While discussing Donald Trump's new Child Care plans on CNN's New Day, Rep Steve King told host Chris Cuomo he only wanted to promote "natural families" [A man and a woman] because "that's the most wholesome thing we can do."
Rep Steve King is a noted anti-gay Congressman from Iowa and as he was telling CNN's Chris Cuomo why he supports parts of Trump's Child Care plan,
He said, "I would encourage him to promote the expansion of families because if we don't have more babies than we have funerals, we're going to end up like Europe and we're going to be in a situation where we're importing a culture that may be alien to the values of the American way of life."
He solidly supported making more babies in this country because "others" might birth us out of existence like they are in Europe.
In other words, Hispanic and Sharia law babies will rule America!
Rep. King then went off on a weird tangent against same sex couples.
Cuomo then asked, "When you say encourage more babies and all that, would you include the LGBT community in terms of families to encourage having kids and expanding them?"
King replied, "I want to respect all people, but I want to promote the natural family, Chris. That's the most wholesome thing we can do."
Just like baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, I guess.
Cuomo continued, "What's the natural family in your opinion?"
Rep. King joyfully replied, "A man and a woman joined hopefully together in holy matrimony, blessed by God, with children."
Cuomo pointed out that research shows LGBT families are doing just as well in parenting, King said he needed to look at that research, claimed global warming wasn't real and then reiterated his bigoted point of view, "I want to encourage the natural family. That's the best and most wholesome way to raise a child and that's been the case throughout thousands of years of human history and we need to go with what works."
On the basis of a remarkably consistent body of research on lesbian and gay parents and their children, the American Psychological Association (APA) and other health professional and scientific organizations have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation.
After Chris Cuomo explained him that there are many problems within traditional marriages and child rearing and said, "why not try something that works as well, for the benefit of the children."
Rep. King continued with his religious right talking points which begins with,"I'm not discouraging or disparaging anyone, but..."
Yes, you are disparaging the entire LGBT community when you say same sex couples aren't qualified to raise children.
And when Rep. King boasts about seeing different research on the matter, he never tells us what that research tells us or where that information was from.
Does the Bible count as a scientific research journal? No, it couldn't be that because there's not much in the Bible about the LGBT community anyway.
I wonder where his research comes from?
Isn't it interesting that Trump's policies are not only reaching out to White nationalists, but also to anti-Gay idealogues? Who could have predicted that?!?
Remember, Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's running mate, is a huge homophobe too.