Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is still absolutely fuming over the Supreme Court’s judicial inactivism on the pending same-sex marriage cases. In a radio interview, he said that the Republicans are “cowards” on the issue and a third party is needed to combat it, just like happened before the Civil War.
Staver told Greg Corombos of Radio America yesterday that a third party will be needed to take a strong stance against the legalization of same-sex marriage, just as the Republican Party emerged in the 1850s to oppose slavery as the Whigs were foundering due to divisions on the issue.
When Corombos asked why Republicans have delivered a muted response to the marriage decision, Staver didn’t hold back: “They’re cowards, and if Republicans don’t stand up for this, the party will become a non-issue and there will be a third party that will ultimately take its place. That’s what happened with the issue of slavery and there’s no party that’s immune from this situation.”
Staver urged Republicans to ignore polls showing growing support for marriage equality: “Just because polls change, that doesn’t make the marriage issue change. You can’t change gravity because a number of people want to fly and get rid of gravity.”He predicted that the tide will soon turn against gay rights advocates as “more people feel the impact of same-sex marriage, both directly within the family but also specifically with regards to religious liberty.”
I’d be willing to bet everything I own on that one with you, Mat. The opposite is true: The public opinion polls will continue to move in favor of equality be as more people realize that the staggeringly stupid predictions you’ve made of the collapse of society aren’t coming true after lots of gay people get married. And then you’re going to look even dumber than you do now. But by all means, do start a third party over this issue. That will be a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
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