Former Fox News host Glenn Beck compared the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) to China’s one-child policy, saying that both make society unsustainable because they stop procreation.
“We are showing real respect for marriage in this act, don’t you think?” Beck asked Blaze editor Daniel Horowitz, opening a segment on the bill that would require states and the federal government to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed in other states should the Supreme Court overturn marriage equality.
“This isn’t about Leviticus,” Horowitz replied, referring to a book in the Bible that contains numerous moral laws, “this is about Genesis. When you look at this broader transhumanist agenda, everything they do seems to lead to a result of depopulation, undermining the continuity of civilization.”
“You now have 21% of Gen Z according to Gallup, identifying as one of the alphabet soup stuff that can’t procreate or won’t procreate. That ain’t natural and that ain’t good.”
He was referring to a 2021 Gallup poll that found that 21% of people between 18 and 24 – Gen Z – identified as LGBT. There is no reason to believe that they “can’t procreate or won’t procreate.”
“When the government makes it that it’s a [sic] equal proposition, it’s a 50-50 proposition, it’s not even a Biblical values issue anymore, this is straight-up a continuity of civilization issue,” Horowitz said as Beck agreed.
“This is why China reversed their one-child policy,” Beck responded. “You cannot sustain anything at this level without procreation.”
“We also see just, there was a study out just this week that fertility rates for men, way down all over the world and now we are codifying in the way that Roe v. Wade did,” Beck continued. Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision and therefore wasn’t codified the same way as the RFMA.
“I don’t really care,” Beck insisted, even though he appeared to care very much. “The biggest thing on this is the fact that I think this is going to be used to start to discriminate against Christian organizations.”
Horowitz agreed that the RFMA – which grants no new rights, just protects them in case the Supreme Court overturns Obergefell v. Hodges – will result in discrimination against “Bob’s cake shop” and also complained about how doctors require the COVID-19 vaccine for people receiving organ transplants.
“That’s what this is all about,” Horowitz said. “It’s about destroying the continuity of civilization.”
“The amount of people identifying as one of these things grew 27% in one year,” Horowitz said, claiming that that is a result of Obergefell.
“How much is enough? 30?” he asked, referring to the 21% of Gen Z adults who said they were LGBT. “50? 60? Again, this is nothing to even do with religious arguments. You could be a San Francisco bathhouse guy, but someone’s gotta do the procreating. And think about the millions of people that this takes out of the procreation business.”
Beck said that the RFMA will cause organizations to lose their tax-exempt status and “you’ll have to hire people that are different,” even though the RFMA does not outlaw employment discrimination.