Banning bestiality could be a tough sell next year in Jefferson City

Thousands of British telly viewers recently learned a great deal more about Missouri's warm-and-fuzzy down-home culture than the state Department of Tourism probably wanted them to know.

In their living rooms, the Brits watched as Carl Junction, Mo., resident Mark Mathews led his wife, Pixel, into his trailer, then made passionate love to her.

"She's gorgeous," Mathews gushed. "She's sweet. She's loving. I'm very proud of her.... Deep down, way down, I'd love to have children with her."

Bob Eckstein

But there's a slight biological hitch:

Pixel is a horse.

The British documentary, Hidden Love: Animal Passions, was an exploration of Missouri's zoophile community, which claims that copulating with critters should simply be considered an alternative sexual orientation. Missouri, it turns out, is one of 26 states that do not bar human beings from having intercourse with animals.

"In Missouri," wrote television commentator Victor Lewis-Smith for the London Evening Standard after the show's airing on UK Channel 4, "you can not only take your poodle to the opera, you can buy it a negligee and indulge in some no-nonsense beef-bayoneting afterwards, without fearing a knock on the bedroom door from the disapproving authorities."

There's some evidence to suggest that interspecies intercourse is going on in the Show-Me State. According to Tim Kniest, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections, polygraph tests administered last year to 116 sexual offenders who were on parole or probation in the northwestern section of the state indicated that half of them admitted to having had intercourse with an animal at some point in their lives. And there's anecdotal evidence that others outside the criminal-justice system are indulging their animal passions.

"There's a very big underground community here," says Sheila Rilenge of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, a not-for-profit group in St. Louis that wants to see laws passed during the next legislative session that would, at the very least, make intercourse with animals a misdemeanor.

Animal-welfare organizations say the explosion of Web sites promoting bestiality and zoophilia is forcing the issue out of the barn.

"In the past, in a town of 100,000 there might be one person with this predilection," says Stephanie Lafarge, a sex therapist and director of counseling at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "And that person would never announce it and would go to his grave with it.

"Because of the Internet," Lafarge says, "there is a lot of new communication going on, urging people to come forward, to be identified and to get trained. They have parties. There are personal ads. They've created a support system for themselves. Nobody has any numbers, but because of the Internet, I am sure there is much more of this going on now than there used to be."

Lafarge notes that two groups of people indulge. The first are bestialists, who like to rape animals or like to watch trained animals rape other people. Type the word "bestiality" into any search engine, and you'll get more than 450,000 hits such as "The Fun Farm" or "Man's Beast Friend," which mostly show pictures of things like "Heidi Sucking on Joey the Horse."

The second group are zoophiles, people like Mark Mathews, who love animals in an emotional sense and want to have intercourse with them as a result. A search of "zoophilia" turns up more than 15,000 hits such as "The Ultimate Zoo Page" and "The First Church of Zoophilia," which will perform marriage ceremonies between adherents of the church and their loved ones.

According to the unnamed author of the Ultimate Zoo Page, sites like his are a place for "zoos" to find solace and to learn how to express their love for animals. He adds that as more and more people come out of the closet about their zoosexuality, the easier it will be for society to accept them. "Zoosexuality is an orientation, in the same category as hetero-, homo-, and bisexuality," the author states. "We are not sick at all.... Zoosexuality is an alternative lifestyle.... We do not choose to be zoos, it is a part of us."

Links are provided for the visitor, directing them to other sites where they can learn how to make love to the animal of their choice, including geese, dolphins, sheep and pigs. Rilenge, of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, says that on one zoophile page she investigated, six ads had been placed by Missouri residents with trained animals available for lease.

"But this is not just about the animals," Rilenge says. "This is a social issue. Frequently the abuse of animals is linked to the abuse of women and children later on, whether that be cruelty to animals in a sexual nature or just neglect. It's almost unusual when a violent offender has not first had experiences with animals."

In New York, where copulating with critters is illegal, Lafarge counsels offenders for the state correctional system. She says it's important to make the distinction between bestialists and zoophiles, because zoophiles try not to hurt their animals, whereas bestialists do.

"There is no evidence yet that zoophilia leads to sexual deviation, but that's not to say that's not the case," Lafarge says. "We do make the link between other forms of physical violence against animals as being a predicator of physical violence against women and children. I would go on to say that someone who is sexually violent with an animal, like a beastialist, is a predator and might very well do that toward people."

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Redefine marriage?

Yes, why not let everyone redefine marriage their own way?

The newspaper story stated: “The bride wore a long, satiny dress in peacock blue and carried a cluster of white roses.” Nadine Schweigert from Fargo ND says her wedding went so perfectly that it left her in awe.

She married herself.

The “loving couple” turned about to be the same person. Before getting married she took herself on dates "to invest in this relationship."

The 36-year-old was “married” before a crowd of 45 friends and family members. Her 11-year-old (from a previous normal marriage) didn’t want to come because “it would embarrass me.” She read her vows at the ceremony: “I, Nadine, promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self.”

In a commitment ceremony she exchanged rings with her “inner groom.”

Then she did what most newlyweds do; she went on a honeymoon!

Nothing new.

In 2010, a 30-year-old Taiwanese woman married herself.

In 2013 in Seattle, Washington, Babylonia Aivaza married a partially demolished 107-year-old abandoned warehouse! She already has a “civil union” with the building. Standing in front of the building in her wedding gown she said,"Yes, it’s a gay marriage!…I'm doing this to show the building how much I love it…"

Forget about polygamy, soon to be defined as "marriage" just like gay "marriage." At least the polygamists have children.

How about those "loving coupes" who practiced pantagamy like in Oneida NY and other locales—and perhaps elsewhere these days.

They had a form of “communal marriage” where every man or woman is regarded as one's spouse. The original 87 members grew to 172 by February 1850, 208 by 1852, and 306 by 1878. All branches were closed in 1854 except for the Wallingford branch, which operated until devastated by a tornado in 1878.

I wonder if God's devastation indicated they were sinning?

A "loving couple," Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski, argued in a court case in Germany that they had rights to “marriage” —they already had four children. They were also "consenting adults”—a sister and a brother. They lost the case.

That incest case led to calls for Germany to join countries such as France, Turkey, Japan and Brazil in legalizing sex between relatives. If they are “loving couples” (as gays claim the reason for what they do is marriage) why not?

In June 2013 - Fashion designer KarlLagerfeld announced that he wished to marry his catChoupette. He said in an interview with CNN, "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals… I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat.”

In June 2010, an 18 year old Indonesian man Ngurah Alit was forced to marry his cow because he had sex with it. He fainted at the wedding. He then became a widower when the cow was drowned in the sea to symbolically cleanse the village of the act of bestiality committed there.

In Denver a man was refused a marriage license for himself and his horse, not because it was absurd, but because his horse was underage!

is no evidence yet that zoophilia leads to sexual deviation, but that's not to say that's not the case.”

Like the children's jump-rope song:

First comes "love,"

Then comes marriage,

Then comes baby,

In a baby carriage.

Except gay marriage leaves out the last two lines. And the word “love” is changed to “lust”—and they keep up the gay propaganda to call it “marriage.”

Redefining marriage as anything else but that between a man and a woman is one big joke.

Sorry for those who weren't let in on the joke.

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