If you missed Honolulu City Councilman Gary Okino’s testimony against House Bill 444, here is some of what he had to say.
“You know, I think if you know the facts of this, that you will see that this is a very dangerous piece of legislation to pass. Um, let’s start with God first, okay? I’m a Christian, as most of us are. I’m not going to go through all the scriptures or whatever, but just to tell you that when God says [that] something is not good, you better abide by what he says. Otherwise there will be some serious consequences. It’s not because we hate homosexual, I think it’s because we have compassion for the homosexuals and what they would do to themselves by this. Let’s start with that first, okay? Let’s talk about the health impacts of homosexuality. We have evidence after evidence about the medical dangers of a homosexual lifestyle. You can go to the department of health website where you can see the incidence of diseases, of AIDS, of STDs, that are almost exclusively within the homosexual population. Worldwide, nationwide, they are a number of diseases that occur almost exclusively in the homosexual population and are almost non-existent in the heterosexual population. So when God says that marriage is between a man and a woman, it’s because parts fit, okay?”
I would just like to thank Councilman Okino for his compassion toward homosexuals. Thank God he’s not going to let the homosexuals do that to themselves.
Good thing he taught everybody about them disease that only the homosexuals have. (If there is anyone reading who bought that made-up baloney, ask your mommy and she’ll clarify.)
Nice jab at the end there too! What a respectful, upstanding, Hawaii politician Gary Okino is.
Now what I really think. I think that Councilman Okino’s statements were misleading and incredibly damaging to the homosexual community. His bigotry and backward thinking is where the real danger lies. Everyone has a right to believe what they want, but when you try to impose your personal beliefs on the rest of the members of society, I think you are doing the community a diservice.