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11/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Steve King: Same-Sex Marriage Is "A Purely Socialist Concept" (AUDIO)

Republican Congressman Steve King (Iowa) has a curious idea about the origin and the concept of same-sex marriage. Via Think Progress comes this audio of Rep. King expounding on the perils of allowing gay marriage, which he believes is a "purely socialist concept":

So in the end this is something that has to come with a, if there's a push for a socialist society, a society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together, living collectively off of one pot of resources earned by everyone. That is, this is one of the goals they have to go to is same-sex marriage because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation. They want access to public funds and resources. Eventually all those resources will be pooled because that's the direction we're going. And not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis.

One has to look hard to find a conspiracy theory in an action that doesn't affect anyone else but the two participants.

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