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Full Metal Jacket actor Adam Baldwin compares gay marriage to father-son marriage

US actor Adam Baldwin has taken to twitter to oppose same-sex couples’ right to marry – asking why sons and fathers shouldn’t now marry to avoid higher taxes
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Adam Baldwin, most famous for his roles in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and Joss Whedon science fiction series Firefly, has turned to Twitter to attack same-sex marriage – suggesting that fathers and sons will use it to get out of paying higher taxes.

‘What's wrong, now, with a father marrying his son for love & to avoid tax penalties?’ Baldwin tweeted 21 February.

Baldwin had just prior tweeted a link to an article in which a Republican vying to replace Senate Republican Party leader Mitch McConnell in GOP primary runoffs had made similar arguments.

‘If it’s all right to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage — because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital … — so a person may want to define themselves as being married to one of their children so that they can then in fact pass on certain things to that child financially and otherwise,’ Republican businessman Matt Bevin said a conservative talk-radio show.

'Where do you draw the line?'

Both Baldwin and Bevin have said they were not implying incest – just fraud.

Baldwin was heavily criticized by other Twitter users who noted that opposite-sex marriage had not lead to mothers marrying their sons or fathers their daughters to avoid tax penalties.

'Couldn't you make that point with a mother and son? How does homosexuality come into it? Slippery slope nonsense,' Twitter user Tyler Wilde tweeted in response.

'I know right, because mothers marrying their sons is already such a big problem,' posted Twitter user R.D.

Baldwin is not related to Alec Baldwin or any of his brothers – one of whom, Stephen Baldwin, is an evangelical Christian and opponent of same-sex marriage who is an ongoing court battle over charges of criminal tax evasion.

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If this is the way he feels, why would we bother spending our money on films he is in.
Half baked actor telling us who we can love

Is he married to his daughter or does he just sleep with her?

Travis Kidd: There are huge differences between homosexuality and incest besides the obvious one. There are power structures inherent in families, not everyone is an equal consenting partner. This is true of children to their parents and sibling to sibling; it's true even in adulthood. A parent is always a parent and a child is always a child. Simply because the child has reached adulthood, doesn't mean he or she is no longer protected by the law.

Also what happens on a sexual relationship breakup? There are ex-lovers but no ex-family. You still have to deal with each other as family members. Imagine the jealousy and tension among members of one's primary family.

According to this same line of lame-brain "reasoning," straight marriage between Fathers & Daughters or Mothers & Sons. What a sad dumbass.

If stupidity was painful,this guy would be in the ICU! Assholes,like this one,have no real arguments so they just make up idiotic scenarios. I just can't stand even reading this shit,anymore. It is so beyond ridiculous! The LGBTI community is about REAL LOVE,not the bullshit these fools come up with! You just can't fix stupid,and I am done trying!


So a shitty second-rate Hollywood actor weighs in with his own asinine comments about marriage equality. Who cares? He's over fifty and if he thinks he's going to be a star someone should tell him that ship sailed already and "has-been" country isn't far off.

Just proves something I've known for over thirty years: acting ability and brains are not necessarily connected.

Wouldn't it be hilarious if his niche as a side player in action blockbusters suddenly dried up and he was replaced by a less offensive actor? He's quite unremarkable and easily interchangeable.

Oh Adam Baldwin, he was so good in that "acting" thing from a few years ago. Glad you're still getting press, though I am sure you're bound to be de-pressed.

Well whatever it was, this info is bound to help his career, much like Rupert 'self loathing' Everett & Jeremy 'I love my son' Irons.

Perhaps they can all do a series on Faux News or YouTube or whatever the Heritage Foundation channel does.

Now that you've been at the teat of the Koch brothers, wipe your chin Alex.