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Rush Limbaugh: ‘Elephant in the room’ is that accused child abuser is gay

Friday, November 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Sandusky — the former Penn State assistant coach charged with 40 counts of child sexual abuse — is “a gay guy” but the “gay lobby” won’t let you say that, according to conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh.

Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh’s statements came during his radio broadcast on Friday when a caller asked Limbaugh about the “elephant in the room” that he had mentioned during a broadcast last week.

The caller on Friday said that “we’re always told that homosexuals are not pedophiles, but in this case, he sure was. And the same thing with Michael Jackson.”

Limbaugh replied, “Nah, not pedophiles, but I do think it’s the elephant in the room that is never — it’s not called a homosexual problem or scandal or — see there — and the reason, there’s a very powerful political gay movement, and it’s oriented towards supporting the Democrat Party.”

Limbaugh also said he didn’t “want to be misunderstood.”

Sandusky does not represent all of homosexuality, just like the priests in the Catholic Church don’t represent all of homosexuality, just like the aberrant criminals in heterosexual society don’t represent all heterosexuals.

But because the gay lobby is very powerful, people don’t go there. People don’t address it, they don’t talk about it, and as such, an element of the problem never gets dealt with.”

Limbaugh asserted that “Sandusky has to be — he’s a gay guy. Nobody’s mentioning that aspect, because it’s just too dangerous.”

According to medical experts, backed by the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Child Psychiatrists and the Child Welfare League of America, there is no link between homosexuality and pedophilia.

In fact, most experts indicate that in the majority of cases, pedophiles claim a heterosexual orientation.

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52 more reader comments:

  1. Only an asshole would conflate pedophilia and homosexuality. The two are unrelated and he’s baiting his sick base. Ignore him.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:47pm
  2. he is such a moron

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:47pm
  3. Oh for frak’s sakes. Somebody harpoon this homobigoted frakker allready!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:47pm
  4. You fucking imbecile, SHUT UP! Pedophilia and homosexuality are NOT the same thing!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:49pm
  5. You know Rush the elephant in the room is you with that huge cigar sticking out of your mouth satiating your oral fixations. I’ve never known a cigar to represent a woman’s breast…hmmmm

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:50pm
  6. Ahh, yes, nice selection of photo. Rush with his oral phallic fixation.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:51pm
  7. Fuck. Off.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:52pm
  8. This coming from a man who is the size of a Elephant. No offence to Elephants.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:53pm
  9. Let’s say he is gay. ..and? That has nothing to do with his pedophilia other than the fact his victims were male. Straight men rape underage girls too. ..and? They’re pedophiles. It’s what they do. A gay pedophile is going to go after a boy, like a straight pedophile will go after a girl. What does that have to do with an adult relationship? Fuck the hell off, Limbaugh. I am so sick of hearing that fat cunt on your face speak.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:53pm
  10. Words of wisdom, I think NOT!!!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:53pm
  11. So Limbaugh is an arrogant, ignorant ass hat? What a surprise!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:54pm
  12. Is that a dick in his mouth or is he just happy to see me?

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:58pm
  13. ill try to say this in a way that doesnt sound like i am supporting the sicko, but i think IF HE IS GAY….gay men who have no outlet, cannot come out because of many different reasons, ie: sports, or church ( catholic priests) they hold it inside..they cant find another man, they cant tell ANYONE they are gay….i think after years and years of forced supression, it can lead ((for a select few)) to a mental disturbance….you need something physically, sexually, cant tell anyone, so you go to the source who WONT TELL…ie little kids. there are many more reports of men molesting boys, then woman molesting girls, why didnt he molest girls, why only boys ?it is easier, i feel, to come out as a lesbian then as a gay man. i think he deserves to rot in jail, this is in now way supporting anything he did. i just hope somebody understands the point i am trying to make.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:58pm
  14. So what about the men who rape little girls?? Are THEY gay?? Um no. Being gay and being a sick in the head pedophile are two different things. I think that is what the Majority of society says when they hate a Minority group. “The Native Americans are pedophiles”.. “The African-Americans are pedophiles”.. “The Mexicans are pedophiles”.. “Catholic people are pedophiles”.. “The gay people are pedophiles”..
    Seriously people?? When does this ignorance end??

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:01pm
  15. Nooo, he’s a pedophile and those are overwhelmingly heterosexual. Jackass.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:04pm
  16. Hey Rush, let’s talk about the closeted Republican senators and the real gay sex scandals; Roberto Arango, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Bob Allen many if not all who previously voted against gay equality.

    THAT’S the real (and politically fitting) elephant in the GOP room.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:04pm
  17. Lying hypocritical philandering drug-addicted loud-mouthed hateful fat slob spewing his usual venom…

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:06pm
  18. Hey, Rush, is it relevant that you love to eat big handfuls of Oxycontin? Or is that an irrelevant red herring? Is that an ancillary fact that has no bearing on what you say about people? Could it be that the pedophile is gay, but that has nothing to do with his being a perverted creep?

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:07pm
  19. what a douche bag, as a gay man im sick and tired of his ilk always automatically pulling the gay card, is he trying to say we should excuse him because he couldnt help being a pedophile since he was gay, bullshit he was married with kids of his own. he is a pedophile, sicko bastard and rush is on the same level as sandusky, sewer pond scum lickers

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:12pm
  20. I notice he’s NEVER out there shooting off his mouth about the epidemic of heterosexual child molesters the country ignores.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:12pm
  21. Rush limbaugh can eat a fat one. Why don’t we worry about hungry children in america’s poverty? instead of being an ignorant piece.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:13pm
  22. ONLY in the Rush Limbaugh world is the sexual orientation of a pedophile important news!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:13pm
  23. Gay men like MEN. Pedophiles like children. Its not that hard to understand.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:16pm
  24. Rush Limbaugh is basically the embodiment of the racist-sexist heterosexual hegemony. The fact that his program reaches a somewhat wide audience is itself evidence for how America has foregone the complex discussions of democratic citizenship for an easy-way-out “them and us” discussion. Limbaugh justifies the culture of exploitation and violence in a way that his listeners love: he reminds them that being straight and (largely) white, middle-class Americans makes them the “good” to all the world’s “Evils.” In doing so he continues the framework of dominance and oppression that has assured that at no point in its formation has the United States been a free society.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:19pm
  25. Its time for mr limpball to come out of the closet.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:19pm
  26. Rush limbaugh is as scary as Jerry sandusky

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:47pm
  27. I really do hate Rush.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:55pm
  28. of course Rush would use this as a platform to attack gay individuals rather than rationalize the difference between orientation and predation. he could care less about the children or communities tread underfoot; hes a monster

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9:55pm
  29. Limbaugh the Idiot speaks again…who fucking cares! Rush is a fucking drug addict and probably a pedophile himself so who cares what he thinks!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:02pm
  30. Rush Limbaugh:typical UGLY AMERICAN! In actuality Jerry Sandusky is married to a woman. Hes not gay. hes sick in the head!

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:04pm
  31. The UGLIEST American.

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11:09pm
  32. what an idiot

    Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11:27pm
  33. Why not just associate himself with the problem then, as well, by pointing out that most pedophiles are men. He is a man, too, so why not focus on that? What a flipping idiot and homophobe.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 12:08am
  34. The elephant in the room is his ignorance, stupidity is the better word.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 12:30am
  35. Bull shit!

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:43am
  36. yep,Rush is still a big,fat idiot

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 3:42am
  37. I’m betting that if “fat boy” had that cigar up his cornhole he would squealing w/ delight……..

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 5:18am
  38. Smug ignorance. From the likes of him, come fascist of every kind.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 5:37am
  39. Of course he would do this. Jackass.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 6:02am
  40. There isn’t an expletive in the english language to express my disdain for this individual – Bugger OFF Limbaugh!

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 6:24am
  41. For once he’s not blaming something on the “feminists.” In my version of Sartre”s “No Exit”, I’d be stuck in hell with this guy and Ann Coulter, forever and forever…

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 6:35am
  42. I am the gay lobby and I say that Jerry Sandusky is a pedophile. Pedophiles are not gay and Rush Limbaugh knows it. Pedophiles get off to PRE PUBESCENT children. You know, the ones who have NO WAY TO RESIST being controlled.

    Gay relationships have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with pedophilia. Rush knows it. But most importantly, those who prosecute these cases are WELL AWARE that being gay has nothing to do with pedophiles.

    This issue will be prosecuted by the proper people. Rush is nothing more than an entertainer who appeals to the lowest common denominator in this country. He is also a drug abuser. If you believe Rush, YOU need to be on meds.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:28am
  43. this is pure insanity & ignorance at its best. if one truly understands this issue they would understand that this mans abuse of children was about power & control, about dominating someone weaker to satisfy his sexual gratification. this man is a rapist & that has nothing to do with homosexaulity. it is very dangerous if people start believing this crap about a link between people who rape chidlren & homosexaulity. this enrages me because if people dont truly understand pedophiles & the power & control that goes with it they arent fully armed to protect their children; not to mention the added homophobia this will cause. this is insanity!!

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:58am
  44. Sandusky would tell you himself he is not gay, he likes little boys, he is a pedofile and a sexual predator. Being gay has nothing to do with that, just show that this man is not as smart as he thinks he is, he likes to accuse and criticize and gets all his crazy believers to think this also. Stupid is as stupid does!!

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 9:11am
  45. I wish Rush would take a lesson from Glen and just shut the f up.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 9:27am
  46. You’re the elephant in the room, Rush.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:39am
  47. Science and statistics don’t matter when you’re Limbaugh.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:15am
  48. this comment coming from a pill popping, ugly, hipocrit would you expect any more from this pig…..

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 12:34pm
  49. Rush Limbaugh is possibly the biggest fuck-stick in America

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:20pm
  50. There are gay and straight Pedophiles. He could be gay, he could be straight, he could be an asexual marchen, the point still stands he’s a Pedophile, and that’s what matters.

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 4:56pm
  51. *coughs* Bigot

    Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 4:56pm
  52. Funny, I’ve yet to hear what he’s been charged with, much less convicted of. We can’t really trust the media to tell us the truth, the whole truth, unless the whole truth is just that big a goldmine.

    On the other hand, few religious or political fascists will let the truth cloud their arguments. They are the ones who gave us the inquisition and all the fun filled tortures, eh, enhanced interrogation techniques we employ today.

    The sad thing is, whatever happened, those children are being exploited, maybe again.

    Rev Thomas Potter, Warlock; ReiKi;

    ❝All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Hobbit Proverb)❞

    Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 8:12am