While doing my massive Google search this week for the most offensive homophobic remark I could find, I stumbled on this little gem on The New Civil Rights Movement’s website. Basically, the writer of this article found the most offensive shit Rush Limbaugh has ever said regarding gay people. The article itself has a link for yet another article on World Net Daily’s website where Rush said this:
“… Let’s say we discover the gene that says the kid’s gonna be gay. How many parents, if they knew before the kid was gonna be born, [that he] was gonna be gay, they would take the pregnancy to term? Well, you don’t know but let’s say half of them said, ‘Oh, no, I don’t wanna do that to a kid.’ [Then the] gay community finds out about this. The gay community would do the fastest 180 and become pro-life faster than anybody you’ve ever seen. … They’d be so against abortion if it was discovered that you could abort what you knew were gonna be gay babies.”
Ouch. There are just literally no words to describe this. This is just so offensive on so many levels. To first insult women by saying that they would make the choice to kill their own child if he or she was gay (and not because of a financial, medical or another private reason) is kind of messed up. It’s somewhat implying that women rush the decision to have an abortion or not. Making the decision to raise a child or not is a big decision, not something that would be handled as an “oh well” situation.
Secondly, being gay is not like being born with Down Syndrome or another hereditary disease. It is not a life sentence or a curse. People like Rush Limbaugh make it feel that way by saying awful things. So really, if a parent feels that they “can’t do that to a kid,” Rush Limbaugh might as well be paying for the abortion since he makes people feel that it is wrong to be gay.
Last, there’s Rush’s blatant disregard for the gay community as a whole. He implies that they gay community only supports the pro-choice side of the coin because it doesn’t effect them (which is a huge generalization since there are gay people, some i know personally, who are pro-life) and then acts all pissed off that they would change their mind when it does. It just doesn’t really make any sense. He just sounds like a complete idiot.
No one should ever take him seriously because he’s just a grumpy old man who thinks he knows everything about anything and likes to say hurtful shit to and about all types of people, including unborn babies. Yeah, this quote is from 2003, but have you listened to him speak recently? He’s still putting people down with the propaganda he spews.
Rush Limbaugh, stop saying stupid shit. Actually, I don’t know why I’m saying this to you. Everything you say is stupid, and you’re not going to forsake the paycheck your radio show brings in by stopping.
Here’s a video of him talking about Prop. 8. I already apologize for any loss of brain cells you might experience: