Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council does his best impersonation of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, saying that the enemies of equality are winning on same-sex marriage and the tide is about to turn back in their favor.
Plenty of states have been processing down the same-sex marriage aisle. But according to pundits, that’s all about to change. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Homosexual activists like to say that momentum is on their side. And until recently, they might have been right. Sixteen U.S. states now recognize a right to same-sex marriage. And unfortunately, the Left’s success in places like Hawaii and Illinois have helped feed the lie in America that homosexual marriage is inevitable. But don’t believe it, say experts. All we’ve witnessed lately is the Left taking advantage of easy targets. With the exception of West Virginia, none of the other 34 states are under Democratic control. That means the Left’s toughest battles are yet to come. And in places like Indiana, the tide may already be turning. State liberals are rushing to play defense while a marriage protection amendment works its way to the statewide ballot. So be encouraged. Not all same-sex wedding bills are leading to wedding bells.
What else is he going to say? He can’t say they’re clearly losing and it’s going to get worse because then all that anti-gay money will dry up. But this position is so blatantly contrary to reality that it’s downright perverse to pretend that it’s true. Equality was 4 for 4 in last year’s election. Since then several more states have legally recognized same-sex marriage. The polls are showing nearly 60% support for equality nationally and among younger people it’s more like 80%. You lost, Tony. You lost years ago. But you have to keep your grift going as long as you can, so please do make yourself look ridiculous while playing make-believe.