The South Carolina Senate voted for a bill calling for a new constitutional convention so they can outlaw same-sex marriage. Unsurprisingly, the arguments they offered were monumentally stupid. Like this one from a guy who apparently hasn’t even bothered reading the Bible he no doubt claims to believe:
“Marriage is one man and one woman, and I believe that’s the way it’s been in the history of mankind up until the last 15 years,” said Sen. Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, the chairman of the subcommittee.
Lamech. Solomon. Abraham. Jacob. David. If one man/one woman marriage has been the way it is for the entire history of mankind, your Bible is lying to you.
Among them was Sen. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, who said that federal judges who have legalized gay marriage should be impeached, and the bills’ sponsor, Larry Grooms, a Charleston Republican.
“It has to do with the propagation of our species,” Grooms said of protecting what he calls traditional marriage. “It is what is in the best interest of our species. Now we’re told through a federal judge that now we have to change that. It throws out of kilter all of our laws that have been based on the foundation of a man and a woman (being married).”
This argument just cracks me up. What does he think is going to happen, exactly? Does he think if we let gay people get married, straight people are going to stop having kids? Does he think that if we don’t let gay people get married, they’ll suddenly turn straight and start popping out babies? It takes a special kind of stupid to find such an argument convincing.