Dwight Kiefert, a Republican from Valley City, ND serving in the state House, is the first person to admit that he is neither a doctor nor a psychiatrist.
Of course, he’d never let a couple of minor details like that get in the way of sharing his esteemed insights into mental health.
Just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages should be recognized by the entire nation, Kiefert took to Facebook to offer his
medical psychiatric opinion:
Google it, he says.
Dwight’s stance on the gays was hardly a secret — he’s previously said of homosexuality, “I don’t think that it’s normal. You can’t reproduce. I mean, a man and a woman is what it takes to make a child.”
Even so, his Facebook mini-rant seems to exhibit the telltale signs of a paranoid conspiracy theorist. But then again, we aren’t psychiatrists either.
When pressed on the since-deleted post, Kiefert said he didn’t think it was a “public statement,” adding “There’s a lot of question marks. Was what I read true? I don’t know. The bottom line is: Through my faith, I have to oppose it.”
House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, was quick to distance himself from his fellow representative. “Dwight speaks for himself. He has a lot of strong opinions,” Carlson said, emphasizing that he “absolutely” doesn’t agree that homosexuality is a mental illness. “That topic shouldn’t even be discussed.”
And the crazy train keeps on chugging.