If you had to think of the most convincing argument against marriage equality for a mass-produced flyer, what would you choose?
The first thing that sprang to mind for this particular group of activists was basically: “If you let gay people get married, they’ll force their children to listen to them having sex!”
Despite the fact that straight parents have sex too, and straight people sometimes unwittingly allow their children to hear it, a yet to be identified lobby group purportedly produced a large number of these leaflets and handed them out in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.
Urging Christian voters to oppose equal marriage rights for homosexuals, the flyer says it hopes to put an end to this “beastly obsession with unholy acts.”
As you’d expect, a picture of the leaflet made its way to Twitter and the internet responded in the best way possible, leading to the word “sodomy” trending in Ireland.
— Dónal Mulligan (@donalmulligan) January 5, 2015
If nothing else, that #soundsofsodomy leaflet confirms that no-one imagines gay sex quite as vividly as homophobes.
— Steve Greer (@stevegreer) January 5, 2015
You prob haven’t heard #soundsofsodomy, but they are like, reeeally big in Japan
— Liam is ainm dumb (@wp_rathead) January 5, 2015
— Paul Reynolds (@PaulFedayn) January 5, 2015
— Louise Hynes (@_louisehynes) January 5, 2015
“Should children be exposed to sounds of sodomy?” Well, if you’re doing it right the whole neighborhood will hear. #soundsofsodomy
— ZARAN (@zaran13294) January 7, 2015