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01/23/2014

AFA logic: Unconstitutional laws are same as perfectly constitutional ones

by Jeremy Hooper

Virginia's Attorney General is nto going to defend his state's marriage ban because he believes, rightly, that it is unconstitutional. Courts are agreeing with him more and more everyday, to say nothing of public opinion.

But check out this nonsense, courtesy of American Family Association top attack dog Bryan Fischer:

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Let's ignore Bryan's nastiness about "sexual deviancy" (relatively mild in the larger pantheon of Fischer rhetoric) and just look at his argument. He is seriously suggesting that pro-gay, pro-equality, pro-freedom laws are mere suggestions since their oppositions are increasingly realized for the backwards nonsense that they are. What a ludicrous thing to say!

Bryan, like so many self-appointed "pro-family" activists, has convinced himself—and, more importantly, wants to convince others—that this whole thing is a two-sided conversation. He wants his supporters to believe that in every push forward, there's an opportunity for pushback. He wants his listeners to see this sweeping tide of history that is coming in as an opportunity for anti-gay activists to hop on the wave and make their own historic gains. He wants you to believe that this thing will always be a negotiation, even if/when the Supreme Court repudiates the vicious, divisive, costly fight that the conservatives insisted was a "values" battle.

What noise.

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