Tea Party activist and Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, embarrassed both her district and herself when she spoke up during a legislative committee meeting in Minnesota on same-sex marriage.
“Rosa Parks did not move to the front of the bus to support sodomy.”
Wow. Someone needs to inform Ms. White that there are heterosexuals who also engage in sodomy. Yes, Ms. White, even married ones.
White went on to add insult to injury by proclaiming:
“Studies also show that the average homosexual has hundreds of sexual partners in his lifetime… and I repeat hundreds. I’m here today to tell you that homosexuality and lesbian behavior is unhealthy.”
She then went on to “explain” how gays and lesbians have higher rates of STDs than anyone else in the world, and also suffer from “gay bowel disease,” which, in reality, does not exists. There is no such thing. But reality never seems to play a big part in this ongoing argument being made by religious figures and tea baggers.
“Make no mistake: Marriage, as a civil institution, as a legal institution, is grounded not merely in religion but also in the biological reality that sex makes children and children need a mom and a dad. And should we choose to redefine that legally we will put the religious and moral beliefs of all Minnesotans at issue.”
I’m always amazed at this statement which is repeated ad nauseam by these small-minded individuals. It pretty much disregards marriage for anyone who does not want to have children or, god-forbid, can’t. It also suggests that heterosexual parents who lose their partner are doomed to have some pretty fucked-up kids–justified social outcasts, if you will–as a result of being a single parent. It also assumes that all Americans see marriage as a religious union. And not just any religious union, but a union under Ms. White and Ms Collett’s religion! People like this seem clueless that their misguided judgement of others causes more pain and suffering and is far more “unhealthy” then anything same-sex marriages could ever possibly be accused of being.
Here’s more of Ms. White’s concerns:
“There is no difference between a black person and a white person other than their skin color when there’s a tremendous difference between a man and a woman. Allowing a black woman and a white man to marry does not change the definition of marriage. However, allowing two men or two women to marry would fundamentally change that definition.”
White, who is a black woman, would not have been allowed to marry a white man just 50 years ago. Because it was considered unhealthy. Abnormal. And, maybe worst of all, against God. Shame on you Ms. White. Rosa Parks is most assuredly turning in her grave.