GOP Governor’s appointee wants ‘Alaskans prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage’

The straights can’t say we didn’t try to warn them. The hard-core right-wingers consider gays the low-hanging fruit in their quest to impose a theocracy on America. They’re usually quite vocal about their homophobia. But, they’re usually much more circumspect about wanting to control the sex lives of straight people, lest they blow their cover too soon. But, every now and then we get a window into their world. Happened today in Alaska, via the Anchorage Daily News:

Gov. Sean Parnell’s appointee for the panel that nominates state judges testified Wednesday that he would like to see Alaskans prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage.

Yes, he did. Here’s the exchange:

One blog post on the Eagle Forum Alaska site praised efforts at criminalizing adultery in Michigan, and [Fairbanks Democratic State Senator Joe] Paskvan asked Haase if he thought it should be a felony in Alaska.

“I don’t see that that would rise to the level of a felony,” Haase said.

Paskvan: “Do you believe it should be a crime?”

Haase: “Yeah, I think it’s very harmful to have extramarital affairs. It’s harmful to children, it’s harmful to the spouse who entered a legally binding agreement to marry the person that’s cheating on them.”

Paskvan: “What about premarital affairs — should that be a crime?”

Haase: “I think that would be up to the voters certainly. If it came before (the state) as a vote, I probably would vote for it … I can see where it would be a matter for the state to be involved with because of the spread of disease and the likelihood that it would cause violence. I can see legitimate reasons to push that as a crime.”

Talk about clogging the courts and filling the jails.

Newt Gingrich could never go to Alaska. And, Bristol Palin could have been prosecuted, too.

But, hey, at least Haase was being honest about his intentions. So many of the theocrats pretend to focus solely on the gays.

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