Blackwell: Gay Marriage Caused Isla Vista Shootings

You knew it had to happen, right? You knew someone was going to blame the Isla Vista shootings on same-sex marriage and that person is Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State and current Family Research Council “senior fellow.” He did it on Tony Perkins’ radio show.

Family Research Council senior fellow Ken Blackwell yesterday linked the Isla Vista mass killings to marriage equality laws, which he claimed are destroying the culture. Speaking with FRC president Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch,” Blackwell blamed the shooting on “the crumbling of the moral foundation of the country” and “the attack on natural marriage and the family.”

“When these fundamental institutions are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing,” Blackwell said, arguing that people who are “blaming the Second Amendment” are “avoiding talking about what is at the root cause of the problem.”

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  • Trebuchet

    Next up: Obama was the actual shooter, Rodger was just a fall guy!

  • alanb


    Sorry, but you’re too late with that prediction. The Isla Vista Shooting Truthers are already out in force. Rodger was the shooter but he is just a puppet who was controlled by the NWO and/or Obama.

  • Tony! The Fucking Queer Shoop!

    I’m fucking tired of being used as a scapegoat for the ills of society.

  • Strewth

    @alanb don’t forget the false-flaggers who insist there was no shooting.

  • Al Dente

    I’ve read Roger’s manifesto. He doesn’t mention gay marriage once.

  • John Pieret

    When these fundamental institutions are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing

    Jeebus! Even if you buy correlation is causation you kinda have to have an actual event before you correlate it to some other event. Where has heterosexual marriage or marriage in general been attacked, destroyed, weakened or abandoned? … except in the fevered imaginations of wingnuts?

  • fifthdentist

    Yeah, because nobody ever got shot before the uppity gays started wanting to get married.

    I worked in a (Democratic) campaign with one of Blackwell’s relatives. She said that he may seem to be a raving douche bucket, but once you get to know him you realize he’s a raving douche bucket.

    He also ensured Bush’s re-election by a broad variety of shenanigans. That alone would make him worthy of eternal damnation, if such a thing actually existed.

  • Pieter B, FCD

    Well fancy that—he’s really tight with the NRA.

    According to his biography at FRC, Blackwell sits on the NRA’s public affairs committee and has served on the group’s urban affairs committee. He has also been a member of the NRA’s board of directors, and was up for reelection this year. (The NRA has not yet publicly released information about the outcome of the 2014 board elections.) Blackwell is a fixture at the NRA’s annual meetings, and spoke at the meeting’s leadership forums in 2011 and 2012.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I’ve read Roger’s manifesto. He doesn’t mention gay marriage once.

    That pretty much proves it then, doesn’t it? In an epic rant like that he’d have had it front and center except, of course, that the whole thing was intended as a distraction.

  • Atheist Quotes

    By his remarks Ken Blackwell has proved he is gay.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    Why is there any debate about this. Dude was saying he was going to do this weeks before he did it and gave his reasons. Why don’t people take him at his word? He sounds sincere and it all fits in with a shit-ton of stuff going on in MRA culture.

    And please keep in mind that MRA culture is just the “feral” version of the Republican’s war on women.

  • Dr. Strabismus

    Perhaps what Blackwell meant was that if there were no gay marriages etc. etc., that young Rodgers man could have found a girlfriend, got married, and lived happily ever after.

    Maybe that isn’t what he meant, but that seems consistent with his fantasy world.

  • Jackie the wacky


    Atheist quotes,

    Please no.

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    So, let’s assume the worst possible future in Blackwell’s imagination: Hetorsexuals no longer get married, existing marriages fall apart, most young children are turned into Teh Ghey! and get married. How does this cause scary misogynist asshole to go spree-shooting to kill women?

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    I’m going to have to second Jackie the wacky at 13 here. Don’t do that, and fix your thinking.

    In fact, I’m not sure why you show up here, saying the things you do, with your nym always being the name of your site or one of it’s subdirectories. I just had to go have a look. (Ha! You gots yerself uh payge hitt!)

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  • Evan Brehm

    I wonder how proud Ohioans that this man was their Secretary of State for several years.