Republican U.S. House Representative Bill Flores of Texas argued this week that violence in Baltimore could be linked to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.
On the Wednesday edition of the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch radio program, Flores told FRC President Tony Perkins that crowds of conservatives were showing up at the U.S. Supreme Court to urge justices to support the “rights of tradition marriage.”
Perkins suggested that the government was just creating more problems for itself as courts throughout the nation continued to rule that LGBT people should have equal marriage rights.
“A lot of these problems are created by the breakdown of the family, which the redefinition of would only accelerate,” Perkins opined.
“You’re exactly right, Tony,” Flores agreed. “Let’s talk about poverty for instance… The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single-parent household. And so the breakdown of the family has contributed to poverty.”
“You look at what’s going on in Baltimore today, you know, you see issues that are raised there,” the congressman continued. “And healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in the way that’s best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective.”
“There’s just nothing like traditional marriage that does that.”
Listen to the audio below via Right Wing Watch.
‘I didn’t do nothing!’ New York police tackle and Taser Black protester for getting in officer’s face
Police in Brooklyn were seen tackling and then firing a Taser at a Black man who shouted in an officer's face.
Video shared by journalist Scooter Caster shows a white officer yelling at a Black man.
When the Black man shouts back, another officer runs toward the man and tackles him.
After the man returns to his feet, the first officer fires a Taser, knocking the man back to the ground.
"Oh, he's going to lose his job," one protester notes.
Within seconds, officers restrain the man as he objects.
"You Tased me!" the man screams. "I didn't do nothing!"
‘I want to break a Black kid’s head’: White man punches Black Lives Matter protesters at NYC rally
A white man was seen punching Black Lives Matter protesters at a rally in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood.
Video posted to Instagram shows a white man saying, "I want to break a Black kid's head."
In a second video, the man can be seen throwing punches at protesters. Activist in the video claim that the man "swung first."
Watch the videos below.
Suspected Uber driver arrested for allegedly pointing gun at anti-Confederate protesters
A South Carolina man is facing charges after being accused of pointing a firearm at people demonstrating for the removal of Confederate-era symbols.
According to WIS, the incident occurred on Friday as demonstrators were marking the five year anniversary of the Confederate flag being removed from South Carolina's State House grounds in Columbia.
Protesters said that the man stopped his vehicle and argued with them. Before driving away, the man was said to have brandished a gun.