Note to Huck: Homosexuality is not akin to bestiality
What is with conservatives and bestiality? Why do they like to talk about it so much? Specifically, why do prominent right-wing politicians keep trying to put gay people in the same category as Manimal lovers?
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was the prominent example of such, though not nearly the first. The latest: Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Huck has stepped in the same goo, equating homosexuality with polygamy, pedophilia and marrying an animal. Quoth The Huckster in an interview with BeliefNet:
Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal.
Enough already with this tar-gays-with-the-bestiality-brush bit. Huckabee's ramblings, like those of his ilk, make you wonder if it's just a talking point or if thre's some kind of projection going on here.
This hearkens back to a similar interview with Rick Santorum, forever earning himself the label "Senator Man-on-Dog." Little Ricky dropped the same kind of rhetoric, but a bit more fervent and salty. The ensuing exchange between an Associated Press reporter and Santorum may be my favorite two lines of political dialogue ever:
AP: I'm sorry, I didn't think I was going to talk about "man on dog" with a United States senator, it's sort of freaking me out.
SANTORUM: And that's sort of where we are in today's world, unfortunately.
Maybe that's where you're at, Rico, and maybe it's where Huck's at, but leave the rest of us -- the ones who think gay folks ought to have equal rights under the law -- out of it.
So, where do you go from here, Huckster? Do you backpedal from these ill-advised remarks? Or do you scramble further down the well-trod path of lunacy, until we're forced to keep making stickers like this?
Note to Huck: You can love your pet -- just don't love your pet. Wakaru?