MEGADETH mainmain Dave Mustaine made headlines in February 2012 when he was interviewed by Josh Kerns for an 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.”
Now, in a new interview with New Jersey radio station WSOU, Mustaine
revisited his comments about gay marriage, saying: “I was up in Seattle. I was talking on talk radio. It wasn’t even a music show. And the [radio host] goes, ‘What do you think about gay rights?’ And I said, ‘Buddy, I’m a heterosexual. I’m a happily married man. This doesn’t really apply to me. So I don’t really know. Ask me another question.’ And the guy says, ‘So you’re not for gay rights.’ And I said, ‘I never said that. I just said that I’m a happily married, straight man.’ And the guy goes, ‘So, are you against gay people?’ And I said, ‘I’m against Dave being gay.’ And that was all I said. And now the gay community thinks I am a gay hater.”
Addressing the fact that some people think his faith prevents him from supporting the legalization of gay marriage, Mustaine said: “I’m a Christian, so for me, I have my beliefs, but I never tell people what to do. And I would never tell anybody who to love or who not to love. And by the standards of what people think Christians are, I wouldn’t be a Christian, because Christians are supposed to be against abortion. And if my daughter was raped or her life was at stake because of a disease or delivery or something like that, I would be for protecting the life of the mother. So I’ve got all these conflicting things.”