"Homosexuality is a mockery of the natural order. In that respect it is very much like sorcery. We, the Knighthood, are opposed to anything that is against the natural order!"
President Jed Bartlet: I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality 'an abomination.'
Dr. Jenna Jacobs: I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.
Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.
Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or is it OK to call the police? Here's one that's really important, 'cause we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing: While you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.
—The West Wing, "The Midterms"
"Through this material, today's youth can be stimulated to sexual activities for which he has no legitimate outlet. He is even enticed to enter the world of Homosexuals, Lesbians, Sadists, Masochists, and other sex deviants. The psychiatric terms for these unnatural sex acts are unknown to most decent adults in our country. But through these solicitous materials, these abnormalities are corrupting the minds and the hearts of our children. Perversion for profit!"
— George Putnam, arguing for censorship in Perversion for Profit (1965)
“Everywhere I go I see evidence of people swirling around in the cesspool of their own making. Why do homosexuals freely engage in sodomy and other obnoxious sexual practices knowing the dangers involved?”
—James Anderton, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester (1986)
"If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?”
—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
"People would come to my office, and they’d make appointments. And their sole purpose was to pray for me in my office.”
—Scott Evertz, AIDS Czar to George W. Bush
"I personally believe homosexuality is part of a human mind’s nature. And I believe homosexuality is behind every human being’s nature, one per cent, two per cent, and it can develop under some circumstances. And I am very sorry, but I will make a strong comparison — it’s like sadism. Sadism is in every human’s psychology. But it can develop only under some circumstances. If someone becomes gay, it is also, I believe, bad for him. ... Someone can say, ‘I am proud that I am gay.’ O.K., I can believe. But if they say, ‘I am happy I am gay,’ I don’t trust that. It just isn’t true.”
—Sergei Markov, Putin loyalist
"One of the many compliments Mailer has tendered the Patriarchs over the years is never having succumbed to whatever homosexual urges they might have had. Now, to his shock, instead of getting at least a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism, he sees slowly descending upon his brow an unmistakable dunce cap. All that hanging about boxers, to no good end!"
— Gore Vidal, "Feminism and its Discontents"
"“I don't know if watching Chaz Bono will turn your kids into transsexuals, but I'm pretty sure that letting them watch Keith Ablow will turn them into assholes.”
"Best in Russian police at find illegal homosexual dens. Almost strangely best."
Brad Jones: (watching the film) I could go on and on with this, but here's where I stop.
Jeff: (in the film, at church) And what about the lifestyles of these popular artists? Some are admitted homosexuals!
Brad: Kid... go fuck yourself. Your decision is to not listen to rock music, fine. My decision is that I don't have to listen to any more of what you have to say, because as soon as you bring your homophobic beliefs into this one-sided conversation, I am done with you.
— DVD-R Hell on Rock: It's Your Decision!
"In his big 2004 essay on the subject , because I guess Card felt that people were lying awake at night wondering just what the fucktard was thinking about gay people now, he makes labored, poor analogies using Alice in Wonderland to talk about how the gay agenda is pulling society into a rabbit hole where the reality of marriage, as he sees it, is being distorted. That’s right, we’re being pulling into some terrifying, strange alternate reality in which everybody has equal civil rights and consenting adults whose actions have no effect on your life can do as they choose. Sounds pretty harrowing, doesn’t it?"
"Rachel Abrams is a real piece of work, and seems pathologically incapable of hiding her obsession with (and distaste for) homosexuality. Perhaps it’s not surprising given her parents: Midge Decter was the author of the notoriously homophobic 1980 Commentary article 'The Boys on the Beach,' while Norman Podhoretz’s particular brand of wounded, insecure, obviously-compensating hypermasculinity will be familiar to readers of essays like 'My Negro Problem — And Ours'."
"Republican Congress Critter and would-be-cartoon villain, Michele Bachmann, is at it again. This time she's claiming LGBT+ individuals are out to abolish the age of consent in order to sexually assault children. The Congresswoman would be almost adorable, with her wacky description of some parallel universe only she could possibly think is the world the rest of us live in, if it wasn't for the fact she still holds a house seat and some people actually listen to her crazy views on the LGBT+ community... Hell, even Fox News anchors think she's "silly." And when Fox News anchors think you're completely out to lunch, well..."