When you get Phyllis Sclafly and Janice Shaw Crouse of Concerned Women for America together on the same radio show, you know the result is going to be something special. It’s like they meld together like a Transformer into one giant wingnut with amazing powers of derp.
Schlafly: Tell us what you think about the real importance and the role that traditional marriage has played in our society and must play in our society if we’re going to continue to be a free country.
Crouse: Well, I think we’re all used to hearing the arguments that marriage is best for individuals, it’s best for women, it’s best for men, it’s best for children. And I have a whole book on how marriage has really, the demise of marriage has really hurt our children. But I think the thing that is really relevant right now is the fact that marriage is so good for communities, for nations.
Wait, did the Supreme Court eliminate marriage? Did they say that no one can ever get married again? *checks the Google* Nope, they didn’t. They did make it a bit easier for some married couples to file their taxes. What does that have to do with any of this demented hysteria? Not a thing, of course.
Crouse: Conservatives, far too many, are unwilling to die for it. They are too complacent, they are too laissez faire, they really do not understand the impact of what’s happening in this country, to the point that they are willing to take a stand and make a difference. Far too many people are saying, ‘Well, I live and let live. I’m not going to be judgmental. This is what I believe, but I’m not going to foist my beliefs off on other people,’ or, ‘I can’t go out there into the public square and say these kinds of things.’ I think we have to discover a courage, we have to be very brave, we have to be willing to say, ‘This is where I stand. These are the values that made this country great. These are the values that are important to me and to my family and to my family’s future and to the family of this country.’
Can you imagine being such a deranged bigot that you’d be willing to die to stop gay people from getting married? One guy, at least, has already done that in France, killing himself on the altar of a cathedral to protect same-sex marriage. Fundamentalist Christians just love claiming fake martyrdom. She seems to be calling for real martyrdom — you first, of course, not her.