Rand Paul: Just Kidding About Gay Marriage and Bestiality
Plus: Pat Robertson's take on court ruling
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 27, 2013 2:30 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Rand Paul trotted out the old slippery slope argument on Glenn Beck's radio show yesterday, speculating that gay marriage could lead to bestiality. "If we have no laws on this, people take it to one extension further," he said. "Does it have to be humans?" Paul's office quickly downplayed the remark, saying the Senator was joking. "Sarcasm sometimes doesn't translate," a spokeswoman tells the Washington Post. Paul later walked it back himself on Fox News, saying that he'd only meant that government "will still probably be involved in defining marriage."

Of course, Paul's comments are positively sensitive compared to Pat Robertson's predictably dramatic response to the Supreme Court's rulings. "Ladies and gentlemen your liberties are in danger," he said, in a clip spotted by Media Matters. "Read the bible. … Look what happened to Sodom. After a while, there wasn't any other way, so God did something pretty drastic." For more right-wing responses to the decision, click here.

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Jun 28, 2013 8:03 PM CDT
Robertson is right. We need to legalize slavery NOW. I guess the christian thing to do is first release that guy in Cleveland that kept the three girls as sex slaves, he was only following the bible.
Jun 28, 2013 1:34 PM CDT
Don't forget about polygamy. There is no longer any legitimate argument to oppose it or bestiality.
Jun 28, 2013 10:10 AM CDT
why does anyone care what less than 5% of the us population think, want, or get upset about?