Keith Fournier used to be an attorney with Pat Robertson’s American Center for Law and Justice, but he went off and formed a couple of his own non-profits. Now he’s writing for Matt Barber’s new website, saying incredibly stupid and offensive things like this:
Marriage ‘is what it is’, to use a popular expression. The effort to redefine the word and then use the mechanisms of the State to entirely restructure this institution inscribed in the Natural Law – and replace it – is what is at stake here. Those who advocate giving moral and legal equivalency to homosexual and lesbian relationships are the people who oppose marriage. Their intention is to entirely reorder civil society. They use the phrase ‘marriage equality’ in an Orwellian act of verbal engineering.
They want to use the police power of the State against those who defend marriage. They seek to make what can never be a marriage – a homosexual or lesbian partnership – to be a marriage, by pronouncement of a Court or a legislature. Such partnerships can never achieve the ends of marriage. They accuse those who defend a authentic marriage of somehow being against marriage because we will not redefine the word to include homosexual or lesbian partnerships.This is a propaganda ploy and a tactic aimed at nothing less than a Cultural Revolution. I know that some of my readers do not like it when I use the term Cultural Revolution. They object because the term was identified with the reassertion of Maoism in China. That movement, which turned violent, caused extraordinary social turmoil. That is PRECISELY why the analogy is apropos.
The Chinese cultural revolution killed more than a million people. How exactly does he propose to argue that letting gay people get married is in any way analogous to that? The only ones who could possibly be doing the killing are bigots like him who keep telling one another that gay people are so evil that they’re trying to destroy society itself and thus must be stopped.