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Audio: The King and I (and you and her and anyone who values equality)

by Jeremy Hooper

Steve-KingCongressman Steve King (R-IA) wants to stop your equality. You know, so that you want turn his state into a mecca for same-sex marriage and socialism, which will eventually lead to incestuous unions:

*Source: WorldNetDaily

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go live my life polish my slippery slope.

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Your thoughts

"Why do you think gays shouldn't get civilly married?"

"Well, the Bible--"

There, right there, stop talking. Try saying it without your Bible, your religion, and your chosen lifestyle's creeds. Now what's the reason? Oh! Bigotry. Because gays are just different than you and you like it that way. HOW. UNAMERICAN.

Posted by: Lauren | Sep 23, 2009 5:52:51 PM

"They like to draw the assumption that a same-sex couple is similarly situated to opposite-sex couples...We know that they are not similarly situated."

Yet he doesn't go on to say HOW they're "not similarly situated." That can only mean one thing - He doesn't have any *tangible* reasons to oppose homosexual love, besides that it simply disgusts him. What utter filth.

Posted by: PINGAS | Sep 23, 2009 9:42:06 PM

Oh, btw - Every time some bigot says that gay marriage = polygamous marriage = incestual marriage and that the legalization of one will mean the de facto legalization of all three, I want to go, "SO WHAT???"

Posted by: PINGAS | Sep 23, 2009 9:46:54 PM

How embarrassing it is to live in the brain-dead district that keeps re-electing this man. I don't know how anyone who has ever heard King speak could possible cast a vote for him.

On the other hand, how nice it is to live in a state where I could legally marry my husband last weekend!!

Posted by: dave31175 | Sep 24, 2009 11:28:26 AM

What a complete moron.

For starters, he complains that busloads of people are coming to his state. I work with airport authorities, and I have never heard of a politician trying to *prevent* people from visiting his state. In this economy, what sensible politician doesn't welcome tourist dollars with open arms? Communities all across America are desperate for this kind of economic boost.

As for there being a long tradidition of straight-only marriage... a) that insitution has been changing for centuries, and b) so? Can't we move ahead as a society? Saying something is justified because it's always been so childish at best, dangerous at worst.

Further, he has absolutely no argument to show how marriage equality does *anything* to erode traditional marriage, which he describes as the cornerstone of society. He acknowledges that Iowans haven't seen a negative effect on their lives, but raises the specter of teh gays teaching schoolchildren how to have anal sex. Again with this canard? Really?

Referring to the IA Supreme Court's unanimous decision, "I reject that opinion and the rationale behind it completely." Again - so? This dimwit is entitled to his opinion, but the fact of the matter is that we live in a constitutional republic and the role of the courts is to protect everyone under civil law. If it was a split decision, he might have *something* of a defensible position - but it was freaking unanimous, nimrod.

Then he accuses gays of being tax dodgers, and wraps it up by saying that marriage equality equals socialism. "It is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis." What? How is this socialist? What a stupid thing to say.

But here's the thing I have to keep in mind: he's not stupid - he may not even really believe what he's saying. But he may very-well just besaying it to rile up the listeners to win votes in 13 months' time. Any Iowan who listens to this and casts his vote for this dope has bought himself a first class ticket to the wrong side of history.

Posted by: DN | Sep 24, 2009 7:41:04 PM

Who is idiot and consensual bigot who is interviewing him? Radio America is apparently a conservative radio network which features the like of G. Gordan Liddy, and Roger Hedgecott, both who have hosted the Limbaugh show. Here's a real think thank at work.

All these people have on their side is their interpretation of a 2500 year old book written by men, "tradition" (which ours also includes taking away land from native americans and slavery), and a lot of ignorant voters by number.

It's insane to me in this country that it is legal to put the civil rights of other Americans to a referendum and vote. We ought to turn the tables, and collect signatures for a referendum that states that marriages performed in churches will only be recognized as a ritual, and not a binding legal contract. Or better yet, let's just outlaw marriages between Christians. Let's see how that gets them worked up! Is it any different?

Posted by: Julie Kristine | Sep 25, 2009 10:57:54 AM

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