Being gay — like recalled peanut butter — is harmful


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About 100 anti-gay marriage activists gathered at the Iowa state capital Sunday for another hate rally organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Tamara Scott

But according to Tamara Scott, state director for Concerned Women for America, the anti-gay marriage movement is not about hate, instead, she said, being gay was as dangerous as using products that have been recalled.

This is not about hate. Let me ask you this. Recently, there was a series of cars that were recalled by a manufacturer because gas pedals would supposedly take off, and people were injured.

Would it be hateful to tell someone they may have a car that was recalled even though they might be embarrassed? … Or is it more loving to tell them, ‘Man, I hate to tell you bad news, but you might want to have that checked. You’re in danger.’ Seems more loving to me.

We recalled peanut butter because it’s dangerous. If you were sitting across the table from someone and you knew they were eating contaminated food that would do them bodily harm, would it be more loving to keep your mouth shut or to speak up? You know the truth, and so do I. What we’re talking about today is not hateful. Stopping someone from hurting themselves and hurting society is not hateful.

Scott cited a study by Walter Schumm, a family studies professor from Kansas, who concluded that, “we’ve yet to find out all the dangers and all the concerns about children who grow up in homosexual households.”

In 2008, Schumm testified in favor of Florida‘s ban on gay adoption, but the judge dismissed his conclusions, saying he, “integrates his religious and ideological beliefs into his research.”

Also featured at Sunday’s rally: Openly gay Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy was called “chief sodomite” by his opponent Dave Leach.

The NOM is on a 23-city junket this summer to spread their “one man, one woman” hate message.

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