Longtime antigay activist and conservative cultural scold Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) — a Southern Poverty Law Center-certified hate group — said that the push for marriage equality in the U.S. is doomed because “traditional” marriage is “rooted in nature.”
“You can act like it’s not there, you can act like gravity doesn’t work,” Perkins said, “but I’m going to tell you it will catch up with you sooner or later and you are going to hit the ground and culturally we are going to hit the ground by ignoring the realities of marriage.”
Perkins and other anti-LGBT crusaders have reacted angrily to the Supreme Court’s decision last week not to hear a string of same-sex marriage cases, enshrining equal marriage into law in Colorado, North Carolina, Alaska, Virginia and other states.
On Sunday, Perkins appeared on Fox News Sunday and was humiliated by host Chris Wallace and Republican attorney Ted Olson who demanded to know what real damage was done to Perkins’ or any other heterosexual person’s marriage by allowing same-sex marriage to be legal. Perkins was unable to offer any coherent reply.
Listen to Perkins’ tirade, embedded below via RightWingWatch.org:
Later in the broadcast, the Liberty Council’s Mat Staver said that by declining to hear the appeals cases against same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court was effectively setting the country on fire and ducking the blame.
“But the Supreme Court started this, they literally took a match and threw it onto a gas can in 2013 [in the Windsor case]. And as that fire began to race across the country they had the ability to put it out and instead they just stood to the side and they’re not going to take the blame for it, but it literally is the blame of the United States Supreme Court with this 5-4 decision in 2013,” Staver fumed.
“It is irresponsible, absolutely irresponsible for this court to do that,” he said.
Listen to Staver’s remarks, embedded below via RightWingWatch.org: