This is an absolutely surreal clip from Glenn Beck, where he starts out by saying that he doesn’t care about gay marriage, he’s fine with letting them get married as long as you “just don’t destroy my marriage, don’t destroy my church.” Great! Since no gay person wants to do anything at all to his marriage or force his church to perform gay weddings, that should be the end of that, right? Nope. Because Beck seems to think that his marriage and his church are somehow threatened by gay marriage. He says:
However, try to find somebody who will stand up for my..I’ll stand up for your right, you wanna…I have gay friends, we have gay employees, it doesn’t matter to me…you wanna stand up, I’ll defend you. You defend me. Will you defend my belief? That’s the problem.
At this point, his co-host interjected, “The answer to that is no.” But that’s bullshit. In every single state where there is a law allowing gay marriage, there is an explicit exemption for churches (and it’s not even necessary; the ministerial exception would lead to the same result anyway). No church will ever have to perform a gay wedding, ever, ever, ever. No gay person in the world, as far as I or anyone else knows, thinks that churches should have to perform a gay wedding. And there isn’t even the most minimally conceivable means why allowing gay people to marry will destroy, or have any effect at all, on Beck’s marriage, or anyone else’s. As usual, Beck is full of shit.
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