I have to say, I’m kind of disappointed by Bryan Fischer’s reaction to Sen. Rob Portman coming out in favor of marriage equality after his son came out of the closet. Given Fischer’s usual penchant for outlandish statement, merely comparing being gay to robbing a bank seems pretty humdrum:
GOP Sen. Rob Portman has changed his mind about homosexual marriage because his son has come out as gay.
While a story like this naturally stirs our emotions with sympathy for the family, and even fear for the future of his son, we still must ask the question as to whether such a revelation should be a basis to change our collective mind about the cornerstone institution of Western Civilization. The answer to this question must surely be “No.”
Public policy should be based on reason, not emotion. If it turned out my son was a bank robber, I would not love my son any less. I might even have great sympathy for the circumstances that drove him to steal. I would come alongside him and help him in any way that was in my power. But I would not change my mind about the morality of bank robbing.
*yawn* Sorry Bryan, you’re going to have to do better than that. Why not compare them to rapists or Hitler, like you usually do? We’ve come to expect some serious crazy from you, not the merely insipid and offensive. Step up your game!