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US senator’s chief of staff: ‘Porn will turn you gay’

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  1. “that boys should be told that looking at pornography will turn them gay”

    …which means there are must be no straight people on the planet at all.

    How do these complete idiots get to power?

  2. “”It’s been a few years, but not that many, since I was closely associated with pre-adolescent boys, boys around ten years of age. But it is my observation that boys of 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.””

    So what was he doing talking to 10 year old boys about porn? In the UK we would call that grooming and arrest him!!!!

  3. He’s damn right. I saw all those pictures of men’s John-Thomases on that there interweb thang, and I just turned into one of them there raging faggits.

  4. is this guy from the planet Twat. Is he really equating heterosexual porn with being a gay transforming experience. next thing he will be saying is that porn makes you vote democrat.
    beam me up scotty!

  5. He might be on to something. I mean, I started with straight porn but gradually realized that gay porn makes for a much, much better viewing.

    But how can he know such a thing without a personal experience?

  6. He might also want to point out that the US porn industry generates over $20billion. He has more chance of shutting that down than getting every American to hand in their guns.

  7. The guy is obviously a homophobic prick. what and idiot.

  8. Yes, Rose & Will, no kidding. As to how horrifying, mentally crippled monsters like this guy get to power, they get elected by equally screwed up people who think their own bigotries and hatreds should be observed by everyone else in the country. Look at where this guy comes from. That says a lot. I think long-established intolerance and poor education account for where and how these people are. They’re also the same people who put Bush in office not once but twice, something no one who kept up with current affairs (locally, nationally, globally) was likely to do. I don’t know what the last census results were regarding the percentage of Americans who read — anything — and whose only source of news is their local TV stations. My hope is that as it becomes easier and easier to get global information wherever you are, new generations will with time get out of the cultural abyss their parents were raised in.

  9. Robert, ex-pat Brit 22 Sep 2009, 7:44pm

    This is the new face of the republican (conservative) party in America. Interesting to note is that in the red states (overwhelmingly republican), pornography has a far higher subscriber rate than in the blue (democratic) states, a fact that has been borne out by research. Many of these right wing homophobes are closet cases, otherwise why draw so much attention to matters gay let alone obsess about gay sex in particular? Those who protest too much are the most suspect. They have much in common with the islamic cult.

  10. Wait by this logic I should be straight because I’m a girl and I look at porn…wow.

  11. “All pornography is homosexual pornography, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards.”

    By that logic looking at yourself in a mirror to brush your hair will also turn you gay. ‘Idiot’ is too flattering a word for this guy.

  12. Porn turns you gay? Doesn’t he mean 3 pints of lager ;)
    Seriously if porn turns guys gay, that means we’ve got the pick of 80% plus of the male population! Result!
    There’s no arguing with that [ahem] research.
    “It’s raining men, hallelujah!”

  13. In any case, what makes him think teenage boys will take the slightest notice of what an adult says is good or bad for them?

  14. Ah! So that’s why so many republicans are gay (Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Bob Allen, Glenn Murphy etc.)

    Maybe it’s only republicans who turn gay when they see porn, unlike the rest of the world’s population.

  15. Stupidity knows no boundaries! Unbelievable!! It is mind boggling and staggering how absolutely stupid, dangerous and homophobic the man is.

  16. This man seems overly concerned with the sexual habits of young boys, I begin to doubt his motives.

  17. Robert, ex-pat Brit 23 Sep 2009, 10:35am

    Quite revealing when you consider that the majority of these right wing religious nujobs all have one thing in common, obsessing about gays. I think they protest too much, don’t you? I have a message for all of them and as the good witch Glinda said in the Wizard of Oz….”come out, come out whoever you are”.

  18. I *may* have a point. Watching endless porn instead of engaging in traditional hettie sex means you are in constant contact with a male organ as opposed to a femail’s. Maybe thats what he means about too much porn turning your sexuality inward? Hmmm…

  19. I’m sorry this blike is quite clearly potty (“nuts” for our US cousins)I can’t work out out why pictures of naked ladies would turn a boy gay unless he really was gay and therfore looking at gay porn? It never had that effect on me; I knew before I saw my first “nuddy book” as they called them!

  20. “I *may* have a point. Watching endless porn instead of engaging in traditional hettie sex means you are in constant contact with a male organ as opposed to a femail’s”

    I beg you pardon? I ammsume you’re being facetious, Codex?

    So every straight man who looks at straight porn would turn gay? So, I suppose then he drops the straight porn after ‘turning gay’, and opens a gay mag?

    And why would this be “inward sexuality” unless its in front of a mirror and he was getting turned on by himself? And then that brings it to a whole new ball park of mental issues.

    No, sorry, I don’t think you *might* have a point there Codex. Its as the previous poster said, its simply nuts. And you’re nuts to think there is even a semblance of sanity in his statement.

  21. Who cares what 10 year olds say anyway
    They talk a load of crap

    This guy is trying to turn a generation of kids into homophobes to get the republicans more votes in future

  22. Wild that with a name like Schwartz his vocal intention sounds more like a Baptist minister than a Jewish accountant. Plus, he has a “friend” *wink* *wink* that spends way too much time hypothesizing about gay porn and prepubescent boys. Sounds like Ted Haggard reincarnated.

  23. Right-wing religious nuts are always entertaining when, instead of just predictably attacking us, they actually talk about what they think we do and are. I once read a Jehovah’s Witness pamphlet which saw masturbation, homosexuality and transexualism as basically all the same thing. Anything they dislike is the same as anything else they dislike!

  24. Do you reckon Michael Schwartz is a scriptwriter for “the Colbert Report”? You could almost lift this verbatim and it would make a great comedy skit.

  25. I always thought it was voting Republican that made you gay!

  26. Abi, you made me laugh so much I splattered my laptop with coffee

  27. This guy is an idiot, first I don’t think anyone listened to the blind thing and I seriously doubt anyone is going to believe that watching naked women will make you gay second “a good thing to teach young people” would be respect to your common man.

  28. BrazilGayScene 24 Sep 2009, 10:18am

    Incredible, but what is more incredible is that people actually listen to these idiots? The idea that pornography can ‘turn’ a boy into anything is complete boll-cks. If only it were true! As a pornographer, I would lobby for porn to be made compulsory reading in all colleges! :-)

  29. The worst thing is that looking at porn doesn’t make a person gay, but it sure can cause a person to be a Repubpuke.

  30. What is his source for this claim?
    I never even saw a porn mag before i came out
    …thankfully now iv seen a lot of them =]

  31. bolster_bev 24 Sep 2009, 4:55pm

    I liked cock at the age of 8 and had never seen anytype of porn now I am off to the ABS to catch up and make myself much more gay anyone want to join me??????

  32. Eagle Ashcroft 24 Sep 2009, 8:47pm

    The article was very educational to me because now I know for sure what made my former dog gay; he had been reading porn. I know lots of “straight” people who read porn and they are not gay, so what ever happened to them? Did they turn out wrong according to the good Republican senator? I always have said Republicans are 99 percent full of sh-t and 1 percent brains and I guess this proves it. Also I am beginning to understand why no one likes Okies as I am beginning not to like them either as they are bunch of backward country bumpkins from my view point.

  33. As far as I can see, he is not saying that watching porn makes you gay, but using it like an old wive’s tale to scare young kids. So being gay is something to be abhored, and straight kids will grow up homophobic like this guy. And the percentage of kids who are really gay will yet again grow up feeling they are outcasts and abnormal. This sort of stuff makes me sick to my stomach. When will these people learn that people are gay whether they want to be or not. It’s a state of being, not a life choice. I am happy to be gay, and bloody happy that I don’t live in the States!

  34. This sort of hate-fuelled lunacy was considered the province of marginal wackos in the Republican Party a couple of decades ago – now it’s getting more and more mainstream. It may help to keep the GOP out of the White House for a generation (remember they were kept out from 1932 to 1952 for rejecting Social Security and the New Deal), but it could cause appalling mischief in Congress and State Legislatures. Some way must be found to nurture libertarian Republicans against the nutters!

  35. Brian Burton 25 Sep 2009, 3:31pm

    To be sure Michael Schwartz, you must have been watching Porn to find it made you gay you Dick-Head….Give me streangth!

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