Savage on gay marriage, parenting: "It makes me want to puke. ... I think it's child abuse"

››› ››› MATTHEW BIEDLINGMAIER

On the February 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, after playing an audio clip of the beginning of singer Melissa Etheridge's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in which she thanked her wife and four children, Michael Savage said: "I don't like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. ... I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it's child abuse." Savage later similarly stated: "I want to puke when I hear about a woman married to a woman raising children because, frankly, I think that it's child abuse to do that to children without their permission. What does a child know? Ask them when they're 16 whether they want to be raised by two lesbians or two men," adding: "What are the two men doing behind the other wall? You think the children don't hear it?"

During the same broadcast, in response to a caller who asked, "How do we answer our kids when we're forced to [sic] -- this homosexuality upon us?" Savage said: "You say there are people who are sexually confused, who think that they're men when they're women. They're not normal. Normal people are not like that. Normal people are like Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy are normal. There are people who are not normal." He concluded by saying, "That's what you have to say to them otherwise a child will grow up confused."

The Savage Nation reaches more than 8 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it the third most-listened-to talk radio show in the nation, behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show. The Creative Artists Agency, one of the world's leading talent and literary agencies, recently announced that it had signed Savage for "representation in all areas," including television and film.

From the February 26 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

ETHERIDGE: I have to thank my incredible wife, Tammy, and our four children, Becky and Bailey and Johnnie Rose and Miller, and everyone --

SAVAGE: Turn it off. Get her off my show. I don't care what her name is. I don't like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke. How's that? I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it's child abuse. That's my opinion -- one man's opinion. If it's illegal, tell me it's illegal to have an opinion in America. Maybe I can be excommunicated for having an opinion.

I want to puke when I hear about a woman married to a woman raising children because, frankly, I think that it's child abuse to do that to children without their permission. What does a child know? Ask them when they're 16 whether they want to be raised by two lesbians or two men. What are the two men doing behind the other wall? You think the children don't hear it?

You know, everything's sanitized for you. Islamofascism is sanitized. You don't know what they really do. Go on my website, you'll see what they really do to people. You'll hear the holler and the scream of people dying. You want to know what homosexuals do with each other? You don't have to guess, you can figure it out.

What are you people crazy? What world do you live in? Every day, brainwashing 'til you don't know the difference between right and wrong, family and a fake family, real science and morons who are on drugs inventing science -- science fiction, that is. You don't know anything anymore in this country. You've been brainwashed by the liberal elite -- the establishment -- if you want to call them elite. How can you call drug addicts elite?

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SAVAGE: Portland, Oregon, [caller], KXL, you're on The Savage Nation.

CALLER: My wife was sitting on the couch with our 7-year-old daughter when Etheridge got up and did her piece thanking her wife and four kids, and our daughter looked over at our -- at Mom and said: "Was that a man?" And how do we answer our kids when we're forced to [sic] -- this homosexuality upon us?

SAVAGE: I will tell you how you answer it: You say there are people who are sexually confused, who think that they're men when they're women. They're not normal. Normal people are not like that. Normal people are like Mommy and Daddy. Mommy and Daddy are normal. There are people who are not normal, who have a confusion in their head, and they think they're a man even though they look like a woman. That's what you have to say to them otherwise the child will grow up confused.

CALLER: Yeah, that caused confusion. Thanks for your input, Doctor.

SAVAGE: Yeah, I mean, why be ashamed to tell your child what reality is? You can't tell a child what reality is? Maybe in a few years you won't be able to tell your child that. Maybe they could turn you in like in Nazi Germany -- "Mommy told me that two women are not normal." Maybe the police will come and take your child away in a few years if these scum-sucking vermin continue this brainwashing garbage.

Everywhere I turn I've never seen anything like it. From the high to the low, from the top to the bottom, from East to West, the vermin are brainwashing all of you all the time. I am one of a few, and there are some really good people out there, with the last bridge of reality -- us, we.

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Diversity & Discrimination, LGBTQ
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Talk Radio Network
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Michael Savage
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The Savage Nation
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