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Deadbeat dad Congressman puts down same-sex households

Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

Sorry but this one is too good to ignore.

According to ThinkProgress, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) had some negative things to say about same-sex households. Apparently during a recent town hall meeting in Crystal Lake, IL, Walsh retreaded the same religious right junk about children “having a right to a home with a mother and a father:”

Joe Walsh

Walsh is a supporter of traditional marriage between a man and a woman for economic reasons.

He also stated that studies have shown it is more beneficial for a child to be raised in a home where a mother and father are present rather than in same-sex households. The congressman, however, said he was open to further information and research that might disprove that.

How nice it is for Walsh to give us the caveat of “he might change his mind if further research disproved his opinion.” I would suggest that he get to reading because there is a plethora of information out there which contradicts his beliefs on same-sex households.

But it would be nicer if Walsh wasn’t late with his child support payments. You all will remember that Walsh is the same Congressman who, in a video (starting at 2:30), said that he owed it to his children not to vote to raise the debt ceiling. At the same time, however, he was being sued by his ex-wife for $117,437 in child support payments for his three children.

Just in case you are wondering about Walsh’s monetary situation, he loaned his own campaign $35,000 and paying himself back $14,200 for the loans.

Mr. Walsh, in this case, silence is definitely golden. Maybe it would have been better if you had pretended not to hear the question. Anything would have been much better than making a hypocritical ass of yourself.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to pay your damn child support before you start creating caste systems against loving families simply because they may contain parents of the same-sex.

One more thing: National Organization for Marriage, I absolutely DARE you to write a blog post on Walsh’s comments. Please, please, please do it.

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