Liberty Counsel, Jerry Falwell’s legal group, has filed a brief with the Supreme Court in U.S. v Windsor, the challenge to section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act. And they’re trotting out the only argument they really have, the utterly irrational “Marriage is good, so we have to keep gay people from marrying” argument. And the Worldnutdaily is promoting it.
“The natural family is fundamental to our very existence,” Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said as his organization filed briefs with the court.
“Thriving societies need healthy children who grow up into responsible citizens. Healthy children require committed parents who will sacrifice their own desires for the well-being of their children. This is all created within the context of natural marriage between one man and one woman.”…
“We are at a pivotal point in history,” Staver said. “Nothing will define the future of America more than the court’s decision on marriage.”
Now if you’ll just make a coherent argument for why allowing gay people to get married will have any effect at all on what you call “natural marriage,” you might have some credibility. But you can’t. Allowing gay people to get married has no effect whatsoever on the marriages of straight people, but it will give more security and protection for the children of gay people. But they don’t count, presumably because they’re no longer fetuses and their parents are gay.