Media Matters has a list of the 30 most offensive things said about same-sex marriage and it includes some real doozies. Interestingly, one of the first entries is from Bill O’Reilly, who recently said he was fine with marriage equality and that the pro-equality side had the better argument. He apparently didn’t think so in 2005:
Fox Host Bill O’Reilly: Marriage Equality Could Lead To Goat, Duck, Dolphin, Turtle Marriage. In March 2005, O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly predicted on his now-defunct radio show that in ten years, “this is gonna be a totally different country than it is right now. Laws that you think are in stone — they’re gonna evaporate, man. You’ll be able to marry a goat — you mark my words!”
Coincidentally, goat goes really well with falafel. And I love this one:
Washington Times’ Jeffrey Kuhner On Marriage Equality: “It Is Inherently A Socially Barren Act. A Homosexual Society Is A Childless One – Doomed To Extinction.” Kuhner wrote in his February 24, 2011, Times column that the “homosexual rights movement is on the verge of destroying marriage. If successful, it will permanently alter society. And President Obama is playing a pivotal role in this attack on traditional America.” Kuhner went on to claim that the “homosexual lifestyle signifies the triumph of neo-pagan Epicureanism. By its very nature, homosexuality cannot fulfill the primary function of sex: procreation and the reproduction of the human race. It is inherently a socially barren act. A homosexual society is a childless one – doomed to extinction.”
Hearing someone who works for the Moonies, who perform mass group weddings of people who have never even met one another, blame gay people for destroying marriage dangerously exceeds the FDA’s recommended daily allowance of irony. And where on earth does he get the idea that if we allow gay marriage, everyone is going to suddenly become gay? Seriously, it takes effort to be that much of an idiot. Speaking of the extraordinary power of The Gay:
Radio Host Michael Savage Linked Marriage Equality To The 2008 Stock Market Collapse. During his October 1, 2008, radio program, Michael Savage said: “[Y]ou may say, ‘Why should we care about homosexuals trying to destroy families through the mock marriage that they perform in order to mock God, the church, the family, children, the fetus, the DNA of the human species? Why should we care about it while we have a financial meltdown?’ Because the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street is directly related to the moral downturn in the United States of America.” Savage added: “[T]he government has no right to force people to accept homosexual marriage. It is why the West is dying. It is why we’re melting down as a nation. It is why there is no — why we have almost negative childbirth rate except amongst illegal aliens.
Ah yes, the “spiritual side” of the stock market. Funny, the stock market has been booming for the last couple years, just as public opinion has turned in favor of same-sex marriage and several states have legalized it. What happened to that “spiritual side” of the stock market then?