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'Firefly' Star Adam Baldwin Compares Gay Marriage To Incest



It's a touch ironic to hear homophobia from someone who played a male character named "Jayne," but this past Thursday Firefly actor and Buffy the Vampire Slayer regular Adam Baldwin (no relation to the Baldwins) took to Twitter to vent about same-sex marriage and compared it to a father wanting to marry his son.

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Of the several intelligent and insightful arguments he made for his position, he at least took the time to point out that he wasn't talking about sex: 

Then again, this is a right-wing conservative who's buddy-buddy with Ted Nugent, so his attitude is not terribly shocking in context.

Baldwin claimed that Huffington Post Gay Voices misquoted him and that he never made an incest comparision, that it was strictly addressing "tax avoidance marriage."

And thus the public interest in another Firefly movie waned a bit more.

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  1. I remember this guy being in a movie which was just as revealing as a soft porn movie. Now he suddenly finds family values ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Feb 24, 2014 8:49:36 PM

  2. And he's friends with Ted Nugent ? Didn't Ted Nugent admit having sex with underage girls on purpose ? WTF is wrong with these people ? The gay people I know have WAY better morals than all of these insane right wingers who claim to be about family values. The world has gone crazy !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Feb 24, 2014 8:52:54 PM

  3. I think Towleroad has to be careful about quoting articles from Huffington Post. Huffington Post is a sensationalist, tabloid news site that frequently runs articles on GLBT rights that are trivial and even offensive.

    Huffington Post is also sexist towards women. It exploits women's bodies in a way that feeds into the sense of self-entitlement of straight guys.

    The facts I've mentioned above are grounds for doubting Huffington Post's claims about Adam Baldwin. Towleroad should keep away from Huffington Post and its distortions.

    Huffington Post trades in fake gay advocacy. Keep well away from it.

    Posted by: roger | Feb 24, 2014 8:53:28 PM

  4. He and Sarah Silverman always go at it on Twitter. She usually makes him look ridiculous. I remember a couple years ago he said on Twitter that Gay Rights were not civil rights, and also said all kinds of stupid things about same-sex marriage. Once he started getting attacked he began to RT all of his idiot supporters, including my personal favorite: "Gays can't compare their issues to The Civil Rights movement until business start denying gays service".

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 24, 2014 8:56:30 PM

  5. He's been tweeting stuff like this for years...I'm surprised it just been noticed now. I wonder how good he and Sean Maher get along?

    Posted by: marco | Feb 24, 2014 8:59:57 PM

  6. The same thing that keeps a woman from marrying her son for love & to avoid tax penalties, idiot.

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 24, 2014 9:02:40 PM

  7. Is this guy somehow related to Alec "Baldwin"

    Posted by: ppp | Feb 24, 2014 9:03:22 PM

  8. What are these great tax breaks for marrying your kid these asshats keep talking about? If you're not wicked rich the gift tax exemption should cover you; if you are wicked rich you don't pay taxes and you know it. Does a joint filing really economically trump a dependent claim?

    Posted by: John | Feb 24, 2014 9:04:14 PM

  9. LOL at Roger! Could you possibly be any more stupid? It's fairly easy to verify Huffington Post's claims by, I don't know, checking Adam Baldwin's Twitter feed.

    And speaking of "fake gay advocacy," yes, I do realize you are everyone's favorite troll, Jason.

    Posted by: crispy | Feb 24, 2014 9:05:33 PM

  10. Adam Baldwin has never appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was in a few episodes of Angel.

    And he's been doing two-bit parts since Serenity. So clearly few people in Hollywood want to work with this douchebasket.

    Posted by: crispy | Feb 24, 2014 9:10:41 PM

  11. You know, because two unrelated heterosexuals never get married for financial reasons. Only for romantic, loving reasons. There has never been an arranged marriage just for the convenience of saving the family fortunes.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 24, 2014 9:13:43 PM

  12. yawn....Adam who?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 24, 2014 9:15:43 PM

  13. How does he know the Churches and his Church are not using religion to avoid paying taxes? He should apply the same standard to Churches.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 24, 2014 9:20:01 PM

  14. He's bitter because his career went downhill after My Bodyguard.

    Posted by: David | Feb 24, 2014 9:25:31 PM

  15. Let's end his career once and for all. Boycott anything and everything he appears in.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 24, 2014 9:35:17 PM

  16. What kind of religiosity-tainted, back-berth kind a moron is he? A mite whimsical in the brain-pan, this one.

    Posted by: Book | Feb 24, 2014 9:35:58 PM

  17. Now maybe Logo "the gay channel" will finally stop playing those vapid "Buffy and the Vampire" re-runs? We can always hope.

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 24, 2014 9:41:39 PM

  18. Kinda confirms why his character (Kal'Reegar) was killed off in an email in Mass Effect 3. . .

    Posted by: ghostwhitehorse | Feb 24, 2014 9:50:12 PM

  19. Say it ain't so, My Bodyguard!!!!

    Posted by: Dback | Feb 24, 2014 10:03:44 PM

  20. Another closeted queen with daddy issues!

    Posted by: litper | Feb 24, 2014 10:05:17 PM

  21. Is he also against heterosexual marriage simply because a brother and sister will marry for tax purposes.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 24, 2014 10:10:36 PM

  22. I'm so bummed! Had the biggest crush on him since "My Bodyguard"! That's over now, though.

    Posted by: rob | Feb 24, 2014 10:20:39 PM

  23. I hope you lose your job. done. over . enough said by you .

    Posted by: sam keley | Feb 24, 2014 10:43:50 PM

  24. @crispy actually, he hasn't done just 2-bit parts. He was, after all, a major part of "Chuck" for some 4 seasons.

    However, it's just sad that someone I kind of like as an actor has such extreme views. I won't be following his work much anymore.

    Posted by: Talisman | Feb 24, 2014 10:52:19 PM

  25. This probably almost never happens, but if that's what they want to do, I have no problem with a father marrying his adult son for any reason any other couple get married, provided that the father-son relationship is formally terminated first. Obviously offspring are not going to be an issue. Pun accidental, but it works.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 24, 2014 10:56:37 PM

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