Sandy Rios last week got more attention than she has ever known. The Fox News contributor who also hosts her own radio show on the American Family Association‘s radio network of nearly 200 stations covering more than 40 states, is no stranger to being in the media spotlight, but her comments last week exponentially expanded her “audience” — which she acknowledged this week.
So what caused the firestorm?
Last week Rios compared the love two gay men feel for each other to the “love” kidnapper, rapist, and murderer Ariel Castro felt for the women he kept captive as slaves in his home.
Needless to say, that claim — as false and disgusting and offensive as it is, is in keeping with the vision the anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, that pays her salary, professes.
And needless to say, headlines went wild.
But Sandy Rios this week says, “I stand by what we say…As unfortunate and uncomfortable, heartbreaking, irrational that seems to some of you that are so steeped in the homosexual lifestyle, you’re steeped in popular culture, it’s still the truth.”
And it gets worse.
Rios this week also claimed that same-sex relationship almost never last, but if gays would just marry members of the opposite sex, all that would change.
She also thinks that if her words weren’t true, they wouldn’t bother anyone. (Bully much, Sandy?)
“If what we’re saying is not true, it should have no power over you, it shouldn’t bother you,” Rios claimed this week on her show. “Because I think in time, what’s true and what’s right, what works, what comports with reality will be lasting. So, let’s just see if your view of this is lasting. Let’s just see if homosexual marriage is all that you think it is, if it’s a pure and wonderful expression of love for two people.
“Now, I would never say that homosexuals cannot love. They can, of course. Capable of great love. And I know there’s been tremendous heartbreak in the homosexual community – and I’ve talked about this before – heartbreak when you lose a loved one, heartbreak when you break up. Because, you know, there aren’t many lasting relationships – maybe among lesbians, but certainly not among gay men, that’s not the norm.
“So, there’s a lot of heartbreak, a lot of rejection when you get older, so I know that you’re capable and able. You’re humans, you love. The point is, the right kind of love. The right kind of love is life-giving. And the right kind of love is love for God, love for your natural family, love between a man and a woman and a woman and a man in marriage. Not cohabitating. There’s just some standards that God lays down.”
Thanks to Right Wing Watch for the audio and transcript
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