Close Your Eyes And Think Of Gary Bauer

by digby

According to Tom Coburn's chief of staff, if you are turned on by naked pictures of the opposite sex it means you're gay. Of course, if you're turned on by pictures of the same sex it also means you're gay. I guess that means that if you are turned on, you are gay. And we know that's bad. So basically they say you shouldn't get turned on.

Now, I may be getting politically incorrect here. But one — It’s been a few years, not that many, since I was closely associated with pre-adolescent boys, boys who are like 10 to 12 years of age. But it is my observation that boys at that age have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people. They speak badly about homosexuality. And that’s because they don’t want to be that way. They don’t want to fall into it. And that’s a good instinct. After all, homosexuality, we know, studies have been done by the National Institute of Health to try to prove that its genetic and all those studies have proved its not genetic. Homosexuality is inflicted on people.

I had a very good friend who was in the homosexual lifestyle for a long time and then he had a religious conversion in the eighties... And he and I had good conversations about, about the malady that he suffered. And one of the things that he said to me, that I think is an astonishingly insightful remark. He said, “all pornography is homosexual pornography because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards. Now think about that. And if you, if you tell an 11-year-old boy about that, do you think he’s going to want to go out and get a copy of Playboy? I’m pretty sure he’ll lose interest. That’s the last thing he wants.” You know, that’s a, that’s a good comment. It’s a good point and it’s a good thing to teach young people.

So, if you don't want your son to be gay, tell him that reading Playboy is something only gay boys do. And since boys don't want to be gay, they won't read it. And then they will be straight. Or something.

These people are very, very confused.