Iowa Rep. Steve King is known for saying some unusual things from time to time, but this one fits with some of his all-time outrageous comments. At a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, King noted that if gay marriage remains the law, then children will be raised in “warehouses” and the Constitution, religion and pro-life values are dead.
“I think that if we can’t defend marriage, that it becomes very hard to defend life. Marriage is the crucible by which we pour all of our values and pass them on to our children, and that is how the culture is renewed each time. So, if we lose marriage — for instance, if our children are raised in warehouses, so to speak. There have been civilizations that have tried to do that. The Spartans did that. They took the children away and taught them to be warriors. It’s a good way to defend a country, but not much of a way to run a civilization.
“So, I’m afraid if that happened — if we lose the marriage, we lose the home, we lose the nuclear family then we can’t teach our values. We won’t be able to teach our faith. We won’t be able to teach life. We won’t be able to teach our Constitutional values either. That’s why I’m afraid it’s going to be very, very difficult to defend life.”
About the only thing that makes sense here is that the Spartans did raise children in dormitories and removed the responsibility of child-raising from women. Exactly how the dots are connected from gay marriage to Sparta to abortion is beyond me. There does seem to be a connection between gay marriage and delusional reasoning by Congressmen, however.