Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Consequences of Gay Marriage according to Tony Perkins

Decided to go through my email wingnut folder and right on top was this GEM from Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC). (Emphasis mine)
Dear Collin,
This year the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases that will also have a lasting impact on the very soul of our nation.
Windsor v. United States could overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that codifies the traditional, historic definition of marriage as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman. 
Likewise, Hollingsworth v. Perry could permanently overturn California's amendment to preserve traditional marriage under Proposition 8.
If the Supreme Court does not uphold the constitutionality of these two laws, it will not only lead to the destruction of traditional marriage as we know it, but subvert our American democratic process and force people like you and me to affirm counterfeit matrimony or face punishment by the federal government. 
We simply cannot let this happen! 
Hollywood, the education establishment, and even the Obama administration are working overtime to indoctrinate you, me, and other Americans into thinking that same-sex "marriage" is exactly the same as heterosexual marriage,
 Both my laughter and tears are locked in battle trying to outdo each other. Gay marriage will not lead to the destruction of a single "traditional" marriage. You know what it will lead too? Gay people getting married.

That's it! Full stop! Case closed! Can we get back to work now?

But according to Tony, there's a lot more we should be worried about should the Supreme court overturn DOMA. Lets see if I can help him answer some of his pressing concerns about the future.
And if they succeed, what will ultimately happen to those of us who rely on Scripture as a guide to life and refuse to "change our politically incorrect views?"
  • Will the federal government now tell pastors what they can and cannot preach from the pulpit so it conforms to approved government speech?
Ummm..no. 1st amendment makes that illegal. Next?
  • Will pastors who preach against same-sex "marriage" and homosexual behavior be prosecuted for hate speech?
Only if they are actually spewing hate speech from the pulpit.
  • Will churches that refuse to host same-sex "weddings" lose their tax exemptions?
Probably not, which is a crying shame.
And there are other very serious consequences:
  • The military will have to provide "married" housing to same-sex couples at taxpayer expense.
 They damn well better. All the best for our fabulous men and women in uniform right? Also, why are you so concerned about the taxpayer expense of military spouse housing and not, say, the military?
  • Christian adoption agencies will be forced to place children with same-sex couples or close their doors.
Only if they take government money. If they are discriminating for any reason, the government can have no part in it. Really! It's in that constitution you wave around when we try to take away your guns!
  • Christian-owned companies and even para-church ministries will be coerced to extend married benefits to same-sex couples.
If by "coerced" you mean dragged kicking and screaming into the next century (in your case probably the 19th) by social progress, then yes you will definitely be coerced. If you mean the government will be interfering with your ministries or private businesses, then no. 1st amendment.
  • And children who won't affirm the legitimacy of the homosexual "lifestyle" choice will be forced to undergo psychological counseling.
First of all, no they won't go through psychological counseling. If they're bullying kids based on their sexuality  they'll be treated the same as any other bully.

But secondly, how is it okay, Tony Perkins, to approve of putting gay youth through traumatic, damaging, and ineffective camps that purport to change their sexual orientation, but not okay to change kids' minds about the legitimacy of being gay through counseling?

And you are worried about the damage gays are doing to society?

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