‘Dave Mustaine’ Opposes Gay Marriage


Earlier this week, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Josh Kerns for Sunday’s episode of Seattle Sounds, which airs on on Seattle’s KIRO 97.3 FM radio station. When asked if he supports gay marriage, Mustaine said, “Well, since I’m not gay, the answer to that would be no.” Dave was then questioned if he would support legislation to make marriage between a man and another man legal. He replied, “I’m Christian. The answer to that would be no.”

Regarding what it means that an average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.83 when Barack Obama came into office and now it’s almost $4, Mustaine said, “It means the same thing that’s happened to all of our grandparents with their social security being taken away. It means the same thing for all the homeowners who’ve had their houses ripped out from under them with all these robo-mortgages. America is being emasculated. I think as long as George Soros is going to be president Obama‘s main mentor, we need to get ready to start wearing red.”

Mustaine on Wednesday issued a statement to clarify media reports that he has endorsed Republican Rick Santorum for president. He said, “Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate. What I did say was that I hope to see a Republican in the White House. I’ve seen good qualities in all the candidates but by no means have made my choice yet. I respect the fact that Santorum took time off from his campaign to be with his sick daughter, but I never used the word ‘endorse.'”

In the interview that shocked some of his longtime fans, Mustaine told MusicRadar.com, “I’m just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican. I can’t bear to watch what’s happened to our great country. Everybody’s got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, ‘Oh, Obama‘s doing such a great job …’ I don’t think so. Not from what I see.”

Mustaine was critical of most of the candidates in the Republican presidential race, telling the site, “I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney‘s five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there’s some questions there. And watching Newt Gingrich, I was pretty excited for a while, but now he’s just gone back to being that person that everybody said he was — that angry little man. I still like him, but I don’t think I’d vote for him.”

The Megadeth frontman added that Santorum, who won caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota as well as the Missouri primary last week, “has some presidential qualities.” He said, “I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House… and that it’s Rick Santorum.”

Read the entire interview here.

Gigantour 2012 tour dates:

Sat 2/18 Calgary, AB Big 4 Building
Mon 2/20 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre
Tue 2/21 Kent, WA Showare Center
Thu 2/23 San Jose, CA Events Center
Fri 2/24 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Sat 2/25 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Sun 2/26 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
Tue 2/28 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Mar 01 Dallas, TX The Palladium
Mar 02 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Mar 03 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater

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