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04/10/2013

Video: NOM's Roback Morse out to 'right' Bill O'Reilly, Megyn Kelly; riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

by Jeremy Hooper

In more comments that I could ever fully track, National Organization For Marriage employee Jennifer Roback Morse has told us that Catholicism is what truly guides her advocacy against marriage equality. She has admitted that she and her fellow conservative Catholics don't really “accept the category of gayness” and has, on numerous occasions, instructed gays to live celibate lives (we can only have "chaste friendships," she insists). For much more of that see Ms. Roback Morse's GLAAD CAP profile.

But here's the very same Roback Morse pretending (a) that her tireless work on this issue is rooted from a place other than her personal theology and (b) that her oft recited talking points are the kind of thing that will disprove Bill O'Reilly and Megyn's Kelly's accurate assessment of the far-right movement's inadequate rhetoric. Take a look:

Sure, Roback Morse has assembled a list of reasons (which repeat themselves, are largely about the non-requirement of marriage that is reproduction, and are the same kinds of non persuasive arguments you've heard repeated ad nauseam) that don't openly acknowledge the obvious faith motivator that drives the other side. So what? It doesn't change the truth, when it comes to either Ms. Roback Morse's personal drive or her larger movement's apparent religiosity. In fact, I would argue that her seeing a need to create such a list shows that she realizes a problem with her side's overextension of personal theology into the realms of civil government and shared public policy. I submit that this document was created because Ms. Roback Morse, like myself, knows that Megyn Kelly has a really good point.

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