Much like abortion, gay marriage has been co-opted by religious zealots and conservative firebrands, who falsely--albeit hilarious--make outrageous claims with regards to gay marriage being some sort of evil menace reminiscent of the Soviet empire but with Prada.
And our Republican Presidential Candidates proudly eschew the barely visible line between church and hate state as they accept hordes of cash from known religious hate groups, and take their cues from their bigoted political benefactors at Focus on the Family and Family Research Council.
While some simply make obsolete platitudes tlike marriage being a “strict institution between a man and a woman” (except if you’re Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Ted Haggard, Roy Ashburn, David Vitter, et al.), others, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, have guzzled the turpentine-laced PCP Kool-Aid and made outrageously absurd comparisons with respects to gay marriage being the law of the land.
Mr. Frothy Poop (Google "Santorum") is renowned for once equating same-sex marriage to marrying a dog. Hilarious though it may be, Senator Santorum subscribes to a vigorously intolerant brand of Christianity, which he lets dictate his political decision-making. Santorum took his blind hatred of gay marriage to a whole new level when he said that children would be better off “with a parent in prison” than having two stable same-sex parents. It’s a good thing he has about as much chance becoming president as the next pope being from Timbuktu.
Here in New Jersey, where the Democratically-controlled state legislature is prioritizing gay marriage after the State Senate rejected gay marriage in 2010, manufactured fear and religious-inspired hatred once again appears poised to help stymie 21st century progress.
The National Organization of Marriage (NOM), a virulently anti-LGBT hate group, recently announced that they will donate up to $500,000 to prevent the legislation from becoming law in New Jersey. NOM is a socially backwards, Christian Taliban hate group that cannot rest knowing that somebody, in some place ,is living a happy and content life. Naturally, they are very popular with conservatives.
NOM made headlines late last year when they got several Republican Presidential Candidates to sign an anti-gay marriage pledge. Now they are directing their infinite supply of misguided, self-loathing rage towards same-sex couples in New Jersey and its lawmakers.
"The media is reporting that gay marriage is sure to pass through the Legislature, but we heard the same false story in 2009 and 2010. The people of New Jersey can and will stop this bill." said Brian Brown, NOM's president.