Motivational speaker Frank Turek has
suggested that a gay gene would not make gay marriage OK, media
Turek's 143-page anti-gay marriage book
Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts
Everyone has led him to lose
speaking gigs at Bank of America and Cisco Systems.
During an appearance on In The
Market, Turek told host Janet Parshall that a gay gene wouldn't
make gay unions OK.
“Frank, let's clear the air about
this idea of the discovery of the gay gene, there has been no
substantiation that there has been the discovery of a gay gene,
correct?” Parshall asked.
“No, but even if there was it would
be irrelevant. We're all born with an orientation toward bad
behavior, but because I'm born with an orientation toward bad
behavior that doesn't mean I ought to engage in that behavior. If
I'm born with a predisposition to anger and I start bashing gays and
a gay person says to me, or a person who wants to engage in
homosexual acts says to me, 'Well you ought not do that' and I say
'Don't blame me. I just have the anti-gay gene.' What would they
say? They would say 'no you must resist that,'” Turek answered.
“We all have things we ought not act
on, we all have desires that we ought not act on. The worst thing we
can do is say, 'Look I was born with this desire or I learned it as a
child and even though I know it leads to destructive behavior I ought
to do it and you have to not only accept that, you have to endorse it
by taking my behavior and enshrining it by government endorsement by
calling it marriage.'” (The audio is embedded in the right panel
of this page.)
In an op-ed
published at the AFA's Rightly Concerned blog, the Charlotte, North
Carolina-based speaker wrote that he's out to warn
gay and lesbian people to avoid getting run over by a truck.