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.