South Dakota State Rep. Steve Hickey is well known for being against anal sex, in fact he’s made some rather nasty analogies when it comes to the act. On Monday, he somehow managed to outdo himself with another disgusting comparison.
After bringing the spotlight on himself for writing a letter to the medical community asking them to let people know about the dangers of anal sex, the Sioux Falls based pastor continued his fight against homosexual sex in an online interview with the Argus Leader newspaper’s Patrick Lalley.
“Pardon a crude comparison but regarding men with men, we are talking about a one-way alley meant only for the garbage truck to go down,” he said in his letter.
Hickey’s letter caused Dr. Kevin Weiland, who has run for Congress as a Democrat, to respond with his own letter to the Argus Leader in which he said that Hickey’s words were “not only hurtful but entirely wrong.”
So when Hickey appeared in the video chat, he argued that Weiland was politicizing medicine and missing a “self-evident” concern when it comes to the dangers of anal sex.
“And here’s what I’d like to ask Dr. Weiland. Do you tell your patients to wash their hands before they eat? Why? Because you touch a doorknob and you don’t want to get it inside your body. I hesitate to get crude again, but Dr. Weiland, is it OK for, you know, eight of your friends that you’re in love with to take a dump in your bed and then you can sleep in it all year long?”
Nice mental image there, right?
After falling nearly speechless at Hickey’s remarks, Lalley told the representative that he was being “crude” and should clean it up some.
The Argus Leader never actually published Hickey’s letter, however it did gain national attention and even prompted comedian John Oliver to push the hashtag #AnalHickey on Twitter.
Hickey said that he’s a “little sore” with the volume of angry feedback that he’s gotten from his remarks and insists that he’s just trying to help those with “genetic breakdowns” such as homosexuality.
If you would like to see the rest of the interview you can do so here.
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