Blackwell: Gay Marriage Ruling As Important as Civil War, 9/11, WW2

As the anti-gay bigots compete with one another to see who can use the most hyperbolic rhetoric about the upcoming same-sex marriage ruling, Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council’s entry into the competition is to claim that the ruling will be as consequential as 9/11, World War II and the Civil War.

Blackwell said that how Americans respond to “a wrong decision in this marriage case” will be just as important as the nation’s response to the Civil War, World War II and the September 11, 2001 attacks. Such a ruling would be “another one of those challenging moments, defining moments as to attest of how we response as a nation, but how we also respond as believers, as Christians,” he said.

Blackwell similarly told Tony Perkins, the head of the FRC, on yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch” that gay marriage would be a historic wrong, saying that the public must “take a stand” against its legalization “because it is just as pivotal as the Civil War, World War II and our response to 9/11 as a human community.”

It just cracks me up how they’ve built this up into armageddon, the Holocaust and the Permian extinction all rolled into one. It won’t be consequential at all, other than for gay couples who want to get married. Everyone else’s lives will continue on their merry way undisturbed, no matter how much they might disagree with it. Can we just fast forward to the day when Blackwell claims that LGBT equality was a Christian idea all along?

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  • whheydt

    Why does the term “damp squib” keep coming to mind?

  • John Pieret

    Yeah! Because thousands, hundreds of thousands and millions of people are going to die from gay marriage!

  • lldayo

    Blackwell isn’t even in the ballpark about this ruling’s importance. This will be a larger test to our nation than the casting of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader!

  • dingojack

    The video can be seen here.

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    YOU GOTTA KNOW THIS TRUTH ABOUT TEH GHEY ‘MARRIAGE’ !!!

    MORE PEOPLE ARE GONNA DIE be slightly annoyed knowing that it’s actually a thing THAN TURNED UP FOR THE whole collection of ‘SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION’s™ !!!!

    Dingo

  • dogmeat

    It just cracks me up how they’ve built this up into armageddon, the Holocaust and the Permian extinction all rolled into one

    C’mon Ed, you know that you’re just being silly. There was no Permian extinction because… Jesus. ;o)

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Sorry, Mr. Blackwell, but the negative consequences of nationwide gay marriage pale in comparison to, say, the hijacking of the 2004 presidential election in Ohio.

  • Michael Heath

    John Pieret writes:

    Yeah! Because thousands, hundreds of thousands and millions of people are going to die from gay marriage!

    Well, you could argue that not as many people will be born in the future since gay people’s sperm and eggs would be supposedly wasted. However given their share of the adult population compared to the number of heterosexual people and their rate of using birth control and masturbating . . . well, I think once again Christians are directing their ire at the wrong target. (Not that they aren’t also enemies both of these practices as well.)

  • abb3w

    I expect that it will be as consequential as Loving v Virginia: of immediate consequence only to those now able to get married, but in the longer term more notable as a political inconvenience to conservatives.

  • busterggi

    Now if gays form corporations will that make ssm acceptable to these folks? Because they have no problem with corporations being people according to the court.

  • Sastra

    Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council’s entry into the competition is to claim that the ruling will be as consequential as 9/11, World War II and the Civil War.

    No, I’d argue that this ruling will in the long run be far more consequential than 9/11, WWII, and the Civil War. That’s because when we stand where we are and look back at history, the endless battles and wars and even the nations which rise and fall are much less important, significant, and interesting than the advances in morals and understanding. Greek philosophy vs. the Peloponnesian Wars. The Scientific method vs. the Battle of Waterloo. The end of slavery or the victory over the South. Which one really meant more in the long run? What old wars of ascendency do we easily remember which failed to advance human progress?

    Sure, at the time the military events are significant to the people living and dying. And certainly, the struggle for control directly effects which ideas get instituted and which don’t. I’m not saying wars aren’t important. But when the dust is long settled the issues of human rights and civil liberties involved in the legalization of gay marriage will outrank the who-beat-who chest-thumping battleflag Blackwell is frothing over and waving.

    In the battle of ideas, Christianity is going to lose. First the conservative tripe like this, and then the humanism-ridden faith-coddling versions. Blackwell isn’t afraid of a genuine need for Christians to defend their physical existence; he’s afraid it’s all over but the shouting.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    @Sastra #11

    -A sincere “thank you”, you’ve made my day with your statement. :)

  • shay

    Nation-wide SSM, when it comes, will have the same momentous and game-changing effect on American society that the striking down of ‘don’t ask don’t tell ‘ had on the military… as in minute.

  • lorn

    Ken Blackwell has a point.

    The key to understanding the context of his complaint is to remember that perspective can be a matter of which end of the telescope one looks into. National legal acceptance of gay marriage is unlikely to be a big thing for most Americans. In a lot of communities gay doesn’t qualify as an insult and gay marriage barely raises an eyebrow. That said, this is quite literally TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) for some of the more cloistered conservative communities. Acceptance of gay marriage across the nation is going to rock their world. This is, in my way of thinking, more like the voting rights act and judicial decisions that forced restaurants and hotels to allow blacks in and schools integrated. People forget how revolutionary those decisions were. Even after more than fifty years we are still processing those changes.

    Legal acceptance of gay marriage isn’t going to cause a lot of stress for the majority. But there is a minority of previously cloistered religious conservatives who are likely going to wake up in the near future to a whole new world. A strange new world that they are not prepared to understand. A new world that they never even contemplated having to deal with. Many within this community will adapt. But some, the dyed in the wool true believers, partially as a function of age and ideology, will carry their indignation to the grave. Sometimes progress is a matter of a generation dying out.

  • whheydt

    Re; lorn @ #14…

    A Brave New World?