(Raw Story) In a Wednesday appearance on the Christian radio show Faith and Liberty, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that LGBT people are attempting to make it legal to rape children in the U.S. and impose their agenda of “deviancy” on the whole population.
According to Right Wing Watch, Bachmann said that the “gay community” is taking steps to “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”
She also said that “national hate crime laws” are a form of “tyrannical” oppression that liberals will use to silence Christians in this country.
I usually don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what Michele Bachmann says. Every other word that comes out of her mouth is basically stupid-Republican porn.
But this goes way beyond the normal “letting your mouth get ahead your tiny dinosaur brain” gaffes that people like Shelly and Louie Gohmert and Steve King so excel at. This is pure horseshit. There is no national effort to “do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. ” That’s just a lie.
And it’s a dangerous lie. Bachmann is a hero to the Tea Party crowd because the ‘baggers are so gullible that they actually prefer BS to reality. And if you want to rile wild-eyed, gun-waving crackpots into a murderous rage, then tell them the Homosexual Menace is coming to rape their children with impunity. They’ll believe it and — as we’ve seen happen again and again — some may want to act on those beliefs. The Second Amendment is a tyrant hunting license, after all — or at least, that’s another pile of horseshit the gullible have been sold by manure merchants like Bachmann. If a “deviant” coming to legally rape your child doesn’t qualify as tyranny, then I don’t know what would.
This is an especially dangerous lie from Shelly — and the media should be calling her out on it, people should be demanding she prove what she says — but as has happened with me, she’s rubbed the outrage nerve so raw that most don’t even hear her anymore.
As intellectually painful as it might be, maybe we should listen to Shelly more often. Lord knows unhinged and bottomlessly gullible ‘baggers sure are. People like her are the the screws loose in the Tea Party’s head. We should pay attention to what they’re telling them to do.