Adams: Same-Sex Marriage the ‘End of America’

Cathie Adams, former head of the Texas Republican Party and now the leader of the Texas Eagle Forum, gave the usual hysterical overreaction to same-sex marriage, with the added twist that only Texas can stop God from destroying America by passing an irrelevant bill in the next couple weeks.

“On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear arguments on marriage, and we expect that they’re going to do the wrong thing,” she said in at the end of a speech on Islam to the Smith County Republican Women, which was posted on YouTube by an attendee.

Adams told the group that before the Supreme Court decision comes down, Texas must pass a proposed bill denying compensation to county clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She said that while she admired Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defiance of the federal courts on marriage equality, “Alabama is Alabama.”

“Texas holds a whole lot more power and a whole lot more authority,” she said, “and if we don’t come out and do something before April 28, this could be the end of America.”

“If we don’t get this done by April 28, I don’t know that we’re going to be able to hold back what is happening,” she said. “And folks, if you are a believer, you understand what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah. You understand. And we are on the threshold.“

Not the most compelling argument you’ll ever see. First of all, April 28 is just the oral argument. Nothing Texas does before that will change the outcome in any way. And if the Supreme Court does rule that there is an equal protection right to same-sex marriage, any state law that is passed that impedes that right would also be unconstitutional, which means passing it would be completely irrelevant. But this is how you get ignorant people all riled up because that’s what keeps the money flowing in.

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  • scienceavenger

    I had geat fun recently on a GOP forum watching a poster challenge them to explain exactly what was going to happen to America if SSM was allowed. Much sputtering a splurting ensued, but no substance came. Its as if they don’t know themselves, or are ashamed to say, or they are great fans of the underpants gnomes:

    1) Legalize gay marriage

    2) ?

    3) America destroyed!

  • eric

    explain exactly what was going to happen to America if SSM was allowed

    You heard the woman, God’s gonna turn anyone who even looks at San Francisco and NYC into a pillar of salt!

    I’ve also seen spluttering on the “what harm?” question (to expand: “you say your hetero marriage will be harmed by letting gays marry. Describe that harm.”)

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

    She said that while she admired Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defiance of the federal courts on marriage equality, “Alabama is Alabama.”

    Heck right! Texas, are you just gonna sit there and let Alabama out-Alabama you? Come on, Texas, stand up and show Alabama who’s the real Alabama!

  • John Pieret

    Of course, she is talking about her America … where niggras are respectful of their betters and fags stay in the closet … being destroyed .

  • dingojack

    I suspect what wingnuts like her mean is that’s it’ll be the end of America of her desiring. That is, an America where there’s (yet another) group that can’t be hated & vilified openly with the tacit (and not so tacit) support of the government or someother authority.

    And Cathie, this ‘end of America’ is supposed to be a bad thing…?

    :) Dingo

  • busterggi

    I’ve spent 60 years watching the end of America and the rest of the world, at least so the apocalytic whackjobs keep telling me. Somehow the sun just keeps rising the next morning.

  • raven

    The fundies have told us many times what they think will happen.

    1. The US is Exceptional, the New Israel, god’s favorite country. He loves the USA and especially his delusional worshippers.

    2. So he is going to destroy us any day now.

    Needless to say, their god is an abusive monster.

  • theguy

    “if you are a believer, you understand what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah.”

    These teabaggers clearly don’t. Ezekiel 16 says that Sodom was destroyed because its people were arrogant and had abundant food but wouldn’t feed the hungry or shelter the homeless. Just like the Tea Party.

  • grumpyoldfart

    America has always selected particular groups who can be attacked constantly and without too much social disapproval – Irish, Jews, Blacks, Communists. Today it’s the gays. When the gays get legal protection the good people of America will select another unprotected minority and set about making their lives a misery. Nothing really changes.

  • carolw

    Well golly, a gay couple I know in Washington got married, then my straight marriage ended here in Texas. Explain that!

  • David Eriksen

    Re: grumpyoldfart @9

    I’m pretty sure they’ll just keep picking on the Muslins.

  • NYC atheist

    @2 Eric

    God’s gonna turn anyone who even looks at San Francisco and NYC into a pillar of salt!

    I love their irrational phobia of us city folk. I don’t know from California, but New York is the safest big city on the continent. And we have lower crime, teen pregnancy, divorce, and illiteracy rates than the bible belt states. What, exactly, are they afraid of indeed.

  • jnorris

    But this is how you get ignorant people all riled up because that’s what keeps the money flowing in.

    Its also how you get out the vote in the Republican Tea Party. Because only a GOTP president and Congress can save America from God’s wrath against Gheys.

    Isn’t that what Carl Rove did in the 2004 election to motivate the base?

  • rietpluim

    I don’t get it. God is about to destroy America for no reason and they blame the gays? Why not blame the Sucker Himself?

  • Anri

    eric @ 2:

    I’ve also seen spluttering on the “what harm?” question (to expand: “you say your hetero marriage will be harmed by letting gays marry. Describe that harm.”)

    Yeah, it’s always fun to ask exactly what’s been going wrong in their marriage recently, how has it weakened, and when the enraged squeal of “My marriage is perfect!” erupts back, shrug and say “So, no harm to straight marriages, then? Make up your mind.”

    (If they are halfway swift, they will respond with something along the lines of “harming the institution of marriage” and you can then watch as they tie themselves in knots trying to explain how you can harm the institution of marriage without actually harming any real-life marriages.)