Conservative radio host Sandy Rios made one of the most absurd LGBT comment ever when she established a link between gay love to the "love" Cleveland, Ohio kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro had for his victims.
She used the bogus comparison obviously to discuss her opposition towards the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Sandy Rios, who works with American Family Association (headed by Bryan Fischer) and is also a Fox News contributor, said while speaking with Chicago anti-gay pastor Erwin Lutzer that the city's crime situation was bad enough and they didn't need the "destruction of marriage" as well. They both agreed that love wasn’t really enough as an excuse for same-sex marriages.
“A pedophile I'm sure says that he loves children -- as a matter of fact, he does -- but you can see how destructive that love is," Lutzer said. "Once love is undefined as kind of this 'I want to do this and so I'm loving' then, of course, we end up where we are ending up today with a great slide in morality, the destruction of the family, the confusion that children grow up with. All of these implications...”
Then Rios jumped in and made the controversial statement citing Ariel Castro’s example, “You know, the gentleman that was just sentenced yesterday for holding those women hostage in Ohio, and molesting them for years, and doing terrible things to them," Rios continued, "His defense was that he ‘loved’ his family, he ‘loved’ his child that was born out of one of the rapes that he did of the woman. He ‘loved’ and he couldn’t understand. He said, ‘I’m not a monster.’”
Castro abducted three young women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight between 2002 and 2004 repeatedly raped and tortured them for almost a decade and fathered a child (a daughter now six years old) with Ms. Berry.
Last week, Castro was sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years, with no opportunity of parole.
You can listen to Sandy Rios’ complete statement in the audio link above.