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Hagee: Marriage Equality Kills Capitalism

No, not John Hagee but his son Matthew. Proving that the wingnut doesn’t fall far from the tree, he argues in a video commentary that allowing gay people to get married will be the “death of capitalism” because, for some weird reason, he thinks people will no longer “produce consumers.”

And we’re back to that argument that marriage equality will suddenly produce way more gay people and they’ll all stop having kids. It’s really kind of amusing watching the bigots have to come up with pretextual arguments to cover up their real position, which is “EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.”

Comments

  1. doublereed says

    I wonder if he is in favor of illegal immigration because that produces consumers.

  2. Yellow Thursday says

    The rhetoric all sounds the same: if you give people choices, they’ll make the wrong choices.

  3. davidct says

    No he wants them to stay home and consume our exports. If he were Catholic he would realize that immigration is the only thing keeping those churches in business.

  4. freebird says

    Actually,a lot of businesses are on board with this as discriminating against gays costs them valuable talent.

  5. says

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!11onety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You know what’s worse than teh GAYmawwiage killing heterotesticularmawwiage? RIght, it’s teh GAYmawwiage killing CORPORATE PERSONS!!

    They shoulda stopped this when they had the chance with teh Citizens United thing. No limits on campaign contributions AND no teh GAYmawwiage.

  6. says

    “If he were Catholic he would realize that immigration is the only thing keeping those churches in business.”

    And, since they hate the Whore-O-Babylon, anti-immigration is a feature not a bug.

  7. says

    This just in. Justin Bieber pranked TMZ by giving out their “Tip line” 800 number in a tweet, saying it was his. This apparently resulted in millions of his followers on Twitter making the call. Ot0h, I kinda like what TMZ does, at times. Otoh, I do like to see people who make their livings by posting salacious crap on the internet getting their comeuppance.

  8. catbutler says

    Not like that scabby, socialist heaven where god just gives you everything you need…..

  9. says

    He’s right, Ed Brayton. Face the facts. If the gayhomos can “marry”, their gay children won’t purchase good made-for-America products like truck-nuts, ammunition, and not-gay pornography. Sure, posters of Ellen and DVDs of Sex and the City will sell like whatever the homosexual equivalent of hotcakes are, but is that the America we really want to live in?

  10. jamessweet says

    Not to let facts get in the way of wingnuttery, but numerous studies have suggested that marriage equality is actually an economic boon: People tend to spend a lot of damn money on weddings.

  11. dingojack says

    MO – “… will sell like whatever the homosexual equivalent of hotcakes are…”

    Hot Buns? *

    :) Dingo
    ——–
    * Or if uppity, ‘hot cross buns’

  12. baal says

    I consume produce and folks can get SSM in several States. You can’t explain that.

    Adding to #5; top talent also prefers to work at companies with good reputations, i.e. corps that give to the community and support the workers.

  13. Phillip IV says

    Modusoperandi @ # 11:

    but is that the America we really want to live in?

    Of course, for a real wingnut there simply is no other America. If it’s not the America they want to live in – which just also happens to be the America “I love Lucy” took place in – it’s NOT AMERICA! (Never mind the geographic location.)

  14. says

    But Lucy was married to a, um what’s that word? Rhymes with sweat sack? I guess I’ll have to ask Don Young.
    Anyway, Ricky was furrin and bilingual. Probably spoke French or, since he was from Latin America, maybe Latin or somethin’.

  15. raven says

    which just also happens to be the America “I love Lucy” took place in

    NO!!!

    Lucy was married to a Cuban. A wetback. A bilingual English-Spanish speaker who would give Texas Senator Cornyn nightmares.

    Probably a Catholic as well. Hagee is one of the last of the anti-Catholic bigots among the vaguely humanoid toad fundie leaders.

  16. raven says

    John Hagee – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    en. wikipedia. org/wiki/John_Hagee

    Hagee denounces abortion, and stopped giving money to Israel’s Hadassah ….

    He has stated that Hitler’s persecution was a “divine plan” to lead Jews to form the … that the Holocaust was willed by God because most Jews ignored Herzl’s Zionist call. ….

    Catholic League: McCain’s Next Move; ^ Excerpts available online; the …

    Hagee can be counted on to say silly things.

    Not so long ago, he claimed that the Holocaust was god’s plan to get the Jews to move to Israel. So the last battle of Armageddon could take place on the plains of Meggido. Or something.

    It is at least biblically correct. God’s fixes usually involve murder or mass murder.

    It doesn’t cost the fundie xian leaders anything to spout hate. In fact, they get paid well for it. The Hagees are supposed to be very wealthy.

  17. typecaster says

    The rhetoric all sounds the same: if you give people choices, they’ll make the wrong choices.

    And yet, that’s exactly the plan their deity decided to go with. What, can’t they learn from example?

  18. hunter says

    OK, let me see if I’ve got this right — if gay people can get married, straight people will stop making babies.

    That makes sense, I guess — if your name is Hagee.

  19. David C Brayton says

    Yesterday I was listening to AM radio. Someone argued that the bible advocates for capitalism because jesus didn’t want folks to give the poor to help the poor but rather because it gives the donor a good feeling when he spreads his wealth.
    .

  20. slc1 says

    Re democommie @ #9

    I don’t think that TMZ thought it was very funny. Expect them to take Mr. Bieber to court to recover the costs of his “prank”. This is, in addition to the LA County DA hauling him into court for spitting on his neighbor.

  21. Nomad says

    I think Ed is missing something here. Maybe I’m becoming fixated on this, but I don’t think “ewwww” is the sole motivator for this anti gay stuff. I don’t deny that it’s one of them, but in this case the tell is in the focus on the babymaking. To paraphrase the movie Clue, capitalism is just a red herring. The real motivation here is still all about impregnating women.

    I don’t think it truly matters whether it’s some slut a guy has a one night stand with and leaves pregnant and alone (because she deserves it), or whether it’s a proper godly marriage where the woman is subservient to the man and carries his children because it’s her wifely duty, I think these people are obsessed over the sex act being a kind of biological conquest. I can’t seriously believe that either of the Hagees care at all about whether a few less consumers will enter the world for their express purpose of purchasing consumer goods. I can believe that they’d be upset at the thought of some men not inflicting women with the divine curse of pregnancy. It’s not so much that the idea of a man putting his winky inside another man is gross to them, it breaks their entire sexual world view, and rather than adapt to reality they’re lashing out and are trying to get rid of this contradictory information. Gay sex is not only possible but popular within a certain population, and it completely breaks the idea that sex has to result in the making of babies.

    And those of you that think I’m being hyperbolic about calling pregnancy a divine curse only think I’m being hyperbolic, I’ve seen creationist types try to argue that childbirth is harder on human females than any other female in the animal kingdom because of Eve, that it’s a curse on all women because of Eve and the apple.

  22. slc1 says

    Re Nomad @ #25

    And those of you that think I’m being hyperbolic about calling pregnancy a divine curse only think I’m being hyperbolic, I’ve seen creationist types try to argue that childbirth is harder on human females than any other female in the animal kingdom because of Eve, that it’s a curse on all women because of Eve and the apple.

    Actually, it’s due to the large size of the human brain and concomitant size of the human head.

  23. iangould says

    “Lucy was married to a Cuban. A wetback. A bilingual English-Spanish speaker who would give Texas Senator Cornyn nightmares.”

    She was also desperately unhappy about being a stay at home housewife and fought regularly with Ricky over her desire to have a career.

  24. criticaldragon1177 says

    Ed Brayton

    It sounds like he thinks that if society legally recognizes the marriage of two people of the same gender, that people will stop having children, or something along those lines.

    That’s pretty hard to believe since most people clearly prefer the opposite sex, so most men, won’t marry other men, and most women won’t marry other women, even if society as a whole has no issue with it.

  25. martinc says

    Nomad @ 25:

    But is there evidence that if you prevent “a man putting his winky inside another man”, that he will put it in a woman? And is there evidence that wingnuts believe that?

    Some maybe. But I’m more inclined to the highly-evidenced Brayton Ewwww Theory.

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