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Morning Report: Josh Thomson says the legalization of gay marriage ‘opens a gateway’ to pedophilia, incest

Josh Thomson has never been one to shy away from expressing his opinion on socially divisive views. The thing is, as both a public figure and professional athlete, as well as an employee of a tremendously image-conscious brand, that directness can only stretch so far. Like Nate Diaz and Matt Mitrione before him, Thomson said something he probably shouldn’t have on social media. After posing a question, unprovoked, about whether or not humans should be allowed to marry whoever they want, Thomson subsequently stated that legalizing gay marriage opens a gateway for both pedophilia and incest. He later went on to equate the situation to bestiality, as well. Here’s one of his quotes from Facebook. My next question is, should siblings be allowed to marry siblings? My point is, where do you draw the line? I personally don’t care who you marry but I also am smart enough to know that it opens a gateway to men/women trying to marry young kids, siblings marrying eachother and people having multiple husbands an wives. You have to think all of these things are okay otherwise your stopping them from being happy as well which is hypocrisy. Equality doesn’t stop with gay marriage, it just starts with it. Thomson is currently the No. 5 ranked lightweight fighter in the UFC, an organization that has had more than its fair share of troubles with the LGBT community. So unfortunately, whether he likes it or not, his words carry significant weight. Bloody Elbow’s Brent Brookhouse broke down the situation far more eloquently than I, but after everything that’s happened over the past few months, one fact is simple: no positive outcome could result from making such a polarizing declaration. 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