GOP Sen. Coburn’s Staffer: Porn Makes Boys Gay, ‘Turns Your Sexual Drive Inwards’

September 21, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Michael Schwartz, Chief of Staff for Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) believes pornography can turn boys gay. And he recently suggested at a conservative family values conference, that parents should inform their sons about the scary homosexual consequences from viewing porn, as a deterrent to peeking inside a Playboy magazine.

Schwartz made his bizarre comments during a breakout session at the Values Voter Summit entitled, “The New Masculinity,” where he appeared on the speaking panel and was tasked with speaking about, “how men, who already are good husbands and fathers, can change the culture.”

Schwartz soon began speaking on the subject of pornography calling it a “blight” and a “disease” that parents with sons would be confronted with. He then warned the attendees he was going to veer into “politically incorrect,” territory noting that teenage boys show a low tolerance for homosexuality:

“They speak badly about homosexuality. And that’s because they don’t want to be that way. They don’t want to fall into it. And that’s a good instinct,” said Schwartz.

Schwartz then noted that homosexuality was not genetic, but rather it “…is inflicted on people.”

Schwartz then spoke of a gay friend who once made an “an astonishingly insightful remark,” equating pornography with homosexuality:

“all pornography is homosexual pornography because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards. Now think about that. And if you, if you tell an 11-year-old boy about that, do you think he’s going to want to go out and get a copy of Playboy? I’m pretty sure he’ll lose interest. That’s the last thing he wants.” You know, that’s a, that’s a good comment. It’s a good point and it’s a good thing to teach young people.”

Schwartz then reasoned that if porn fails at turning men gay, viewing it would result in a man loving his wife less:

“if it doesn’t turn you homosexual, it at least renders you less capable of loving your wife. And it’s something you need to be healed of.”

Think Progress has more on the story and further instances of wackiness by Michael Schwartz.

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Comments

2 Responses to “GOP Sen. Coburn’s Staffer: Porn Makes Boys Gay, ‘Turns Your Sexual Drive Inwards’”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 21st, 2009 4:35 pm

    And he knows all this how? (a) Porn turned him gay, or (b) God spoke directly to him, in a Voice that no one else can hear, and told him all of this.

    If it’s (a) his career as an Evangelical Republican is over. If it’s (b) he needs to seeks professional psychiatric help, because people who hear voices in their heads that purport to be someone else are called “schizoid” or some such thing in modern society. Of course, it’s possibly he’s just possessed by demons.

  2. Sir Magpie De Crow on October 5th, 2009 1:51 am

    So if some dude looks at a nude picture or sex scene of say the celebrity Angelina Jolie… its only a matter of time before the guy thinks “Boy, that Brad Pitt is hot!”? I can’t follow this tortured non-sensical evangelical logic anymore, hurts my brain too dang much. It’s this kind of traditional values derangement that produces absolute fruitcakes like John Ensign and Larry Craig. Besides, speaking of smut… republicans like Mark Sanford seem to making porn/erotic literature on regular basis these days.

    Michael Schwartz… try not to be too critical of your colleagues, ok?

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