Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz: Gay marriage will lead to people marrying their stepchildren

Jonathan Saenz

Jonathan Saenz

Our old friend Jonathan Saenz, president of the anti-group Texas Values, went on the “Chosen Generation” radio show with “Pastor Greg” this week to discuss, among other things, a federal judge’s recent decision striking down Texas’ bans on same-sex marriage.

“This is a redefinition of marriage,” Saenz said. “That’s what this effort is about, that’s what it will continue to be about. And make no mistake about it, if you redefine it and open the definition to where it’s not one man-one woman, I don’t see how you can limit it in any other way. I just don’t. The same type of equality arguments, so to speak, that are being made — the argument [that] it’s about people that love each other. How do you have any limitation on that? How do you stop polygamy? How do you stop people that want to do that with their own family members? Their stepchildren? I think there are even laws that suggest that you can’t marry someone that is a stepchild. That’s not even a blood relation. Those people could love each other, once that stepchild gets older.”

Needless to say, I have no idea what Saenz is talking about, and I don’t think he does, either. As far as I know, it would be perfectly legal for a step-parent and stepchild to marry, as long as the stepchild is an adult and the step-parent is no longer married to the child’s biological parent. It probably happens relatively often. Is Saenz saying this should be banned? And what does that have to do with same-sex marriage? Is he saying gay people want to marry their same-sex stepchildren? Yes, that must be it. He’s desperately trying to refashion the vicious “gays are pedophiles” lie into an argument that can be used against same-sex marriage. What a creep.

Listen to the audio of the interview here.