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Michael Savage: same sex marriage, child-rearing, 'makes me want to puke'

Hey, when I think of the idiocy, racism, misogyny and homophobia of Michael Savage, it makes me reach for the barf bag. (Media Matters):

On the February 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, after playing an audio clip of the beginning of singer Melissa Etheridge’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in which she thanked her wife and four children, Michael Savage said: “I don’t like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. … I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it’s child abuse.” Savage later similarly stated: “I want to puke when I hear about a woman married to a woman raising children because, frankly, I think that it’s child abuse to do that to children without their permission. What does a child know? Ask them when they’re 16 whether they want to be raised by two lesbians or two men,” adding: “What are the two men doing behind the other wall? You think the children don’t hear it?”

Jeezus. Why do homophobes fixate on sex acts, never mind that gay folks are subjected to heteronormativity each and every day without reaching for the Maalox; he can’t stop his queasy bigoted tummy from going apesh*t when thinking about Melissa Etheridge raising children. Poor baby.

He goes on:

“How do we answer our kids when we’re forced to [sic] — this homosexuality upon us?” Savage said: “You say there are people who are sexually confused, who think that they’re men when they’re women. They’re not normal. Normal people are not like that. Normal people are like Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy are normal. There are people who are not normal.”

Hat tip, Tony.

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