Bastion of rational thought, Rep. Michele Bachmann, recently took to conservative radio show "Faith & Liberty" (someone really needs to create a ridiculous Republican talk-show name generator app) to once again demonize LGBT people. As Right Wing Watch reports, this time Bachmann accused "'the gay community' of pushing “deviancy,” “tyranny” and child rape." According to Bachmann,
“[T]he gay community will 'abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.'”
"She also predicted that gay rights advocates will legalize polygamy and enact 'hate speech laws across the United States' in order to bring about 'the rise of tyranny.'”
Never a stranger to contrarian opinions, Bachmann called the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor, the now famous ruling that last year gutted key elements of the Defense Against Marriage Act (DOMA), a “denial of equal protection for all Americans.”
Elaborating on her views of marriage equality in a broader sense, Bachmann said,
“This is a revolution that we are encountering now...For all of the thousands of years of recorded human history, about 5,000 years, there is no instance of any culture, nation or tribe ever having as the established standard for marriage anything other than between man and woman. It may have been multiple women and a man, it may have been something like that, but it was always between men and women.”
She decried marriage equality as a “radical experiment” that will have “profound consequences:” “I think that nature tells us, our biology tells us that marriage is between man and a woman, when we tamper with something that was generated by the Creator of the Universe, I think there are profound consequences that we haven’t yet realized.”
Listen to Bachmann's remarks for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...