Jerome Corsi continues the 2013 World Tour of Paranoid Delusions (alternatively, the 2013 World Tour of Lying His Ass Off) in support of his new anti-ACLU book. Appearing on Phyllis Schlafly’s radio show, he said that if the Supreme Court votes for marriage equality, the ACLU will try to shut down the churches.
Corsi: The ACLU has been very strong behind the same-sex marriage. They have a whole section of the ACLU devoted to the LGBT agenda, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. And, Phyllis, if we get the Supreme Court saying that there’s a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, I think the next thing that’s going to happen is that we’re going to see an attempt to define hate speech, any minister or priest who from the pulpit condemns homosexual behavior from a scriptural basis or on principles of Judeo-Christian faith. And following that, the left will not only try to close that church down, but they’ll do it through pressing to take the tax-exempt status away from the church because the priest or the minister doesn’t agree with their agenda and is now engaged in ‘hate speech.’
Yeah, that ACLU is always trying to censor anti-gay speech. Like last month, when they represented a high school student who wore an anti-gay t-shirt in Connecticut and succeeded in getting the school that tried to censor him to back down on their decision.
“The First Amendment was written to protect unpopular speech, which is naturally the kind of speech that will always need protection,” Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, told WFSB of CBS. “The ACLU has fought hard for same-sex marriage and we couldn’t agree with Seth less on that issue, but he is absolutely correct about his right to express his opinion.”
They did the same thing in a similar case in a California case several years ago. And in Illinois in 2008. And in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2007. And in Louisiana in 2006. The even defended the right of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest at funerals. Clearly they’re trying to shut down all anti-gay speech, right?