John M. Becker

Gay NYC Businessman Apologizes for Hosting Ted Cruz Event

Filed By John M. Becker | April 27, 2015 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: boycott, disgusting, gay Republicans, GOP, homophobes, Ian Reisner, quisling, quisling queers, rich gays, Ted Cruz

"I am shaken to my bones by the e-mails, texts, postings and phone calls of the past few days. I made a terrible mistake. I was ignorant, naive and much too quick in accepting a request to co-host a dinner with Cruz at my home without taking the time to completely understand all of his positions on gay rights. I've spent the past 24 hours reviewing videos of Cruz' statements on gay marriage and I am shocked and angry. I sincerely apologize for hurting the gay community and so many of our friends, family, allies, customers and employees. I will try my best to make up for my poor judgement. Again, I am deeply sorry."

-- Prominent gay New York City businessman Ian Reisner, apologizing in a post on Facebook for hosting a private reception last week for Texas senator and rabid homophobic bigot Ted Cruz and claiming he was unaware of Cruz's anti-gay views. Reisner's businesses have been hit with a wave of cancellations and a boycott after news of the Cruz reception broke.

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