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South Dakota GOP Lawmaker Compares Gay Sex To ‘A One-Way Alley for the Garbage Truck’

South Dakota GOP state House representative Steve Hickey isn’t too happy that his state might become the latest to face a legal challenge to its gay marriage ban.

Hickey, who serves as a pastor when not at the capitol introducing anti-gay legislation, submitted a letter to the editor this week to South Dakota’s largest newspaper challenging the “medical and psychological communities” to weigh in on the issue of homosexuality.

HickeyWrote Hickey:

Certainly there are board-certified doctors in our state who will attest to what seems self-evident to so many: gay sex is not good for the body or mind. Pardon a crude comparison but regarding men with men, we are talking about a one-way alley meant only for the garbage truck to go down. Frankly, I’d question the judgment of doctor who says it’s all fine.

South Dakota docs, it’s time for you to come out of the closet and give your professional opinion on this matter like you capably and responsibly do on all the others. Somehow the message we are presently getting from the medical community is that eating at McDonalds will kill us but the gay lifestyle has no side effects. Truth be told it seems self-evident the list of side effects would read far longer than anything we hear on a Cialis commercial.

In a follow-up interview with TPM, Hickey acknowledged that straight couples “absolutely” have anal sex too, but he was focused primarily on the “health of homosexuality”

"Most groups are just quiet and silent on it because of the intimidation factor and the only group that’s raising a stink is a religious group, and I acknowledge in [the letter] that people are sick of hearing about that," he told TPM.

"And that’s fine, so I said let’s talk about it from a medical vantage point. I do believe, and I’ve heard enough medical people talking about the intimidation factor and silencing that’s going on. And you just don’t talk about it. You know, you practice medicine and it’s an issue of politicized medicine and junk science and agenda-driven studies. When the average person can just, you know, what’s self-evident is that [anal sex] isn’t good."

The Argus Leader, South Dakota’s largest newspaper, hasn’t published Hickey’s letter yet, citing concerns over its length and language. 

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  1. Twitter address is @stevehickey if you'd like to discuss this issue with him.

    Posted by: crashops | May 2, 2014 10:24:44 AM


  2. Despite all his talk about medical evidence and what doctors say, this guy doesn't have one shred of medical educaton or medical experience. Listening to doctors discussing a topic doesn't make you an expert.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 2, 2014 10:26:22 AM


  3. Don't these yahoos consider all of the straight couples who practice anal sex? And what about lesbians?

    Seriously, someone should educate this ignoramus. Thoroughly.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | May 2, 2014 10:27:56 AM


  4. I have known drag queens that look less gay than this guy does.

    Posted by: Michael | May 2, 2014 10:30:04 AM


  5. I always wonder why these guys focus on anal sex.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | May 2, 2014 10:30:15 AM


  6. It's crazy how these people always forget lesbians exist.

    Posted by: JMC | May 2, 2014 10:30:44 AM


  7. I'm DONE with this double standard. ENOUGH. ARGH.

    It's ALWAYS the male to male butt sex with these loons. ALWAYS.

    Tons of STRAIGHT guys ONLY LIKE ANAL.

    TONS of GAY GUYS DON'T HAVE IT AT ALL.

    There are STATS to back this up that should be more readily available.

    Posted by: Leo | May 2, 2014 10:31:05 AM


  8. Then heterosex is a one way Interstate to the cancer ward since they are riddled with HPV 75 to 80%. His logic requires sex abstention for all straights.

    Posted by: Michael Barber | May 2, 2014 10:36:30 AM


  9. Pastor Hickey says, "if we can't get 'em on religious grounds let's try medical reasons. There's just gotta be some way we good christians can make our bigotry stick."

    They sound lonelier and more pathetic every day.

    Pastor Hickey says "gay sex is icky", could be his bumper sticker.

    Posted by: james st. james | May 2, 2014 10:39:20 AM


  10. The American Medical Association, the American Psychologicsl Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics (in short, ALL the leading professional associations in the medical and social sciences) have ALREADY weighed in. Their policy statements UNANIMOUSLY agree that equal marriage rights are conducive to the health and well-being of same-sex couples and any children they may be raising.

    This guy's statements are nonsensical on so many levels. For one thing, how does his argument apply to gay couples who have never had anal sex, and how does it NOT apply to the straight couples who he acknowledges DO have anal sex?
    Secondly, if he wants to talk about marriage as amedicsl safety issue, how does taking away basic rights (like the right to make decisions on behalf of an unconscious spouse during an emergency or the right for a working spouse to have health insurance for the child he/she is raising) make any gay or straight person medically safer?
    It's an embarrassment that bigots like this get elected anywhere.

    Posted by: GregV | May 2, 2014 10:58:17 AM


  11. He wants doctors to weight in, but then says "Frankly, I’d question the judgment of doctor who says it’s all fine".
    So typical of neo-cons. He's happy to ask doctors to back him up, unless the doctor disagrees with him and then he'll claim the doctor is wrong. That isn't rational thought, that's ideology.

    Posted by: Pete | May 2, 2014 11:20:57 AM


  12. I think this where the the rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub part comes in.

    Posted by: anon | May 2, 2014 11:32:39 AM


  13. What a gay face if I ever saw one? How long did that hair take in the salon?

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | May 2, 2014 11:35:40 AM


  14. Why, why, why, why, why are straight religious leaders so OBSESSED with gay sex?

    Posted by: Hawthorne | May 2, 2014 11:59:24 AM


  15. Religion destroys the mind. Religion destroys the soul.

    Posted by: Gio | May 2, 2014 12:04:27 PM


  16. "Do these yahoos consider all the straight couples who practice anal sex?"

    You mean all ten of them? LOL. Look, hardly any women will let a guy butt-frick them, unless they are just desperately afraid of losing him and he insists.

    Let's stop trying to argue that the sex we engage in is "part of nature", because it isn't. The rectum was not designed to accept an erect penis--that is not its biological function, whereas the vagina was designed for that.

    And we will never get anywhere trying to argue otherwise. Instead, we should argue that sex, like other pleasures in life, is not all about biological function. Everybody would agree that eating raw spinacy is better for you than eating a box of chocolates, but how may people enjoy eating that raw spinacy more than they enjoy eating the box of chocolates? Virtually none.

    We are not mere animals; we are people and we invent artificial means of obtaining pleasure in all areas of life, of which sex is one, so there is no need to justify it by pretending that anything about gay sex is natural, when it simply is not, at least not in a biological sense.....

    Posted by: Rick | May 2, 2014 12:04:33 PM


  17. Just like Stephen Colbert's character says:

    "If I don't like it, I can't hear it."

    I wonder if this idiot also is against colonoscopies, which in some types are much larger than a male penis of average size.

    Stop all the colonoscopies now!!!

    Posted by: johnny | May 2, 2014 12:05:25 PM


  18. Heterosexuals have alarming rates of HPV which can be traced back to oral sex. Heck, a recent study showed that in boy girl youth, they are trying oral sex as early as 3rd grade!! These hetero parents should do more to PARENT their own kids rather than attempt to parent gays

    Posted by: Jeremy | May 2, 2014 12:07:07 PM


  19. How about HPV with heterosexuals? I know so many people (all straight) who recently got it.

    Posted by: Diane | May 2, 2014 12:08:55 PM


  20. Since when does one person's view that something is "self-evident" take precedent over science and medicine. Wasn't it once "self-evident" that Earth was flat and the Sun revolved around it? Besides, if god didn't want people having anal sex, he wouldn't have made it feel good.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 2, 2014 12:08:57 PM


  21. Steve Hickey: obsessed with anal sex. I think someone's been watching too many felching flicks lately...

    Posted by: Bear Aspirin | May 2, 2014 12:38:03 PM


  22. Here's yet another one who equates "gay sex" with "anal sex"... how can these people be so idiotic?
    It must be religion, which either decreases IQ or appeals to people with low IQ to begin with.

    Posted by: Pandion | May 2, 2014 12:41:02 PM


  23. His official website has this gem of information:

    To contact Steve, Call - 605-321-5430 cell, or Home Email - stevehickey67@gmail.com Legislative session email: rep.hickey@state.sd.us

    Posted by: Adam | May 2, 2014 1:06:32 PM


  24. His official website has this gem of information:

    To contact Steve, Call - 605-321-5430 cell, or Home Email - stevehickey67@gmail.com Legislative session email: rep.hickey@state.sd.us

    Posted by: Adam | May 2, 2014 1:06:33 PM


  25. Perhaps someone should remind this guy what happens once a month for women.. Apparently globs of thickened mucus and blood are no problem.. cause they come out of a vagina..

    Posted by: jake john | May 2, 2014 1:22:54 PM


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