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Ill. lawmaker: ‘Disordered’ gays are ‘trying to weasel their way into acceptability’

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An Illinois state lawmaker, appearing on a Catholic radio broadcast recently, said same-sex relationships are “completely disordered” and for that reason she is “more than happy” to vote against marriage equality.

Jeanne Ives

State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton, Ill.), speaking on the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour on Feb. 25, said gays are “trying to weasel their way into acceptability” so they can influence children in schools.

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“They’re trying to redefine marriage. It’s a completely disordered relationship and when you have a disordered relationship, you don’t ever get order out of that. So I’m more than happy to take a ‘no’ vote on the issue of homosexual marriage.”

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“I’m more than happy to stand up and take a courageous vote here on this issue because it’s the right thing to do. Essentially what they’re trying to do is not just redefine marriage, they’re trying to redefine society. They’re trying to weasel their way into acceptability so that they can then start to push their agenda down into the schools, because this gives them some sort of legitimacy. And we can’t allow that to happen. The rights to marriage… it’s really a natural right…

“It’s the natural right of the child to be with both parents, either in an adoptive nature or in a biological nature. To not have a mother and a father is really a disordered state for a child to grow up in and it really makes that child an object of desire rather than the result of a matrimony.”

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  1. And she calls her self a Christian??? More like Satanist.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:15pm
  2. its funny how usually these sorts of people are the ones that end up actually being pedophiles or sexual deviants lmao

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:15pm
  3. so sad for her

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:16pm
  4. there is nothing Christian about her way of thinking

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:16pm
  5. Wtf?… Yeah she’s one of those hypocrites again…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:16pm
  6. I’m sorry that she is intellectually disabled

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:16pm
  7. Sucks to be her!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:16pm
  8. I really don’t understand the preoccupation with assuming that all homosexuals are child molesters. “…it makes the child an object of desire rather than the result of matrimony.”

    Really?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:16pm
  9. Ignorance.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:17pm
  10. I know more gay couple that are more level headed than some straight coupes! But i know both! This lady is obliviously a HUGE moron who needs to redo her life and learn “acceptability”and shut her mouth!AN she is part of the Catholic church… their is her main issue!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:17pm
  11. legislating religion and her personal morality-how’s that for “smaller government” ?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:17pm
  12. More like a disordered bitch who probably hasn’t gotten laid in a very, very long time, so she thinks no one else should either

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:17pm
  13. The hairstyle says it all.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:18pm
  14. Oy

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:18pm
  15. she can go and die

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:18pm
  16. I hope she seeks help for her mental issue

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:18pm
  17. They’re the biggest bigots, Christians.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  18. LOL RIGHT….yeah…she needs to do some research…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  19. Can we vote this bitch off the human race?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  20. The only thing I see here that is “disordered” is her thinking process.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  21. i hope she gets divorced by her husband for her bigotry. Nothing says your wrong more then failing at the thing you preach is the only right way. :P

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  22. Reverse the quotes in the description, and it becomes really funny.

    Same-sex relationships are “more than happy” and for that reason she is “completely disordered” to vote against marriage equality.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  23. I don’t understand how it’s acceptable to openly use your religious views to show where you stand on issues, religion has no place in government.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  24. she is a hypocrite

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:19pm
  25. Actually,a significant number of American Catholics vocally support gay rights and gay marriage, believe it or not, most of the the radical anti-gay Catholic philosophy stems from the Vatican

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
  26. *facepalm*

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
  27. What a bigoting bitch!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
  28. She another christian Bitch bigot

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
  29. Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
  30. Or she ended her relationship badly or maybe she was treated badly by another woman…NOT….she suffers from homophobia and should not be allowed to say such lies…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:21pm
  31. Oh, whatever, beyatch!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:21pm
  32. Is she a Judge in a Secular Democracy or a Religious Autocracy? Hmm, dislike/disbarred!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:21pm
  33. The woman hates gays but is in a religion where child sexual abuse is accepted practice among their priests?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:21pm
  34. I think a disordered weasel , well, weaseled it’s way into her rat nest hair

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:22pm
  35. Can’t… think of… insult… harsh enough.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:22pm
  36. i just wanted to point that out

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:22pm
  37. burn in hell with the rest of the hateful people. God does not hate, ignorant people hate in his name and for that you will live a miserable wretched and hopefully painful life.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:23pm
  38. Must have been a very small rock she has lived under.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:24pm
  39. I entirely support gay rights and gay marriage by the way, and I’m not Catholic

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:24pm
  40. What a dirtbag

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:25pm
  41. She is tragic and irrelevant. Ignore her- she is just foul smelling hot air that will blow away in good time- she is clinging to a view that is increasingly out of step with the world . She will fade into nothing

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:26pm
  42. Oh, sad crazy lady…she’s a lost cause. So she thinks that expulsion of certain people and their rights is the right thing to do because of her beliefs? Oh, wonderful. Wait…Queen Isabella thought the same thing. That woman was a monster. Now it looks like we have another one among several. I don’t care what people believe, it shouldn’t get in the way of the rights of others to find happiness, fulfillment, and acceptance.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:28pm
  43. Another lost soul…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:29pm
  44. HEY LISTEN BITCH WHERE HERE AND WHERE NOT GOING NO WHERE AND YOU BETTER GET THAT THROUGH FAKE ASS BLONDE HAIR JOB BY THE WAY GAYS AND WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL US WE LOOK DRESS AND ACT OUR AGE AND WE SHOW RESPECT SOMETHING YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN BIBLE THUMPER

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:29pm
  45. if by ‘disordered’ she means fabulous, and by ‘weasingly our way into acceptability’ she means we want EfreakingQuality then yes.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30pm
  46. So sick of religionists.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30pm
  47. This from a practicing member of the pedophile cover up church.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30pm
  48. Again, Separation of Church and State!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:31pm
  49. 100 likes on Robert Lee Rinehart comment !!!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:32pm
  50. Another ding dong … And on a side note – they may be bringing them back! Yay! :)

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:33pm
  51. Hate

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:34pm
  52. The new Pope would agree with her.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:36pm
  53. What does she know about same sex relationships,has she been in one??Sad sad person….

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:37pm
  54. Someone has to tell this lady that she’s disordered, thinking she has the right to tell other people how to live their lives.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:38pm
  55. One problem, among many who are bigoted and heterosexist, is that people like her actually believe we NEED their acceptance, or approval, or permission, or tolerance . . .

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:39pm
  56. how did she weasel her way into office

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:39pm
  57. vote her out.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:39pm
  58. pffft

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:40pm
  59. Curses! Another of our diabolical plots uncovered!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:41pm
  60. With a wig like that, she shouldn’t throw around the word “weasel” lightly.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:45pm
  61. what right dose she have to say any thing anyways she is NOT GOD I think she needs to look at her self ! We can’t tell anyone who they can fall in love with that is not our place !

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:46pm
  62. https://www.facebook.com/jeanneives Use your freedom of speech to tell her what you think…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:46pm
  63. What a disordered bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:47pm
  64. It’s just like those brave disordered women who weaseled their way into the right to vote, and if they hadn’t where would SHE be?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:47pm
  65. wow. scary.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:51pm
  66. She looks like a big o’ lezbo to me!!
    Haha

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:52pm
  67. This idiot said that children that grow up without a mother and father are unnatural so that means children of not only gay parents are unnatural but also single parent homes are unnatural. What kinda crap is that.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:52pm
  68. I really hate her misuse of the term “natural” homosexuality occurs in nature, even in non humans, gay animal couples have even raised offspring. Beyond that, nature is all encompassing, so if anything happened, it is natural, technically the bombing of Hiroshima was natural, so stop using the term, because every time one of you ill-informed “moral” people do, you make yourselves look, well, ill-informed.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:53pm
  69. bitch!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:55pm
  70. this bitch calling us disordered? really? she really wants to go there huh

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:56pm
  71. not sure if she is aware of how many dysfunctional heterosexual families there are in america-and how many wives and children are abused every day of heterosexual relationships..has this woman checked out the abuse centers across america?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:56pm
  72. Stupid nasty bitch. Screw her.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:29pm
  73. She sucks canal water

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:29pm
  74. Someone has a big rod of bigotry shoved too far up her ass…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:35pm
  75. Ugh, what a hateful woman.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:59pm
  76. kill her

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:06pm
  77. She needs to die.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:29pm
  78. There’s a word for women like this, but it usually isn’t used in polite conversation outside of a kennel.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:35pm
  79. Tomorrow my Husband (legal in CA since 2008) & I will celebrate our 33rd Anniversary of a loving, committed relationship. What’s so “disordered” about that?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:37pm
  80. The bleach she used on her hair must her seeped into her brain….

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:49pm
  81. C U Next Tuesday!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:56pm
  82. She has probably had many professional interactions with gay and lesbian folks and isnt aware thus isnt phased .. just a bigoted prejudice she will always keep in the place of love and acceptance. it’s a shame people like her exist.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:58pm
  83. Dumbass!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:03pm
  84. Ehh Im hoping Pat Brady stays as lawmaker too. He cancels her out despite being Republican he is for gay marriage.

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:13pm
  85. Least one smart guy in Il right?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:13pm
  86. Does she realize that white men said women having equal rights was a product of men allowing them to be educated smh bigot

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:21pm
  87. This woman is a disgusting pile of dog sh*t…

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:32pm
  88. Feces waffle

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:33pm
  89. OMG! REALLY? That is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard lately. Unfortunately hate is still TAUGHT everywhere. What in the world is this woman thinking?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:56pm
  90. PATHETIC!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 9:07pm
  91. She reminded me of the time when blacks had to fight to become people, same as women have to redefine the law to also become human beings. It reminded me the time, when as an immigrant I had to fight to be accepted as another human being in a society that only believed that born americans were the only ones allowed to live in USA. It reminded me the time when employment equity law had to be erected to give “others” the right to have dignify jobs in front of the house and not be relegated to the back of the gutters. The bottom line is that is sad that we have to fight for rights, when in essence all of us should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else without fighting for “special rights”, because as americans we all abide with a constitution that is was written to be fair and equal to all….rest my case….

    Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 9:52pm
  92. What did the weasel say?

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:41am
  93. what a nasty woman.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:40am
  94. can we say the say the same thing about straight marriage how “disordered” it is. I am a cathalic but not on the level peolple like here spewing hatered. I think she’s forgetting one thing..it her great great grandmother to get all future women to have the rights to everything and that was a huge uphill battle. I think people like here need to clean their own door step before saying anything elese.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 3:28am
  95. No words, absolutely no words!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:00am
  96. I believe the weasel has spoken….

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:16am
  97. She should talk. Why is it that religion tends to make people dysfunctional? I thought is was about love, not judging others. I thought it was about saving themselves, not proselytizing everyone through coercion. Why is it always my way or the highway? There seems to be no “live and let live” anymore.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:06am
  98. GOD LOVES US ALL…..MAN DOES NOT! Especially closeted ones! LOL!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:54am
  99. Wow another stupid lawmaker.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:25am
  100. Disordered politician trying to weasel her way into acceptability!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:03am
  101. Educate yourself you stupid Self Loathing bitch.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:49am
  102. I read somewhere it is more acceptable for a teenager GIRL to become pregnant, than for anyone to be homosexual… This world brings nothing but shame….

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:53am
  103. That’s your opinion and your opinion doesn’t count.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:32am
  104. I don’t know any disordered gays. Most disordered people I know are homophobic lawmakers such as she.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:51am
  105. Will republicans stop making straight people sound like assholes?!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:51am
  106. It is time to get her out of office!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:51am
  107. no they wont kathryne

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:51am
  108. I live in Iowa just across the river from Illinois and the stench coming from that state right now is unbearable!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:52am
  109. Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:52am
  110. Not only did she diss gay couples raising kids, but she indirectly dissed single mothers, single fathers, widowed men/women, divorced parents, unmarried couples, and all other “non-traditional” families. How realistic is this? Most people these days don’t have both (married) parents living together, and it’s wrong to imply that you’re somehow stripping your child of a better life for being divorced or single rather than sticking it out with someone who makes you miserable. That’s not right

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:52am
  111. 5 kids…maybe one will be gay…..

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:52am
  112. my god she’s an idiot

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:53am
  113. Nasty Witch!
    NO MATTER WHAT ANY POLITICIAN OR POPE SAYS

    ~~No one, in my judgment, should marry for the sake of God, and no one should be divorced for the sake of God, and no man and woman should live together as husband and wife, for the sake of God. God being an infinite being, cannot be rendered unhappy by any action of man, neither can his well-being be increased; consequently, the will of God has nothing whatever to do with this matter. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:53am
  114. Let me make a point missy isnt that what wemon and african americans did when they wanted their freedom shes lucky she can vote and make decisions for herself now.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:54am
  115. Loca, loca, loca. Que mas puedo decir?

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:55am
  116. Awwww shit. They’re onto us. :(

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:55am
  117. If i have 2 parents that love me, wouldnt I want that love? I wouldnt care if their 2 men or women. Not long ago their was a law that a black and white couldnt marry. Time does move forward and giving equall rights should be a focus. As a state rep you should be seperating religion out of politics. Equall rights should be for all, and not a pick and choose..

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:57am
  118. And this is why we can’t have marriage equality in my state, because of dumbasses like this who equate gayness, not the pedophile-protecting Catholic church, with child sexual abuse.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:59am
  119. Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:59am
  120. People like her are the disordered ones.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:01am
  121. “To not have a mother and a father is really a disordered state for a child to grow up in and it really makes that child an object of desire rather than the result of a matrimony.” This ‘lady’ sure does say ‘disordered’ a lot. I’m wondering what my daughter would think about this statement. Her father didn’t stay around very long & I don’t think she considers herself ‘disordered’. In fact, I looked up the word in the dictionary & am convinced Rep. Ives is quite disordered her own self.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:02am
  122. This woman is crazy and shouldn’t be allowed to speak in public.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:03am
  123. The face of a hatemonger. It’s language like that which perpetuates the kind of hateful stereotypes that engender and grant permission to violence against gay people.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:03am
  124. What an abhorrent human being.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:07am
  125. even if being gay was a disorder, we still let people with depression and bipolar disorder marry. js.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:08am
  126. So dumb….why do they always bring children into it? In a study 90% of pedophiles are men who identify themselves as being heterosexual. So, the heterosexual community is doing enough of a job recruiting children

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:12am
  127. She should be smacked…

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:21am
  128. Rhetoric, Rhetoric, Rhetoric. What I wouldn’t give for someone to be honest and just say ‘I just don’t like queers’ that way the bullshit they spout will actually be an honest thought than pseudo-scientific pseudo-psychological nonsense that just goes round and round and round under a guise of conservatism and religion. It’s just nonsense.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:22am
  129. Get RID of the OLD BAT…..She knows nothing!!!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:33am
  130. This woman’s “truth” created for herself and herself alone is so obviously based in fear. Truth is based in love. I am sad to see people who live in and from fear. I am angered when they want to spread their fear couched in psychobabble and religious rhetoric.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:47am
  131. Stinky!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:55am
  132. So all straight couples remain together in happy loving relationships ? Thats news to most of my friends who had heterosexual parents. its always more disturbing for me to hear that crap from a woman. I guess she forgets that not long ago women didnt have the right to vote- or even hold a position- we are still fighting for equality. As a queer woman in the same age group- Ive been kept from visiting my partner in the hospital- because my relationship wasnt recognised- I was denied death benefits after taking care of her for over three years and going into debt- I am now living in another country with my British civil partner because our partnership is not recognised in the US- because of people like her who for some reason have the right to vote on my life- Ive had to leave my home, family, pets, friends, job-this has cost me in every way. I want compensation from everyone like her who have voted for the continued discrimination – Id be more than happy to vote on that.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:56am
  133. Disordered Catholics are still trying to push their fake religion on people 1700 years after they invented it.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:59am
  134. What an old hag… Foolish and ignorant is what she is

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:01am
  135. See Wikipedia, First Council of Nicea. The invention of the fakery called Catholicism.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:01am
  136. As a group of people who generally don’t litter society with kids, don’t have a scratch on our criminal records, are college educated and WORK, don’t screw over society via welfare or SSi, don’t harass people for money on the street; society should be kissing our asses. It’s a good thing we aren’t generally violent people or I am sure a number of us would turn her from a smiling blond into a drooling brain-damaged bitch within seconds.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:07am
  137. soooo I have a disorder hmmmmm . first she needs to get the terms right! we all aren’t gay . we are gay/lesbian/trans and bi. me I am lesbian . she knows nothing needs to get her head out of her 4 point contact .

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:09am
  138. We have gone from “unnatural” to “disordered”…same old hate spewed from ignorant mouths.

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:17am
  139. Well yes you idiot! Children ARE objects of desire! People desire or not to have children! Marriage or no marriage! What a bigoted fool this women is!

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:08pm
  140. In case anyone wants to contact Jeanne Ives directly: repjeanneives@gmail.com, or 217-558-1037

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:47pm