In a bizarre series of statements, an Indiana politician has compared LGBT Americans to murderers, pedophiles, and overweight white people.
Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, said during a town hall meeting in his hometown on Saturday that homosexuality is a behavior. He then made a number of comparisons.
“You can’t control it sometimes. I understand that,” he said. “If someone’s a psychopathic killer, it’s a behavior thing. They can’t help it. OK? Somebody’s a homosexual, maybe it’s a genetic thing. Maybe it’s not. They can’t help it. But it’s still a behavioral thing.”
Burton then invoked Jared Fogle, the former Subway sandwich pitchman who received a prison sentence of nearly 16 years in November on charges of possessing child pornography and traveling across state lines to have commercial sex with a minor.