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Views on homosexuality differ widely in this country, but the percentage of Americans who think same-sex relations should be flat-out illegal is small and dropping precipitously.

Frankly, it’s absurd that anyone thinks sex between consenting adults — no matter what form it takes — should be illegal.

I can’t stand Tim Allen. He’s not funny and watching his show is like trying to eat six-week-old banana bread with the aluminum foil still on it. Does that mean it should be illegal and anyone who watches it should be jailed? Well, yes, sometimes I think that — but I admit it’s a bit of an overreach, legally speaking.

The point is, personal preferences are personal preferences, and you have to be some special kind of asshole to want to directly persecute people for simply loving the man or woman of their choice.

Enter Karen Pence.

From Newsweek:

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, campaigned last week for a Republican candidate who once lamented that homosexuality was no longer criminalized. The second lady spoke at a Women for Mark Harris rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday in an effort to improve the standing of the Republican candidate among female voters as he seeks to secure a seat in the House of Representatives.

But Harris has long espoused extreme anti-LGBT views. In August, a video was surfaced by Media Matters of Harris speaking at a “rally for liberty” in 2015 when he bemoaned what he said was the moral degradation in the country over recent years, pointing specifically to the fact that homosexuality was no longer illegal.

“In one generation you and I have witnessed this country sliding from a nation who once shared a moral vision based on Judeo-Christian ethic to a nation floundering in moral decay,” Harris says in the clip.

“In one generation we have watched our nation who once believed in lifelong marriages to the same spouse to a divorce rate now well over 50 percent. We have watched in one generation where homosexuality was once criminalized to now we see the criminalization of Christianity.”

By the way, when he says “the criminalization of Christianity” he means that people now openly make fun of him for saying stupid shit like “the criminalization of Christianity.” But you knew that already.


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