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Iowa Rep. Steve King Thinks Your Gayness Is “Self-Professed Behavior”


Another day, another asinine comment from the so-called “leaders” of the GOP.

We’ve had our eye on Iowa’s particularly nutty Republican Representative Steve King for quite a while.

Now that he’s not content with just warning people that “gay marriage breeds socialism,” actively trying to prohibit same-sex marriages on military bases, and fighting the good fight against gay people raising children in warehouses (!!??!!), he also thinks that you’re making this whole gay thing up.

Speaking to the Des Moines, IA NBC affiliate WHOTV about (what else) Jan Brewer’s veto of the “turn away the gays” bill (which fellow far right loon Michele Bachmann isn’t too fond of either), King makes some statements about gays that would be silly if they weren’t so ill informed and dangerous.

After blaming the evil gays for being open about their sexual orientation in order to entrap those poor, defenseless business owners, he cuts loose with this little nugget of wisdom:

“The one thing that I reference when I say ‘self-professed is how do you know who to discriminate against? They have to tell you. And are they then setting up a case? Is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service that they’d like to have?”

Afterwards, he not only alleges that sexual orientation can be “willfully changed,” but also that the “self-professed behavior” cannot be “independently verified.”

We’re confused about this one, Rep. King. If you claim to be heterosexual is that invalid because we haven’t seen you have sex with your wife? Or is the fact that we need to somehow prove our sexual orientation to you one of those “special rights” that you keep on yammering on about?

King and Bachmann should take this show on the road, but we’d be hard pressed to find a name for it.

Dumb and Dumber, perhaps?