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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?

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  • Cam

    They have to tell you.

    In other words, lie about your partner, bring an fake opposite sex girlfriend or boyfriend to office functions. Get into a sham marriage and cheat on the side.

    All to please Steve King.


    CPAC is like an open mike night at a comedy club, BUT these a-holes are serious.

  • hyhybt

    I believe Colbert had a great response to this: mailing him the evidence, marked as campaign contributions to be sure it got looked at.

    Did Bachmann not like the bill, or the veto? As this article is currently worded, it could be either.

  • Chris

    So when is Steve King coming out?

  • jckfmsincty

    I hope the people of Iowa are embarrassed by this loon.

  • SteveDenver

    So far I have yet to find proof that sexuality can be “willfully changed.” How about Steve King changes his sexuality for 6 months or a year, just to prove how easily it is done?

  • DickieJohnson

    Twenty people showed up. At least it seems as though fewer and fewer people (voters) are listening to the lunatics (politicians, clergy) making such insane rants. The most idiotic are the blamings of earthquakes and other natural disasters on us LGBTs!

  • Maude

    I know at least one person who was straight until he tried a gay one night stand….Now he is bisexual.

  • the other Greg

    I don’t believe straight people actually exist, they are like leprechauns, or the *chupacabra* / Bigfoot / yeti / Jersey devil.

  • Dionte

    When I Sissy This Walk, I won’t have to say a single word.

  • hyhybt

    @the other Greg: Strange; I’m in the opposite position. Everybody I see in person in the typical week is straight. The only gay people I know live in the computer, so to speak.

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