minded church and leave politics to people who care about the state. Your religion is not welcomed to rule politics.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:13am
  58. I thought I already survived the rapture?!?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:26am
  59. When it comes to your job as and ELECTED OFFICIAL, you’re whatever your constituents voted for first, Christian second. Be Christian all you want in your personal life, nobody’s telling you not to. But when you show up for your JOB, do your job! Can I show up for my job in a clown suit and tell my admin that I’m a clown first, teacher second?

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:48am
  60. I would like to thank New York for finally showing people that not all Republicans are bigots and not all Democrats are open-minded people. It seems everyone is missing the *real* story here.

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 9:10am
  61. Senator Diaz has already forgotten the failure of Mr. Harold Camping’s prediction.

    Who are the people who vote for these fools? Can we push them all into the East River or something and just let them wash into the ocean?

    Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 5:59am