With anti-gay conservatives, especially the men, there is always an undertone to their statements that suggests that, deep down, they believe the siren song of gayness to be so compelling that, if gays and lesbians have equal rights, then everyone will go gay. It’s so bizarre to me, as I have many close straight male friends, none of whom I predict will suddenly cease being interested in women on the day we have federal marriage equality. To me, it says something about the men making these statements.

Here is Tony Perkins, predicting that the human race will go extinct if homosexuality is widely accepted:

Caller: At the beginning of your show, I suppose it was a rhetorical question about what’s driving this administration. Well, simple explanation. If it’s not of God, it’s of the Devil; and you can certainly tell that the Obama administration is not of God. How can they expect any kind of peace with crazy stuff going on with any kind of certainty of working things out when you have a Muslim leader of a country over here per se trying to work things out between the Jewish people and Muslims and stuff, you know how can they expect it not to go the way they want it to?

One of my things about the gay and lesbian stuff. I have a non-biblical way to try to get the attention would be to ask those people that practice that lifestyle if it were not for physical relationship, intimacy between a man and a woman, how could they exist?

Perkins: Basic biology. You’re absolutely right. That’s why if you think about it, its logical conclusion would be if it were normal it would be extinct, the human race would be extinct within time if it were normal. So you’re right. Biology says the only we exist as human beings is that a man and a woman come together and we procreate. That’s the reason that government has long recognize marriage is because it is the place in which children are born.

Isn’t that strange? The male caller thinks he’s found a clever argument, and Tony agrees with it! If being gay was considered normal, we would all go extinct, because, presumably, the caller, Tony Perkins and everyone else would no longer be able to resist the temptation of hot same-sex loving.

Of course, if you’re a person who respects science and reality, you understand that homosexuality is indeed a naturally occurring trait among a small percentage of the population, and that there’s nothing to worry about. But if you’re Tony Perkins, I guess, and you believe that homosexuality is a “temptation” and that we “recruit,” then I guess all hell will break loose once we have full equality.