Perkins: Patriots Unpatriotic for Supporting Marriage Equality

The New England Patriots joined two other professional sports franchises and more than 300 corporations in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court supporting marriage equality. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council thinks this makes them unpatriotic.

The New England Patriots didn’t just deflate footballs — they’ve deflated Americans’ respect in professional sports. Hi, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. A month after winning the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots are stepping onto another turf: the marriage debate. This month, the Patriots didn’t exactly live up to their name when they joined baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants in asking the Supreme Court to overturn the votes of millions of Americans who voted to uphold natural marriage. They argue that state laws protecting marriage “hamper employer efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce possible in these states.” But if the latest polling is any indication, Americans aren’t exactly fans of these teams’ agenda. Now that people are starting to see the fallout of same-sex marriage, Rasmussen is finding that more people actually oppose same-sex marriage than support — 44% to 42%. So if the Patriots are trying to move the goal post on marriage, they might want to change their game plan.

Yes, always cherry pick the one poll that supports your position. And by all means, ignore all the other ones that clearly don’t. If your audience was made up of thinking people, this would hurt your credibility.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Now that people are starting to see the fallout of same-sex marriage…

    Yeah! Good luck getting a table for brunch! Plus, all the best antiques have already been antiqued!

  • theguy

    “they’ve deflated Americans’ respect in professional sports.”

    Because Americans don’t care about domestic violence in sports, but, oh oh, there’s teams endorsing marriage equality! The horrors!

    “the Patriots didn’t exactly live up to their name”

    And did you, Shitkins, when you paid a crapton of money to a Neo-Nazi for his mailing list?

    “Now that people are starting to see the fallout of same-sex marriage”

    What fallout? Christians can’t discriminate? Christians might be mildly inconvenienced? Christians might have to get paid to make a wedding cake?

  • matty1

    I imagine the fallout of same-sex marriage is like nuclear fallout only with confetti and glitter.

  • lldayo

    @matty1

    To be fair, having two young daughters, glitter can be a major pain in the ass.

  • Kaintukee Bob

    Glitter? You mean ‘Craft Herpes’?

    This just in, ‘The Gay’ spreads common form of herpes indiscriminantly, reportedly encourages children to participate with it.

    Craft Herpes – is it in YOUR home?

    This fair and balanced comment brought to you by Faux News

  • dugglebogey

    Also, “People who disagree with me on the faggots must be anti-american” is a pretty false statement to begin with.

  • Michael Heath

    Tony Perkins:

    Now that people are starting to see the fallout of same-sex marriage, Rasmussen is finding . . .

    Is Tony hoping to take over for Stephen Colbert? He sure had me laughing.

  • zmidponk

    Two things about that poll:

    1) In all the polls, the best one he could find to support his position was one that showed only a 2% gap? That’s surely good news for supporters of same-sex marriage.

    2) A different way to view that poll is that over 50% now don’t oppose same-sex marriage. Sometimes, it’s not just what the poll explicitly says, but what it doesn’t that’s the important thing.

  • Goomba

    Don’t worry Perkins, it used to be unpatriotic to complain about the president too. In a few months it will be patriotic to support gay marriage as well, even some of the Republicans have stopped complaining about it.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    To be fair, having two young daughters, glitter can be a major pain in the ass.

    QFT.