The dire predictions from the wingnuts should the Supreme Court allow gay people to get married continue to pour in, though I suspect Tony Perkins thinks it would be a good thing if the revolution he says will occur actually happens. He went on — where else? — the Janet Mefferd show and spouted this:
Perkins: That’s a good example. I’m just finishing my daily update that I’m going to be sending out and I made reference to France, you know support for natural marriage is coming from the most unlikely places, hundreds of thousands of people now have turned out multiple times in France to support natural marriage, young and old alike. It’s very important. We’ve been saying this all along that Americans need to speak out because the court likes to hold itself as being above public opinion, that they live in this ivory tower and don’t pay any attention to what’s going on; they do. I believe the court will push as far as they think they can without creating a social upheaval or a political upheaval in this country. They’re smart people, I think, they understand how organizations and how societies work and if you get your substructure out of kilter with the superstructure, if you get government out of whack with where the people are and it goes too far, you create revolution. I think you could see a social and cultural revolution if the court goes too far on this.
It’s almost cute that they think the rest of the world is as obsessed with punishing gay people and keeping them down as they are. You know what will happen if the Supreme Court were to declare, in highly unlikely fashion, that marriage equality is mandatory nationwide? There would be a huge spasm of outrage over it from the wingnuts; Perkins and the rest of the religious right would raise boatloads of money from it; and then…nothing. The excitement would fade, everyone would return to their regular lives and Perkins and his fellow loonies would be ranting to smaller and smaller audiences as people realize that nothing has changed for them at all as a result. And in 10 or 20 years, nearly everyone will think about them the same way we think about the racist preachers and the KKK of the 50s and 60s.