Everyone from Conan O’Brien to Cuban president Raul Castro’s daughter has been weighing in on President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. The oddest one to date comes from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): “Call me cynical, but I wasn’t sure his views on marriage could get any gayer.”
We’re sure he meant “gay” like lame or bad.
Speaking to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Paul—the son of still-running presidential candidate Ron Paul said he balked at the President’s invocation of the Bible. (Rand’s comments on Obama begin at the 5:00 mark):
“It did kind of bother me though that he used the justification for it in a biblical reference,” he continued to more laughter. “He said the biblical golden rule caused him to be for gay marriage. And I’m like what version of the Bible is he reading?…I don’t know what version he’s getting it from. Now that doesn’t mean we need to be harsh and mean and hate people… But that doesn’t mean that we have to go ahead and give up our traditions. We’ve got 6,000 years of tradition.”
Right, traditions. Like slavery, stoning, child endangerment and genocide.