Leave it to the TEApublicans to find spokesmen willing to say the most ridiculous thing that comes to their mind. Jerome Corsi, right-wing author of the books, “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command,” has, as is frequently the habit of the extreme right, channeled the founding fathers once again and learned that they “knew” that sex was not for fun, ever, but only for the purposes of procreation. Opining on the subject of gay rights and same-sex marriage Corsi recently he said,
[box type=”shadow”]“Our founding fathers knew that if we went this direction, there was no more moral compass and you won’t be able to explain to your children — you’ll have to face the fact that we lost holding the line on one of the most principle issues in the Bible, and that is sex is not about fun. If you want to have fun, read a book, go to a movie. Sex is about the procreation of children. It’s a sacred responsibility that is meant by God to have men and women commit their lifetime to children.”[/box]
I guess he never heard about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings. Either that or we would have to believe that the goal of his relationship with her was to procreate. Well, since they did have children together I guess he could make a point that this was his intention but since her children were born to be slaves it seems doubtful that was the case. Remember the simplest answer is often the right answer. In the case of Jefferson and Hemmings the simplest answer is that he was not interested in having children and was likely just trying to have a little of that fun that Corsi seems to think he frowned upon.
Regardless of whether or not the founders felt that way about sex, which evidence would seem to say they did not, why would we want to cling to the norms of more than 200 years ago? Society like science and evolution is in a state of constant flux, what worked for one generation may not work for the next and when we are talking about the generations that have passed since the nation was founded big differences are inevitable. Why would anyone want to live in a never-changing world? It would be a very boring place to live.
Watch Corsi’s speech here–which, despite its only a little over two-minute length, is chock full of absurd statements–here: