Here is yet another example of a wingnut inadvertently saying something that says far more about them than it does about those (LGBT people) that they’re criticizing. Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, talking to VCY’s Vic Eliason, explained that he’s worried that if marriage equality goes nationwide, everyone will go gay and kill off civilization:
If you ultimately promoted same-sex marriage and everyone started to go towards same-sex marriage, what would happen to society? It would just simply cease to exist. Moreover, you’d have rampant increase in diseases. Already, you have rampant increase in diseases among same-sex activities, specifically men having sex with men. Same-sex marriage, same-sex relationships is destructive to individuals and it’s destructive to our very social fabric.
You see, Mat is here revealing that he imagines that most of the men he knows could be persuaded to go gay under the right circumstances. While this is not surprising considering the fundamentalist circles he runs in, out here in the real world, it’s simply not going to happen. You see, Mat, science is actually not our enemy, and when we embrace it, we learn that homosexuality is a naturally occurring feature of a minority of people, and always has been.
It continues to be true, though, that wingnuts are motivated out of fear, before all else. This is why studies have shown that homophobic men tend to be aroused by gay porn more than non-homophobic straight men. Those who scream and protest about gay agendas and whatnot tend to be those who are fighting what they fear the most inside themselves.
Click over to Right Wing Watch for a second clip, where Staver explains that your TV is promoting bestiality by making sex with animals seem funny. No, I really don’t know what shows he’s watching, and I’d rather not know.
In related news, here’s a nice round-up of Liberty Counsel’s “accomplishments” this year. SPOILER ALERT: They haven’t accomplished a dang thing. The whole thing might as well read, “We’re failures! Give us money!”