Rush Limbaugh Compares Gay Marriage Acceptance To Pedophilia 'Normalization'
Rush Limbaugh believes there is a movement to "normalize" pedophilia, a movement he says is similar to society's "normalization" of same-sex marriage.
During the Monday broadcast of his radio program, "The Rush Limbaugh Show," Limbaugh highlighted an article from the Guardian titled "Paedophilia: Bringing Dark Desires to Light," which discusses various lines of research on the brains of pedophiles.
"There is a growing conviction, notably in Canada, that paedophilia should probably be classified as a distinct sexual orientation, like heterosexuality or homosexuality," writes John Henley of the Guardian. Henley cites one researcher who says society may be wrong about the classification of pedophiles, but notes many who are against any such reclassification.
However, Limbaugh claimed such a discussion points to a "movement to normalize pedophilia" and likened such "normalization" to the recent progress that same-sex marriage has made in the U.S.
There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage. What has happened to gay marriage? It's become normal -- and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it's the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. So don't pooh-pooh. There's a movement to normalize pedophilia. Don't pooh-pooh it. The people behind it are serious, and you know the left as well as I do. They glom onto something and they don't let go... You know how much progress the notion of gay marriage has made. So I'm just keeping you here on the cutting edge.
Limbaugh has long been an opponent of same-sex marriage. When President Barack Obama came out in support of equality, Limbaugh dubbed the move a "war on traditional marriage."
"I see, we're losing!" Limbaugh said in May. "We've arrived at a point where the president of the United States is going to lead a war on traditional marriage. You wanna call that winning? Your side is winning when the president has to lead a war on traditional marriage? When you're losing in landslides and you haven't won a state?"
Would it be possible to merge this thread with the "I hate it when big guys bottom" thread?
Good time for a reminder...Angie of Angie's List is a right wing cunt who supports Limbaugh with her ad dollars. Anyone questioning this fact on her web site gets their question deleted immediately.
The from the man caught with an illegal prescription for Viagra on his way home from a child sex tourism destination? The small Dominican boy at R1 is right.
Limbaugh doesn't even believe his own opinions. He's pro gay marriage! He really is a comedian.
"This" from the man ... of course.
Rush is a fat piece of shit that lives to stir up fear and paranoia.
Speaking of fat worthless pieces of shit...have we ever seen him and Maggie Gallagher in the same room?
I used to worry about Limbaugh spreading his ideas to more of the population, but I don't anymore. He's become a more socially acceptable Fred Phelps. By that I mean he turns many more people away from his ideas than he converts.
How come every time some right wing wacko makes some ridiculous statement someone here has to post about it?
R9, one keeps their friends close...and their enemies even closer.
Yes, I don't think Limbaugh, Coulter or even Glenn Beck really do much damage, anymore. They have long been revealed as the circus clowns they are. Sure, they have followers but they are fringe freaks, NOT the "masses," as we once feared.
Since Rush is a Republican, we support him.
There will always be hatred in America.
The problem is the Corporations who choose to give hatred a microphone.
Rush, go poop in your pants.
Rush Limbaugh is an idiot.
Rush cuddles with James Davis, a.k.a. drag diva Miss Elaine Lancaster:
Rush is a good man! You HATEFUL queens need to STOP IT NOW!
Who knew Rush was a kindred soul of Michael Lucas? (See madam Lucas' op-Ed in the Advocate saying much the same thing, if you can stomach either the daddy's boy crappy pornographer or what's left of a once great publication.)
[quote]they have followers but they are fringe freaks, NOT the "masses," as we once feared.
Puhleez you queens love to engage in wishful thinking. Limbaugh is the highest rated person on radio. Reports of his ratings falling after the Sandra Fluke incident were proven to be bullshit.
I do believe that there are people who are probably innately (and exclusively) attracted to prepubescent children. As prepubescent children are physically unready and psychologically unable to give informed consent to sexual activity, acts of pedophilia are rape and therefore morally wrong in a big way. For those who have this attraction and struggle to never act on it (including not consuming child pornography) -- understanding how and why doing so would be big time morally wrong -- I have compassion, and I hope that we develop supportive strategies (sex-drive eliminating drugs, special types of counselling, people who know of their orientation and hold them accountable for their behavior, etc.) to help them to self-identify and live controlled and celibate lives (and, of course, keep children safe -- this has to be the first priority).
Now, that being said, guys like Rush Limbaugh need to shut the fuck up about how pedophilia is the new sexual frontier for liberals. Liberals believe that full and open consent of both parties is the big moral must have when it comes to sex. Liberals will always be vehemently against sex wherein one party is coercing the other (which is more than can be said for conservatives). The atavistic misogyny that leads to practices like polygamy and child brides (or boy concubines) and normalized spousal rape (things that were all totally cool in western culture once upon a time -- and that remain cool in other parts of the world -- that have ULTRA- CONSERVATIVE views on gender), is also the animating force behind the homophobia, slut shaming and fixation with controlling women's reproductive organs that are the bread and butter of America's social conservatives.
[quote]Limbaugh is the highest rated person on radio
Which, like being the most often-read writer in newsprint, is not quite the distinction it once was.
R20 he has "listeners" who listen merely for entertainment not facts and most think he's full of shit and hot air. The people who actually believe him are in fact the fringe minority lunatics.
"Puhleez" yourself bitch!
Why didn't Adam Lanza find Rush Limbaugh before he found all those children?
They really should make Elton make a statement. It's time for the likes of him to be called out of their bullshit.
I wish I could actually say what I would like to do to Rush Limbaugh.
Is there a Rush Limbaugh Haters Club, I want to join and attend meetings.
google Jeff Christie.
Don't you think Rush Limbaugh probably has the bodies of little boys buried around his property?
Rush Limbaugh doubles his Depends (xxlarge) but still has skidmarks. He's simply too fat to wipe his ass.
Remember when he used to go on and on about drug addicts on welfare? Come to find out he was the biggest hydrocodone addict I have ever read about. And I work in a rehab hospital. He admitted to taking 90 tablets a day. He probably taking a lot more
I'd bet $50 there is some type of kiddie porn on his computer
Rush Limbaugh demonizes liberals (every day) just like Hitler demonized the Jews. Why can no one sue this bastard? His lies alone should get him sued...every cent he has should be given to the people he has lied about. It's not free speech...it's libel.
No, he was addicted to hillbilly heroin...Oxycontin.
The fact is, he needs to be dead but he has such a pampered life...nothing will kill him. He will be screaming his hatred over our airwaves until he is 90.
I'm pretty sure the only way to kill Limbaugh is with a roadside bomb, except his car is probably bomb proof. Sad to say he's like an army of roaches...no end to him.
[quote]have we ever seen him and Maggie Gallagher in the same room?
They're going to appear at the Super Bowl. Not because they're actually wanted at the event, mind you, but because few places have sufficient room for them both.
Rush Limbaugh is a Republican.
Republican = cockroach
John Cusack might play Rush Limbaugh.
Pedophilia to me seems more normal to Catholics and Penn State Football fans than it does to married gay couples.
[quote]Limbaugh is the highest rated person on radio
With an audience that is about 1% of the population.
He has a lot of listeners and he has been shaping this nation for years. Grow a brain.
He hasn't "shaped" anything. He is popular because he reflects the bias of the 85 year old, not because he leads it.
Yes R35 the only living beings after the nuclear holocaust: Rush and the cockroaches. But at least the rest of us won't have to listen to his hate-filled bullshit anymore.
And to think that pathetic Elton John is friends with this pig. Elton is like a gay Uncle Tom.
R42 Limbaugh boasts 20 million listeners a week. Now as it is very unlikely that people tune in for only one day a week and nothing more, its safe to assume he has maybe, 5 million listeners. Now, I know out in fly over land that seems like a lot to you. But in a nation of 330 million, thats nothing. More people watch Sponge Bob than listen to Rush.
And he is shaping the nation? Wow. Have you turned on television or read a newspaper in the last 2 months? If he was shaping the nation, Obama would not have been re-elected by one of the larges margins in history, the Democrats would not control the Senate. If he had any influence, gay marriage would not have won big in the last election.
There are two things he did have influence over though. Thanks to his attack on Sandra Fluke, the majority of Americans now support the contraception mandate in health coverage. And thanks to his attack on Michael J Fox, Claire McCaskill won her race against Jim Talent and has been in Washington ever since.
Yea, thats some shaping he's doing. As a matter of fact, the best thing for liberals is for Limbaugh to keep doing all the "shaping" he can. Its working out great for us!
Has that 20 million ever been proved?
We have over 300 million people residing in the U.S. Not 100 percent are adults.
People do work -- most in the daytime -- so I would like factual evidence that there are 20 million.
R49 I dont know how they even source numbers as to how many people are tuning in, but I Googled rush limbaugh listeners per week and it seems some reports have him at 20 million per week, others at less than 200K. I for one dont believe for a second he has 20 million. Maybe five, probably a lot less and again, the reason being if he had that many listeners, if he had any sort of real influence, we would see the results. And we dont.
He's a shock jock, nothing more. He's an institution for the crazed.
While Limbaugh talks of the normalization of pedophilia, he's got his fingers crossed.
Rush Limbaugh is on his third or fourth marriage. I think he's the one that leading a war on traditional marriage.
Rush Limbaugh clearly learned nothing from the Sandra Fluke debate last year. He lost that one and he lost big. Sandra Fluke and women's issues prevailed on election day and Rush Limbaugh's attempt to slut-shame her lost big at the ballot box.
Yea, I agree with earlier comments. Being the highest rated person on radio means you reach a few percentage points of the whole population. Far more people hear about him from other sites like the Huffington Post who replay his comments for shock value and webpage hits.
The greatest damage he did to himself was the whole anti-woman, Sandra Fluke thing. Just keep bringing that up to people and he becomes more and more toxic every day.
It IS almost at the point where his words are as shocking as Fred Phelps. Fred would compare our marriages to child molestation and how much weight does that have? Rush is entering that territory very quickly.
The quickest way to bring him down is to keep bringing up his anti-woman stuff.
He's got binders full.
The good news is, Rush's audience is really old, and as they die off, they are not being replaced with younger listeners. Its the same for Fox News. Their average viewer is 65 years old. For the second year in a row they lost viewers while CNN and MSNBC actually gained viewers.
[quote]Obama would not have been re-elected by one of the larges margins in history,
Unlike my squeaker in 1984.
[quote] The atavistic misogyny that leads to practices like polygamy
To equate polygamy with misogyny is to equate homosexuality with pedophilia. To defend gay marriage on the basis of all parties consenting and then not do the same for polygamy is hypocrisy, just like it was hypocritical for black ministers to turn their back on the gay civil-rights movement.
Polygamy is gender-neutral. Socioeconomic imbalances may make this appear otherwise, but even without legalized polygamy, men still build harems; they just don't marry more than one of them.
If you're morally opposed to polygamy, you should be equally opposed to any type of sexual relationship involving more than two people, including threesomes.
[quote]Polygamy is gender-neutral.
99.9999999 per cent of polygamy involves a man and a harem.
often underage harems.
You elitist really don't undedrstand how this country has turned into the crazy, right wing, mess, that we are. It's Rush. Pumping his sewage out every day, day after day for 30 years. He's the one that demonized welfare mothers, unions and "bleeding heart" liberals. Thirty years of the 2% telling the 98% what's right and what's wrong. He is the mouth piece for corporations and they have gotten what they paid for. We've had this snake in our midst for 30 years and he has done a lot of damage to this country.
r63 is right. for one man, Rush has done ENORMOUS damage.
Add in Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly and you have 4 men who should be in jail for life rather than raking in millions.
Sick & twisted.
It's true. Instead of the Two Minute Hate these idiots in their cars get two hours of it. I'm all for free speech but I put 90% of the blame of the right-wingening of America at Rush's yellow, calloused diabetic feet.
Oh, and the poster who mentioned that whenever Rush rails about something (drugs) he's usually heavily involved in it. Those poor kids.
Rush just has the biggest megaphone.
He's made a living out of it, and he knows it.
He's paid by the insult, so he turns it up.
Just another--if not the biggest--right-wing whore.
Do you really think he has diabetis? If he does then I say...thank you Jesus! Fat ass fucker, I can't wait till he falls over with a heart attack, or worse.
On election night, somebody casually posted, as if sharing insider knowledge, that Rush is terminally ill and won't make it to the end of this year. Would but that were true ...
R69 = oh, dear.
Okay, I know this is one of those things usually merits a "sure it is" response, but hear me out. A few years ago I worked with a guy who was originally from the West Palm Beach area. His wife knew one of Rush's ex wives through some charity that they would volunteer for. According to ex wife, she and Rush only had sex 5 times during the marriage. It appears Rush has a little problem. He is such an over the top pill head junkie, he cant get it up. The man is a drug addict, plane and simple. Ex wife got a huge pay off at the divorce to keep her from going to the press. When Rush was arrested on drug charges, she was sent another $50K. No explanation. Just one day that week a check arrived for her.
I really have no reason to doubt him, he was an honest guy as far as I could tell. And he seemed somewhat apolitical so it wasnt like he had an ax to grind.
It would be a blessing for the entire world if people like Rush, Hannity, O'Reilly and Glen Beck, died...I mean they really need to die and no other hatemongers should replace them.
Keep talking, Rush.
You're showing the true face of conservatives in this country, and it's ugly.
Elton really needs to fuck off and die for performing at this guy's wedding
Elton would sell his mother for the right price. He has always been the same...no morals at all.
He lost his hearing because of oxycontin...that only happens to people with a drug problem. I was so in hopes that he would never get his hearing back.
The doctors who had him under their care and didn't kill him, they should be ashamed.
The general audience that listens to Limbaugh are probably the most racist, closeted, and mentally depraved people in the world.
I do believe that people like Limbaugh and Coulter are professional trolls who don't believe most of what comes out of their own mouths. What I don't understand is why they do it and how they live with themselves knowing that the country is full of tea party loons who absorb all their venomous poison like sponges. There must be something wrong with them mentally, but what?
All-consuming, insatiable narcissism, r79.
can someone start a thread titled "Unbelievable Facts" where posters can share some really unbelievable facts with us?
It's easy to know what's wrong with them...they are sociopaths and simply don't care what damage they do.
Why hasn't someone gutted this fat fuck yet or have him arrested for his drug addition. Why can't the FCC use that as an excuse for axing his program which pollutes the airwaves.
...well he has lost over 2,000 advertisers since the Sandra Fluke kurfuffle...
Is there a list of companies that still advertise on his show?
Rush believes what he says at the moment he's saying it, like any other sociopath. As to his predilection for underage Dominican boys, I've been reading rumors about that on DL for years, and considering how many DL rumors over the years have turned out to be true (e.g. Michael Jackson having to wear a prosthetic nose because his real one had been destroyed by too much surgery; John Travolta having the habit of making crude passes at uninterested men) I think this could be true as well. It would fit in his general attitude of entitlement, the serial bearding, drug addiction and obesity. This is a man who feels entitled to anything he wants, does whatever he has to do to get it, and loathes himself for it.
This coming from a guy who paid a million dollars to have a fag sing at his 4th wedding?!
Rush Limbaugh is a junkie. I have it on a very reliable source he has not had sex with ANYONE in years. He is too fucked up to get an erection.