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Congressman: Gay marriage led to Baltimore riots

“Look at what is going on in Baltimore today, you see the issues that are raised there.”

Bill Flores, Credit - U.S. House of Representatives

Bill Flores, Credit – U.S. House of Representatives

–Rep. Biill Flores (R., Texas), speaking with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on his show Washington Watch.

Flores made the insane connection between gay marriage and the Baltimore riots. He believes the former leads to the breakdown of the traditional family, which leads to poverty and thus causes rioting.

“Let’s talk about poverty, for instance. The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single parent household, so the breakdown of the family has contributed to poverty.,” he said. “Look at what is going on in Baltimore today, you see the issues that are raised there. Healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in a way that’s best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There is nothing like traditional marriage that does that for a child. Each of us have a mother and a father and there is no way to get around that.”

Source: Right Wing Watch

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