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06/02/2008

Doublespeak: The 'pro-family' movement's one consistency

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images  Good As You Images Picture-10-76Wanna see a blatant case of a "pro-family" leader shifting his talking points so that they fit the poliutical situation at hand rather than what is truly in his heart and mind? Well, check this out. At a press conference last week, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins said this about NY Gov. David Paterson's directive that his state must recognize same-sex unions performed elsewhere:

"Clearly the people of New York, through their elected representatives, do not support same-sex marriage," Perkins said. "The courts have not supported same-sex marriage. But you have the new governor using a bypass of the process to recognize these same-sex marriages."

A revelatory quote to which we reply:

"Really, Tony? So the legislature and the courts are what are of importance in this matter? Great, so then you will agree that the California legislature has TWICE passed marriage equality legislation. And you will also agree that the California Supreme Court has found that same-sex couples have a right to marry under the law. And since those two points are the measure for the people's will being non-circumvented, we will hear no further debate from you about whether or not the California decision was "undemocratic," right T-Dog? After all, you wouldn't want to be a hypocrite!"

We now look forward to T.P, by his own measure of fitness, becoming an advocate for the California marriage ruling. Though we fear it's more likely he'll instead invoke the "pro-family" movement's "Oh no, no -- I just meant that when it was advantageous for me to say so" clause and ultimately go back on his word.

Calif., N.Y. could see 'floodgate' of 'gay marriages' within weeks if nothing changes [BP News]

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Your thoughts

I'm certain that Tony is preparing his revised press releases at this very moment. I also think I saw a pig fly by my window.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jun 2, 2008 10:57:36 AM

I'm surprised that Tony is even showing his face in public after the fool that he made of himself (with the help of the host) on the Steven Colbert Show.

Posted by: Fiona | Jun 2, 2008 3:48:19 PM

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