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Toby Keith: “Somebody’s Sexual Preference Is Like, ‘Who Cares?'”

October 2, 2011

Toby Keith is still too red-neck for my tastes, but I have to give credit where it is due.

The country music singer is not the most artful messenger for the cause of gay rights, but I do think it interesting that he has taken a stand for civil rights.  I truly applaud that.  I hope more in Nashville will follow his lead.

“It’s just such a big issue that people make such a big stink about — ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ … And that sounds like our government: ‘We’ll fix it by saying, “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Everybody agree, raise your hands. All right, let’s go get a snack,'” Keith added with a laugh.

“You know, I don’t know enough about what they proposed or what they’ve put in place here. … Somebody’s sexual preference is like, ‘Who cares?'”

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