As Brian mentioned in the last post, the Religious Right is none-too-pleased about the passage of a bill that would make sure textbooks recognize the contributions of prominent LGBT figures in California history.
So it was no surprise that it was a topic of discussion on today’s broadcast of the AFA Report where Ed Vitagliano said that gay men are “abusing the nature of the design of the human body” while Jeremy Wiggins was outraged that they would allow such things into school before comparing gay sex to using a screwdriver to open paint cans:
Vitagliano: Our perspective here at AFA has been not only a biblical one, we’ve made this point numerous times, but it is also a physiological, a biological, a natural law perspective. And that perceptive is humankind is divided into male and female and the male and female have different – you know, I don’t want to make this a biology lesson – but different organs that are designed for, well, intercourse. And so the fact of the matter is homosexuals can only imitate that and this is the primary reason why the sexually transmitted disease rates and infection rates are so high in, especially, the gay male community. They are abusing their body and they are abusing the nature of the design of the human body.
And so you don’t even have to be a Christian or an orthodox Jew or a Muslim to argue against the unnaturalness of homosexual activity. We’re not saying that people should be beaten up because they’re gay or persecuted because they’re homosexual, we’re just simply saying that our society should not develop as a worldview that this is a natural and normal and healthy activity, because it’s not.
Wiggins: When you look at the standards for the paste or the crayons that go into a classroom, how stringent the government is on the materials that a child can use because of health and safety regulations, but they want to teach a child that it’s okay to be gay even though you can catch something that will kill you in a most horrific way that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
And also, when you use something – just to piggyback off of Ed – when you use something that it’s not designed for, bad things happen. Why do you think they tell you don’t use your screwdriver to open up paint can lids? It wasn’t designed for that. It could break. And that’s what we’re seeing. You go against the unnatural [sic] state of things and things break down.