E.W. Jackson, the radio host and failed politician recently seen saying Pete Buttigieg wants to turn the nation into a “homocracy,” now says LGBTQ people “can’t really be parents.”
He was referring to a 2017 comment about how he would “need the grace of God not to jump on that person and try to beat them into the ground” if he ever saw an LGBTQ activist giving literature to his child… which sounds like God is the only thing stopping Jackson from committing an act of violence, right?
No, no, no, says Jackson. LGBTQ people who were angry about that remark just don’t understand what he was saying because they’re not real parents.
“Any normal parent would be very, very angry,” Jackson said. “And I think part of the reason why the homosexual community can’t relate is that they can’t really be parents, not in the normal sense. They can manipulate, do some kind of weird gyrations of science and so forth to try to manufacture some children for their own entertainment I suppose, for their own self-aggrandizement, but they cannot procreate.”
“By definition, they cannot procreate,” he continued, “and so I think perhaps they don’t understand what a normal parent’s response is to somebody trying to, in effect, manipulate, use, inculcate, indoctrinate your child with things that you find to be objectionable.”
Dude. Everyone understood you the first time.
We understood that only a conservative Christian like Jackson would be bigoted and foolish enough to think some pamphlet is going to “turn” a child gay. We understood Jackson’s remark was a non-sequitur. We understood that, even if you don’t like something, resorting to violence or violent language doesn’t make the situation better.
That’s why the backlash was well-deserved and why Jackson remains a subject of mockery and criticism. In his attempt at an explanation, he only made things worse.
(via Right Wing Watch)