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quote of the day dolly parton aint god aint running for office

"I have a lot of gay fans because they know that I just accept people as they are. That's not my place to judge. I ain't God and I ain't runnin' for office."

- Dolly Parton to The Boot, explaining why her music and persona appeals to such a diverse fan base.

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12 comments to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. 1

    But isn't that "love the sinner, hate the sin"? hmm…

  2. 2

    Poor Dolly, her Madame Tussaud's replica is more life-like that the real her…..

  3. Leslie says – reply to this


    I'll never understand why these women can't age gracefully. Why do they ruin their faces like Joan Rivers? It's not attractive.

  4. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    I love Dolly,but it makes me sad to see how she has let vanity
    ruin her looks
    She looks like a cross between Jane Fonda, and Mae West
    and who would find Wart Gloves to be attractive

  5. PeaceTrain says – reply to this


    Re: Mr Pete
    It may be vanity, but at least she's in on the joke. She's always poked fun at herself, and never denied getting any work done.

  6. Duane Gordon says – reply to this


    Re: capwellkid – No, capwellkid, her opinion as she's expressed many times is more along the lines of it's not any person's place to say whether or not there is a sin to hate — therefore, anyone who says they "hate the sin" is not a true Christian in her eyes.

  7. 7

    I like that she's accepting. But her statement makes me wonder what her stance would be if she WERE running for some sort of office…? She's not stating she thinks people should be free to be who they are because that's right… she's saying that it isn't her place to judge. While she is correct on that part, I do wonder what her true opinion is. She's a neat and fun gal and her gay fans are important part of keeping her famous and current. I haven't heard a concrete statement of supporting gay rights. Did I miss that somewhere else? Has she done that? If so, cool. :-)

  8. 8

    i read her quote in a country accent, Dolly is the shit!

  9. Duane Gordon says – reply to this


    Re: pareidolia – Yes, you've missed it somewhere else. She's been consistently pro-gay. In the 1980s, she was really the first country artist to ally the LGBT community. She said in many interviews, and repeated in her autobiography in the mid-1990s and has continued to repeat in interviews as recently as a couple of years ago: "I believe gay rights are human rights, and being gay is not something that you do, it's something that you are." By the early 2000s, she was advocating in favor of gay marriage, and she even contributed her song "Sugar Hill" to a Human Rights Campaign fund-raising CD for its marriage equality project. In the 1980s, she put together a production company and its first project was "Common Threads: Stories from the AIDS Quilt," which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary and a Peabody for Outstanding Journalism. Most recently, she participated in the GLAAD Awards to recognize her friend Bob Rosenblatt, and said: "I feel fortunate that I've never had to be anything but myself and I know Bob has lived his life in exactly the very same way but we both know that there are many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who are afraid to live this way in spite of the fact the world seems to be moving to a more tolerant and accepting direction finally, thanks to God. . . Everybody has the right to dignity in their lives."

  10. 10

    Re: Duane Gordon – Cool! Thanks for posting that :-)

  11. kandycane says – reply to this


    I know for a fact she is a God fearing woman and she doesn't judge, but not she would not vote pro gay marriage. That's why she doesn't have gay say at dollywood, like Disney does. Love the sinner But, hate the sin. God fearing people in Tennessee

  12. Duane Gordon says – reply to this


    Re: kandycane – They used to have a gay day at her theme park — it was not well attended after the first year (even though a Ku Klux Klan protest against it garnered some publicity for it nationwide), so the organizers dropped it after two or three years. Dolly responded to the publicity saying if it came down to that her park had to not admit gay people, she'd close it down first.