Fresh from his all-day "prayer rally
," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made another move to woo evangelicals to his side just in case he decides to run for president.
And it involved another slap in the face to the lgbt community. In an interview on the ABC Sunday news program This Week
, Jindal told
host George Stephanopoulos that he would support a constitutional amendment outlawing marriage equality if the court rules for it later this year.
I don't know what disappoints me more - that Jindal would actually support enshrining discrimination in the Constitution or his reasons why he would:
I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. My faith teaches
me that, my Christian faith teaches me that," Jindal responded. "If the
Supreme Court were to throw out our law, our constitutional amendment --
I hope they wouldn't do that -- if they were to do that, I certainly
will support Ted Cruz and others that are talking about making an
amendment in the congress and D.C., a constitutional amendment to allow
states to continue to define marriage."
What in the world should Jindal's faith have anything to do with it? It should be downright embarrassing for him to say in public that he wants to make lgbt Americans second class citizens just so, at least in his mind, that God would give him a "gold star."
In reality, Jindal has been meandering pitifully ever since the news of his prayer rally. When challenged
about the anti-gay, anti-Islamic nature of the American Family Association, the group who paid for the rally, Jindal played the "religious liberty" card. Now when asked about marriage equality and why should discrimination be enshrined in our Constitution, Jindal is playing the same card.
If you ask me, Jindal's shtick is getting old, not to mention annoyingly transparent.