June 11, 2015

The hate is ramping up as we near a decision from the Supreme Court on gay marriage. Having listened to the oral arguments, I'm pretty sure the Court will rule in favor of those wishing to marry because there's really no room on the other side for a coherent argument.

They know it, too. That's why they're getting more and more excited, more shrill, and definitely crazier.

Today's serving of fear and loathing comes from former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, who is now in with the ultraconservative in crowd and an official of Family Research Council, a legendary group when it comes to gay-hating.

Yesterday, Family Research Council official Ken Blackwell explained during an anti-marriage-equality panel how anti-gay activists, just like Civil Rights Movement leaders, will resist a Supreme Court decision striking down bans on same-sex marriage, a ruling he warned will give rise to totalitarianism.

Blackwell said that how Americans respond to “a wrong decision in this marriage case” will be just as important as the nation’s response to the Civil War, World War II and the September 11, 2001 attacks. Such a ruling would be “another one of those challenging moments, defining moments as to attest of how we response as a nation, but how we also respond as believers, as Christians,” he said.

Oh, come on now, conservatives. Bow to your gay overlords and get over yourselves. (That was sarcasm, in case someone doubts.)

He went further on the radio, even:

Blackwell similarly told Tony Perkins, the head of the FRC, on yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch” that gay marriage would be a historic wrong, saying that the public must “take a stand” against its legalization “because it is just as pivotal as the Civil War, World War II and our response to 9/11 as a human community.”

It's just insane to watch them ramp up the rhetoric on this issue. When the dust settles and same sex marriages are legal in every state, what will they go after to keep their base engaged?

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