Sam Clovis, a former Air Force Colonel, is President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He also believes legalizing same-sex marriage is a gateway to legalizing pedophilia.
CNN's reporters found an old blog post of his in which he reached this wholly illogical conclusion:
Follow the logic, if you engage in a particular behavior, what also becomes protected? If we protect LGBT behavior, what other behaviors are we going to protect? Are we going to protect pedophilia? Are we going to protect polyamorous marriage relationships? Are we going to protect people who have fetishes? What’s the logical extension of this? It can’t be that we’re going to protect LGBT and then we’ll pull up the ladder. That’s not going to happen, it defies logic. We’re not thinking the consequences of these decisions through.