President Donald Trump has nominated conservative radio host, Sam Clovis, to be “chief scientist” for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Spoilers: He’s not a scientist. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he is also a bigot. Clovis has said that legalizing gay marriage could lead to the legalization of pedophilia. He also said:
“Someone who engages in LGBT behavior — I don’t know what the science is on this, I think it’s still out — but as far as we know, LGBT behavior is a choice they make. So we’re being asked to provide Constitutional protections for behavior, a choice in behavior as opposed to a primary characteristic.”
He also said:
“Follow the logic, if you engage in a particular behavior, what also becomes protected? If we protect LGBT behavior, what other behaviors are we going to protect? Are we going to protect pedophilia? Are we going to protect polyamorous marriage relationships? Are we going to protect people who have fetishes? What’s the logical extension of this? It can’t be that we’re going to protect LGBT and then we’ll pull up the ladder. That’s not going to happen, it defies logic. We’re not thinking the consequences of these decisions through.”
He is one of those who thinks legalizing gay marriage is a slippery slope that will lead to sexually assaulting children. He doesn’t seem to understand the importance of consent.
Clovis is a bigot and a non-scientist who was just tapped to be a scientist. He is absolutely unqualified for the job.
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