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Politician invents a truly original argument against gay marriage & Twitter is obsessed

For years now, homophobic gasbags have had a problem: Every ridiculous argument they come up with against same-sex marriage is eventually pitted against facts and reality.

And would you believe it? None of them hold.

Everything from “but the Bible says,” to the “slippery slope,” to “won’t someone think of the children?!” was eventually destroyed by reason or science.

And the public has taken note. The most recent Pew Research polling puts support for marriage equality around 62% in America, and that number only stands to keep climbing.

Related: Catholic schoolboy asked to defend church’s morals, turns in 127-page “Gay Marriage is Fabulous” paper instead

It’s a similar story in Australia, where 61.1% of respondents voted “yes” to legalizing same-sex marriage.

So what’s a homophobe to do when every last argument against marriage equality is utterly deflated?

Get creative!

Noted antigay Australian lawmaker Bob Katter was understandably upset by the landslide support for same-sex marriage in his country.

Far, far less understandable, though, is his latest argumentative stance against the march of progress.

Related: Things my Mormon parents have said to me, their gay son

“I mean, y’know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities,” he told a reporter. “Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I’m concerned.” (Um, OK.)

Then the look on his face went icy cold, as he managed to deliver this line without breaking:

“But I ain’t spending any time on it, because in the meantime, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland!”

As the news clip cuts back to the studio, all four hosts give Katter’s position the respect it deserves: none.

Watch below:

And over on Twitter, peolpe can’t get enough:

Bonus: here’s a clip of Katter getting utterly destroyed in a debate on same-sex marriage.

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  • Juanjo

    Gay marriage causes people to be eaten by crocodiles? Damn, are that powerful?!

  • AndThenTheresMax

    Gay marriage causes people to be eaten by crocodiles huh? The last time a crocodile tried to take a bite out of me, it swiped my favourite Gauliter pants. I screamed. I took off my designer outfit, leapt in the water, found that scaled so-and-so, strangled it screaming, “THAT WAS GAULITER COUTURE YOU (bleep)!!” Then I dragged it out of the water, threw it’s lifeless body in the back of my BMW 4×4, showered off, reapplied my creams, drove to Hermes, threw it on their doorstep, lowered my sunglasses and said, “Turn that (bleep) crocodile into a (bleep) Berkin I’ll be back in a month for it! Oh and make sure it has the same crocodile gold clasp that Victoria Beckham has on hers. I just love hers!!” Put the pedal to the medal and sped off yelling, “That what you get for (bleep)ing with couture you amphibious (bleep)!!!”

  • chris33133

    I think his point by saying “in the meantime” is that there are other issues that require his attention. For which, I am sure, the crocodiles will be eternally grateful.

  • GayEGO

    Well, what do you expect from a brainwashed bigot? Nothing intelligent as he has no common sense or logic that is worth listening to.

  • alissa914

    I’m betting the parents who had their child killed by one in Disney World are thinking…. “no, that’s not what it’s like.”

    • girldownunder

      You mean the parents who let their own child swim next to the “no swimming” signs, in a place KNOWN for it’s alligators & water-moccasins? This is as ridiculous as where I live & they want to try to fence off areas, of an OCEAN!, because of the infinitesimal percentage of shark-to-swimmer attacks! Good grief….WE, are the interlopers. Don’t swim there if you want to be safe from the predators which actually BELONG there. That’s what swimming pools are for. But, “oops” when people don’t read signs & dive in the shallow end, or who can’t actually swim & drown, or etc.

  • Mykey

    I also thought of Bilbo Baggins when I saw this!! LOL!

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