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Just When You Thought the Virginia GOP Couldn’t Get Any Crazier…


Dick Black is back!  For more on Black, click here. For instance:

In an extraordinary recent interview (click to listen to MP3) with the radical right-wing group Concerned Women for America regarding HB2921, Delegate Dick “Baby Pesticides” Black insults his colleagues in the Virginia Senate, claiming that they are “aligned with various elements of vice and so forth.”


Delegate Black also spends time in the interview repeating the discredited claims of one of his star witnesses, pseudo-sociologist Paul Cameron. Black said, “The fact [sic] is, in children that have a homosexual parent, approximately 29% of children are molested by that parent. That contrasts with .6 percent of normal parents….a 50 to 1 increase in risk for molestation.”  No reputable scientific study backs up these claims.  Black continues by saying, “No structure is more unstable than a homosexual relationship.”


One of the most stunningly twisted quotes from the interview was Black saying that the main issue is “whether we should favor the best interest of the child, or whether the children should be used as rewards for certain sex activists“.

And let’s not forget this classic: “Mr. Black said, aside from the morality of the issue, he is concerned that birth control is contributing to a low birth rate in the United States and called contraceptives ‘baby pesticides.'”

Now, it looks like this guy could be the Republican candidate for State Senate against Mark Herring. As I said in the headline, “just when you thought the Virginia GOP couldn’t get any crazier…”

P.S. The Crazy Cooch endorsement should be coming any day now!  Heh.

  • jack

    According to a survey by Diana Russell (1986), “stepdaughters are over eight times more at risk of sexual abuse by the stepfathers who reared them than are daughters reared by their biological fathers.”  In a relationship between male homosexuals, one of them must be a stepfather.

    Also, estimates that boys make up 25% of the victims of child sexual abuse.  However, 90% of child sex abusers are male.  For the sake of argument, let us assume that the 10% of female abusers all abuse males.  Then the victims are: 75% girls abused by males, 15% of males abused by males, and 10% males abused by females.

    So, of victims abused by males, the ratio is 6:1, female to male.  Assuming 5% of the male population is homosexual (a 19:1 ratio), we see that a a homosexual male is three times more likely to be a child abuser than is a heterosexual male.

    Going back to the first paragraph, we can estimate that a homosexual step-father is about 25 times as likely to commit child sexual abuse on his stepchild than a natural father is to commit sexual abuse on his daughter.

    That’s not the 50x figure given by Black, but since some girls are abused by women, my estimate is low.  OTOH, estimates of the prevalence of homosexuality may be off by a factor of 2 either way.  If it’s 2.5%, then we’re looking at Black’s 50x number.  If, however, it is 10%, then we’re looking at only a 12x increase.

  • antonio_m_elias

    Are evil?  What is this guy – pre Vatican II?

    Some reporter needs to ask him if he or his significant other has ever used any sort of contraceptives (a la Bob McDonnell and sodomy – perhaps Dick Black “won’t recall” too)