Sen. Ed Emery's Homophobic Essay: Sodomy More Offensive, Dangerous Than Smoking

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Ed Emery.
Some important news to share this afternoon: State Senator Ed Emery is not a fan of sodomy. He thinks it's offensive, totally unnatural and "significantly more dangerous" than smoking.

The Republican lawmaker decided to devote his latest legislative column to a homophobic rant decrying the recent U.S Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage...along with the court's decade-old decision on sodomy, because, why not!

After all, gay couples and sodomy are both major threats to society, right? And do we really want to live in a tyrannical society that doesn't prosecute this behavior!?

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His report is focused on "recent" Supreme Court rulings he did not appreciate:

Never mind that the Supreme Court's landmark decision against sodomy laws was in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas. (The topic did come up again in Virginia in April though the U.S. Supreme Court has not weighed in on the issue for years).

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Ed Emery.

Still, Emery wants you to know that he's not a fan of the pro-sodomy "social activists" on the Supreme Court who are intent on letting Americans violate "natural law" despite the fact these violations come with "moral consequences, medical consequences, and eternal consequences."

And most people don't even like sodomy! He writes:

Pandering to a mere 3 percent of the U.S. population (estimates can range from 2 to 5 percent who practice sodomy), a 5:4 opinion has overturned moral absolutes that have endured in this nation for 237 years and transformed what is contrary to natural law into government-sanctioned behavior.

And if gay people were put on an island they would eventually die out:

If it were possible to isolate communities, envision three completely isolated islands. On the first island, a young married couple; on the second, two consenting young women; and on the third, two consenting young men. Without intervention, revisit the three inlands in 20 years, 50 years, and 100 years. The communities on each island reflect what is historically known as natural law. I believe the founders understood and expressed the relationship between independence and natural law. In the island illustration, one community would be expected to survive and thrive independently. The other two would be totally dependent on others or would be extinct in a single generation.

And God is not a fan:

God did not create Adam and Andrew or Eve and Evelyn, but Adam and Eve. Their sexuality is clearly prescribed for procreation, but American society has redefined it from procreation to recreation. I confess it is sometimes difficult to understand the abandonment of logic that seems so pervasive in today's America. Common sense is not just absent, but is detested.

And sodomy is a lot worse than smoking, guys:

For example, it seems odd that those so intent on removing smoking from societal expression are simultaneously intent on protecting behavior that is more offensive and significantly more dangerous. Smoking is condemned for harming the unborn and non-smokers who inhale the second-hand smoke. But the scourge of STDs and children born with AIDS does not elicit the same offensive behavior as depicted on TV, in movies or in public. One is described as an addiction while the other is promoted as a right. Actually odd may not be a suitable description -- possibly reprobate may be more accurate.

You get the picture. You can read the whole unedited thing here if you'd like.

Daily RFT left a message with Emery's office this morning as well as with his chief of staff to see if they might want to comment further. We'll update if we hear back. (Update: You can read Daily RFT's follow-up interview with Emery here).

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23 comments
johnhartfield
johnhartfield

Closeted man. Guaranteed. No normal straight person is that obsessed over alternate sexual proclivities unless he's doing it or contemplating doing it.

woodbil
woodbil

I am sure he has a wide stance and excellent foot tap at every rest stop he visits. 

timmy.bear
timmy.bear

what's particularly aggravating is that, if you want to play legal games, there are states in which it is categorically stated that all forms of sodomy (which include oral and anal sex) are illegal, but 'activist' judges have ruled, contrary to the law, that it doesn't apply to straight couples, even when the law directly says it DOES.  So don't get started on moral imperatives or majority will, Senator - if you believe that what the 'law' says is what goes, then most heteros would be in jail.  So much for survive and thrive.

JJ O'Brand
JJ O'Brand

Im hetero, and I likes a lil tail... Oh wait I smoke to....

Christopher Schmidt
Christopher Schmidt

Todd Akin's long lost brother it seems. He and Todd should write a book on their old ideas, see if it sells. Don't think that being gay can give you cancer, but smoking sure can raise your risk of it.

Ryan Stufft
Ryan Stufft

The blame should rest on the voters for putting him there not just him. If we address the enablers you kill the problem at the source.

Jennifer Brake
Jennifer Brake

Seems to me that the that the "survive and thrive" island would only last two generations. Unless, of course, the Senator is condoning incest.

Jeri Michelle Reuter
Jeri Michelle Reuter

But you HAVE to read the article... I mean, you can't make this shit up!

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Welcome to Missouri where if assholes could fly this place would be an airport.

George Kokoropoulos
George Kokoropoulos

why do these guys think only gay people practice sodomy? it is insane.

George Kokoropoulos
George Kokoropoulos

does the porn industry know about this? will they require latex filters on all cigarettes?

Steve Drda
Steve Drda

Where does Missouri get these guys and why in hell do they get elected? I guess he's only talking about "legitimate" sodomy.

Daniel Reyna
Daniel Reyna

I don't evn need to read this article to know....it's insane batshit crazy ignorance.

Heather Herzig
Heather Herzig

Being gay is more dangerous than smoking...this has to be one of my favorite dumbass sayings of the year. How stupid can one person be?! Why do people care about the sexual preferences of others. It doesnt affect their lives!

anniebelle15
anniebelle15

I guess he stopped having intercourse with his wife once she got out of the child bearing years. Sex is for procreation only.

and he doesn't go down.

Which is a shame. really.

 sodomy. it's not just for the gays.

Jill Baugh
Jill Baugh

Oh Ed, just come out of the closet already. All the cool kids are doing it!

Mickey McGee
Mickey McGee

he seriously thinks sex poses a larger threat to public health than cigarettes? what is he basing this on?

Tom O'Keefe
Tom O'Keefe

And don't even get him started about second-hand sodomy.

chad_garrison
chad_garrison moderator editor

So he's into incest then? Because under his island example, brother and sister, father and daughter, and mother and son are going to have to get busy making babies together.

ut_4_me
ut_4_me topcommenter

I suppose if I was sitting at a restaurant and had a choice to sit in the sodomy or the smoking section I would choose the smoking section, I don't see where that would make me homophobic.

timmy.bear
timmy.bear

@ut_4_me - If I went into a restaurant that had either section, I would leave. :)

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