Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What would a week be without some material from Peter Sprigg?

Family Research Council's expert on the homosexual agendaTM is undoubtedly Peter Sprigg. Sprigg is also one of the reasons that FRC has been labeled a hate group. Apparently Sprigg's divinity degree is the source of his erudition on sexual orientation. Oh my.

Now Sprigg weighs in with The Irony of the November 2012 Marriage Votes. According to Sprigg:

Advocates of homosexual “marriage” will celebrate the outcome in these states as a breakthrough indicating momentum in support of redefining our most fundamental social institution. The irony, however, is that their narrow margin of victory in these four relatively liberal states may provide evidence that a solid majority of Americans nationwide still opposes same-sex “marriage.”

Sprigg cannot live without the scare quotes which seems rather childish to me. Yeah Peter, we get the point. Nevertheless, gays who legally marry are legally wed     often by clergy. As for his observations, there is nothing ironic at all as there is no demonstrable incongruity.

We won. He lost. The margins of victory are irrelevant.

Aside from not being a master of the English language, Sprigg is no Nate Silver. He goes through all of these nonsensical calculations to prove what? I have no idea. Nor do I care. I'll spare readers the many extrapolations that support no conclusion. Thereafter Sprigg ends his polemic with:
As they have been doing ever since a Massachusetts court first redefined marriage nine years ago, advocates of homosexual “marriage” will undoubtedly trumpet that the tide has turned and momentum is on their side. However, with the score against them by 41-9 in state definitions of marriage, 31-4 in statewide ballot measures, and 60-34 percent in public opinion, the redefinition of marriage remains a long way from “inevitable.”
It sure looks like a turned tide to me. We even reversed a previous loss in Maine. We won another contest that Sprigg doesn't mention in that NOM failed to unseat an Iowa judge who was part of a unanimous ruling for marriage equality. We also proved that a President of the United States can affirm the rights of gays to marry and still get elected. Oh, and that 60-34 public opinion poll is from National Organization for Marriage.
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