“ONCE YOU GET THE GAY MARRIAGE YOU GET EVERYTHING ELSE”
My sister lives outside of Atlanta so I have this wonderful conduit to the goings on in the great state of Georgia. I’ve spent a majority of my life below the Mason-Dixon line unfortunately. Much of what I dislike has nothing to do with the people (weather, et al.). However, whatever this behavior is, whether its south-centric or not, is so far beyond ignorance I simply have no words for it. These aren’t some backwoods hillbillies from Appalachia here. These are presumably real people with real power in the state of Georgia; people holding public office. What in the actual fuck? I’ll copy my sister’s cut/paste highlights from the article (I added some bolding for emphasis, as if there were need).
Natural or unnatural?
“Lord, I’m going to get in trouble over this, but it is not natural for two women or two men to be married,” Everhart said. “If it was natural, they would have the equipment to have a sexual relationship.”
Everhart said while she respects all people, if same sex marriage is legalized across the country, there will be fraud.
“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” Everhart said. “Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal. I believe a husband and a wife should be a man and a woman, the benefits should be for a man and a woman. There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.”
Everhart said if she had a young child, she wouldn’t want them to have gay parents who would influence that child’s sexual orientation.
“You’re creating with this child that it’s a lifestyle, don’t go out and marry someone else of a different sex because this is natural,” Everhart said. “But if I had a next door neighbor who was in a gay relationship, I could be just as friendly to them as I could be to you and your wife or anybody else. I’m not saying that we ostracize them or anything like that. I’m just saying I’m against marriage because once you get the gay marriage you get everything else.”