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?