Fascinating that the wife of the main advocate for North Carolina's Amendment One to triple-double-plus ban marriage for gays also seems to think it has something to do with sustaining "Caucasian" culture. That was what a freelance journalist, Chad Nance, heard from someone who had just spoken to the wife of Sen. Peter Brunstetter, chief advocate for the amendment. Nance asked Brunstetter if that was true. Money quote:
Nance: Did you say anything about Caucasians?
Mrs Brunstetter: If I did it wasn't anything race related.
Sounds like Colbert. We should have the video soon [Update: it's here]. The argument, apparently, is that gay marriage would reduce the number of white gay men reproducing with white straight wives, thus endangering white supremacy. Or something like that. Meanwhile, we have a pastor in the same state urging his congregation to beat their gay kids into submission:
"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, “Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,” you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.”
You say, “Can I take charge like that as a parent?” Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that."
The pastor now says it was a joke. It clearly wasn't. Listen to him. It's eliminationist rhetoric, shouted from the pulpit. It's hatred and violence directed against children in the name of Jesus. It is evil.