James Dobson participated in a conference call with a number of other well-known Christian right bigots in which he said that if marriage equality comes to America, it could lead to another civil war because of the “level of intensity” the political and legal battles have produced.
James Dobson, the founder of the Religious Right behemoth Focus on the Family, warned in a recent conference call with fellow anti-gay activists that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality could lead to a full-blown civil war.
After Janet Porter, the creator of a new “documentary” about how the gay rights movement will outlaw Christianity, discussed her “restraining order” campaign to convince Congress to strip the Supreme Court of its authority to rule on marriage cases, Dobson said that his fellow activists “need to be realistic about what we’re up against here.”
He said that the gay rights issue has reached an unprecedented “level of intensity” and put the country on the brink of conflict: “Talk about a Civil War, we could have another one over this.”
I find it hilarious the degree of importance that the bigots assign to gay marriage. As I’ve long said, here’s what will happen once we have marriage equality nationwide:
Some gay people will get married.
Most people will get used to the idea (they already have, in fact).
The bigots will rage about it but their numbers will dwindle as the soft bigots get used to the idea and realize it isn’t causing the end of the world.
The hardcore bigots will be increasingly marginalized and will soon be viewed like hardcore racists and ignored.