stevehickey

The term ‘Human Cockfighting’ has been thrown around for over a decade when trying to diss Ultimate Fighting. To the point, really, where maybe there needs to be a new effective slanderous term for the sport. Well, wait no longer! Steve Hickey is an oh so magical mix of politician and religious leader, serving as state representative of South Dakota and pastor of the not-creepy-at-all sounding Church at the Gate. And he just called MMA “the child porn of sports” in an article announcing his intention to ban it in his state:

Decent and civil societies have to draw the line somewhere; we allow parents to discipline their kids to a point, we allow people to drive up to certain speeds; with smoking we draw the line after tobacco and before pot; with “adult entertainment” we draw the line at child porn. Where do we draw the line with violent entertainment? I suggest we draw the line at cage fighting. Boxing, wresting and legitimate martial arts are violent too but the line needs to be drawn somewhere. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or “cage fighting” is over that line – in fact, even the martial arts people I talk to tell me they hate cage fighting because it is a smear on traditional martial arts. I hope you’ll agree that MMA is over the line of what should be tolerable with regard to “violent entertainment” as child porn is clearly over the line with regard to “adult entertainment.” MMA Cage Fighting is the child porn of sports.

The psychological community will tell you that desensitization to violence works exactly like desensitization to porn. You know how porn progresses… a peek at topless isn’t enough, it all has to come off, then a pic is not enough… it goes to video then to virtual and then to the devaluation and mistreatment of women, human trafficking and sex crimes against women. Violence works the same way. Boxing wasn’t enough so they allowed kicking, kneeing people in the head, then elbows to the face, then they put a cage around it. The point is to knock the other guy unconscious while pay per view crowds cheer it on. Why not nunchucks? In Rome they’d gather in colosseums and bring out prisoners and entertain themselves by making them fight to the death. That wasn’t enough so they brought out the helpless and the hated and brought in the hungry lions. Crowds cheered.

Other choice quotes from his article:

  • “Proponents say it’s going on here already so we need to regulate it to make it safe. Meth use is going on here too, should we regulate Meth labs?”
  • “You’ll hear fans of cage fighting say that more have died in cheerleading accidents. The point of cheerleading isn’t to knock unconscious the other cheerleaders.”
  • “When people get hurt and die in extreme sports I’ll confess I sometimes have trouble mustering up sympathy and compassion (even as we should comfort their families and guys like me officiate these funerals). … I have to bite my tongue because instead of the passages that comfort the grieving I feel like quoting the great philosopher Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.”
  • “In a restaurant the other day I heard a lady say about the MMA match on the television… Oh my, when did they take the gloves off?  I wanted to say… Madam, they took the gloves off when we weren’t watching.”
  • “Mixed means plus. It means not just this, it means that too. It’s this, plus this, plus that, plus that. The other martial arts don’t have all “that” as there is line that is drawn. Mixed means a free for all. Who knows what the MMA people will mix in next?”

THEY’RE MIXING SATAN INTO THEM MARTIAL ARTS! BREAKING OUR CHILDREN’S BRAINS WITH THEIR BARBARIC VIOLENCE-FEST! You just wait and they’re gonna add nunchucks into that shit. It’s gonna be UFC 195 – Jones vs Lions. And then you’re gonna be glad you had a hero like Steve Hickey keeping South Dakota pure. He knows how porn works, and isn’t gonna let us be aroused by ultimate fighting like that.