Oh, Right Wingers, sometimes you just make this too easy for me. While I was enjoying the holiday season, spending time with my family, it seems some idiots were still out in full force. Some people can come up with some crazy crap! Of course, they have no filter, so right out of their mouth it comes. When I hear about something like this, it actually renders me speechless for a few minutes. Sometimes it’s just a lot to wrap my head around.
Mat Staver is a perfect example of people letting their crazy out and the perfect Douchebag Of the Week Award recipient. He’s a total close minded homophobic douche. The absurdity of his comments quickly escalate to the point of being appalling. It makes me wonder how he’s able to function on a daily basis. He must live in such a world of fear and paranoia and total intolerance.
Never heard of Mat Staver before? I hadn’t either, but after a quick Google search, I found out that he and his wife started the Liberty Council. Crap, I hadn’t heard of that either, but, Google came to the rescue once again. Tons of ultra conservative garbage on their website that could in and of itself award him the DOWA. But, I’m going to try to keep my original focus here. My fingers are crossed that I’ll be able to stay on target.
Mat Staver is sending out a warning on the Voice of Christian Youth (radio), that sounds like the basis of an SNL skit. It would be almost humorous if he wasn’t serious. He says, “If you ultimately promoted same-sex marriage and everyone started to go towards same-sex marriage, what would happen to society? It would simply cease to exist.”
What the hell, dude? First, I don’t know who you think is “promoting” same sex marriage? There are many people who are saying everyone should have equal rights. That does include members of the same sex having the right to get married. But promoting it? As in, trying to get more people to do it? Nope, just trying to give the same freedoms to everyone.
Then you’re taking a mighty big jump there into “society ceasing to exist”??? How you even got there is beyond me. The population of the world is at an all time high, and you think we are going to run out of people? There are so many gays that we, as a society, are going to run out of people willing to procreate? Everyone is going to try out, and start loving gay sex so much that people won’t want to do the deed with members of the opposite sex? Is there anyone who thinks that even sounds remotely possible?
To make the leap, we would have to assume that there are millions of people that currently settle for getting married to the opposite sex only because it’s illegal to get married to the same sex. So, it must be a legal issue, right? Well, shit, that can’t be right. In my state, same sex marriage is legal. Guess what? I’m still married to a dude. I guess I could divorce my husband and marry a chick, but that thought doesn’t appeal to me at all, no matter how much “promoting” anyone does.
Just a quick thought, Mr. Staver, would you divorce your wife and go after a dude if society continues to “promote” it? How can you be such a weirdo as to think that every straight person is waiting to “turn gay”? Unless you have issues with your own sexuality? I don’t know. Just asking here.
Moving on, we have you’re next quote, and one that I am even hesitant to share here. You make a series of jumps here that indicate gay rights is encouraging pedophila (WTF???) and that “reputable people are encouraging pedophila.” I’d love to know what “reputable people” are encouraging that, and if you can’t give out names and quotes, then you’re just making bullshit up. Just because you can’t understand a person preferring to be with someone of the same sex, it’s asinine that you would assume the next logical step is that they want to have sex with a child.
Then we jump to “bestiality is also being promoted as well.” Some television shows “promote” bestiality by making sex with animals seem like “a funny thing.” Really? I watch my fair share of TV and I’m just not seeing this “promotion of bestiality” that you refer to. But, even if that’s true, so fucking what? If people are joking around about getting it on with animals, that’s not making people try their hand at it.
Then you say, “that’s how this whole homosexuality began to happen on TV.” Right, people see “funny things” on TV all the time and decide to change their lifestyle to something that is that far out of line with their character, because people laughed about it? What kind of people do you know?
Mr. Staver, do you really know what the word “promotes” means? I’m surely thinking you are using it incorrectly. Promotes is not simply showing things on television. It’s not just sharing that other people have different beliefs or feelings, desires or urges than you may have. Promotes actually means “supports or actively encourage.” Showing gay people on TV does not encourage fucking pedophila or bestiality or even gay marriage for that matter.
No matter how many chicks on chicks I may see, and how socially acceptable it becomes (and believe me, I hope it continues to become socially acceptable), it’s not going to make a straight woman go out and be with another woman. If you have any doubt in that statement, then you scare me way more than thousands of gay people being able to marry their lovers.
Audio recordings of Mat Stavers comments that I quoted may be found here.