A Republican Representative from Virginia has come under fire for saying that all of America's problems stem from same-sex marriage.
The absurd statement from Representative Bob Good came during his dissent against a House bill that would prevent domestic violence.
According to Good, gay marriage is the cause of every societal ill in America.
See his comments below.
At the time, Good was speaking against the proposed Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act, legislation that would reauthorize and expand funding for the prevention of domestic violence and assistance to survivors.
Good doesn't think this legislation is necessary, however, because it doesn't address the root cause of the problem--gay marriage. As he put it:
"Nearly everything that plagues our society can be attributed to a failure to follow God's laws for morality and his rules for and definition of marriage and family."
Good went on to say:
"[Democrats have] chosen to attack the very bedrock of our country, the moral principles and the traditional family that hold our families and communities together."
Good did not offer an explanation for who or what was to blame for all the domestic violence and other problems in America that occurred prior to 2015, when same-sex marriage was legalized.
Of course, Good also made sure to specifically call out transgender people in his screed, that the gender identity provisions of the bill amounted to religious discrimination against Christians who believe trans people
Sadly, this sort of rhetoric is par for the course for Good, who rose to prominence during his 2020 primary because of his opposition to his Republican opponent, incumbent Denver Riggleman, having officiated same-sex wedding.
Good is also a staunch supporter of former Republican President Donald Trump, believes the pandemic is a hoax, has repeatedly encouraged people not to wear masks and voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the hours after the January 6 coup attempt on the Capitol.
On Twitter, Good's words drew widespread criticism.
Thankfully, nine of Good's fellow Republicans joined House Democrats to pass the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act, despite the supposedly destructive influence same-sex marriage has on American society according to Good.