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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:15 AM

Rush Limbaugh: Marriage Equality Is Helping To ‘Normalize Pedophilia’

Source: Think Progress

Blowhard Rush Limbaugh dedicated a lengthy diatribe on his radio show yesterday to the idea that there is a movement underway to try to “normalize pedophilia” by classifying it as a sexual orientation like heterosexuality and homosexuality. Limbaugh based his claims on an article in The Guardian that addresses questions science still has about the nature of pedophilia, but then he drew his own conclusions that normalizing same-sex marriage is similarly going to lead to normalizing the sexual abuse of children:


LIMBAUGH: There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage. What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. So don’t pooh-pooh. There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia. Don’t pooh-pooh it. The people behind it are serious, and you know the left as well as I do. They glom onto something and they don’t let go.

What is their objective? They want us to all think that pedophilia is just another sexual orientation. You know who’s gonna fall right in line is college kids, just like they have on gay marriage, just like they do on all other revolutionary social issues. Their own definition of the cutting edge, civil rights, freedom, understanding, tolerance. So I’m just warning you here. You think it can’t happen. “Impossible! Don’t be nutso and wacko on us, Rush.”


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/01/08/1417231/rush-limbaugh-marriage-equality-activists-are-trying-to-normalize-pedophilia/



Why are House Republicans so crazy? Because they live in a world where Rush Limbaugh is seen as an influential voice.

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Reply Rush Limbaugh: Marriage Equality Is Helping To ‘Normalize Pedophilia’ (Original post)
TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
The Wizard Jan 2013 #1
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #2
southerncrone Jan 2013 #6
progree Jan 2013 #10
madokie Jan 2013 #33
duhneece Jan 2013 #39
madokie Jan 2013 #40
duhneece Jan 2013 #43
madokie Jan 2013 #44
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #3
progree Jan 2013 #8
Fearless Jan 2013 #14
defacto7 Jan 2013 #24
R Merm Jan 2013 #37
Major Nikon Jan 2013 #11
Grassy Knoll Jan 2013 #4
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #19
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #7
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #34
Orrex Jan 2013 #9
caseymoz Jan 2013 #12
Fearless Jan 2013 #13
patrice Jan 2013 #27
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #15
Deep13 Jan 2013 #16
rocktivity Jan 2013 #17
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #18
ForgoTheConsequence Jan 2013 #20
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #28
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #21
Permanut Jan 2013 #22
Rozlee Jan 2013 #53
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #23
graegoyle Jan 2013 #46
CarmanK Jan 2013 #25
patrice Jan 2013 #26
Skittles Jan 2013 #29
WhoWoodaKnew Jan 2013 #31
Paladin Jan 2013 #30
bucolic_frolic Jan 2013 #32
Happyhippychick Jan 2013 #35
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #36
Festivito Jan 2013 #38
Itchinjim Jan 2013 #41
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #42
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #45
jwirr Jan 2013 #47
Myrina Jan 2013 #48
brett_jv Jan 2013 #49
BlueToTheBone Jan 2013 #50
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:17 AM

1. No wonder his audience

is shrinking. Thought disorders and loose associations

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:17 AM

2. He does, after all, have some personal expertise in this area. (nt)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:23 AM

6. +1000

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:32 AM

10. Aww, that was just his anti-poverty program trips to Santo Domingo to stimulate their economy n/t

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Response to progree (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:28 AM

33. and the little blue pills was to prove he wasn't really into screwing the kids there

male or female when it comes to pedo boy it matters not

Yes this is sarcasm except for the last part, sadly it seems that is true

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Response to madokie (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:53 AM

39. His taking Viagra to a nation so poor

That folks will sell their children to perverts just to feed themselves and keep their other children alive.
I wish someone would tail him, out him.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:01 AM

40. If I wasn't allergic to anything limbaugh I'd volunteer for the job

anxiety sets in when I read or hear his name and I get the hives when I see a picture of him.
Really

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Response to madokie (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:15 AM

43. I pray that someone does

I want to see his sickness revealed for all. I want some Anonymous-type to reveal limbaugh's dirty little secrets.

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Response to duhneece (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:19 AM

44. So do I

I'm surprised someone hasn't already.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:19 AM

3. I don't see how they equate.

 

Consenting adults marrying each other versus raping pre-pubescent children. How is that the same thing? Even a really, really stupid person should be able to make out the difference.

This is crazy, even for him. But I suppose when your job is pushing the envelope eventually you're going to run out of room.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:29 AM

8. "Even a really, really stupid person should be able to make out the difference"

His audience isn't "really really" stupid people who should be able to make out the difference. It is mostly really really really really ... really really stupid people, and they are all nodding their f*ing dumb little heads in agreement with El Rushbo. "That makes sense, that makes sense" they murmur to themselves as they open another can of beer (perhaps wondering when the liberals and the U.N. are going to get around to trying to ban beer).

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Response to progree (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:45 AM

14. You have to remember

That conservatives generally are taught from birth to respect the opinions of their "elders". That is, the Rush Limbaugh's, the parish ministers, and other "moral" icons that they are taught to respect. They believe that these people will never steer them wrong. At the same time they are taught since birth not to question authority. No wonder they are out of touch with reality.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:20 AM

24. and just who are the most prevalent perpetrators

of pedophilia? The Rush Limbaugh's, the parish ministers, and other "moral" icons that they are taught to respect. He's a hypocrite.

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Response to progree (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:56 AM

37. Yes I think they are really that stupid

I am expecting to start seeing postings on this from my tinfoil wearing conservative "Facebook Friends" within a few days. Doesn't mater how crazy or irrational the post is as long as it is either against Obama or liberals.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:33 AM

11. It's demagoguery

It doesn't matter if it's crazy or it's moronic. It works because his listeners are highly susceptible to demagoguery.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:20 AM

4. Limbaugh has lost his mind......

Thank you Mr. President.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:33 AM

19. One can't lose...

what one never had.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:20 AM

5. pedophilia and same-sex marriage in the same neat little box ???

Rush..you really, truly need to slow down on the drugs...you're just getting silly....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:24 AM

7. Sure, it naturally follows that two consenting adults being allowed to marry

will eventually result in adults being allowed to victimize and exploit children who cannot consent at all. Of course, why can't people SEE that?

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:31 AM

34. And do you really think this sort of comment is without contexual support from 'moderates' who

rave on about how being gay is an inhibiting factor, who discriminate openly and aggressively against gay people? Is not Rush in fact just one of a chorus of hate speakers? Is Rush the only Republican who does this sort of attack on gay people? No. He's not. They work as a team. They are a political Party.

People can't 'see that' because people are so used to hearing high leadership say horrific things about gay people, AND used to seeing many defend those leaders and the horrific things said of others are played down, those of us who speak against it are attacked by groups shouting 'get over it' . Think about it. They will not even talk about it. They instead rush to the side of the hate speaker to defend with gusto, to cheer and to call him a peace maker.
It's not all Hagel, of course. Here is Rick Warren speaking a few weeks before the 2008 Inauguration at which he had a place of honor. This is dedicated to those who said 'it's just one little prayer' and 'you want a pony' and 'poutrage' while rationalizing this:

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:30 AM

9. When did he last visit the Dominican Republic, by the way?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:41 AM

12. No, but Rush abnormalizes the Republicans.


And apparently, he's determined.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:43 AM

13. Rush, please repeat after me...

Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.

If this is some sort of sick projection, then please find yourself some help before you hurt anyone. Otherwise....

Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.
Gay people are not pedophiles.

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Response to Fearless (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:40 AM

27. It is a projection, because he can't imagine any other reason for a relationship. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:54 AM

15. I think Rush is counting down the days

When he no longer needs to fly to the Dominican Republic with Viagra for child sex.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:55 AM

16. pulling this out of mothballs is in order...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:00 AM

17. Is Rush aware that according to no less an authority than the FBI

NINETY-SIX percent of child molestation is heterosexual in nature?

But then again, when your credibility has more holes in it than a colander, you gotta say what you gotta say...


rocktivity

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:15 AM

18. Rush, seriously, grow up.

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:42 AM

20. Isn't he friends with Elton John?

I know Elton played his wedding.

Also didn't Limpballs get busted with viagra while heading to a sex trafficking hotspot for vacation?

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:47 AM

28. Wave $1 million in front of Elton, and he'll give anything a pass

He's the biggest tool in music.

I remember Elton at the time trying to tell us that his friend Rush was a good guy, and didn't really oppose gay marriage.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:00 AM

21. Low intelligence listeners are now equating gays with

pedophiles. Rush is doing his extremist thing for money, and really doesn't believe anything he's saying.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:01 AM

22. It's a slippery slope..

If gays can marry, then next will be people marrying their dogs. Oh, wait, dogs can't sign the marriage license.

What a disgusting piece of bottom feeding scum sucking coprolite! Hey, that sounded almost like Clark Griswald!

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Response to Permanut (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:02 PM

53. The Frothy One from the Republican primaries has gone down that slope already.

As has Pat Robertson with his sex with ducks.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:06 AM

23. Speak for yourself Rush

n/t

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:36 AM

46. I believe he is.

In regards to his visit to the Domiinican Republic.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:50 AM

25. Celibacy seems to have a bigger impact on pedophelia, than couples relationships.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:38 AM

26. Odd, how Rush reduces a relationship to another human being to a single anatomical fact, couldn't

possibly be anything else about a homosexual relationship that motivates involvement, so age doesn't matter.

These are the assumptions one would have to hold to think such a thing: none of that personality stuff is important, character is irrelevant, shared or complementary interests don't matter, all baloney, homosexual relationships couldn't possibly be about any of that stuff; there's only one reason people of the same sex might have anything to do with one another, so age doesn't matter, according to Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh is projecting his own very limited perceptions of what relationships are about onto the LGBTQ community and, since, he can't imagine wanting to have anything to do with another person for any reason other than some use of their anatomy, he thinks the same of others and, therefore, expects that since that's the only thing that matters, age is irrelevant.

Very revealing remarks.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:23 AM

29. actually, it is: Rightwing radio has normalized crazy

Last edited Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:18 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:09 AM

31. Yep

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:07 AM

30. Wishful Thinking By Limbaugh. Sick Creep. (nt)

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:15 AM

32. Yes Rush is QUITE the Prescribing Psychiatrist

Don'cha think?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:36 AM

35. How ironic coming from him!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:37 AM

36. Says the fat fuck who goes to the Caribbean to rape little boys.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:33 AM

38. Next they'll normalize taking sex trips to the Dominican Republic.

Normalizing pedophilia is when Rush's bluster makes Rush feel normal, in that way Rush would be right.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:42 AM

41. You'd think that a pedophile like Rush would be ok with that.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:06 AM

42. HEY RUSH -- How many boys have you raped in the Dominican Republic?!?!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:19 AM

45. This coming from a man who did so much

to normalize hate.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:38 AM

47. This idiot needs a dictionary. Same sex marriages involve adults while pedophillia always involves

minors. From what I have heard about rushie - he should know.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:46 AM

48. ... Oh, he wishes.

As if there was even a correlation??

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:43 PM

49. I know this will raise the ire of some ... apologies in advance ...

Let me preface this first by saying that Limbaugh's ranting's about any such 'movement' existing is pure nonsense. I also think that, on a moral scale, the two things he's comparing are 100% non-equatable. Marriage equality is a right that should be guaranteed, and adults having sex with kids is contemptible and morally wrong. Rush is completely full of shit, as always.

HOWEVER ... I do think the argument could be reasonably made that pedophilia is indeed, biologically-speaking ... a type of sexual orientation. A regrettably sad, sick, twisted type of orientation to have, distasteful to even think about, but ... I do think that's a fairly accurate description of the phenomenon.

My acknowledging this reality does NOT mean that I believe 'acting' on this orientation should be 'allowed', so please do not take me wrongly on this ... I'm just talking about 'word definitions' here, nothing more. And especially not any kind of 'moral equivalency'.

And I will also say that I have respect for the people who are afflicted with this orientation but who do NOT act on it, and seek help/treatment for it. Most such people were victims of this type of abuse themselves, through no fault of their own, abhor their condition, and want nothing more than to have it be 'gone' inside them. I have one such family member, so ... my apparent degree of 'empathy' for such folks stems from that.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:45 PM

50. He concentrates on pedophilia because Rush Limbaugh is a pedophile.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:46 PM

51. HE wishes

That's my opinion anyway.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:55 PM

52. Pig Boy is just thinking positive.

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