It all started with your typical race-baiting rant. And it got considerably worse from there.
Democrat State Rep. Alvin Holmes made ridiculous racially charged comments during a debate about an abortion bill on March 4. Rep. Holmes said that although a majority of white lawmakers are against abortion, they would force their daughters to murder their unborn babies if a black man was the father. Holmes also contended that whites were unwilling to adopt black children, and he vowed to give $100,000 to anyone who could prove him wrong.
“I will bring you $100,000 cash tomorrow if you show me a whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama,” the Montgomery Democrat said. “I will go down there and mortgage my house and get it, cash in $20 bills and bring it to you in a little briefcase.”
Last Wednesday, Jeremy and Beverly Owings organized a rally with more than 100 people on the steps of the Alabama State House. Those gathered held photos of mixed-race families, and many in attendance brought the living proof: their multiracial children. The families demanded that Holmes honor his pledge and pay up.
The rally was an outgrowth of the Faces of Families in Alabama Facebook page that rapidly racked up thousands of “likes” in less than a month.
Rep. Holmes did not immediately respond to requests for a statement about the controversy. However, he did call into a live radio program and made further ghastly remarks (listen to the audio above).
After Wednesday’s successful State House rally, the event’s organizers were guests on WVAS, a local radio station. The Owings’ interview was overwhelmed by a surge of phone calls from listeners eager to weigh in on Holmes’ shocking comments, causing the show to be extended beyond the initially scheduled 30 minutes.
Amazingly, one of the callers was Representative Holmes himself.
Holmes refused to address his racist, bigoted tirade against white families in Alabama during the radio broadcast. Instead, he deceitfully claimed that his original words were actually about interracial marriage.
Referring to a November 2000 vote to overturn a 100-year-old state ban against interracial marriage, the Democrat legislator asserted — without any proof — that a majority of whites voted against it. And that’s when Holmes got really freakish:
Now, I’m for interracial marriage. I’m for same-sex marriage. I’m the one that introduced the bill to have same-sex marriage. I don’t care who marry who. If a man meet a little mule and he wanna get married to the little mule, as long as he and the little mule get along all right, that’s fine with me. It doesn’t bother me any kind of way.
And there you have it — the anything-goes, moral bankruptcy of today’s Democrat Party. Representative Alvin Holmes of Alabama is just the latest face of their sexually deviant policies.
Interestingly, Holmes expressed his indifference towards “marrying” an animal within the context of same-sex “marriage.”
And they say there’s no slippery slope. Yeah, right!
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