In the seemingly endless competition to see who can make the most hyperbolic and dystopic predictions about what same-sex marriage will do to the country, the world, and the universe, Tony Perkins has stepped forward to claim that it will lead to the “dissolution of the republic.”
The Family Research Council president told Mefferd that the marriage debate is “is literally about the entire culture: it’s about the rule of law, it’s about the country, it’s about our future, it’s about redefining the curriculum in our schools, it’s about driving a wedge between parent and child, it’s about the loss of religious freedom, it’s about the inability to be who we are as a people.”
Perkins said gay rights advocates are “sowing the seeds of the disillusion of our republic.”“Once we lose the rule of law, we’ve lost what holds us together and I think there’s coming a point that they’re going to push Christians to a point where they’re not going to be pushed anymore and I think we’re very quickly coming to that point,” he said.
Once we lose the rule of law? If the law is changed to allow gay people to get married, how does this undermine the rule of law? And remember, it’s Perkins and his ilk who are arguing that the laws against discrimination should not be enforced, so who exactly is undermining the rule of law? Again, it’s just wingnut madlibs.