The single dumbest argument made against equality for LGBT people goes like this: “But OMG! If everyone was gay, the human race would die out!” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council makes his version of this moronic argument in response to a caller to his radio show:
Caller: At the beginning of your show, I suppose it was a rhetorical question about what’s driving this administration. Well, simple explanation. If it’s not of God, it’s of the Devil; and you can certainly tell that the Obama administration is not of God. How can they expect any kind of peace with crazy stuff going on with any kind of certainty of working things out when you have a Muslim leader of a country over here per se trying to work things out between the Jewish people and Muslims and stuff, you know how can they expect it not to go the way they want it to?
One of my things about the gay and lesbian stuff. I have a non-biblical way to try to get the attention would be to ask those people that practice that lifestyle if it were not for physical relationship, intimacy between a man and a woman, how could they exist?
Perkins: Basic biology. You’re absolutely right. That’s why if you think about it, its logical conclusion would be if it were normal it would be extinct, the human race would be extinct within time if it were normal. So you’re right. Biology says the only we exist as human beings is that a man and a woman come together and we procreate.
It goes back to what I’ve been saying for a long time, which is that they really do seem to think that being gay is absolutely the most alluring, tempting thing ever, so appealing that if we stop punishing and discriminating against gay people, every single person on earth — them included, presumably — would instantly become gay.