Dan Hall quotes Mel Gibson's very homophobic father in making anti-gay marriage case
Hall: "My morals don't change because our culture does. Moral correctness always trumps political correctness."
Sen. Dan Hall, R-Bloomington, took heat last summer when he suggested gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic.
Many months later, he's still as anti-gay-marriage as ever, but now he's making his case by suggesting marriage equality will somehow destroy the very fabric of American society.
Here's a tweet Hall published last week:
Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the commandments. HGibson
-- Dan Hall (@SenatorDanHall) March 28, 2013
The "HGibson" Hall quotes is Hutton Gibson, the controversial father of Mel Gibson.
That specific quote, in fact, was taken from a post Gibson wrote on his own website defending a radio appearance where he called Pope Benedict XVI a homosexual. Here it is (emphasis mine):
Saturday, August 7 at 5 p.m. PDT I participated in a broadcast of The Political Cesspool radio program. Asked whether I thought "Pope" Benedict XVI is homosexual, I responded: "I certainly do." I was amazed by the reaction in the press. It must have been a slow day so a hardly uncommon opinion ballooned into headlines.
None of the media reacted much to what I developed in the rest of the hour - to the fact that the Catholic Church had been infiltrated from the top by organized enemies bent on total destruction - not only of the Church but of all morality.
Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the commandments, it insists upon one last virtue, tolerance for its immorality. It will not tolerate condemnation of its perversions. It creates a whole new world in which only the intolerant critic of intolerable evil is evil.
Sodomy and pederasty are among the vilest of perversions. They have no right to exist. Perpetrators of these crimes have no right to commit them, no rights permitting their perversions, and no right whatsoever to an unsullied reputation. They are scum who must be exposed for the protection of the communities they infest. Their sole right is to early cremation.
The absolute worst of these criminals are those who hide their vices behind clerical robes, and any and all superiors who cover up their crimes instead of defrocking and prosecuting them. And the worst of these superiors is the man in charge of dealing with the "problem".
Almost makes Bill O'Reilly sound like Aristotle, doesn't it?
-- h/t: Minnesota Progressive Project --
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