Yesterday Pat Robertson made another one of his trademark idiotic statements. In response to Maine providing homosexual couples the right to marry, Mr. Robertson went on CBN and opened his mouth to let this shit dribble out:
Here is a transcript, snagged from Think Progress:
HOST: Meanwhile, the New Hampshire legislature has also voted in favor of gay marriage, but Pat, the governor there still isnâ€™t sure if he will approve that bill.
ROBERTSON: Lee, we havenâ€™t taken this to its ultimate conclusion. You got polygamy out there. How can we rule that polygamy is illegal when you say that homosexual marriage is legal. What is it about polygamy thatâ€™s different? Well, polygamy was outlawed because it was considered immoral according to biblical standards. But if we take biblical standards away in homosexuality, what about the other? And what about bestiality and ultimately what about child molestation and pedophilia? How can we criminalize these things and at the same time have constitutional amendments allowing same-sex marriage among homosexuals. You mark my words, this is just the beginning in a long downward slide in relation to all the things that we consider to be abhorrent.
He starts off with what is actually a very good point. If polygamy was made illegal for religious reasons, then it most certainly should not be illegal. Of course my position is the reverse of his, so I see it as "so why is polygamy still illegal?" He then steps off the logic bus and boards the crazy train by claiming the next steps would then be bestiality and pedophilia. There's this little detail he's ignoring of course, and that is informed adult consent. Homosexual marriages are between two consenting adults. Polygamy would also be a number of marriages between consenting adults. Bestiality, pedophilia, and all the other things the Christian crazies claim necessarily follow gay marriage clearly don't.
Can someone please tell me why people keep listening to this ignorant idiot?