"[The Left's] one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb."
"And of course, there you have the other side, they're like 'Well, the poor pitiful women that can't afford to go out of state are just going to start doing their own [abortions] with coat hangers.' That's what we heard over and over and over but hey, you have to have more babies and you have to start somewhere."
"Been a lot of press on Obama's opinion on 'homosexual marriage.' The only opinion that counts is God's: see Romans 1:26-28 and Leviticus 20:13. Anyway you slice it, it is sin. Not to mention horrific social policy."
These are the not the musings of normal, everyday Americans. They are, however, the widely published statements of Mississippi's Governor, its House Vice-Chairman of Banking and Financial Services, and House Chairman of the Judiciary B Committee, respectively.Leviticus 20:13 reads: "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. they are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
Despite what the Republican Party would have you believe, the national attention being given to these remarks is not due to some vast left-wing conspiracy and it's not because anyone put words into someone's mouth. It's because these words, as they came out of the mouths and computers of the men who spoke and wrote them, are objectively offensive and more than a little looney.
What should give any reasonable Mississippi Republican pause is that three different party leaders on three separate occassions said three different maniacal things within one month. That's no coincidence.
Expect more "We look like Mississippi" statements anytime anyone anywhere does something nutty until Mississippi's new Republican leadership decides that there are some brands of crazy that even it won't tolerate.