John M. Becker

Blame the Gays, Vol. 548,784: Baltimore Riots

Filed By John M. Becker | April 29, 2015 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: Baltimore, Baltimore riots, Bill Flores, blame the gays, Texas, Tony Perkins

baltimore-riots.jpgIt was only a matter of time...

Republican U.S. House Representative Bill Flores of Texas argued this week that violence in Baltimore could be linked to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.

On the Wednesday edition of the Family Research Council's Washington Watch radio program, Flores told FRC President Tony Perkins that crowds of conservatives were showing up at the U.S. Supreme Court to urge justices to support the "rights of traditional marriage."

(Raw Story)

Perkins said that as a member of Congress, Rep. Flores is part of the group tasked with fixing many of the nation's problems -- a number of which, Perkins added, "are created by the breakdown of the family, which the redefinition of would only accelerate."

"You're exactly right, Tony," Flores agreed. "Let's talk about poverty for instance... The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single-parent household. And so the breakdown of the family has contributed to poverty."

"You look at what's going on in Baltimore today, you know, you see issues that are raised there," the congressman continued. "And healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in the way that's best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There's just nothing like traditional marriage that does that."

Other natural and man-made disasters blamed on Teh Gay include 9/11, Superstorm Sandy, Spain's national debt, the demise of Olympic wrestling, Ebola, meteor strikes, tornadoes and autism, and the Rwandan genocide.

Photo credit: Jim Bourg/Reuters

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