Surprise! Straight porn makes you gay! (via QueerClick)

Hey all, I’m forewarning you now that this post will be taking a sidetrack to politics, rather than books. If you are uninterested, then please ignore this post. As a politics major in college and being a liberally-minded person, some things will piss aggravate me and as this is my place to share my thoughts, I shall do so.

But, for now at least, I’m going to be lazy and just repost the post from QueerClick (the site is NSFW, thus the reason I’m copying the content here).

They say that all the best men are either taken or gay. That’s true, though we’re still holding out on that other 90% of the male population to come around to our side. Well, according to Michael Schwartz, chief of staff for Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, we’ll only have to wait 7 years until 11-year-old straight porn lovers grow up to become full-fledged cocksuckers! Here’s his quote made at the Value Voters Summit this weekend:

it is my observation that boys at that age have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people. They speak badly about homosexuality. And that’s because they don’t want to be that way. They don’t want to fall into it. And that’s a good instinct. After all, homosexuality, we know, studies have been done by the National Institute of Health to try to prove that its genetic and all those studies have proved its not genetic. Homosexuality is inflicted on people.

…all pornography is homosexual pornography because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards…. And if you, if you tell an 11-year-old boy about that, do you think he’s going to want to go out and get a copy of Playboy? I’m pretty sure he’ll lose interest. That’s the last thing he wants.” You know, that’s a, that’s a good comment. It’s a good point and it’s a good thing to teach young people.

We have to agree with Mr. Schwartz—masturbation’s pretty gay. You’re getting off by touching a guy’s dick and if you know how to jerk yourself, you’ve mastered about 25% of all gay sex. Though by our calculation, if masturbating to straight porn made you gay, it’d be a hell of a lot easier for us to find a date on Saturday night.

Of course, that’s not the case. Schwartz was playing the crowd at the 2009 Value Voters’ Summit, a gathering of racist, sexist, homophobic fuckwits frightened to death of feminism and jism, not to mention teh gays. But by trying to scare kids away from looking at straight porn, Schwartz is probably singlehandedly doing more to create a generation of gay men than any skin mag ever could. Thanks buddy!

So, homosexuality is inflicted upon people, and all who watch pornography (either hetero- or homosexual) will be essentially forced to become gay. Granted Mr. Schwartz did not say the exact words that “porn forces you to be gay,” but when one uses the word “inflicted” it invokes the connotation that should someone do A (watch porn) they will become B (gay). If that logic does not sound convoluted, misguided, ignorant, and/or hateful, then I don’t know what does. Some points: 1) I’m sure that the incredibly high percentage of heterosexual men who do watch porn will not appreciate the idea that because they have watched said porn they are now gay. 2) Being a gay male myself, I can say without a doubt that my homosexuality was not inflicted upon me. 3) Implying that homosexuality is inflicted, not genetic/natural/biological, makes no logical sense. What I mean is: homophobes believe that homosexuality is a choice, that homosexual persons choose to become gay. Mr. Schwartz, however, is saying that homosexuality is being inflicted upon people. If homosexuality is inflicted, then it cannot be chosen, as it has essentially been forced. Who started forcing people to be gay? If homosexuality is forced, how was the “1st homosexual” forced? At some point, someone had to have been born gay, or chosen to be gay. Which I’m sure would fit Mr. Schwartz’s warped beliefs, but…BUT, you’re giving that mysterious, hypothetical, 1st homosexual a lot of credit to say that they have inflicted homosexuality on approximately 10% of the population.

Just something to think about.

Clip from the Rachel Maddow show (I love her):

Clip of actual speech:

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