Thomas More Law Center Has a ‘Game Changing’ Legal Strategy

The Thomas More Law Center, that group of buffoons who lost the Dover trial in spectacular fashion, sent out an email revealing their “game changing” legal strategy to “combat the slew of recent federal court rulings which have overturned state laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.” What are they gonna do? File some amicus briefs.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center disclosed that a legal team has been formed to file friend-of-the-court briefs (amicus briefs) on behalf of a Coalition of African-American pastors and Christian leaders. The legal team consists of the Law Center’s senior trial counsel, Erin Mersino, and co-counsels William R. Wagner and John S. Kane of Lansing, MI.

Thompson explained, “In its briefs, the Law Center reflects the voice of a majority of African-Americans that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination and that tradition and morality should not be discarded as a basis of the law; as the pro-homosexual judges have done in their opinions.”

Several pastors representing the African-American community spoke at the press conference, including Bishop Samuel Smith, and Pastors Danny Holliday and Emery Moss. Evangelist Janet Boynes, a former lesbian and a member of the group, also spoke. In eloquent and at times fiery words, they all defended the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Wow. What a “game changer.” They’re going to file legal briefs in court cases that already have dozens and dozens of briefs filed by numerous other groups making the exact same arguments the TMLC is going to make. I’m quaking in my boots.

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  • raven

    Thomas More Law Center Has a ‘Game Changing’ Legal Strategy

    That is reassuring. Thomas More Law Center almost always loses.

    I’m still baffled why they named themselves after a serial killer of Protestants. If that is supposed to intimidate people, it doesn’t work. More himself was eventually executed. By Protestants.

  • http://www.electricminstrel.com Brett McCoy

    But they are using eloquent and times fiery words. That’s what is changing the game. They just never did that before.

  • John Pieret

    reflects the voice of a majority of African-Americans

    That is presumably the “game changer,” that some blacks are homophobic. Hardly a rare phenomenon … when one discriminated group starts to get some social status, they often turn against those even lower on the ladder.

    that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination

    Because … well, BECAUSE!

    and that tradition and morality should not be discarded as a basis of the law

    Right! Just ignore the fact that segregation, Jim Crow laws, etc., etc. were all based on tradition and the morality of the ruling class! Or maybe they are saying we should re-institute segregation.

  • anubisprime

    They got diddly squat but have to be seen fighting the ‘good’ fight.

    Tis just a macho pose in front of the brain dead fans that support and basically worship an earth bound bunch of serial losers…to do nothing reveals the bigoted and twisted are righteously screwed on this one, so they do ‘something’ to pretend they are not, changes nothing by not a jot and by the time it all pans out and gets kicked to the curb by the courts they are all hoping folks have forgotten the boasts, and their involvement but at least they stink like pompous jeebus whining cretins in the meantime, a stench the bigoted and twisted appreciate as the finest bouquet.

    Posers nowt else.

  • Artor

    I think I see where the confusion is coming from. It’s not actually the Thomas More Law Center, it’s the Thomas Morlock Center, but fundy Xians have never been known for good spelling or grammar.

  • rabbitscribe

    “… the Law Center reflects the voice of a majority of African-Americans…”

    Oh. Does it reflect any statutes or precedents?

  • Michael Heath

    Please note how the TMLC didn’t thump the Constitution. That’s because they can’t; their bigotry is anti-Constitutional.

    They’d be better off figuring our how to get J. Kennedy on their side, e.g., bribes, blackmail, extortion, etc. Better for us, they realize this is their only chance and focus all their energy on convincing all their sheep to pray really hard that J. Kennedy will side with them.

  • moarscienceplz

    reflects the voice of a majority of African-Americans that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination

    I hope it’s not true that this is the opinion of a majority of African-Americans. There is nothing more despicable than someone who rightly clamors to be let in to the house of equality and full citizenship, and then tries to lock the door behind them.

  • colnago80

    Re raven @ #1

    The Thomas More Law Center is a Catholic institution.

  • RickR

    has been formed to file friend-of-the-court briefs (amicus briefs) on behalf of a Coalition of African-American pastors and Christian leaders.

    Oh by all means, round up all the good Christian pastors and leaders and elders and shit you can find. And then tell the court that your bigoted, anti-gay marriage position is totes not about what your gawd thinks about those people having equal rights. Nope. It’s totally secular. *wink*

  • tsig

    They are going to do nothing but they are going to do it with style.

  • rationalinks

    that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination

    Oh good, I’m glad to see they are finally admitting to being bigots. Makes them much easier to despise that way.

  • raven

    Re raven @ #1

    The Thomas More Law Center is a Catholic institution.

    Yeah, I know.

    That still doesn’t make any sense naming themselves after a Saint famous for killing Protestants though.

    I thought Catholics killing Protestants went out of style centuries ago. Hmmm, well at least a few years ago anyway. IIRC, they don’t do this even in Northern Ireland any more.

    PS I really hope the Reformation Wars are over. Half my extended family is Catholic, half Protestant, and I’m a Pagan. I’d have to flip a coin if I wanted to choose a side.

  • marcus

    “Evangelist Janet Boynes, a former lesbian currently self-hating bisexual and a member of the group, also spoke.

    Perhaps?

  • Chiroptera

    “…as the pro-homosexual judges have done in their opinions.”

    I hope they use exactly this phrase in their legal briefs.

  • jefferylanam

    “Half my extended family is Catholic, half Protestant, and I’m a Pagan. ”

    But as the joke about Northern Ireland goes, are you a Catholic Pagan or a Protestant Pagan?

  • grumpyoldfart

    The mugs in the pews will think it’s a brand new strategy and they will pledge more money to god’s little helpers.

    [And god’s little helpers will laugh at their gullibility]

  • iangould

    their “game changing” legal strategy to “combat the slew of recent federal court rulings which have overturned state laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. the recent decline in contributions.”

  • jameshanley

    In addition to “a majority of this minority doesn’t like it” being a lousy legal argument, it’s probably not even true anymore that a majority of African-Americans are anti-SSM. Obama coming out in support of it seems to have had quite an effect on African American opinion (emphasis on “seems,” as I haven’t investigated closely for a causal link).

  • skinnercitycyclist

    @raven #13:

    PS I really hope the Reformation Wars are over. Half my extended family is Catholic, half Protestant, and I’m a Pagan. I’d have to flip a coin if I wanted to choose a side.

    I think the RC Church came up with a solution to this dilemma years ago: “Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui aunt emus.”

  • hunter

    They’re not only going to be making the same arguments that every other anti-gay group has made, they’re going to be making the same arguments that have lost repeatedly.

  • colnago80

    Re James Hanley @ #19

    It seems to have had an effect in Prince Georges Co., Md., which is majority Afro-American. Despite the rantings of Afro-American clergy there, enough Afro-Americans voted to approve same sex marriage to put it over the top statewide.

  • eric

    reflects the voice of a majority of African-Americans that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination

    Oh, well that makes it legal.

    Huh? Is that seriously their defense? It’s kind of like defending a house burglar by pointing out that what he did is not the same sort of theft as grand theft auto.