Seriously? What Marriage Equality Opponents Are Saying

Written by scott on July 3rd, 2014

Seriously?Here’s the the latest in our ongoing series of some of the crazy things the anti-gay marriage equality opponents are saying and doing around the world.

We Have to Fight the Gays – Like Braveheart! Or D-Day!
Jason Benham, one of the two brothers who lost their reality series Flip it Forward after their right-wing anti gay views were revealed, says it’s time to take a stand against the gays and all those anti-Christians. “We just remember June the 6th, 1944. We know what happened at D-Day. We know what happened on Omaha and Utah beach. There’s something about those men that our dad taught us when we were kids, and he said: ‘Boys, don’t you ever run from bullets. You run toward the bullets… Just like in the movie Braveheart, when all the Scottish Army was standing there, and they all had their gear on, and they were lined up and they were unified, and they were ready to fight but not a single one of them wanted to fight. And then as William Wallace and a few men rode in on horses with blue face paint on. They were ready to pick a fight, and what I see before me right now are a bunch of people with some blue face paint on – so let’s go get it!” Because, you see, this isn’t a policy disagreement. This is a war against the nasty gays and their defenders. The only thing guys like this enjoy more than painting right-wing Christians as the victims here is pretending they are the heroes. But real heroes don’t act out of hatred.
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Gay Scouts and Soldiers are Child Abusers
Right-wing charmer Linda Harvey is up in arms over the fact that some Boy Scouts are marching in pride parades. “Is anyone who insists on open homosexual behavior in our military the kind of soldier we need? I don’t think so… no one needs to be doing this behavior in the first place… open that door and there will be a flood of those interested in having sexual contact with young males. It’s the reality that has existed since the beginning of human history.” While Ms. Harvey tries to pin pedophilia once again on the gay community, there’s one behavior here that *is* learned and that “no one needs to be doing” in the first place. And that’s being a homophobe.
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The US Supreme Court Will See Things Our Way
With the tide turned so badly against them, NOM’s Brian Brown is grasping at straws. “There is not a civil right to redefine marriage. There is no right to do that. Again, the notion that the American people can’t be trusted with certain questions and that our elites, our philosopher kings, get to decide these issues for us is fundamentally flawed. And I don’t think it’s going to end up winning out at the United States Supreme Court.” Hey Brian, didn’t you say that last year, too?
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Hobby Lobby Means We Can Hate on Gays
Remember how, all those three days ago, the US Supreme Court ruled “narrowly” in the obby Lobby contraception case, saying it applied only to privately held businesses and only to contraception, and would not be used to justify discrimination? Well, a group of faith leaders just sent a letter to President Obama about the forthcoming employment executive order: “…we are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities whose religious identity and beliefs motivate them to serve those in need… This religious exemption would be comparable to what was included in the Senate version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which passed the Senate with a strong, bipartisan vote.” While the letter itself does not specifically reference the Hobby Lobby case, the organizer tells the Atlantic that was the impetus: “This is not an antagonistic letter by any means,” Wear told me. But in the wake of Hobby Lobby, he said, “the administration does have a decision to make whether they want to recalibrate their approach to some of these issues.” Is anyone surprised? Get ready to see this ruling used as a cudgel against the LGBT community and marriage equality.
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“Lefties Are Masters at Dehumanizing People”, Says Man Who Dehumanizes Gays All the Time
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. “Pastor” Scott Lively, one of the American ministers responsible for stirring up homophobia in Russia and Africa, is not happy with John Oliver for running a piece on his anti-gay activities. “I find it funny that lefties like John Oliver who pose as humanitarians are the masters at dehumanizing other people through ridicule and never give the subjects of their smears a fair chance to respond. I’m calling out John Oliver as a liar and a fraud who couldn’t go ten minutes with me in an unscripted, unedited debate.” This from a guy who has called gays evil, child molesters, sexually promiscuous, disordered, immoral, sinners, abnormal, unnatural, mentally ill, diseased, and bringers of social chaos and destruction. And that’s just on a Tuesday. What gall this man has to call liberals “masters of dehumanizing other people.”
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We Spanked the Gays, and We Liked It
The defendants in the lawsuit against Florida’s marriage equality ban claim they totally spanked the gays at trial: “Staver ‘spanked’ the plaintiff’s SSM argument. They put on a dog and pony show with antidote & emotion. FFA (the Florida Family Policy Council) argued law, emotion, and history.” First off, you gotta wonder how effective the legal arguments for the ban actually were from a group that can’t tell the difference between “antidote” and “anecdote”. And second, they mock the plaintiffs for using “emotion” and then brag that they used “emotion” in their own arguments. I have a feeling things didn’t go as well for you guys as you think they did.
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