“Through civil unions, gay couples are welcome to all the legal benefits that married couples get. But please don’t call it marriage, okay? I know it’s just semantics, but words have meaning. And that’s where I draw the line — and that’s where I draw the line. And please don’t call me homophobic, or whatever y’all call it, because I’m not afraid, least of all of lesbians or gays. Lots of gays are country music fans.”
Country Singer Trace Adkins On The Record ***AGAINST*** Same-Sex Marriage
|by Anonymous||reply 133||Last Saturday at 8:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/21/2012|
Please don't call country music "music".
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/21/2012|
[quote]I know it’s just semantics, but words have meaning.
Yes, that's why so many of us wanted - and have fought for - the legal right to use the same words you can. Jackass.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/21/2012|
How long I've admired this man's ever-present bulge. Surely he must know that more than women ogle it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/21/2012|
Would you permit us to call you a cunt then?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/21/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/21/2012|
Country music star is homophobic and thinks gay people should be second class citizens, even his so-called gay fans. Quel surprise.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/21/2012|
I know it's just semantics, but he's a lousy American if he doesn't believe in Equality for all.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/21/2012|
"Just shut up and don't you dare say I'm against you just because I am. I get to say what your rights are because I'm country. So shut up and don't you dare."
I know it's just semantics, but you're a bigot, Miss Adkins.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/21/2012|
Ewww. He isnt't even one of the hot ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/21/2012|
On July 5, 2001, Adkins was charged with driving under the influence in Nolensville, Tennessee. The singer pled guilty and was sentenced to 11 months in jail; however, the sentence was suspended after 48 hours. In addition, he had to pay $350 in fines, and his driver's license was suspended for one year.
As a youth, Trace was in an automobile accident in which his 1955 pickup truck hit a bus head-on. Both his arms, a leg, and some ribs were broken and his nose was partially torn off. Trace was forced to give up football after a severe knee injury at Louisiana Tech. He has also experienced a number of serious injuries as an adult, including being shot by his ex-wife in 1994. The bullet went through his heart and both lungs. He survived and chose not to press charges. The little finger on his left hand was partially severed and surgically re-attached.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/21/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/19/2012|
Typical anti-gay Country Music singer.
Country Music is the Republican Party. No foreigners, no non-Christians and NO HOMOS!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/19/2012|
Why do so many celebrities and musicians feel the need to 'weigh in' on their political beliefs??
Why are we supposed to think they have any political knowledge whatsoever?
Just sing your fucking shit music, and shut the fuck up, hick.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/19/2012|
Some people like to attack minorities because it makes them feel better about themselves. That is what Adkins is doing here.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/19/2012|
He likes that Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/19/2012|
R17, I think what's really going on is (a) racism against Obama, (b) pro-GOP posturing during an election year, from a right wing nutjob who happens to be rich and thinks he'll benefit better from a Romney presidency, anc (c) pandering to his bigoted right wing fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/19/2012|
No, R20, even if he supported gay marriage, I'd say the same thing. It's a political belief spoken from a non-political person.
The fact that we are discussing this means that this is a celebrity using their celebrity for some other purpose, OBVIOUSLY.
Sorry it's not obvious to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/19/2012|
I believe I once read that he's actually a registered Democrat, as is fellow country music star Toby Keith. And we all know that Garth "ThighsForDays" Brooks is a Democrat.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/19/2012|
Homophobia is homophia with or without dragging semantics into it. Live and let live. And if the 'abuse' of the word marriage is the only big thing that bothers Trace Adkins so much he should consider himself the luckiest man in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/19/2012|
Why won't Country Music just die off already???
Only American Republicans ever listen to the crap. Time for Country to go the way of Rockabilly and Dixieland and just die off....
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/19/2012|
R25, the point here is that it's a CELEB making comments.
Back in the old days, musicians made music, and didn't espouse politics. Same with actors, up until Jane Fonda changed that.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/19/2012|
R26, country music is the most popular music in the USA. Not a fan myself, but get real.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/19/2012|
Ann Coulter has said when she gets booked on 'Inside The Actors Studio" to talk about acting, she would have no problem with actors getting involved in politics.
Til that happens, Coulter feels actors should not stick their noses in the political world.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/19/2012|
I hate this piece of trash for all the reasons listed above, but even more for this:
[quote]“Through civil unions, gay couples are welcome to all the legal benefits that married couples get.
Out and out lie. Gay people cannot get the legal benefits of marriage through civil unions. CUs do not exist in most states, civil unions are in fact illegal by constitutional amendment in many states, and they are not recognized at all BY LAW at the federal level even in the few states where they exist. And this doesn't even start on the fact that in the tiny handful of states where CUs do exist rarely do they measure up to the benefits of full marriage.
Interesting that this shithead has to make it up wholesale to make a point. Pure ignorance.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/19/2012|
Dearest, r21... This is more than just a disagreement about the new Batman film or Rihanna's latest album.
It's about civil equality, Some views are reprehensible, and this is one of them. Someone who denies the holocaust or says blacks are inferior doesn't just merely have a different opinion that needs to be respected, you retard.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/19/2012|
r32, speaking of learning to think, the phrase is "difference of opinion," genius.
He has a right to state his opinion. Others have a right to criticize his opinions.
Nobody has to "get over it."
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/19/2012|
He's a douche!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/19/2012|
R33 It's time to "get over it" when one's reaction is:
You are a homophobic, ingnorant, and miserable trail of cat sick. Die in a grease fire."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/19/2012|
R32/35 etc. maybe you need to "get over" the reactions of a gay & lesbian board.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/19/2012|
It's one thing for someone to have a differing personal opinion if the topic is taxation or war or economic recovery, it's quite a DIFFERENT thing to have a differing personal opinion when the topic is YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS. One does NOT have to "respect" that differing opinion. I do NOT have to "respect" that someone thinks I am a lesser human. YOU can respect it, but you are stupid beyond debate if you think I should respect someone's anti-gay opinion as a valid opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/19/2012|
What people like Atkins and his apologists on here don't get is that any other terminology for gay marriage would be second best.
It would reinforce the opinion that we are not equal to 'straight' people and not worthy of the institution of marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/19/2012|
R25//32/35/38 - you're as tedious as you are self-loathing.
Maybe you should take your apologist ass over to a Trace Adkins fan board and suck his metaphorical dick there.
We're fighting for our civil rights and no, we don't have to "respect" the opinions of an ignorant, bigoted hayseed who loathes us.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/19/2012|
They're hung up on the old definition of marriage being for procreation only. That's the problem.
They are conveniently and homophobically forgetting that (a) many straight people have children out of wedlock, (b) most marriages end in divorce, and (c) many marriages produce no children.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/19/2012|
What they need to do is go to African Americans and tell them that they should "respect" the opinion that someone wants them to drink from the "colored" water fountain. What? Why can't you respect that? Huh? Duh?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/19/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/19/2012|
[quote]Maybe you should take your apologist ass over to a Trace Adkins fan board and suck his metaphorical dick there
It's not metaphorical
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/19/2012|
[quote] And please don’t call me homophobic, or whatever y’all call it, because I’m not afraid, least of all of lesbians or gays
What he really means is, "Because I'm not afraid of a bunch of faggots"
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/19/2012|
I know people who have gone from out-and-out homophobia, to believing that gays are "OK" and should have civil unions but not call it "marriage", to supporting full equality and marriage rights for all. Perhaps this Trace guy is evolving along the path to enlightenment. The fight is going to take many years.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/19/2012|
[quote]"Lots of gays are country music fans."
Trace, you douchebag, what the Christ does your quote have to do with your bigoted, and yes, homophobic viewpoint?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/19/2012|
If you swapped out Gay for Black, this story would be mainstream right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/19/2012|
Of course it would be, R49. Skin color and sexuality are two totally different things. Not saying one issue is more important than the other, but let's be honest here. As a gay black man, I can speak from both points of view.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/19/2012|
Outlaw divorce, ban porn and alcohol, while you are at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||07/19/2012|
If Country Music wants to be a bastion of homophobia and racism, it has the right to do that. What it does NOT have the right to do, is claim otherwise, which is what Trace Adkins and so many other Country Music singers do. AKA I don't think Gays should have full equality but that doesn't mean I'm homophobic.....
B*ULL SH*IT... Thats EXACTLY what it means.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/20/2012|
If he came out as pro-gay marriage, the hillbillies would stop buying his records. So Trace, just shut up.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/21/2012|
So he thinks this will boost record sales?
If that is the case, then Country Music is Hate Music, just like what the Skinheads listen to in the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/22/2012|
First off, what the fuck is a "Trace Adkins" and why does it have a career, exactly?
Second of all, I'll take my political advice from persons with IQ's in the three digits, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/22/2012|
He's a dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/04/2013|
I can't believe this pig is only 50 - I thought he was around 60!
His career is so sad he's on Celebrity Apprentice for the second time.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/19/2013|
Never heard of the hillbilly fuck. He can take his momma, his pickup truck, his jesus and his dog and stick them right up his ignorant redneck ass. I hate all of those conservative redneck country music cunts. They all sit so high and mighty above everyone else. They think their shit doesn't stink. Well, it does. They're all womanizers, pill poppers, closet homosexuals and Rethugs. Let them all burn in their Hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/19/2013|
[quote]Through civil unions, gay couples are welcome to all the legal benefits that married couples get
If this were true I'd have no problem not using the word marriage. I don't care about the word. I care about how difficult it is to file taxes.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/26/2013|
Oh please...is anyone surprised this red necked, yahoo, dumb fuck ,narrow, ,minded, gun toting, moron from the South is against it? I'm against him
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/26/2013|
his career has been over for a few years now. he wants attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/26/2013|
[quote]because I’m not afraid, least of all of lesbians or gays.
Oh, Trace. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/26/2013|
What is some lesbian going to do to Trace?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/26/2013|
Don't think we won't Chick-Fil-A you!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/26/2013|
Everyone has a right to voice his opinion, just as we have the right as consumers to support them or not after they speak. I've been loving seeing all the bands/artists I follow on Facebook voice their support. This one from Shovels & Rope is my favorite so far:
[quote]We stand in staunch support of ALL people who love each other uniting in marriage in the eyes of God and State. We pray for peace for those who can not reconcile it in their hearts, and we though understand the challenges it faces to the religion of friends and family, we support equality under the law for gay marriage. We are praying for the wisdom of the court to recognize this. "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/26/2013|
I love this "it's just a difference of opinion/get over it" shit.
It's hardly a surprise that this fool is a homophobe, but when it comes to personal equality, it's a lot more than a difference of opinion.
Anyone trying to lighten the load on Adkins is either a straight phobe or a coward who's daydreaming about sucking his dick. Both can suck shit out of his ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/26/2013|
[quote]Kristen Chenoweth co-hosted the country awards with him, knowing full well his stance on being anti-gay marriage.
You asked her or you "just fully know" what she knows?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/26/2013|
He comes off as a nasty piece of work on The Apprentice so I'm not surprised.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/26/2013|
[quote] You asked her or you "just fully know" what she knows?
It's no fluke that Kristin Chenoweth is back to host the American Country Awards for a second time on Monday night. In fact, the Broadway star lobbied hard to get back on the show for one reason: Co-host Trace Adkins.
He's so fun," Chenoweth told SheKnows over the weekend. "We just have such a good time together. I don't know why we have chemistry. We probably shouldn't but we do. I just love him."
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/26/2013|
Notice how on Celebrity Apprentice he didn't choose one black person to be on his team even though there were 5 black people to choose from.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/26/2013|
COULD SOMEBODY PLEASE SHIT IN MY MOUTH???!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/26/2013|
Trace Adkins is also a proud member of the NRA and is working with them on public campaigns for LESS gun control.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/27/2013|
I believe being a member of the NRA is a mandatory part of getting a Country Music record contract today, as is being heterosexual, American and white.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/31/2013|
Nobody cares what some cousin fucking redneck thinks about matters of the world.
Except for R60, who's ready with fork and spoon at the Colostomy Bag Buffet.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/31/2013|
[quote] How long I've admired this man's ever-present bulge.
Even if he wasn't a homophobic asshole....well, he might well have a porn star bulge in the pants, but he's too Wilford Brimley in the face for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/31/2013|
R81 = Dumb cunt freeper troll on a gay website who doesn't even know how to use the quoting function.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/31/2013|
Isn't he PRECIOUS!?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/01/2013|
Country Music is the Republican Party.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/19/2013|
Trace Adkins' career can't be doing so well if he has to appear on "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Dancing with the Stars."
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/19/2013|
Ironic but true R85, so many people falsely think of "Dancing with the Stars" as the big time.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/21/2013|
^ Oh Papa Tooney. We've got us a Looney.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/23/2013|
Nashville, TN has pretty well become the center of the anti-gay voice of America today. It used to be Colorado Springs.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/24/2013|
-bump for today!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/26/2013|
A year later since the OP posted this ...
So has Trace Adkins "evolved" on this issue?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/26/2013|
[quote] Country Singer Trace Adkins On The Record ***AGAINST*** Same-Sex Marriage
Trace Adkins against equal rights for all Americans.
Trace Adkins on the record as supporting Unequal Rights and unfairness
Trace Adkins is for certain rights for certain people and no rights for other people
Trace Adkins doesn't think all Americans should have the same rights. I can just imagine where he stands on the rights of women, black people, foreigners or poor people
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/13/2013|
why do all these people think that anyone cares what they think>
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/13/2013|
Why do I get the feeling Trace thinks about this a little TOO much?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/13/2013|
Trace, babe, you lost. Nice try. But you lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/13/2013|
Farmboy protesteth too much. Bet she had an anal fissure sewed up.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/05/2013|
I don't give a shit what Trace Atkins or anyone else thinks. My 13 year relationship has the same components that my 6 year marriage to a woman had. Except this is permanant. So tough shit if you don't think it's a marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/05/2013|
Psychotic KKKristian at R103, you need to seriously get a life. That link you included in your post is seriously weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/22/2013|
Exactly how could gay people "blacklist" a country music star R105???????
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/22/2013|
R105, you need to put the laptop down and go wash your fetid vagina.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/22/2013|
No one is trying to shut him down, dumbfuck at r108, What are you babbling about?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/22/2013|
I disagree with Sam too, shut them both down, asshat, idiots all of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/22/2013|
Religious zealotry causes brain damage. It's obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/22/2013|
R108 = R105. Surprise!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/22/2013|
Trace Adkins was Queen Latifah special guest on her x-mas show.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/22/2013|
[quote]Trace Adkins was Queen Latifah special guest on her x-mas show.
King Latifah is a pathetic closet case and it's disgraceful she'd bring on an asshole like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/20/2014|
The coq bulge is big
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/01/2014|
r118 So a big dick on a big dick?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/01/2014|
It's at least 10 inches.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/01/2014|
r103, gays were made by God. You do understand that, don't you? And as for that putting something in the wrong socket comment, what about straights in a sexless marriage?
Marriage is about 2 people joined together in LOVE. YOu remember love, don't you? Apparently NOT.
I have said it before, and I will say it again, I wish Jesus would make that second coming everyone seems to want so he could clarify his message to his followers. P.S. There are also other paths to God. Just sayin'.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/01/2014|
r87, I think all the gay country singers need to come out. Now that would be interesting....
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/01/2014|
Not NEARLY enough hate for this horrid man's opinion. Mooooooooooooaaaah!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/02/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/02/2014|
FAR from a big cock. Saw him naked backstage at a venue. Not tiny meat but certainly not proportional to the rest of him. Disappointing but true
|by Anonymous||reply 124||06/03/2014|
Well, I'm sure he was flaccid, R125. It's probably a monster when hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||06/03/2014|
No-one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the american public.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/14/2015|
Oh, for the love of God, OP and others getting all pearl-clutchy here.
Everybody KNOWS Trace Adkins is a fuzzin-cucker who panders to his fuzzin-cucker fan base.
He's also an alcoholic.
He also has anger issues.
Oh, and R103? Wikipedia says he's ALSO divorced. Which means he put his marriage asunder, in DIRECT VIOLATION of God's vehement condemnation of divorce, and tsk-tsk.
Now factor in the facts that he has to do Celebrity Apprentice for the SECOND time, and got dropped years ago by Capitol Records, AND doesn't get any airplay on the radio, and you have the train wreck that IS Trace Adkins.
Fuck him. And I DON'T mean literally, ewwwwww.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/14/2015|
Wonder what he thinks today?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Saturday at 7:28 AM|
[quote]Wonder what he thinks today?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||Last Saturday at 7:12 PM|
Does anyone give a fuck what this old hillbilly thinks today?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||Last Saturday at 7:17 PM|
All hat no cattle.
C&W male singers always have to appear as some kind of macho cowboy or the hillbillies won't buy their shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||Last Saturday at 8:53 PM|