Lawmaker: ‘People will likely come out of the closet and proudly proclaim they have sex with animals’

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It was, alas, inevitable that New Hampshire lawmakers would turn to the legislative email system to weigh in on the controversy that erupted when A&E suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.

In an “All Reps” email, state House Rep. Jim Parison (R-New Ipswich) dismissed the condemnation that followed these comments from Robertson:

Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” [Robertson] says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

"This whole uproar makes no sense," wrote Parison.

If asked, ‘What is frightful?’ and I replied with a list of things like falling, public speaking, terrorism, monsters… should that answer be met with outrage, a celebphobic comment comparing public speakers to terrorists?” Parison asked.

"Not many years from now," he continued, "I imagine people will likely come out of the closet and proudly proclaim they have sex with animals. The politically correct will be outraged at bigots who disparage such behavior, or who quote this list from the Bible that somehow ‘compares’ them to swindlers,” he concluded.