I’m sensing a new meme developing among the anti-gay right. Lately I’ve seen several of them claim that being gay is “disordered,” though I have no idea what they actually mean by that. Illinois State. Rep. Jeanne Ives is the latest to do it in response to the legalization of same-sex marriage there:
“They’re trying to redefine marriage. It’s a completely disordered relationship and when you have a disordered relationship, you don’t ever get order out of that. So I’m more than happy to take a ‘no’ vote on the issue of homosexual marriage.”
And of course, she’s very brave for saying this.
“I’m more than happy to stand up and take a courageous vote here on this issue because it’s the right thing to do. Essentially what they’re trying to do is not just redefine marriage, they’re trying to redefine society. They’re trying to weasel their way into acceptability so that they can then start to push their agenda down into the schools, because this gives them some sort of legitimacy. And we can’t allow that to happen. The rights to marriage… it’s really a natural right…
“It’s the natural right of the child to be with both parents, either in an adoptive nature or in a biological nature. To not have a mother and a father is really a disordered state for a child to grow up in and it really makes that child an object of desire rather than the result of a matrimony.”
Yes, pandering to ignorant bigots and scapegoating gay people, that’s incredibly “courageous.” That is some serious word salad.