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Prop 8 Witness Repeats Pedophilia Claims

David Boies tore into Hak-Shing William Tam on the stand at Perry vs. Schwarzenegger as Tam repeated his nonsensical claims about gays and pedophilia.
Attorney David Boies spent time walking Tam through a Web site for a Chinese-American evangelical Christian group that featured a headline reading "Studies Show That Homosexuality Is Linked to Pedophilia." Tam serves as secretary of the group, known as the American Return to God Prayer Movement. The Web site also contained a link to another article claiming gays were 12 times more likely to molest children. "So you supported this Web site making these kind of statements?" Boies asked. "Uh, yes," Tam said. "Do you believe that homosexuals are 12 times more likely to molest children?" the lawyer continued. "Yeah, based on the different literature that I have read," Tam replied. Boies pressed Tam to cite books, articles or authors he had read to substantiate the views, but Tam said he could not remember specifics.
Tam's crazy got even better a few minutes later.
Tam also said he agreed with a statement on the Web site for the Chinese-American Christian group that said if same-sex marriage was treated as a civil right, "so would pedophilia, polygamy and incest." "And that is what you were telling people in encouraging them to vote for Proposition 8?" Boies asked. "Yes," Tam answered. Tam said he drew that conclusion after reading an Internet article that claimed incest and polygamy were legal in the Netherlands, a country where same-same marriages became legal in 2001. Boies: "You are saying here that after same-sex marriage was legalized, the Netherlands legalized incest and polygamy?" Tam: "Yeah, look at the date, Polygamy happened afterward." "Who told you that? Where did you get that idea," Boies asked incredulously. "It's the Internet," he said. "Another person in the organization found it and he showed me it. ... I looked at the document and I thought it was true."
They literally believe everything they read on the internet.

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