Audio: NOM's Joe Grabowski offers hilarious (but sad) take on the judicial system
We've always known that the other side hates the judiciary most of all because it is the place where their talking points and spin jobs meet actual scrutiny. But yesterday on Catholic Radio's Drew Mariani show, National Organization For Marriage staffer Joe Grabowski really showed his hand when he claimed that LGBT activists "use platforms like the judicial process" because courts are places where "there's just not as much opportunity for the varying sides of an issue to have their voices heard." Listen in:
(*first voice is host Drew Mariani)
Hysterical! Courts are of course the BEST PLACE for the varying sides to make their cases. That is what courts do. That is the role. In terms of stages of debate, the court room is Carnegie Hall.
But courts have a standard. A constitutional standard, namely, which is why NOM and allies loathe the judiciary. They can't just push something like the flawed Regnerus "research" into a court room and tell people it's true. In court, judges see a reason to speak up when something is "entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration." And judges typically believe in a higher standard than "because me and my personal faith don't care for gay people."
Years ago, the conservative movement began driving home the "activist judges" meme because they always knew that court rooms were their biggest enemies. They had to come up with some way to fight back, and actually making better arguments was obviously not going to happen, so they began attacking the forum and its players. They have now crafted a world where they diminish this third branch of government, so crucial to all that we are and all that we cherish, as essentially an annex of the Human Rights Campaign's office. This movement, which has always been as bad at self-reflection as it is at equality, can't admit to themselves that they lose because they are making losing cases. They have to instead pretend that judges, like everyone else who refuses to buy their spin, are out to get them.
But if Joe wants to speak in court, I'm glad to let him. Here is some of what he might say about us and our marriages, in his own words:
On Spain's 2005 legalization of same-sex marriage:
"a bunch of socialist apostates celebrating sodomy."
"…I am downright exhasperated [sic] when I seem to be the only person who gets pissed off by a picture 'simply of two men kissing.' Never mind the likeness it bears, so cleverly captured on film, to so many stereotypical photo-ops of newlyweds and honeymooners collected over the years.
It's time that humanity wakes up. Societal degradation and collapse follow patterns. Social psychology, not to mention a mystical understanding of the role of demons in human activity, can easily show that the type of decay which this new trend represents will spread. I'm not a conspiracy theorist or the next Joseph McCarthy. I just have common sense. Nations are changing the definition of the basic unit of society, the family. They're challenging a concept that goes back to before the foudnations [sic] of the world, before time, founded in the eternal relationship among the persons of the Trinity. Society is playing God, casting over Man a deep sleep of ignorance, extending its already besotted and soiled hand through the missing rib in Adam's chest, and ripping out from his very heart one of the definitive elements that makes him human. They'll replace the missing piece with some postmodern atheistic philosophical garbage, just like in the past; as they've exchanged tolerance for acceptance, justice for political correctness, plurality for pretense, dignity for ignominy. They'll bandage up the man-made-God-made-man when they've finished and let him hobble away, breathing laboriously under the strain of his broken and battered figure. Then, society will sit back and enjoy their creation for the time being, contemplating how else they might "fix" man up when next they catch him sleeping. I've slumbered, too, and awoken deformed and damaged by the unsealing hands of false prophets. Wake up, world… and, if you are left with ears to hear, my advice merely echoes another ancient source of whom society has at least left traces in man's memory: Stay awake!" [SOURCE]
On the Logo network:
"It's America's ignorant who spend more time arguing topics of current affairs rather than learning about them. These same people will denounce beliefs of the Church, devalue Sacred Tradition, or even condemn the theory of God and Christianity as a whole. On a more influential scale they vote. They vote Terri Shiavo to starve to death, they vote pro-death, the ordination of women, embryonic stem cell research, or homosexual marriage. Better yet, these people vote for Logo, the new gay channel to premiere on cable television nation wide. Ever hear of the Golf channel; all golf all the time? Well welcome to the gay channel: all gay, ALL the time. This means another lesson of immorality, another representative of the unnatural law as natural will be viewed by the children of America." [SOURCE]
On the "vicious influence" of gay families:
"Gays and lesbians being deprived of marriage is not at all the same as the enslavement of blacks or the persecution of natives americans. Being black or browned skinned is not a crime against the natural law and an insidious influence on society. A nuclear family centered around homosexual partnership is, however, a vicious influence and a detriment to the common good. And we have an obligation to pass laws that protect the common good. This is not bigotry. It's justice. Period." [SOURCE]
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