Boys beware: Porn turns you gay!

Tell your sons this and they won't seek it out, says Sen. Tom Coburn's chief of staff


Tracy Clark-Flory
September 22, 2009 2:15PM (UTC)

Sen. Tom Coburn's chief of staff, Michael Schwartz, has the key to keeping your sons away from pornography: Tell them it'll turn them gay! I guess kids have gotten hip to the "masturbation will make you blind" scare tactic?

He dropped this divine wisdom this weekend at the Values Voter Summit during a panel on "The New Masculinity," which focused on how "feminism has wreaked havoc on marriage, women, children and men" and discussed the need to get "the principles and ideals for a new 'masculinism' right." Part of getting those principles right means inculcating young boys with fear of their own bodies, apparently.

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This absurd sound bite  surfaced when Schwartz shared an "astonishingly insightful remark" made by a friend of his who suffered for some time from "the malady" of homosexuality: "All pornography is homosexual pornography, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards." He continued, "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."

So, there you have it: Gays must be trying to recruit young boys with straight porn. We feminists also must be to blame: Maybe our all-consuming hatred for males is driving boys and men to porn? If you have the stomach for it, feel free to check out the video of his comments. Warning: Not only does this clip include the sickening remarks mentioned above, it also showcases his thoughts on homosexuality being "inflicted on people" and smut being a "silent disease." 

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