Today's City Pages Blotter reports that Mary Franson wonders whether marriage equality extends to polygamy.
She's not the only conservative rural woman flogging this one after the Minnesota legislature extended the freedom to marry to same sex couples.
Former state senator Gretchen Hoffman, who has moved to North Dakota as well as become the Minnesota state director for Concerned Women of America, expounded on her belief that advocates for polygamy and pedophilia (she names NAMBLA) will be next in line for changes in the state's marriage law.
The statements were made on Tuesday, May 14, during an interview by Bradlee Dean and Jake McMillan on the Sons of Liberty radio show.
Hoffman: polgamists and NAMBLA will demand marriage rights
Last Tuesday, former Minnesota state senator Gretchen Hoffman was interview by toxic metal preacher Bradlee Dean and his sidekick, Jake McMillan on the Sons of Liberty Radio show.From our transcript (full text below the fold) :
Hoffman: I mean, these are militant activists who are pushing an agenda. . .and they made it all about love and being with who you love.
Well, I'd like to know how the state can regulate love anyway. I mean, where does it end? We're looking--the polygamists now are going to come and ask for, I love, you know, four people and you know the NAMBLA group which is what-I don't even know what that acronym stands for--
Dean: The North American Man Boy Love Association, it's a pedophile group, correct
Hoffman: . . .And they're working to lower the age of consent so they can have sex with children and so you know of course whenever I say stuff like that they tell me I'm an extremist or I'm overreacting or..I've been called every name in the book. . .
Hoffman: "Political correctness" kept Catholic Church "cowed" in 2012
While not mentioning that the diocese spent $650,000 to promote last year's amendment to restrict the freedom to marry to one man and one woman, as well as recruiting volunteers to work for the ballot measure, Hoffman also chided the Catholic Church for being too "politically correct" about "homosexual marriage", while praising a protestant community church in Warroad:
Dean: . . .Many won't like it, what I have to say, saying I was too indelicate, well, how's being delicate worked for everybody, tell us about the right, the church, what has been their part to play in this defeat?
Hoffman: Well, I think that they've played a huge part, um, in the defeat. They have been so cowed by political correctness that they are not speaking morals and moral values and following God's Word from the pulpit and our young people are walking away from the church in droves.
You know, is that a product of they're bored in church, is that a product of, you know, [chuckles] I went to church every Sunday when I was growing up, that's just the way it was in our house, I didn' have a choice in the matter. Are we trying to be too friendly with our kids and not be their parents, I mean there's just a whole host of things but I will tell you, I went to church and I'm a Catholic.
I went to church the Sunday before the election, I mean I always do, but especially I try not to miss the Sunday before elections, you know Catholics are supposed to go every Sunday and I listened to what the priest in my church said and there was no talk of gay marriage, homosexual marriage--I'm trying to take back the language as well--there was no talk in my Catholic Church against homosexual marriage. At the end of the service he made a small mention to vote pro-life and that was it.
And so when we have churches that are being cowed because of political correctness and the threat of losing their tax-free status--
Dean: Which has never happened...
Hoffman: And I'm sure you guys know about this, the church, the pastor up in Northern Minnesota, I think his name is Doug Booth [Gus Booth], and the IRS--
The interview starts around the 14 minute mark on the May 14 show archived here, and Bluestem's transcription is below the fold. Some nonessential remarks are marked by ellipses.
Hoffman may be best known for being required to apologize after an ethics complaint when her tweets misrepresented floor statements by Senator Barbara Goodwin (DFL-Columbia Heights). Hoffman retired after she was re-districted into a seat shared by another Republican, declaring her intention to seek her party's endorsement in CD7. She lost to Lee Byberg on the first ballot at the Republican district convention.
On twitter today, Hoffman promised a follower she'd be back to doorknock next year.
Read the transcript below the fold: