Former GOP Texas Congressman, “deal-making, pork-barreling” Tom DeLay, was forced to resign amid corruption, ethics and campaign finance scandals. However, that does not stop him from clogging up the right wing talking points circuit with his crusade to stop the “gay agenda.” He’ll tell anyone who will listen.
Saturday, DeLay lamented to Alex Swoyer of Breitbart.com how the religious liberties of Texans were being “trumped” by the gay agenda in San Antonio–where if you are a hater you can’t run for office–and in Houston, where the lesbian Mayor made public restrooms available to the general public, rather than separating between men’s rooms and ladies’ rooms.
Next up, yesterday he appeared via Skype on NewsMax’s The Malzberg Show, with his book (No Retreat, No Surrender) conveniently and prominently displayed behind him.
In this unintentionally hilarious interview Tom DeLay declares:
We’re now seeing what the gay agenda is all about. Our religious liberty, as you know Steve, is the bedrock of our country. As it’s described in the Declaration of Independence, we get our rights from the creator–somebody bigger than us–and from that we get truth with the values by which we live. And from that we are good people who can govern through the constitution.
Religious liberty is the foundation of this country and what they’re trying to do is undermine religious liberty so that they become an accepted orientation. That’s what’s going on here.
We have got to fight this battle to the bitter end because once you let the government dictate to you and what you believe and what your values are then this country’s finished.
DeLay has an interesting interpretation of the Declaration of Independence which states that, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Back to the interview… Steve Malzberg then segues to Rick Santorum’s support of the Indiana right-to-discriminate legislation. Santorum argued that the law was not about discrimination because, after all, if an organization like Westboro Baptist Church went into a print shop to order “God Hates Fags” signs, then that print shop owner–should they be gay–would legally be able to deny service to those customers as well. See how fair that is?
Tom Delay responds, agreeing, “This isn’t about discrimination. We love people that have chosen to be homosexual. The problem is that we abhor the sin.”
WATCH the full clip here:
Featured Image via video screengrab