Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Denying Gravity the FRC Way

I just want to touch ever so lightly on something FRC President Tony Perkins said regarding marriage equality, because he seems to be a little bit a lot off, and I want to point out how:

Despite the recent string of court victories in favor of marriage equality, Perkins said “marriage will be an issue” on the campaign trail that “will not go away because it’s rooted in nature.”

“You can act like it’s not there, you can act like gravity doesn’t work, but I’m going to tell you it will catch up with you sooner or later and you are going to hit the ground and culturally we are going to hit the ground by ignoring the realities of marriage,” he said.
Gay marriages are here. They have been here--we just weren't recognizing them. Gay people are here.  Queer-identified people will be here long after Tony Perkins goes for his dirt-nap. He's denying gravity. But you know what? Religiously-oriented people once denied that the earth revolved around the sun. Then they didn't. Feelings change, because the gravity of some facts, like the necessity of recognizing the dignity of persons,  can't be ignored.

Maybe he needs to consider why he got double-teamed over gay marriage on Fox News.  Maybe he needs to consider a lot of things. But I see the validity and usefulness of his kind of group evaporating, because they don't really represent such a successful wedge issue anymore and may even do harm to the only party that really tolerated them.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Marriage is rooted in nature?

Dear Nr. and Mrs. Squirrel, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

Anonymous said...

Dirt-nap? Dirt-nap? what a lovely word. A friend had a similar expression: "He ought to be dressed up" (for his own funeral). Where do people get these lovely expressions?

(Sorry to be off topic)


Vixen Strangely said...

It's off-topic but an interesting question; I've noticed lots of unique phrases for death. I think it's probably because death is both feared, but common. People have to speak about death, but want to tiptoe around it, so maybe it brings out their inner poet?