Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) is no stranger to outlandish statements. During the government shutdown in 2013 he said that it would be no big deal if the U.S. defaulted on its debt, and last summer he warned that “real men” should stand up and protect their women from the gay menace. Last Thursday, he even found a way to tie the well-being of children, the economy and even blacks to a ban on gay marriage.
Speaking by phone to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, Huelskamp spoke of the desperate need for passage of his Marriage Protection Amendment which would impose a nationwide ban on same-sex marriage in hopes of convincing the Supreme Court not to vote in favor of marriage equality.
“I think there’s so much chaos created by the courts, misunderstanding because of media and numerous other things that folks are confused about what a marriage is,” Huelskamp said.
He went on to say that “protecting” marriage will protect the children, out economy and our culture, insisting that the only way to do that was by not allowing what he calls redefining marriage.
When Perkins made the leap that allowing same-sex marriage would be especially harmful to the black community by “discouraging family formation,” Huelskamp agreed wholeheartedly adding that “federal judge after federal judge has decided they don’t like traditional marriage” and “at the end of the day, it’s children that are hurt.”
Listen to the conversation in the videos below from Right Wing Watch.
h/t: Right Wing Watch