The head of the anti-gay Minnesota Family Council, a main proponent of Minnesota’s anti-gay marriage amendment, has defended his organization’s “legislative manual” that asserts gays and lesbians are more likely to engage in bestiality, pedophilia, and eating human excrement.
The manual, excerpts of which were published earlier this week by blogger Jeremy Hooper of GoodAsYou.org, quickly disappeared from the Minnesota Family Council website, but Tom Prichard, the group’s president, said he stands by the documents, reported NPR.
Prichard defends the postings as getting “into the nature of homosexuality and homosexual behavior,” but says that won’t be the focus of his group’s efforts to pass the constitutional ban.
“The focus of this campaign is the nature and purpose of marriage — not a referendum of homosexuality per se, or its lifestyle activities and behaviors,” he says. “I would see that as a separate issue.”
The Minnesota Family Council organized much of the testimony in favor of putting the anti-gay marriage amendment question on the Minnesota ballot. The measure passed in the GOP-controlled state House on Saturday night, the final step necessary to go before voters in 2012.