Anti-Gay Pastor Claims Same-Sex Marriage Will Lead To Pedophilia And Bestiality (VIDEO)

The Right Wing evangelical community has been willing to say just about anything to bash same-sex marriage. Right wingers across the country have been desperate to make homosexuality a crime punishable by prison and even by execution. One tactic often employed by evangelicals to misinform Americans about same-sex marriage is to compare it to pedophilia and bestiality.


As the state government in Washington prepares to legalize same-sex marriage, evangelicals are once again using these desperate measures in an attempt to smear homosexuals. One pastor in particular has been outspoken against same-sex marriage in the state; Pastor Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church made the dubious claim that allowing gays to marry will lead to bestiality and pedophilia:

“If this law is passed, what is going to happen? Do they believe that if they change the definition of marriage being between one man and one woman, what is going to stop two men one woman, two women one man, one man against a horse, one man with a boy, one man with anything.”

Here’s the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEQlc5eQoZE&feature=player_embedded

The blindingly obvious fallacy here is that a horse cannot consent. Neither can a child or a rock or a dog. Religious fanatics labor under the delusion that since they themselves would not consent (at least, not openly), no one else would either, so homosexuality must be coerced in some fashion. And no, this fallacy would not apply to polygamy since all parties, hypothetically, would be consenting adults. I’m not advocating for or against, but what consenting adults do in their homes is none of my business.

Hutcherson made these claims during a televised debate so they’ll be no excuses of “I misspoke.” He televised his ignorance and hate for all to see. And with all the problems we face as a country, stopping marriage equality shouldn’t even be an issue. Claims that homosexuality leads to pedophilia and bestiality has no basis in fact whatsoever. It’s just a viscous lie perpetuated by the bigoted and hateful Right Wing in an effort to force their twisted version of Biblical law upon the American people. Too bad so many on the Right are willing to believe it.

 

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