There are few on the Christian right who can match Gordon Klingenschmitt for sheer irrationality. Even among that demographic, he is incredibly stupid and illogical, as he demonstrates with a list of arguments against marriage equality in a recent email to his
1. It has made our traditional marriage less valuable in the eyes of the state.
Right. Just like not allowing job discrimination on the basis of race has made white jobs less valuable in the eyes of the state.
2. It has forced Christian couples to pay more taxes to make up for the homosexual “bonus pay” now issued by as tax-benefits given to gay “married” couples.
Funny how it’s “bonus pay” for gay couples but just normal and expected for straight couples. What about all us single people who have to pay more taxes to make up for married couples who pay lower taxes? What about all of us non-Christians who have to pay higher taxes to make up for the tax breaks given to churches? In reality, same-sex marriage increases federal revenue, not decreases it. And churches get nearly $80 billion a year in tax breaks that the rest of us must make up.
3. It has de-valued by inflation our dollars in our family’s bank accounts by increasing the national debt to pay for more government benefits for gay “married” couples, for which the Fed must print new dollars to pay such debt.
I think it’s safe to say Klingenschmitt isn’t in line for the Nobel Prize in Economics.
5. It has hurt our national security and therefore our family’s safety by de-funding benefits given to straight couples or weapon systems and re-distributing those Pentagon dollars to gay “married” couples.
Yeah, I think you get the point by now. This takes stupid to a whole new level.