This Trump nominee suggested gay marriage leads to pedophilia – Queerty

This week we saw President Trumps regard for science, as he stared blankly into the solar eclipse against the safety precautions of both the scientific community and also basic common sense. He has a knack for defying both.

It made for an absurd and fairly amusing photo, but far less comical is the news that Sam Clovis is currently awaiting confirmation for the position of chief scientist at the Department of Agriculture.

Clovis is a former Air Force colonel, talk-radio host, and one-time political candidate in Iowa. He lost his US Senate race there, and thank god he did.

CNN dug up an old blog post he wrote in which he draws the (ill)logical conclusion that if gay marriage became the law of the land, pedophilia was just around the river bend:

Follow the logic, if you engage in a particular behavior, what also becomes protected? If we protect LGBT behavior, what other behaviors are we going to protect? Are we going to protect pedophilia? Are we going to protect polyamorous marriage relationships? Are we going to protect people who have fetishes? Whats the logical extension of this? It cant be that were going to protect LGBT and then well pull up the ladder. Thats not going to happen, it defies logic. Were not thinking the consequences of these decisions through.

The news network also notes that, when a questioner said some might call what Clovis words extreme comparing the approval of same-sex protections to allowing pedophilia. Clovis said it was logical.

And it gets worse if you can believe it.

He also believes being gay is a choice:

Clovis has repeatedly argued that the science on homosexuality is unsettled and that LGBT behavior is a choice. The American Psychological Association has said that while there is no scientific consensus on the causes of sexual orientation, most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.

Clovis, who holds a bachelors degree in political science, shouldnt be chief scientist of a seventh grade biology class let alone an entire governmental department.

But hey, he served as candidate Trumps national campaign co-chair, so why not give him a fancy new title he isnt remotely qualified for?

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This Trump nominee suggested gay marriage leads to pedophilia – Queerty

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