Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FRC's Tony Perkins exploits Bergdahl controversy to make tacky attack on judges

I've heard of throwing tantrums, but what the Family Research Council president Tony Perkins recently said about Wisconsin judge Barbara Crabb (the justice ruling against Wisconsin's anti-marriage equality law) was just plain nasty:

Tony Perkins
While Americans are glued to the story of one high-profile deserter, the courts seem packed with them -- lawless judges eager to walk away from the Constitution and the oath they swore to uphold it. Unfortunately, the country is all too familiar with one of those activists, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, who's been tied to the National Day of Prayer, which she tried -- unsuccessfully -- to strike it down. Obviously, Crabb hasn't learned anything since her rogue days in 2010, when a higher court rebuked the ideologue for her obvious political agenda. Now, the Wisconsin judge is back to her old ways, ruling late Friday afternoon that natural marriage belongs in the same garbage pile as public prayer. Like her past outrages, this ruling makes a case for same-sex "marriage" absolutely devoid of religious or legal authority.

To make matters worse, we don't even know all of the facts behind the situation of the person Perkins compares Crabb to, i.e. Bowe Bergdahl.  To call Bergdahl a deserter without knowing all of the facts is vile and totally un-Christian. Clearly Perkins is exploiting a hot controversy in a pitiful attempt to smear Crabb.

Unfortunately, when it comes to Perkins and company, the case in Wisconsin is no different from the other cases in which anti-marriage equality laws have been struck down. It was easy for them to get people to vote for these laws by spreading vicious lies about lgbt or useless homilies such as "every child has a right to a mother and a father." However, none of these arguments can be used as a defense in the courts.

So when they lose in court cases, Perkins and company throw extreme tantrums, making sure to call the ruling judges everything BUT a "child of God" in a sad effort to obscure how empty their arguments against marriage equality were in the first place.

Even though it's enjoyable when fake Christians like Perkins show their true faces when things don't go their way, this act of feigned shock and outrage they put on when they lose marriage equality cases is beginning to become tiresome and redundant. And extremely offensive.

1 comment:

Brian Gerhardt said...

I'm confused. Where do they "walk away from the Constitution" ?
When they state that these laws violate the 14th Amendment to the Constitution? That Equal Protection of all US Citizens is a Constitutional Guarantee and any law that establishes an unequal setting without serving ANY purpose is not Constitutional?