During a visit to Jacksonville to promote adoption in Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist reiterated his opposition to gay adoption in the state. As a part of his statewide tour for "Explore Adoption Day," Crist spoke to a crowded courtroom at the Duval County Courthouse about the increase in adoptions throughout the state. Crist and other adoption advocates talked about the need for even more adoption, especially for older children who have a difficult time making it out of the system. When he was running for governor in , Crist told The St. Petersburg Times, "My position is the traditional family is the best to adopt.
Joy Reid apologizes for homophobic blog posts about former Florida governor Charlie Crist
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Is Gay and Drunk — And Other Unfounded Allegations
There is no excusing it — not based on the taste-skewing mores of talk radio or the then-blogosphere, and not based on my intentions. Crist, the former Florida governor and current Congressman from St. Petersburg, has said he's heterosexual. Here is the link to the archive of Joy's blog. Scroll about halfway down to start seeing the articles cited in the thread. This note is my apology to all who are disappointed by the content of blogs I wrote a decade ago, for which my choice of words and tone have legitimately been criticized. As a writer, I pride myself on a facility with language — an economy of words or at least some wisdom in the selection.
Greek-American Former Governor Charlie Crist Allegedly Paid to Conceal Gay Affairs
By Letitia Stein. But rallying them is proving a challenge for the year-old former Republican, who is facing a tight race against incumbent Governor Rick Scott and needs a heavy turnout by minority and liberal voters to deliver a major political prize to the Democrats. Since switching parties, Crist has changed several political positions: he now supports gay marriage and gun control. He has made high-profile public appearances with party heavyweights such as President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. Still, he has struggled to convince some voters, who view him as a political opportunist, that he has their interests at heart.
Charlie Crist breezes into an empty hotel restaurant before a 10 p. But in fewer than five months in office, Crist has often swum against the GOP tide. He restored voting rights for ex-convicts, even though they tend to vote Democratic. He has proposed expanded stem cell research. Floridians have responded to the change with approval bordering on glee.