Ultra-conservative radio host Jesse Lee Peterson once said divorced parents who get remarried don’t really love their children because blended families are an abomination.
If that’s the case, he must be a huge fan of monogamous gay marriages, right?
Of course not. He said on his show yesterday that same-sex couples shouldn’t be allowed to adopt kids because they don’t have the mental capacity for it. And because they apparently beat each other.
“Lesbians are really violent in their relationships,” Peterson asserted.
“We have allowed this to go too far,” he added. “Enough is enough. These people are not mentally capable of handling the stress of raising children because the situation itself is not normal. Two women together as husband and wife is not a normal situation, so how in the world will they be able to handle the stress of raising children? God is not with them — Satan is their father.”
Citations weren’t provided because of course they weren’t. Bigots like him never care about facts.
He was spurred to talk about this after learning the tragic story of the woman who drove off a cliff in California, killing all six of their children in the process. In that awful situation, the driver was drunk, the couple allegedly abused their children, and the fatal act appears to have been deliberate.
Peterson, though, is claiming all same-sex couples are no different than that one. It makes as much sense as claiming one terrorist who kills in the name of Islam represents all Muslims or that one Christian who bombs an abortion clinic is a fair stand-in for anyone who shares his faith. That’s obviously not the case.
But logic is no match for Peterson’s bigotry.
(via Right Wing Watch)