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08/13/2010

Video: Maggie: 'God forbid [a gay person] is relying on their status as a marriage'

by Jeremy Hooper

Besides a scarf and a late segment sneeze, there's not much new in this Maggie Gallagher CBN appearance. But get ready to gag at the :51 mark, where Maggie has the nerve -- THE NERVE! -- to feign interest in the practical interests of the gay people who are harmed by marriage bans:

Right, Maggie. It's the gay people in legal limbo who you're concerned about. Even though you are the most prominent person in this nation who has forced this overwrought, incredibly expensive, far-right-provoked game against those same people's rights? Why that's kind of like Inky, Blinky, and Clyde bemoaning the possibility that Pac Mac might never know the taste of cherries!

And of course Maggie continues to posit the disingenuous claim that anyone who disagrees is "irrational or bigoted or just insane in Walker's world," as if that is at all what the judge has written or stated. Try JUST PLAIN WRONG, Maggie. Legally wrong is what the judge found the proponents to be. Judge Walker was tasked with weighing the merits, and he came down against the Prop 8 side's horribly argued case, which even anti-equality groups like the Liberty Counsel and prominent conservatives like Chuck Colson admit was not a very good showing for their team (with Colson even focusing in on Blankenhorn specifically). It is so thoroughly irresponsible for Maggie to use her and NOM's pathological victimization in a way that targets not only this one judge, but also the entire judicial process!

We actually found the sneeze at 2:09 to be quite charming. It's one of the only times in all of our years of covering Maggie's media appearances that we saw a genuine moment of humanity, one that was bound not by talking points or motivated by politic$, but rather by the brain and the body's organic relationship. The same exact kinds of relationships towards which Maggie's contrived anti-equality sneezes are also directed. Sadly. Dander would be a much more fitting catalyst.

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