Listen to this powerful and long-time Texas anti-gay activist and physician making outrageous claims about the effects of same-sex couples marrying.
Dr. Steve Hotze has been active in the anti-gay movement for decades. In the 1980's Hotze claimed that gay people prey upon children.
"Once you allow them acceptability, then you allow them to proliferate," Dr. Hotze told Third Coast magazine in 1982, as Mother Jones reported last year. "And they proliferate by one means, and one means only, and that's recruiting. And they recruit the weak. They recruit children or young people in their formative years."
Mother Jones adds that just a few "years later, after overturning an anti-discrimination ordinance in Houston, Hotze organized a group of eight candidates he considered allies in the fight against homosexuality. He called them 'the Straight Slate.' His preferred mayoral candidate said that the best way to fight AIDS was to 'shoot the queers.' Hotze told a local newspaper reporter that he cased out restaurants before making reservations to make sure they didn't have any gay employees..."
Dr. Hotze, whose day job is CEO & Founder at Hotze Health & Wellness Center, and is also president of the Conservative Republicans of Texas, has not stopped making false statements about gay people. In fact, he has just become part of a brand new anti-gay group in his home state of Texas.
On Tuesday, Hotze joined with fellow members of their new group, REAL MARRIAGE: One Man/One Woman For Life, to make a stunning and ridiculous accusation, as John Wright at Towleroad reported this morning.
"If we redefine marriage, the homosexual political movement will force churches, schools, families, businesses and individuals to accept, to affirm, and even to celebrate those who participate in anal sex, or anal sodomy," Dr. Hotze announced. "It will be mandated to be taught to the children in the schools, at an early age, starting in kindergarten. They will be encouraged by their teachers to participate in anal sex."
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