The Republican Party is still deaf when it comes to what the public wants. They haven’t noticed that gay marriage is more widely accepted than before. Here’s what Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart had to say about same sex marriage:
“Lord, I’m going to get in trouble over this, but it is not natural for two women or two men to be married,” Everhart said. “If it was natural, they would have the equipment to have a sexual relationship.”
Everhart said while she respects all people, if same sex marriage is legalized across the country, there will be fraud.
“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” Everhart said. “Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal. I believe a husband and a wife should be a man and a woman, the benefits should be for a man and a woman. There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.”
Everhart said if she had a young child, she wouldn’t want them to have gay parents who would influence that child’s sexual orientation.
“You’re creating with this child that it’s a lifestyle, don’t go out and marry someone else of a different sex because this is natural,” Everhart said. “But if I had a next door neighbor who was in a gay relationship, I could be just as friendly to them as I could be to you and your wife or anybody else. I’m not saying that we ostracize them or anything like that. I’m just saying I’m against marriage because once you get the gay marriage you get everything else.”
Um, so would Sue Everhart had made the same argument about heterosexuals who marry? Couldn’t they be guilty of the same fraud? The ignorance of the Republican Party defies logic. This is the same type of dangerous rhetoric over women’s rights that led to Todd Akin losing his Senate bid against Claire McCaskill — legitimate rape. Same thing for Richard Mourdock — pregnancy from rape is a gift from God. Please, keep talking. This will only keep a Democrat in the White House for the foreseeable future.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.
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