Video: Brian Brown won't even repudiate Pat Robertson? Really?!
Openly gay anchor Thomas Roberts and equality advocate Al Sharpton press the National Organization For Marriage on his discriminatory career. Brian plays the role of talking point machine:
(1:56) Roberts: Mr. Brown, do you agree with what we're hearing from Pat Robertson, how he is saying that this will be the ruin of society?
Brown: Well I think when you redefine marriage, you redefine it for everyone, and there are profound consequences...
(9:10) Sharpton: Does your organization support civil unions?
Brown: No, we don't, if you mean by civil unions, same-sex marriage by another name, in jurisdiction after juriisdiction when you pass civil unions...
Sharpton: So no matter, if two people of the same sex live their life together, build an estate together, and one passes before the other, you don't have any concern that the fact that they've developed something together, that they have united, that one would not have the privileges of continuing and having the ownership of what they've built together, that's no concern of yours?
Brown: No, of course, in any instance...
Sharpton: Then how would you remedy that if we have the law according to the way you are advocating?
Brown: Well there are states like Hawaii that have reciprocal beneficiary arrangements, in which any two people can get into a reciprocal benefits arrangement and therefore share these rights and benefits. But civil unions and marriage -- same-sex marriage -- are wrong.
**REMINDER: The Robertson comments that Brown failed to repudiate:
CBN anchor: WHERE DO YOU THINK WE'RE HEADING WITH THIS, PAT?
Pat Robertson: I THINK WE NEED TO REMEMBER THE TERM "SODOMY" CAME FROM A TOWN CALLED SODOM, AND IT WAS DESTROYED. THEY EVEN TRIED TO RAPE ANGELS THAT CAME DOWN THERE. THAT'S THE KIND OF PEOPLE THEY WERE. BEYOND THAT, JESUS -- WHEN HE SPOKE SODOM, HE TALKED ABOUT JUST THE FACT THAT BUSINESS WAS AS USUAL UNTIL GOD DECIDED TO DESTROY IT. AND HE SENT AN ANGEL DOWN THERE, AND HE SAID TO LOT AND HIS FAMILY, GET OUT NOW BECAUSE I'M GOING TO DESTROY THIS WHOLE AREA. THAT'S WHERE THE TERM "SODOMY" CAME FROM. WHAT'S IT LIKE? WE'RE HEADING THAT WAY AS A NATION. IN HISTORY, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A CIVILIZATION, EVER IN HISTORY, THAT HAS EMBRACED HOMOSEXUALITY AND TURNED AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL FIDELITY, TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, AND TRADITIONAL CHILD REARING AND HAS SURVIVED. THERE ISN'T ONE SINGLE CIVILIZATION THAT HAS SURVIVED THAT HAS OPENLY EMBRACED HOMOSEXUALITY. YOU SAY, WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO AMERICA? IF HISTORY IS ANY GUIDE, THE SAME THING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO US. WE'RE ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE, AND IT'S GOING TO KICK OVER IN A HURRY. WE'RE LOOKING AT FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OF HUGE MAGNITUDE. THIS SQUABBLING HON AMONG THE HIGHEST LEVELS IN OUR GOVERNMENT. THEY DON'T SEEM TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THE FISCAL CRISIS, AND WE HAVE SOCIAL UNREST AND FLOODS AND DANGER AND WE HAVE TOO MUCH HEAT AND ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS. AND WE HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF AN OIL SQUEEZE, AND THEN WE HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE HANDS OF ROGUE NATIONS LIKE NORTH KOREA AND IRAN. IT'S NOT A PRETTY WORLD WE LIVE IN RIGHT NOW. I THINK WE NEED ALL OF GOD'S HELP WE CAN GET. I DON'T THINK WE'RE SETTING OURSELVES UP FOR HIS FAVOR.
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