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Forrester: ‘Homosexuals out to discredit me’ over false medical credentials

By Matt Comer
Monday, October 3, 2011

CHARLOTTE — After days of hot attention from LGBT media and blogs, North Carolina state Sen. James Forrester (R-Gaston) has opened up and responded to accusations that he falsified some medical credentials and affiliations on his resume.

James Forrester

“What has happened is the gay community — the homosexuals don’t like the bill that I pushed through the General Assembly,” Forrester told qnotes via phone.

“They don’t like the bill. They are trying to kill the messenger. They are working to discredit me but they can’t.”

Forrester added, “If I put anything on my résumé that is false, I’ll certainly change it.”

Any mistakes, Forrester said, were “inadvertent.”

“I don’t need to make up credentials; I have enough of them already,” he said. “The gay community is just trying to dig up anything bad about me to discredit me and discredit the bill. I wish they’d quit sending such hate mail and the terrible phone calls I’m getting from them.”

Forrester also said he had already changed his résumé to list “former” affiliations with groups like the American College of Preventive Medicine, though mentions of the groups remain unedited on his résumé at his personal campaign site and at a web page on the Gaston County Republican Party’s website.

In each instance, Forrester’s citations seem to indicate a current and active affiliation with various groups.

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Matt Comer is Editor of QNotes.

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21 more reader comments:

  1. Another friekin’ right-wing redneck…

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:03pm
  2. Whatever old fart. Move out of our way! Equality is coming AGAIN against your sorry white, heterosexual supremacy!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:05pm
  3. what a jackass!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:08pm
  4. Oh br-rother. So it’s the blame game is it? Go waste someone else’s time.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:09pm
  5. Republican politicians can dish it out but they can’t take it.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:10pm
  6. what a looser bad for north carolina to have such a looser for sentor

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:11pm
  7. he really needs to step down for sure

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:11pm
  8. Violence is never an answer for us activists.
    Show some respect, be a better person than these idiots.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:14pm
  9. Wow just wow.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:16pm
  10. babe your hair discredits you…

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:17pm
  11. not hard to do when your not credable

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:21pm
  12. Isn’t it funny how everyone is blaming gay people for all their problems. I mean for real… I guess they have to blame someone so they might as well blame the best out there… LOL

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:24pm
  13. He’s got plenty of straight trash talk…he doesn’t need anyone else. Nasty ass.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:36pm
  14. Listen Boss Hogg, you’re blaming us for the fact that you lied??? You discredited yourself, and you should stop trying to draw the focus off yourself, and take the consequences and repercussions of your total lack of character that makes you the phony, self serving bigot that you are…..

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:38pm
  15. Let’s get the sucka, boys and girls!

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 5:44pm
  16. I am from Asheville,NC. The place Forrester referred to as a”cesspool of sin.”. He doesn’t need anyone to discredit him,he discredits himself!

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:41pm
  17. Know what Forrester, if its true then worry about it. If not your old enough to have grown a pair so stfu.

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:17pm
  18. Of course it’s the Homosexuals fault because you couldn’t have possibly done something illegal right Senator? No! Who would dare suggest such a thing! I am sick of this shit, I mean you preach about taking responsibites for your own actions and then you blame the “Homosexuals?!” WTF does that even mean? Every homosexual person in the world held a census and agreed to attack you?!

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:02pm
  19. If you’re going to lie, A. make it a good one and B. Don’t make me embaressed to be an american

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:03pm
  20. bah ha ha ha ha …..what an idiot…..

    Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:12pm
  21. Replace ‘homosexual’ with any other group of people (race, ethnic or religious) and then it’s hate speech, but if it’s LGBT people, it’s just his “religious rights,” to say that.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 2:27am