Got to love it when politicians accidentally say what they really think. For example with regards to the issue of marriage equality. It is simply amazing how this topic in particular brings out the doomsday scenarios, how allowing loving couples to get married irrespective of the makeup of their genitals somehow becomes the final nail in the coffin of the human race.
Enter Cory Bernardi. Here’s what the parliamentary secretary of the Federal opposition leader Tony Abbott had to say about the consequences of legalising gay marriage in a Senate debate yesterday:
“The next step, quite frankly, is having three people or four people that love each other being able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society – or any other type of relationship,” Senator Bernardi said.
“There are even some creepy people out there… [who] say it is okay to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals.
“Will that be a future step? In the future will we say, ‘These two creatures love each other and maybe they should be able to be joined in a union?’
“I think that these things are the next step.”
That slope is so slippery, you could think it was primed with the grease that slushes around in Cory Bernardi’s skull instead of a brain.
Why do so many politicians not understand the simple fact that a society with more loving couples is a better and more stable society? But no, instead they hold onto their religion-instilled homophobia at all cost. It’s good that this gets revealed every now and then in all its rotten depth, like with Cory Bernardi now. He should get fired, but I’m not holding my breath that whoever replaces him would be in any way less repugnant.