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And The daily show wasnt the only ones to pick this up...
Hope you swallowed that coffee before watching or right now your reaching for something to wipe off your screen...truly sorry about that.
O.K...this is dam funny. After seeing this clip of John Stewart I knew there was NO WAY IN HELL that I could add anything to his hilarious observations, or to Rachel Maddows insightfull ones. But at least I can share it with as many people as possible. The world is serious enough and if we cant laugh at it, then we have a much bigger problem than we previously believed.
At the "Values Voters Summit" Mr. Schwartz says:
"Homosexualtiy is inflicted upon people"...you know, like syphilis, gonorrhea, and bad acne.
"I had a very good friend who was in the homosexual lifestyle for a long time and one of the things he said to me,that I think is an astonishingly insightfull remark. He said, "All pornography is homosexual pornography because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards."
....Oh, where to begin with this....Should I mention that whoever took this video at a "closed door" event and then subsequently upoaded it to the internet did us all a great favor? Or should I make mention that Mr. Schwartz found this such an insightfull quote without obviously thinking it through to its logical conclusion? And I'm confused about his assertion. Is it the porn thats making me gay or the act of turning my sexual drive inwards? If so,...watch out introverted people, your inward nature clearly puts you at risk. Wait a minute...I'm an introverted person...AND I'm gay...OH NO!..They got me already!!
This sounds like It came off the back of a pamplet on the "evils of pornography" which was then tacked on to an anti-gay message to produce quite the funniest sound bite yet.
Also...Who is this guy Mr. Schwartz is getting his perspectives on gay life from? Is he even real? He sounds like a fresh graduate of Exodus Ministries to me. Its awfully convenient that the "gay friends" most conservatives seem to sight are the ex-gay, self hating ones. Obviously because they back up there own attitudes about gayness.
Now, I don't intend to minimize anyones struggles with pornography. I know that some people really do struggle with sex addiction and porn in a way that has nothing to do with religious beliefs or being gay. I'm sure the actual ratio of gay sex addicts to straight ones probably mirrors the ratio of gay people to straight in society in general. Many people who view porn are not affected by its use in any way other than the obvious one. So, is porn a bad thing? I think thats up to the eye of the beholder on this issue and there are many opinions.
If Mr. Schwarz is so concerned that porn makes you gay then I sincerly hope he threw all his pornography out. Including any home made ones, as we know that things that happen behind closed doors can still find there way online...and please do not share them with 11 year olds in an attempt to "scare them straight". Scarring them for life would be more like it...