Christian Woman Tells Lawmakers That Protecting LGBT Rights Makes Bestiality And Necrophilia Okay (VIDEO)

When will the case for marriage equality stop being muddied by ridiculous admissions of immoral behavior? Apparently, not anytime soon.

On Tuesday, a woman named Laurie Burchfield testified at an Idaho House committee hearing, urging lawmakers not to add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to Idaho’s Human Rights Act, which currently bans discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion and national origin.

Why would anyone be opposed to protecting their fellow human from being discriminated against? According to Burchfield, protecting LGBT people gives acts like bestiality and necrophilia the green light.

You can watch her testimony below:

Before stating her opposition to House Bill 2, Burchfield prefaced her plea to keep “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” out of the Human Rights Act with an (unsuccessful) attempt to make herself look like a kind human being.

“I have deep love and compassion for all people, as Christ has taught me and by the incredible example of my parents growing up. With that said, that love and compassion does not mean I condone the LGBT lifestyle.”

Then, she gets to the root of her argument, stating that sexual orientation and gender identity are terms that are “undefined and open up a Pandora’s Box of sexual preferences.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, do you really want to legalize under this bill pedophilia, sadism, bestiality, necrophilia, exhibitionism, polygamy and many others? Those are all within this undefined term.”

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Burchfield then paints “confused” transgender individuals as exhibitionists who can’t wait to “parade” and expose their genitals whenever they get the opportunity.

“This is a dire concern to me and I know to thousands of women across Idaho who are not able to be here today because they are home with their families. Our laws are designed to protect and keep safe the citizens of Idaho… Everyone should be free to go to a public restroom without fear of people with confused sexual orientation exposing themselves to our children or flagrantly and unnecessarily parading their genitalia in the locker rooms of our YMCAs and gyms.”

Burchfield was hardly alone in this ignorance. Hundreds of people have already testified in favor or against House Bill 2. Another opposer just happens to be Burchfield’s husband, a realtor who whole-heartedly believes that revising the Idaho Human Rights Act will prevent people from coming to the state.

Fortunately, there are people like Police Chief Mike Masterson testifying as well, drowning out some of the stupidity seen in the video above. Speaking out in support of House Bill 2, Masterson said:

“As a police officer, my heart and my experience tells me we will all enjoy a safer community if we add the words to include sexual orientation and gender identity in our state human rights act.”

Featured image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.