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Rep. Steve King Warns America: Gay Marriage Breeds Socialism!


It’s lovely to see America’s elected officials still identifying the “radical homosexual agenda” that some of us have spent decades searching for. This time it’s Iowa’s Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, who officially linked the fight for gay marriage rights with … wait for it, wait for it … socialism!

Rep. King, who holds the honor of being the only congressman who voted not to acknowledge slave labor built Washington D.C. as we know it, has been on the marriage rampage before. Hailing from Iowa, he’s not pleased about the decision his state’s Supreme Court made about same-sex marriage, and he’s been using the matter to drum up controversy for an Iowa gubernatorial bid.

Now King, in the same radio show where he announced that his best vote was against relief aid for Hurricane Katrina victims (even though he earmarked millions for his own district’s flood control), is pushing forward his own radical heterosexual agenda:

If there’s a push for a socialist society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together living collectively off one pot of resources earned by everyone, this is one of the goals they have to go to, same sex marriage, because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation, they want access to public funds and resources. … I said that if this is allowed to happen, Iowa would become the Mecca for same sex marriage, and that has begun to happen. … Not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis.

Oh, and also: Rick Santorum was right to declare gay marriages would usher in legalized polygamy or bestiality.

At this point, it’s not even worth arguing with King’s declaration (like how legalizing same-sex marriage is actually good for, say, capitalism). Your time is better spent listening to his whole talk show harangue (MP3), and auto-tuning it.

On:           Sep 24, 2009
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    • YellowRanger

      This would be hilarious if people didn’t actually pay attention to this jackass.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      “Gay marriage will bring on socialism because it has great influence over controlling the price of eggs in China.” Miss South Carolina

      Sep 24, 2009 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC

      Hmmm,so same-sex marriage will usher in polygamy? Well now, why don’t they attack islam, a cult that actually does practice polygamy, legally? I wonder who Santorum and King would blame for that I wonder? Up until 1894 I believe, the mormon cult practiced it and it wasn’t until the federal government which claims it doesn’t get involved with marriage, intervened, just as it does when it bestows more than 1000 rights and privileges at the federal level. Take away those rights, where would married couples get them from? Nobody asks that question in the marriage equality debate. If that’s not direct involvement, I don’t know what is.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      Rep. King- You got it 100% right!!! Your quote: “this is one of the goals they have to go to, same sex marriage, because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation, they want access to public funds and resources.” If wanting that brands us as “Socialists” than I ask you to as a hetrosexual and very non Socialist to denounce and promise to stop recieving any and all public funds and access to resources that you and your constituiants avail themselves to. Because, you know that would make you and your constituants all Socialists! And besides making you Socialists, it would make you seem I guess, kinda gay! OMG!!!!

      Damm these asshats make it so easy to point out their hyprocrisy simply by using their own words………….

      Sep 24, 2009 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      Really, half the GOP congressman in Washington could admit to a gay affair and the other half to snorting blow off the tailbone of a needy lobbyist/hooker/intern in front of a church on Sunday, and still the party leadership would say, gosh, that’s too bad, what a shame, let us now respect the privacy of the families involved at this difficult time and leave them alone and hey by the way, Obama is a socialist tyrant who wants to indoctrinate your babies. Fear him!

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      Maybe he is not off the wall. He has been reading about Sherry Wolf socialist speaker with socialist union leader Cleve Jones at the Equality March Oct. 10.
      Sherry Wolf, author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation, makes the case for demonstrating in Washington at the National Equality March on October 11. Sherry is currently on a speaking tour of the East Coast.The Struggle for
      Scheduled to speak with Cleve Jones.

      From National Equality March program
      LGBT Liberation with Cleve Jones & Sherry Wolf
      Cleve Jones & Sherry Wolf on The Struggle for LGBT Liberation
      Oct 10, 2009 – 4:30-6:30pm

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason


      Why does he use the word “plow?”

      Does he have dick on the brain?

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert, NYC


      Exactly right! This moron I bet enjoys government run health care that every congressman and senator enjoys and I doubt if any of them have rejected it and bought private insurance for themselves and their families. Plus, I bet some republicans have kids in public schools and grandparents using medicare, government run (socialized programs), not to mention other agencies such as social security, medicaid, the military, the police and fire departments, mass transit, HUD, FDA, FBI, CIA, CAA, DOJ, FEMA and a lot of others. I guess republican home owners caught in a natural disaster would have to decline federal aid too, far too much socialism for them I guess.

      If they hate socialism so much, how would they pay for all of those services they take for granted every day of their lives? Where would the money come from?

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      Article by Sherry Wolf in the Socialist Worker.


      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      Al, I forgot to add: Congressman King has huge gayface.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      @Jason: Jason you are right, some rightwing-nut politicians and Clergy are afflicted by that malady, the clinical term is: Phallusonthecraniumosis
      Try as they might to supress these urges thru channelling Rev. Robertson and Rev.(my Grandson is a big closet fag) Phelps these urges sometimes “pop up” in unfortunate arenas. Such as in an airport bathroom stall, while texting underage male Pages, or while recieving a “massage” whilst snorting crystal meth with a male prostitute. We as the Gay community should all band together to pray for these unfortunate souls. However we must be careful because that sounds like something a Socialist might do………………………….

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue

      If only…

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      Sounds good to me.
      Maybe it will help you guys get the health care system you want.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue

      @Charles Merrill: I’m glad to see that most of the socialist groups are supporting the MoW.

      They’ll add to the anti-Obama character of the march and raise the only real programs that address a collapsing economy, unwinnable wars and a government infested with bigots oand those who pander to them.


      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      I am all for socialism. Capitalism failed. Corporate greed and corruption.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chitown Kev

      So he’s trying to say that gay people are welfare queens, more or less…

      Same playbook.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue

      @Chitown Kev: The only people on welfare in this country are the looter rich and Obama is feeding them trillions.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      @Chitown Kev: Corporations are laying off to show a bottom line profit for stock holders and investors. It’s hard to get a job after being laid off. This well qualified gay man committed suicide.


      Sep 24, 2009 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rudy

      @Charles Merrill: Really, Charles?
      How many socialist nations do you know got there by starting with same sex marriage?
      On what page of “Das Kapital” will you find the concept?

      Sep 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jerrycarlin

      @Jason——I got a gay vibe from the pic—-and all the talk? Could it be the “he doth protest too much?

      Sep 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot

      cant rail against jews anymore, cant rail against womans rights anymore, cant rail against the black agenda anymore, communism’s dead. but damn, there’s always the gays to make a buck on……

      What would they do without us? Shit there wouldnt be any madeup boogeymen to empower themselves with.

      I wonder how 5-10% of the population can wreak so much havoc on America. Gosh I didnt realize we had so much to offer.

      Socialism Rocks!! Sorry for all the dangling prepositions….LOL

      Sep 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      Roman Catholic.

      On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a state ban on same-sex marriage violated the Iowa constitution.[40] King soon commented that the judges “should resign from their position” and the state legislature “must also enact marriage license residency requirements so that Iowa does not become the gay marriage Mecca.”

      Religion has his heart and mind. We lose.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael vdB


      Sep 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael vdB

      Ooops, I mean…*cough*…more socialistic!!!!

      Sep 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      @stevenelliot: Thats the whole problem in a bag ‘o nuts: These rightwing nutbags love to have
      prepositions and other things dangling in front of ’em……

      Sep 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      @terrwill: BTW: I am going to see our buddy Rev. Fred (my Grandson is a little fag)Phelps tomro! He is bringing his roving band of lunatics to Long Island!

      Sep 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark

      What an idiot.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      @rudy: Same sex marriage has nothing to do with socialism. Did I give the impression that I wanted socialism because of gay marriage? I hope not. Socialism refers to various theories of economic organisation advocating public or direct worker ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources, and a society characterised by equal access to resources for all individuals with an egalitarian method of compensation.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      @rudy: Rudy, #2 was a joke. Had no idea anyone would take that seriously.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ricky

      i had no idea i was a socialist. i was under the impression i was a capitalist.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boq

      Gays are just pig-ignorant misfits who blindly push a Liberal agenda instead of their own rights. Not a very intelligent community.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason



      Sep 24, 2009 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fiore

      @rudy: In 1917 the Bolsheviks legalised abortion and homosexuality. Unfortunately, gay rights were gradually whittled away starting in the early 20s, until Stalin authorized mass arrests of homosexuals.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • me

      but he’s right. no i’m serious. we’re socialists because we’re weak. it’s the slave mentality. nietzsche calls it ressentiment. it’s exactly what it sound like. we resent the masters for having power. we want to wrest it from them and have it for ourselves. that’s exactly how a socialist thinks. it’s how a woman thinks. it’s how a midget thinks. and it’s how we think. i freely admit, i am a socialist.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • me


      Sep 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rudy

      @Charles Merrill: Sorry.
      I was actually responding to #6 and #9 where I thought you were red-baiting Sherry Wolf.
      Irony can be easy to miss on blogs.

      Sep 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles Merrill

      @boq: I agree that we blindly feel we have solidarity with other oppressed groups that don’t give a flying fuck about us, illegal immigrants and Muslims come to mind.
      Being egalitarian and outside the status quo is part of our LGBT nature.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 7:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue

      @me: has been feeding on an steady diet of right wing swill. That thinking is more like Mussolini’s before and after his right turn than anything remotely resembling socialist thought.

      For a short time Mussolini, consumed by rage and jealousy, mistakenly thought he was a socialist too. Like ‘me’ his petty, backward explanation of socialist ideas has nothing to do with the socialist approach, which is profoundly optimistic at it core. The approach expressed by ‘me’ is beyond satire. It’s the product of unthinking alienation from a dog eat dog capitalism combined with a cowering acceptance of their predatory social ethics.

      Socialists have the political tools and organizational expertise to create the first really human society out of the rubble of the old one when the opportunity arises. That may occur sooner rather than later given the continuous and insoluble crises of late stage degenerate capitalism.

      Sep 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      @Bill Perdue:
      I think he’s being facetious, Bill.

      Sep 28, 2009 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue

      @strumpetwindsock: . No kidding. Which is why I said “The approach expressed by ‘me’ is beyond satire.” It’s misplaced because it attracts homophobes and racists and other vermin.

      Some people have no problem with that. I do.

      Sep 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • strumpetwindsock

      @Bill Perdue:

      Actually the only thing I have a problem with is poorly-written satire.

      In my opinion there is no limit to satire if it hits the nail on the head.

      (not to say that “me” is in the same league as Johathan Swift)

      But never mind homophobes and racists, I don’t see what there is to be afraid of. If your political philosophy is built on a strong foundation it should be able to withstand a bit of ribbing.

      Sep 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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