While we’re talking about anti-gay bigotry and the religious right, how about this oldie but goodie from Pat Robertson. Last summer, he declared that gays are responsible for no-fault divorce and abortions:
ROBERTSON: I had interviewed a lady who was a sociologist who says “I am a lesbian,” but she described homosexuality in this term, she said, “They are self-absorbed narcissists.” I want you to put that down — self-absorbed narcissists who are willing to destroy any institution so long as they can have affirmation of their lifestyle. You go back to the various laws that took away the difficulty of getting a divorce, and the people leading the charge were homosexuals, way back in the ’70s. So we have no-fault divorce. Who are leading the charge for abortions? So often, you’ll find people who are lesbians leading the fight for the destruction of human life. Now they want to destroy marriage.
So let’s see….gays have never been able to get married, but they’re responsible for no-fault divorces (and by the way, the first no-fault divorce law in the nation was in California and was signed into law by none other than Ronald Reagan). They can’t have children, or so the religious right keeps telling us, yet they’re also responsible for abortion. It’s amazing to me that they want to “destroy marriage” at the same time that they’re trying to get married. This is logic that only makes sense in some sort of bizarro universe.