Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Focus on the Family is still in denial over marriage in California?

Focus on the Family
Shortly after the Supreme Court denied standing to proponents of Proposition 8, the Christian right theorized that Prop 8 was still in effect. With no uncertainty whatsoever, FRC's Ken Klukowski, who also teaches at Liberty Law, claimed that another round of state litigation was required for Proposition 8 to finally be declared DOA:
That litigation could take years. And in the meantime, supporters of traditional marriage can continue making the case for marriage.
While Prop 8's supporters were searching for Prozac, Xanax and lithium, it was routine in Christian circles to exclude California from the list of states that recognized same-sex marriage. After all, it was God's will that they prevail.

Well, things didn't quite work out the way that those good Christians figured. Of course, we all knew that would be the case back in June.

On Monday of this week, on one of their blogs, Focus on the Family was bemoaning the fact that Chris Christie was dropping his appeal against marriage equality in New Jersey. Their "expert," Bruce Hausknecht, was terribly confused over how civil unions, post Windsor, were problematic. Then Bethany Monk, an associate editor, provided this gem:
The Garden State joins the District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington in redefining marriage either by legislation or court order.
I'd like to think that they just forgot to edit the boilerplate. On the other hand, Focus being Focus, they might still believe that it's only temporary. Who knows?
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