Monday, December 16, 2013

Tony Perkins is profoundly confused - again!

Tony Perkins
In an email blast today, FRC's Tony Perkins writes (yells): “Federal Court Striking Polygamy Law One of Many Consequences of Marriage Redefinition.” Perkins goes on to explain why we are to blame for the recent decision in Utah:
Same-sex marriage advocates have told us that people ought to be able to 'marry who they love' but have also always downplayed the idea that this would lead to legalized polygamy, a practice that very often victimizes women and children. But if love and mutual consent become the definition of what the boundaries of marriage are, can we as a society any longer even define marriage coherently?

This is all based upon an idiotic post on Breitbart written by Ken Klukowski, one of Perkins' subordinates at the hate group, Family Research Council. The headline of Klukowski's piece reads Judge Cites Same-Sex Marriage in Declaring Polygamy Ban Unconstitutional.

Baloney. First of all, the judge only ruled that prohibiting co-habitation is unconstitutional — not the ban on polygamous marriage. Not once does the judge mention same-sex marriage in his opinion. The judge does cite Lawrence v. Texas to this extent (quoting the Supreme Court opinion):
Liberty protects the person from unwarranted government intrusions into a dwelling or other private places. In our tradition the State is not omnipresent in the home. And there are other spheres of our lives and existence, outside the home, where the State should not be a dominant presence. Freedom extends beyond spatial bounds. Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes freedom of thought, belief, expression, and certain intimate conduct.
In other words, laws cannot tell us what kind of intimate conduct we are permitted to have in the privacy of our homes. This has nothing, whatsoever, to do with marriage equality. Klukowski is an idiot and Perkins is easily misled if he likes the direction that it seems to be taking him.

While he is at it, Perkins reminds us of the outrage that a Colorado cake baker is required to comply with anti-discrimination laws. Oh the tyranny of it all. Some schmuck thinks that whipping up cake batter is doing God's work and Tony is right on it.
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