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

Published September 22, 2009 10:15AM (EDT)

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.

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." 


By Tracy Clark-Flory

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