After yesterday’s announcement of a British Conservative campaign group, Freedom To Marry, in support of same-sex marriage, it was probably inevitable that an insignificant backbencher would say something daft. Take it away, Monmouth MP David Davies:
“I think most people are very tolerant and have no problem at all if people are gay but, and I hate to say this in a way because I expect it’s going to cause controversy, but I think most parents would prefer their children not to be gay, knowing most parents want grandchildren if nothing else.”
Not meaning to upset Davies’ delicate sensibilities, but your bits don’t know if you’re gay or not when you make babies. If they did, I wouldn’t have four stepchildren.
Davies took to Twitter to wag his finger:
Of course! How foolish of us to misinterpret statements like “most parents would prefer their children not to be gay” as meaning, well, that most parents would prefer their children not to be gay.
Davies then attempted to demonstrate either his egalitarianism or his half-naked non-gay body by posting a YouTube video of his boxing match with an actual homosexual. So he must really love gay people…because he once punched one of us?
Personally, I want to see Davies’ views on a placard – “NO GAY MARRIAGE BECAUSE GAY BABIES” has a nice absurdist ring to it, I think.