Houston activist calls gay marriage ‘evil, wicked’

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Conservative Houston activist Steven Hotze continued spewing his anti-gay rhetoric, arguing that the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage will allow “wicked” gays to recruit children and force teachers to tell kindergartners about anal sex.

Hotze – who coined the term “homosexual mirage” as his clever denunciation of gay marriage earlier this year – on Tuesday left behind any pretense of polite debate over marriage equality. Instead, he picked up his double-barreled shotgun of hate and started unloading.

Thanks to a video of his nearly 1-minute tirade from the Texas Observer (watch below), you can listen as Hotze warms up with this:

“Homosexual marriage is really a mirage. It's a counterfeit. It's a lie. The issue is not about discrimination or equality. The issue is about redefining marriage,” he says. 

Verbally lubricated, Hotze starts throwing red meat to his supporters and his Conservative Republicans of Texas.

“If we redefine marriage, the homosexual political movement will force churches, schools, families, businesses and individuals to accept, to affirm, and even to celebrate those who participate in anal sex, or anal sodomy. It will be mandated to be taught to the children in the schools, at an early age, starting in kindergarten. They will be encouraged by their teachers to participate in anal sex and homosexual activities so that the homosexual political movement can easily recruit children into their evil wicked activities,” Hotze adds.

And then, he ends on a religious note.

“It will lead to the criminalization of Christianity. So we're here to fight back and say we're going to stand up for what's right. We know that righteous exalts a nation and sin is a reproach to anything,” Hotze says.

Hotze's most recent bout of anti-gay hate came during a press conference on Tuesday in Dallas. He joined other anti-gay leaders in launching Real Marriage: One Man/One Woman for Life, a group that promises to fight LGBT equality and target businesses and elected officials who don't join them, according to the Texas Observer. 

The group says that on Sept. 1, it will announce details of a series of “world conferences” – keynoted by Hotze and others – to cheerlead against LGBT people spread their anti-gay hate. 

And Hotze had plenty to offer, sharing some with the Houston Chronicle after the press conference:

“It's a wicked, evil movement and we're fighting it with everything we have,” Hotze said in an interview.

“They want to intimidate individuals, churches, schools and families to celebrate those that participate in anal sex. That's what they love and enjoy: anal sex. And that's bad, that's evil. It's a terrible thing to try to do and they want to try to teach it to kids in schools,” he said. “Kids will be encouraged to practice sodomy in kindergarten.”

Last month, Hotze trolled the airwaves with a TV and radio blitz calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to bring lawmakers back to Austin to somehow defy the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. It didn't work.



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