Here’s the the latest in our ongoing series of some of the crazy things the anti-gay marriage equality opponents are saying and doing around the world.
Obama and the Gays Cause Terrorism
Michael Bresciani attacked President Barack Obama’s pro-LGBT policies and suggested that gays are responsible for terrorism:
…the days of warning about judgments due to perversion are over, these judgments have already begun and terrorism is part of it.
Lovely, huh? So on top of all the earthquakes and hurricanes, we’re being blamed for terrorist attacks too? How about that cold steak you were served last week at Chops? Or the lousy haircut you got on Sunday? Oh wait, that last one may have actually been our fault.
Every Party Has Homophobes
Christine Hamilton, wife of former Tory MP and UKIP Deputy Chairman Neil Hamilton, responded to the recent spate of homophobic statements by UKIP candidates and politicians:
There are racists and homophobes in every party, I don’t condone it but it is a fact of life. I think UKIP has come through that torrent of accusations, proved by more and more people joining us. If the British people stand for anything it is liberty.
To paraphrase Bill Maher, it’s not true that UKIP members, all UKIP members, are homophobes. That would be silly and wrong. But nowadays, if you are homophobic, you’re probably in the UKIP.
If You Think Gays Deserve Equality, You Don’t Have a Brain
Ex-gay activist Stephen Bennett says only “five percent” of the estimated 2.5 percent of Americans who identify as LGBT are “militant activists trying to ruin the country”:
“Look at what they have done. Look at the amount of change that has happened over the last several years, because of just a handful of powerful homosexual activists. It’s not only affected the government, it’s affecting schools, it’s affecting families, it’s affecting churches, and of course, what they’re trying to do, is they’re basically marching in with their fists shaking, saying ‘We demand equality. Homosexuality is equal, is equivalent, to heterosexuality.’ And folks, it is not. I mean, anyone with a brain realizes it is not equal. Two men are not the same thing as a man and a woman, a man and a wife.”
Once again, they are trying to use the lowest possible percentage they can find against us – as if the fact that only a certain population of the country is a minority should make a difference in how that minority is treated. Never mind the fact that EVERY GAY PERSON I’ve ever met is for LGBT equality, and the vast majority support marriage equality. No one is saying that “two men “are the same thing” as a man and a woman. They are saying that couples should be treated equally in this country, a fine point apparently lost amidst Mr. Bennet’s rampant homophobia.
Gays Are Like Addicts Because Robin Williams
Showing just how low he’s willing to go, Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the antigay Family Research Council, argues that we shouldn’t ban ex-gay therapy just because it doesn’t work:
“If we were to apply the same standards to drug and alcohol rehabilitation that the homosexual activists want to apply to reorientation therapy, why not ban rehab? After all, since some people go to rehab and still suffer relapses afterwards, rehab is clearly ‘ineffective.’ Robin Williams actually went to rehab, and shortly thereafter took his own life. Does that not clearly indicate that rehab is not only ineffective, but downright harmful?”
Sorry, no, because alcoholism and drug addiction is an inherently destructive inborn tendency that… oh, I see what you’re doing here, Mr. Sprigg. Calling homosexuality an inherently destructive lifestyle choice. Well played, my wicked friend.
Gays and NGO’s Caused Spain’s Economic Crisis
Add another one to the list of things we’re blamed for. Senator Luz Elena Sanín says the economic crisis there was caused by:
“…subsidies for NGOs and homosexuals.”
Seriously? If Spanish spending on NGO’s is anything like the US’s, it’s a small sliver of the federal debt. And “favors to gays”? What, did the party take them out for a wild night on the town and an orgy? No specifics were apparently given.