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Rush Limbaugh: Accepting equal marriage is like ‘normalising’ paedophilia

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  1. This man is a carnival barker, whipping up the mob to sell his product to them. I don’t believe for a moment that even he believes the preposterous drivel he spouts. But he’s become bloody wealthy from it. Which says a great deal for large chunks of the American population (stupid, racist, homophobic, woman-hating bigots).

  2. Ignorant boor.

  3. Ummm, having sex with children used to be the norm in history, brides were 13-14 on average, grooms 25+, and in the Vatican the age of consent is just 12. So what was your argument again?

    1. de Villiers@yahoo.fr 8 Jan 2013, 10:29pm

      If an adult tried to have any sexual activity with my child when he reaches the age of 12 , I am not sure I would be able to prevent myself from trying to tear them to pieces.

    2. Vatican AoC is 14 for girls and 16 for boys.

      1. de Villiers 9 Jan 2013, 1:10pm

        I don’t care what is the age of consent in the Vatican.

        1. de Villiers 9 Jan 2013, 9:57pm

          Great point.

      2. I have no proof, but I suspect that many of Jimmy Saville’s victims were 14, or there abouts, so my point is still valid – the catholic church normalises paedophilia.

        1. de Villiers 9 Jan 2013, 9:58pm

          Great point. – meant for Sevrin

  4. There is a difference between what two consenting adults do behind their own door and what an adult inflicts on a child who is unable to understand or change the situation. Most societies class people as adults from 16 (average age of consent for sex) and upwards. Regardless of gender it is generally considered that adults are able to understand, accept or refuse a given situation. Minors are not.

    Giving two adults the right to express their love in a certain way is not the same as giving another adult the right to inflict abuse on a child. The same views this man expressed have been used as an excuse to demonise everything from left handed people to interracial marriage. Left handed people are considered more creative and a more diverse world allows others to benefit from the experiences and cultures of others, it doesn’t meant that within 5 years society will consider allowing marriage or other types of sexual relationships between adults and children.

    1. I could not have said it better myself. Thank you for this wonderful answer. Can everyone please try to ignore this irrelevant ass now? All he’s doing is creating controversy to draw attention to himself. It seems to work for him, and now he’s found a new subject to do it with.

  5. To get a handle on these Right Wing Authoritarian (RWA) fundamentalists, take a look at the following:

    http://members.shaw.ca/jeanaltemeyer/drbob/TheAuthoritarians.pdf

    A quote from P140…

    They are fearful and self-righteous and have a lot of hostility in them that they readily direct toward various out-groups. They are easily incited, easily led, rather un-inclined to think for themselves, largely impervious to facts and reason, and rely instead on social
    support to maintain their beliefs. They bring strong loyalty to their in-groups, have thick-walled, highly compartmentalized minds, use a lot of double standards in their judgments, are surprisingly unprincipled at times, and are often hypocrites…

    1. …and continuing:

      But they are also Teflon-coated when it comes to guilt. They are blind to
      themselves, ethnocentric and prejudiced, and as closed-minded as they are narrowminded. They can be woefully uninformed about things they oppose, but they prefer ignorance and want to make others become as ignorant as they. They are also surprisingly uninformed about the things they say they believe in, and deep, deep, deep down inside many of them have secret doubts about their core belief. But they are very happy, highly giving, and quite zealous.

      Recognise any of them?

      It’s all down to their psychology!

      1. In short…

        These people would benefit significantly from Therapy…

        …the sad fact being that they lack the required self-awareness required to know that they would benefit from therapy…

        1. One possible response from an LBGT perspective on Page 242 of above:

          “Visible minorities. Along this same line, high Right wing Authoritarians (RWAs) misperceive how diverse [The world] America is. It’s quite natural to think, when you are in the white, Christian, heterosexual, solvent majority that this is a huge majority. Minorities should speak out for their rights. If they don’t, they are (among other things) helping a lot of the majority remain steeped in ignorance. People can learn, but they won’t have a chance if the minorities remain invisible. I know, I know, the high RWAs will howl whatever
          chorus their leaders dictate when minorities become “uppity”. But recall the evidence that nothing improves authoritarians’ attitudes toward homosexuals as much as getting to know a homosexual–or learning that they’ve known one for years.”

  6. RUSH LIMBAUGH: On his 4th marriage because that’s ‘normal’ ..says Marriageequality is like normalizing pedophilia … That tell us exactly what
    he wants to do! Can’t get much more freudian.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 8 Jan 2013, 7:00pm

    This bigot has been married three times. He had contracts drawn up to pay off his prior two wives with a large financial settlement in return for their silence as to why the marriages failed.

    His rants aren’t much different from what we’re hearing from our own looney right ringers, mostly all of them Tories.

  8. Accepting Christianity is like “normalising paedophillia” in my opinion… the difference is I fail to see the need to say it to everyone who will listen and do not see the need to hate-monger, yet this arsewipe does

    1. de Villiers 8 Jan 2013, 10:34pm

      Are you mad – do you consider ordinary Christians to be as paedophiles? That if I take my 4 year old son to church that this is the same as performing an invasive sexual act on him? Your comment is sickening.

    2. de Villiers 9 Jan 2013, 1:12pm

      Your equating of the sexual abuse of children with people who allow religious toleration is disgusting.

  9. The article he describes is here

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/03/paedophilia-bringing-dark-desires-light?INTCMP=SRCH

    It is a very long article which he has taken a small sentence from. Usual tactics.

    It starts by actually mentioning an event from 1976, 40 years ago. So it is hardly about anything new like a “movement to normalise paedophilia”. If it was, after 40 years you could say it has already failed.

    It is actually an interesting article describing the latest research into paedophile behaviour in an attempt to try and understand it. It discusses two opposing views currently being discussed, that it is genetic or that it is learned. It doesn’t come to any conclusion.

    I expect the article is a bit long and detailed for Rush to have read all of it.

  10. I try not to think with my gut, actually. A lot of us have much better organs for the purpose…

  11. PeterinSydney 8 Jan 2013, 8:46pm

    Rush him off to Guantanamo for hate speech. What a nasty piece of work.

    1. ...Paddyswurds 8 Jan 2013, 10:08pm

      …and for being a clear and obvious danger to children. He is constantly preaching paedophilia and the possibility of it being made legal. He also has an inordinate interest in Incest…. Lock the disgusting phucker up and throw away the key…

    2. ...Paddyswurds 8 Jan 2013, 10:09pm

      …and for being a clear and obvious danger to children. He is constantly preaching paedophilia and the possibility of it being made legal. He also has an inordinate interest in Incest…. Lock the disgusting creep up and throw away the key…

  12. Helge Vladimir Tiller 8 Jan 2013, 9:31pm

    “If God hates gays, then why are we so cute-”
    A quotation from some lovely gays lining up for a Gay Parade in Lebanon. They are a hundred times more human than this conservative idiot !

  13. Brett Gibson 8 Jan 2013, 9:45pm

    Just another small minded conservative who finds himself at difficulty with society because he (without realising) has become society’s difficulty. Just another small minded, unfounded statement because he has no real argument with which to oppose gay marriage. This is a classic last-ditch attempt to rally the opposition. fail. I’m pretty sure, since the vast majority of people go on to have children, that in 20 years time legalising paedophilia will most certainly NOT be on the agenda. People like him defend marriage as if it were a real thing, it doesn’t exist. It’s a set of formalities that humans (and only humans) have, over time, come to accept actually means something. Much like Christianity, something which does not exist, a set of mutual beliefs that humans and only humans have, over time come to accept actually IS something. You know what does exist, homosexuality and it ain’t going anywhere so you better get used to it. Pr*ck.

  14. ...Paddyswurds 8 Jan 2013, 10:01pm

    The only people I hear talking incessantly about paedophilia and indeed incest are the conservative religious right. The more right wing they are, the more likely they are to be calling for these disgusting perversions to be legalised or at very least discussed. i have never heard ordinary people Gay or straight mention it and the recent furore over Savile and his ilk is a clear indication that normal Gay and straight people are rightly outraged by the phenomena… The fact that the US is for the most part one of the worst educated countries on the planet is probably why the interest in paedophilia is so prevalent there and the religious right there are probably the least educated of them all. Limbaugh, O’Relily and Beck are testament to this idea. Surely sane America will do something about these right wing nut jobs before they really do some real harm, maybe even to children. They certainly seem inordinately interested in child sexuality or the idea of it…..

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Jan 2013, 12:49pm

      What is worse is that those types get elected by religious nutters, almost always by very conservative republicans and sometimes end up becoming president. You can’t even become president unless you profess a religious belief of the christian variety it seems.

  15. if i wanted to “normalise paedophillia” id join the Catholic church and become a priest. Pretty normal for them.

    1. Brett Gibson 9 Jan 2013, 12:38am

      Awwwww snap!

  16. LSalzillo 9 Jan 2013, 5:10am

    Thanks for this article on hater, Limbaugh. He needs to be exposed. Here another great Daily Kos diary getting attention and thousands of fb likes/shares:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/06/1176920/-2-200-Limbaugh-Sponsors-Gone?showAll=yes

  17. What a silly man! It’s all about trying to raising his radio show ratings and drawing attention to himself.

  18. John Michael Salzillo 9 Jan 2013, 6:03am

    Thanks for posting this. Here’s another recent piece on hater, Limbaugh, getting a lot of attention (6,700 fb shares/likes. Thanks for what you’re doing here!

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/06/1176920/-2-200-Limbaugh-Sponsors-Gone?showAll=yes

    Daily Kos: 2,200+ Limbaugh Sponsors – Gone!
    http://www.dailykos.com
    Sponsor contact IS working. We can all join the fight. There are several ways. This petition goes out to 40, sponsors at a

    1. John Michael Salzillo 9 Jan 2013, 6:06am

      Sorry – didn’t realize a relative already posted this. It’s great news and a lot of people are out there sharing it. Thanks again.

  19. Wait? People still listen to this pill popping moron ?

  20. Jock S. Trap 9 Jan 2013, 11:57am

    What a disgusting man. The more they pass blame the more I think they advocate it for themselves.

    Who is Rush Limbaugh really trying to fool? Us or himself?

  21. Ignore the moron — he is no doubt high as a kite on dope again!

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