Wash Times’ Robert Knight: Gay Marriage, Not Budget Crisis, is America’s Biggest Problem

Sending his readers off into a hate-filled weekend, Washington Times columnist Robert Knight penned a piece in Friday’s op-ed section, titled “Debt’s Not All, Folks,” which claims Beltway insiders are too focused on the economy and the debt ceiling—allowing commies, homos and flakes on the Left to railroad in legislation amounting to the destruction of the family. The biggest threat? Same-sex marriage, of course!


“The current target of this unholy campaign is the perversion of marriage. For the first time, a Republican-controlled state Senate chamber provided the margin of victory for a state law redefining marriage away from the man-woman requirement. Soon, there will be no bride needed or no groom for a New York marriage license. Meanwhile, liberal judges all over the country are ruling that preference for traditional morality is animated solely by ‘hate.’

This radical advance is occurring partly because of the ongoing media propaganda that suppresses any serious discussion of the consequences of sexual dysfunction. But it’s also occurring because of the economic drama unfolding in Washington. The Left does not waste crises that it purposefully creates.”

You hear that, America? The Democrats went back in time and created the financial crisis that kicked off during the Bush years just so they could use the ensuing chaos to get pro-gay legislation passed!

Fortunately, Knight says, all hope is not lost:

“It’s not too late to save what’s left of marriage and to reorder public policies to strengthen rather than corrode the sanctity of the home. There are efforts under way in several states to pass constitutional marriage amendments, adding to the 30 that already have them. The abortion industry is losing public support. And many young people are discovering that the hookup culture is a dead end.

A great reservoir of sentiment for the permanent things is waiting to be tapped. What’s needed first is moral leadership from those who purport to be leaders.”

Like closed-minded jargon-spewing pundits who hide behind their laptops, Mr. Knight?

Is now a good time to mention that the Washington Times is owned by the Unification Church, whose leader, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, conducts mass weddings of complete strangers he chooses to be paired off?  Or that Moon compared homosexuals to “dirty dung-eating dogs”that “will be eliminated [in a] purge on God’s order?” (He also claims to be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but we’ll let Fundamentalists debate that one)

Did we forget to mention that Knight helped draft DOMA and has worked for far-right organizations like Coral Ridge Ministries, the American Civil Rights Union [not to be confused with the ACLU] and the Family Research Council?  Our favorite tidbit about the columnist, though, comes from TV’s biggest square, Bryant Gumbel. Following an interview on CBS’ The Early Show, Gumbel allegedly called Knight “a fucking idiot.”

Need proof? Watch this clip of Knight at a right-wing conference earlier this year, where he’s explaining the dire threat of gay congressional staffers, who “work long hours [and] have no family life…But they have veto power so you don’t want to upset them.” So are gays the new Hulk?

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  • Abirdwillingtobeitself

    Oh wow. Does Knight think the Jews control Washington too or is it just the gays?

  • Gray Young

    Yeah, that thriving gay subculture in washinton consists of the closeted gay republicans jacking each other off in the stalls in the bathrooms in the capitol.

  • Jakey

    Reemember, “hookup culture” is terrible so let’s not let people get married, even if they beg.

  • Kev C

    The problem isn’t the ongoing train wreck. The biggest train wreck since the Great Depression. It’s the flowers growing down the track. Those are deadly pansies filled with poison and could kill us if we eat them.

  • countboobula

    Well its a good thing that the majority of the populus thinks its the economy, who even cares what this gut thinks.

  • Riker

    @Kev C: Oddly enough, part of today’s train wreck started during the Great Depression. The entitlement spending that is now out of control was mostly created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat.

  • Hah

    For 30 years the Washington Times has gotten away with claiming its primary directive has been to “fight communism” and to “bring balance to DC” – both claims are BS.

    Moon brags about using the paper to “influence America.” He’s used it to make our nation more in tune with his ideology AND he sees himself doing this in his role as the messiah and the Christian right has followed his lead. The paper has always pushed Moon’s far right wing, theocratic, homophobic ideology. It also works to prop Moon’s image up around the world, his main target(he sees manipulating the USA as a stepping stone). His organization also sees the paper as an asset to protect Moon.

    One former follower attested to personally witnessing Moon giving instructions on what he wanted done with the WT to long time follower, Josette Shiner Sheeran, who Bush rushed through as head of the World Food Program.

    But Moon does not have to tell the paper what to write for it to do his bidding, it does so by giving a platform to people like Wes Pruden and Knight. It is controlled by who they hire.

    The WT has always claimed independence from Moon which is hogwash – that’s just what right wingers like to tell themselves because it makes feel better about taking their lead from a man who claims to be “The” Messiah, and who says Jesus was a failure who now serves Moon’s dead son in heaven.

    Moon has bragged about how through the WT his organization has gathered intelligence – imo, that has always been the primary purpose of the paper, intel gathering and many people who work there don’t know how the game works.

    To learn how it works – watch this:

  • McMike

    Another fat-ass closet case who doesn’t like gay people. Imagine that.

  • misterrogerseatspeen

    If that is the way the American public feels then the USA deserves to be economically destroyed.

  • Pete n SFO

    “liberal judges all over the country are ruling that preference for traditional morality is animated solely by ‘hate.’”

    and prejudice… it’s difficult to say which is in front position.

    You can prefer whatever ‘morality’ you like. You just need to stop short of passing laws that say my non-traditional morality is illegal.

    and btw, what could be more traditional than protecting families & children? Gay happens, dude. Get over it, already.

  • tjr101

    @Riker: Ah wrong, when did the deficits start? Oh right, Ronald Reagan… The first president that left office with a deficit, but say what atleast he cut some taxes to benefit his CONServative cronies.

  • tjr101

    And why do most of these right-wing tools have gayface?

  • Queer Supremacist

    @Riker: Nope, it started even longer ago than that. The seeds for the current disaster were sewn by that racist Confederate-loving “progressive” Democrat, Woodrow Wilson.

  • Ganondorf

    None of you seem to know anything about politics, economics, current affairs, laws, or history. Oh Queerty, you’re so special.

  • Skeloric

    Most of these “Right Wing Tools” have a “Gay Face” because only someone so obviously fueled by self-loathing as they are would become a “Right Wing Tool”.
    They are the ones most desperately in need of being that “Its OK to Gay”.
    They are also the ones fighting the hardest against the very message that would end their self loathing.

  • BenFrankly

    @McMike: Hah! I thought the same thing. He’s obviously as queer as a $3 bill and totally in denial.

  • Henry

    @Ganondorf: Good thing we have your stupid snark around to educate the rest of us.

  • Ganondorf


    I’m Edward Sheath. Shame on me.

  • McMike

    OMG! When he says Washington has a thriving gay subculture you know damn well he speaks of first-hand experience and personal knowledge…

  • jason

    Robert Knight is a piece of dog poop that fell out of the back of Godzilla’s behind. The Washington Times is basically Depends material.

  • Daez

    @Riker: Yes, FDR totally passed the Bush tax cuts (which allow people that are multimillionaires to pay virtually nothing in taxes). Yeah, I mean, he should have just let those people out there on the White House lawn in tent cities starve to death and die. That is what the current Repugs would have done after all.

    In other news, learn your history or don’t actually comment on it.

  • Nick

    I actually agree with him, except it’s the lack of gay marriage that’s the problem. In my case, make that husbands.

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