Generally, we assume aging heavy-metal rockers are too busy banging groupies young enough to be their daughters to weigh in on the issue of marriage equality. But during an interview Sunday on Seattle’s KIRO 97.3, Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine (right) was asked if he supported same-sex marriage, which were recently legalized in Washington State.
His reply: “Well, since I’m not gay, the answer to that would be no.” When asked if he supported legislation to legalize marriage between two men, he responded “I’m Christian. The answer to that would be no.”
We’re sorry—we didn’t realize the guy who has albums called KIlling is My Business… and Business is Good, Rust in Peace and Youthinasia was a devout Christian.
This isn’t Mustaine’s first stab at anti-gay rhetoric: In 1988, he addressed the British government’s criticism of homosexuality, saying, “It says in the Bible that men should not lay with men like they lay with women. I mean I don’t wanna f**k up and not go to heaven.”
Actually, that kind of argument—thinking how someone else leads their life will impact yours—makes Mustaine sound just like a “Christian.”
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