Well, he'd been sort of quiet for a while. I suppose an outbreak was inevitable. Although he has exceeded even his normal looneytuniness.
U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes told a rally Saturday that incest was "inevitable" for children raised by gay couples because the children might not know both biological parents. "If we do not know who the mother is, who the father is, without knowing all the brothers and sisters, incest becomes inevitable," Keyes told the Marquette Park rally held to oppose same-sex marriages. "Whether they mean it or not, that is what will happen. If you are masked from your knowing your biological parents, you are in danger of encountering brothers and sisters you have no knowledge of."
So let me get this straight-ish: for children with gay parents, incest is inevitable.
In a country with 300 million people.
In, to take just this particular area as an example, a metropolitan area with eight million or so people.
In a society that's so mobile that many people frequently do not live in the same state as their parents once they reach adulthood.
... Well, all-righty, then! Glad to have that cleared up!
Seriously, you don't even have to be a gay-rights proponent to jeer on this one. All you have to do is run the numbers. It also assumes, for some bizarre reason, that gay parents are less likely to tell their children who their parents are, or that they wouldn't know. (Granted, artificial insemination does allow a certain lack of knowledge there, but it's not as if that factor is any different for straight couples that need to undergo the same procedures due to male infertility.)
At this point, every time Keyes opens his mouth, the GOP Politburo has to be thinking, "Never again, dear heaven, never again will we go for the well known lunatic carpetbagger." Just doesn't seem to have worked out well for them, does it?Posted by iain at October 18, 2004 10:34 AM