Minn. man's testimony on gay sex draws national attention

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Two committees in the state Legislature on Tuesday heard from a number of Minnesotans during public testimony on legislation that would legalize gay marriage in the state. Both panels ultimately approved the bill.

But the comments of one witness in particular raised eyebrows at the hearing – and generated a lot of buzz online. The remarks of Mike Frey, who introduced himself as "concerned father and husband," were trending on the Internet Wednesday morning, MSN reported. Frey's remarks included some "weirdly graphic testimony about what happens during anal sex and his concerns that practice leads to AIDS," MSN noted.

The Business Insider noted that Frey lectured lawmakers, "When same-sex people are married, they do have sex. There is something called sodomy." He went on to say there's a risk of AIDS "when ejaculation occurs inside of a colon" containing "highly absorbent material."

HuffingtonPost wrote up a piece about Frey's "shockingly inaccurate" testimony. "Frey's discussion of AIDS during a same-sex marriage hearing is striking because AIDS affects people of all genders, races and sexual orientations. The information shared by Frey is not only homophobic, it is also misleading," the HuffingtonPost writer notes.

Gawker called out Frey for "laughable misconceptions about anatomy, biology, and homosexuality."

CityPages reports that Frey is a pastor at Northern Lights Baptist Church in Waconia.

Frey's testimony was posted to YouTube and had more than 50,000 views by Wednesday morning, which is a lot for video of a legislative hearing. Here it is (Warning: Contains graphic language):

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