Anti-gay activists Gordon
Klingenschmitt and Will Perkins on Monday claimed that gay people
want to marry to gain access to children.
Perkins helped pass Colorado's 1992
constitutional amendment which prohibited the state from recognizing
sexual orientation as a protected class. Amendment 2 was struck down
as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1996 landmark
case Romer v. Evans.
During an appearance Monday on
Klingenschmitt's web show Pray In Jesus Name, Perkins
asserted that “homosexuality is not normal.”
“Homosexuality is an aberration,”
Perkins said. “That is a deviation from the fact. And the
deviation, in this case, if homosexuality were the norm … there
would be no human race.”
“So, if homosexuality were
normalized, people would not have children, because when a man mates
with another man he doesn't get pregnant,” Klingenschmitt said.
“Homosexuality does not reproduce.
It recruits,” Perkins stated.
“So, the only way they can propagate
their own kind is to recruit the children of heterosexuals?”
“Correct. And that's why they're so
interested in marriage, for the access to children,” Perkins
stated. “That's the main reason [gays are interested in marriage].
It isn't for their welfare, it's for their recruitment.” (The
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Of course, this argument relies on the
spurious claim that sexual orientation is a choice that can be easily
influenced through internal and external forces, including the simple
acknowledgment that gay people exist. Additionally, gay people can –
and do – reproduce biologically with the help of a surrogate.
Often gay people come out after living a closeted heterosexual life
which includes children.
activist Gordon Klingenschmitt runs for Colorado House.)