The wingnuts are losing their minds over the clerk in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania issuing marriage licenses to gay couples (being done to give them standing for a lawsuit). One Christian right leader showed up to protest it and explained why it’s okay to discriminate against gay people:
“It’s not about love. It’s about children,” said Michael McMonagle, president of the Pro-Life Coalition. “There’s a thing called just discrimination. For example, should blind people be allowed to vote? Of course they should, because not being able to see has nothing to do with having the right to vote. Should blind people get a driver’s license? Of course not, because being able to see is essential to being able to drive.
“Heterosexuality is essential to the meaning of marriage. Civil government has an interest in producing future children. It’s utter arrogance to think that we can redefine the institution that has been the bedrock of all society throughout history.”
This argument is just…so…stupid. Even if were true that the government has an interest in producing future children, what the hell does that have to do with gay marriage? Do they think that if gay people aren’t allowed to get married they’ll just stop being gay and start pumping out kids with someone of the opposite sex instead? Are they really that clueless? Or is this just a pretext for their real reason for demanding discrimination against gay people, which is “that’s icky and God doesn’t like it”?