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. 

Comments

  1. Jack M says

    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.

  2. Gregory In Seattle says

    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.

  3. Leo says

    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.

  4. Michael Barber says

    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.

  5. james st. james says

    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.

  6. GregV says

    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.

  7. Pete says

    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.

  8. Rick says

    “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…..

  9. johnny says

    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!!!

  10. Jeremy says

    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

  11. Chadd says

    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.

  12. Pandion says

    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.

  13. jake john says

    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..

  14. simon says

    Don’t understand why Rick always have to look behind his back and so concerned about what other people think of him. Whether it is design, biological, natural is just irrelevant. Like speculating how many angels dance on the head of a pin. No one care what you do behind closed doors, whether it is a vagina or anus.

  15. Randy says

    Well that’s fine. I’ll take the garbage truck, over the baby factory any day.

    Those baby factories are killing our species, and others with it.

    The world needs a drastic population reduction, and we can either do it voluntarily, or nature will do it for us.

  16. Rick says

    @SIMON If you read my entire comment, then I was arguing that whether a certain kind of sex is natural or not IS irrelevant, just as it is irrelevant that eating raw spinach is natural but eating a chocolate bar (an artificial human creation) is not natural. My point is that we should NOT care so much about what other people think about us to the point that we are constantly on the defensive about what we do with each other sexually.

    @JACK M Other male animals butt-frick, but they do so as a form of dominance display….of course, you could seriously argue that thst is precisely what gay male sex is about when you get right down to it, but let’s not open that can of worms…..

    The point is that much of human activity (including typing on a computer) is outside the realm of what we would do in our “natural” state–we are a species of invention, so it is silly for someone such as this guy to apply a strictly natural argument when it comes to whether people should engage in a certain sexual activity or not…..

    Some of you guys are so used to being contrary to me that you don’t even recognize it when you are agreeing with me…..sheesh

  17. Mirror says

    Rick, you’re pathetic. You’re a pathetic little creature. Nothing you say is worth reading. I can always tell in the first line your contrarian bull****. Oh, it’s another Rick.

    Stop othering ‘us’ while simultaneously referring to yourself as one of ‘us’. You’re only one troll among trolls, all disconnected from each other. All lame disembodied voices out in the aether.

    It just so happens your pet project, the thing that titillates you to troll, are gays. You could have been trolling kids with down-syndrome, sending photos of accident victims to their families.

    You’re just scum, and when you THINK you’ve found a crack, you lean in as hard as you and and never ever let up.

    My hope is that you mouth off to the wrong person one day. Somebody like me. That’s provided you’re not a total shut-in and only interact through your troll-shield online.

    I don’t need to tell you to go to hell. You’re already there.

  18. GregV says

    @Rick: What I gather from your first comment is that YOU engage in anal sex, that you believe in doing so you are doing something your body is not designed to do, and that you (naively) imagine that only “ten” heterosexuals also do so.
    The CDC estimates that number of Americans who have engaged in heterosexual anal sex is SEVEN TIMES higher than the number who have engaged in homosexual anal sex (i.e. tens of MILLIONS, not “ten” people!), including well over a third of young adult women AND men).
    Similar studies also suggest that it is NOT engaged in by a significant proportion of gay men and that those male couples who do it usually do so less frequently than other sexual activities. To equate it with being “what gay people ( all gay people and only gay people) always do” sexually is incredibly naive.

  19. JSB says

    If you do it right, anal sex can be pretty terrific! I do speak from experience.

    As for the comment about only 10 heterosexuals having anal sex, it is way more common than you think, girls want anal cause they can’t get pregnant, but want to keep their man.

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