Read time: 1 minute

TN County Official Goes Off On Homophobic Rant: 'We've Got A Queer Running For President'

Warren Hurst has some opinions and he's going to make sure we all know about them.
TN County Official Goes Off On Homophobic Rant: 'We've Got A Queer Running For President'

A Sevier County Commission meeting to consider becoming a gun ownership sanctuary degenerated into a homophobic, racist rant after Commissioner Warren Hurst went off on an offensive rant, broadcast by WVLT News.

"It's time we wake up people, it's time, it's past time," Hurst began.

"We got a queer running for president, if that ain't about as ugly as you can get," he sneered. "Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party. We can go over here to Hoss's jail [Sevier County Sheriff] and get better people out of there than those running for democratic to be President of the United States."

One woman got up and left. "Excuse me" she said. "This is not professional. This is [expletive]." (Fill in that blank however you want)

But Hurst was just getting started. He complained that "the white man has few rights and they're getting took [sic] more every day."

One commissioner, Greg Haggard, tried to minimize Hurst's comments, saying that he did not speak for the entire commission, but the applause when Hurst was done spoke volumes.

Dollywood issued a statement condemning his rant. "We read the comments made in Monday night’s County Commission meeting and they do not reflect the Dollywood experience in any way. Dollywood is open and welcoming to everyone, every day."

That may be, but between a gun sanctuary county and a commissioner who hates everyone who isn't straight and white, I'm pretty sure I'm okay with staying away.

Winter Donation Drive

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

Via PayPal:
Or mail checks to:
PO BOX 66310
Los Angeles, CA 90066

More C&L Coverage


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.