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Jody Hice wearing camo, holding rifle
Rifle? Check. Pickup? Check. Giving away guns as prizes? Check.
Please stop.
Jody Hice, a Baptist preacher and radio host who’s one of several hard-right candidates running for Paul Broun’s (R-GA) congressional seat, recently sounded off on same sex marriage on The Jody Hice Show.
You know, there are other professions in the world other than radio show host. There are plumbers and gardeners and cheesemakers and kayak salesmen. But no, the history books on this era will write that, presuming the Republican candidates for national office were representative of the whole, over half of America's post-millennial population were employed as talk show hosts. He's also a "TEA Party Speaker," which means that he is firmly and proudly and very predictably batshit insane.
“If a child loses a mom or dad in a car accident, we all think that’s a tragedy,” Hice said. “And yet in a same-sex relationship, there is an intentional, deliberate doing away with one gender or another.”
Well, nobody's dying in the second case, so ... yeah, I have no idea where to go with that. Jody Hice apparently considers being gay to be equivalent to euthanizing the other gender outright. That does seem to be a common theme among religious talk show hosts running for national office.
Hice also said that gay people retained the right to marry.

“Government doesn’t determine what gender a person is attracted to in order to allow them to be married,” he said. “Homosexuals have the right to be married, they just don’t have the right to be married to one another.”

Each and every Republican running for Congress in 2014 is insane. I really don't think this is an arguable point anymore.

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon May 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT.

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