After railing against gay marriage, Savage said "the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street was directly related to the moral downturn"

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On his radio show, Michael Savage said: "[Y]ou may say, 'Why should we care about homosexuals trying to destroy families through the mock marriage that they perform in order to mock God, the church, the family, children, the fetus, the DNA of the human species? Why should we care about it while we have a financial meltdown?' Because the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street is directly related to the moral downturn in the United States of America."

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During the October 1 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said: "[Y]ou may say, 'Why should we care about homosexuals trying to destroy families through the mock marriage that they perform in order to mock God, the church, the family, children, the fetus, the DNA of the human species? Why should we care about it while we have a financial meltdown?' Because the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street is directly related to the moral downturn in the United States of America." Savage also said: "[T]he government has no right to force people to accept homosexual marriage. It is why the West is dying. It is why we're melting down as a nation. It is why there is no -- why we have almost negative childbirth rate except amongst illegal aliens."

Savage later said of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom: "Today it's the gays, tomorrow it'll be a man marrying a horse. If he could get elected saying that a man should be allowed to marry a mule -- a donkey or a mule, he would do that, too, saying it's a civil right to marry a mule -- that any man should have the right to have sex with an animal, because that's his right and the animal isn't complaining about it."

Savage also said: "Take a look at the parade here in this city over the weekend -- they hid it from you. Why did they hide it from you? Why did they not show you men naked in the streets, beating each other up in cages with whips? If you saw the disgusting behavior that Nancy Pelosi permits, that 'Any-Twosome' Newsom permits, that no sane mayor in the world would permit. Dungeon behavior in the streets held up as a norm. Makes the Weimar Republic look like Alice in Wonderland." On the September 29 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, while discussing the Folsom Street Fair, a leather-themed adult-entertainment event in San Francisco, Savage stated: "This country today is far beyond the excesses of the Weimar Republic that led to Adolf Hitler. God forbid that should ever happen here. But the German people, who were not all Nazis prior to Hitler's arrival on the scene, were shocked by the degenerates of Berlin. They were sickened by the perverts, sickened by the artistes, they were sickened by the leather fetishists, they were sickened by the degeneracy, and they couldn't handle it."

During the October 1 show, Savage also referred to the "gay mafia." As Media Matters for America has documented, Savage has repeatedly referred to "the homosexual mafia" in the past.

As Media Matters has also documented, Savage formerly hosted a television program on MSNBC but was fired after he described a caller as a "sodomite" and told him to "get AIDS and die." Savage has also claimed that "the homosexual dance of death" is the "seminal issue of our time," compared gays to "drug addicts," and repeatedly called gay parenting "child abuse."

Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Savage's show, claims that Savage is heard on more than 350 radio stations. The Savage Nation reaches at least 8.25 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it one of the most listened-to talk radio shows in the nation.

From the October 1 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Apparently, Gavin "Any-twosome" Newsom, the mayor of "San Fransifo," is in love again. He's in love again with the gay mafia. And he's trying to impose this attack upon families on the entire state. Can you raise the volume? I can't even hear it. All right, there it is. Now, you may say -- you may say, "Why should we care about homosexuals trying to destroy families through the mock marriage that they perform in order to mock God, the church, the family, children, the fetus, the DNA of the human species? Why should we care about it while we have a financial meltdown?" Because the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street is directly related to the moral downturn in the United States of America. That is why we have a corrupt Congress. That is why we have a corrupt Wall Street. Because they have been corrupted from top to bottom.

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SAVAGE: African-Americans suffered because of their race, not because of their behavior. Do you understand what I just said to you? "Oooh! Are you implying that it's a bad behavior?" Yes, yes I am implying that it's a bad behavior, and the government has no right to force people to accept homosexual marriage. It is why the West is dying. It is why we're melting down as a nation. It is why there is no -- why we have almost negative childbirth rate except amongst illegal aliens. Because they have not yet been twisted to believe that this is a healthy lifestyle. Everything in you knows that I'm right. But you'll fight with me. You'll argue with me. You'll post it as bigotry, when, in fact, the opposite is true. I'm struggling every day to save this country from people like you, who have destroyed it already.

America's balance hangs like a loose -- America's future hangs like a loose tooth. It hangs like a loose tooth right now. So, here in San Francisco, we got a wack-job as a mayor -- "Any-twosome" Newsom. Today it's the gays, tomorrow it'll be a man marrying a horse. If he could get elected saying that a man should be allowed to marry a mule -- a donkey or a mule, he would do that, too, saying it's a civil right to marry a mule -- that any man should have the right to have sex with an animal, because that's his right and the animal isn't complaining about it. Well, I would say that would be true in Enumclaw, Washington, where it's a national -- where it's a pastime in that city -- they have whole farms up there for that kind of stuff. But it doesn't mean that the government should honor that. I mean, you can puke and look at it and say, "OK -- that behavior -- but don't teach it to my children."

Take a look at the parade here in this city over the weekend -- they hid it from you. Why did they hide it from you? Why did they not show you men naked in the streets, beating each other up in cages with whips? If you saw the disgusting behavior that Nancy Pelosi permits, that "Any-Twosome" Newsom permits, that no sane mayor in the world would permit. Dungeon behavior in the streets held up as a norm. Makes the Weimar Republic look like Alice in Wonderland. Makes ancient Rome's bacchanals look like a tea party, what goes on in this city. And if you let a society run this way, it eventually dies, and that's why we're dead.

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