It’s lovely to see America’s elected officials still identifying the “radical homosexual agenda” that some of us have spent decades searching for. This time it’s Iowa’s Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, who officially linked the fight for gay marriage rights with … wait for it, wait for it … socialism!
Rep. King, who holds the honor of being the only congressman who voted not to acknowledge slave labor built Washington D.C. as we know it, has been on the marriage rampage before. Hailing from Iowa, he’s not pleased about the decision his state’s Supreme Court made about same-sex marriage, and he’s been using the matter to drum up controversy for an Iowa gubernatorial bid.
Now King, in the same radio show where he announced that his best vote was against relief aid for Hurricane Katrina victims (even though he earmarked millions for his own district’s flood control), is pushing forward his own radical heterosexual agenda:
If there’s a push for a socialist society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together living collectively off one pot of resources earned by everyone, this is one of the goals they have to go to, same sex marriage, because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation, they want access to public funds and resources. … I said that if this is allowed to happen, Iowa would become the Mecca for same sex marriage, and that has begun to happen. … Not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis.
Oh, and also: Rick Santorum was right to declare gay marriages would usher in legalized polygamy or bestiality.
At this point, it’s not even worth arguing with King’s declaration (like how legalizing same-sex marriage is actually good for, say, capitalism). Your time is better spent listening to his whole talk show harangue (MP3), and auto-tuning it.