Moving away from Scottish politics for a moment, the words above were blerted out by Tory ex-Defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth during parliamentary amendments on the Gay Marriage Bill going through parliament. More fully, he suggested there were plenty "in the aggressive homosexual community who see this as but a stepping stone to something even further".
How incredibly sinister, lets explore this for a second - 'something even further' - what exactly does he think will transpire on the back of this legislation? Will heterosexual people be forced into same sex marriage? Will women be forced to cut their hair short and wear dungarees? Perhaps in the new gay dystopia men will be forced to wear tight tee shirts & hot pants and hold hands with other men while women will have no choice but to like Ellen Degeneres and hog the pool table in bars, (which would all be gay in this nightmare homosexual world.)
As far as I understand, the detractors - in an attempt to undermine gay marriage legislation - wanted to allow hetero couples access to civil partnerships, (which are currently only available to same sex couples.) Now, there are plans to look at civil partnerships for hetero couples in 2019 but there seems to be some financial implications (presumably in terms of tax breaks) if those different sex couples who'd normally marry; decide on a civil partnership instead. To be honest, I don't see what the problem is with that, I think it has more to do with David Cameron not backing down against a backbench revolt than anything else.
The irony is, those tub-thumping Christians who don't want to allow gay marriage also don't want to water down the idea of a good God-fearing marriage with civil partnerships.
I want to go back to this idea of 'something even further' though because its an oft repeated meme among those who would not allow gays any religious reference in their wedding vows, which is a part of what this is about.
I mean, would our big gay overlord be a benevolent ruler? Will religion be banned? Would the lyrics from 'I will survive' replace The Lord's Prayer? Will K.D. Lang be revered in this brave new world? Will 'bum fun' be compulsory and will Gay Pride Day be every day in this camp new world? We need answers to these important questions.
If I can paraphrase Kent Brockman, the news reader from The Simpsons. When you read the next couple of lines, if you can substitute in your mind's eye his image for that of Jeremy Paxman:
"I, for one, welcome our new homosexual overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality I could be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground saunas and nightclubs!"