Hypervocal compiled a list of 20 things conservatives have compared homosexuality to. Some of them we've heard before, such as smoking, alcoholism, and some other of society's ills. However, some of these made me want to compare them to "people-who-are-batshit-insane". Take a look:
Slavery: If same-sex marriage were to be legalized, it would be on the same level as legalizing slavery in the eyes of Britain’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O’Brien.
The iceberg that sunk the Titanic: Truth in Action Ministries produced a whole film around this central theme: “The moral iceberg is ripping a hole through structure of America and we’re taking on water.”
Termites: And not just termites, but termites burrowing into the Democratic Party. Technically this belongs on a list of its own, because this isn’t a social conservative speaking, this is a Democratic Party county chairman. In Texas. Say hello, Dan Ramos:
The Tea Party: Okay, same guy! Dan Ramos again: “I liken [gays] to the Tea Party—the Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party—because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a fuck who knows that.”
The Ku Klux Klan: Everybody loves a parade? Not Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George. He compared the gay pride parade to the KKK, saying “One such organization is the Ku Klux Klan which, well into the 1940s, paraded through American cities not only to interfere with Catholic worship but also to demonstrate that Catholics stand outside of the American consensus.”
Hitler: As in defeating the gays is like defeating the craziest sociopath sonofabitch ever, argued Brad Dacus, an official Prop 8 spokesperson at a rally in support of the California ban in 2008.
Head over to Hypervocal for the full list of inane analogies.