Sen. Bob Casey Jr., a centrist Democrat from Pennsylvania who followed in the footsteps of his father, is one of the recent Democratic legislators to have “evolved” on the issue of marriage equality. And the anti-gay bigots want him to know that his father would be very disappointed in him:
One of the other recent converts is Bob Casey, Jr., who just secured a second six-year term in Pennsylvania last November after backing away from President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage.
Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, is not surprised that Casey “has now completed the ‘evolution’ of so many Democrats who have turned their backs on the majority of their constituents and have leaped over the cliff and into the unknown territory or redefining society’s foundation block.”
“When he first ran for Senate back in 2006, the Human Rights Campaign endorsed him and helped him in that campaign to defeat Senator Rick Santorum (R),” she recalls. “He’s always supported civil unions. To me, that’s just one step away from supporting same-sex marriage.”…
And the Pennsylvania pro-family leader points out that Casey’s father, who served two terms as governor of Pennsylvania, was different.
“His dad was strongly pro-life and strongly pro-family,” Gramley notes. “And if Bob Casey, Sr. was still alive, he would be extremely disappointed in his son. I do not believe Bob Casey, Sr. would have — quote, unquote — ‘evolved’ on this issue, as so many Democrats, especially, have done.”
And I’m sure that Lyndon Johnson’s father would have been very disappointed that his son supported civil rights for black people too. I just can’t imagine what that would have to do with anything.