Pharyngula

Stay classy, Ben Stein!

Now that he’s been drummed off the NY Times editorial pages, I guess Ben Stein can throw restraint to the winds.

We have … an entire party, the Democrats, whose primary constituency, besides the teachers’ unions, is homosexual men and lesbian women. I hope it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that a big part of male homosexual behavior is interest in young boys.

Why, yes, it will come as a big surprise. There is a range of homosexual behavior (just as there is a range of heterosexual behavior), and among both homo- and heterosexual men, there is a significant minority that are focused on youth. Shall we accuse most heteros of being pedophiles, too?

Besides, I think he confused “homosexual” with “Catholic priest”.

Oh, and just for that perfect addition to the above nonsense, here’s the beginning of the very next paragraph.

Don’t get me wrong. My very best friend is gay.