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Dec 16 2013

ADF Applauds Indian Gay Ban

Among the many Christian right groups applauding the Indian Supreme Court for reinstating a colonial-era law that punishes homosexuality with up to 10 years in prison is the Alliance Defending Freedom. Benjamin Bull, executive director of ADF Global, told Bill O’Reilly:

“When given the same choice the Supreme Court of the United States had in Lawrence vs. Texas, the Indian Court did the right thing,” says Bull, which was choose to “protect society at large rather than give in to a vocal minority of homosexual advocates.”

The net effect is to protect the integrity of the family and by extension to protect traditional marriage.

In the Texas case, the state’s high court struck down sodomy laws in a 6-3 decision that affected similar laws in other states.

The Texas case “laid the groundwork for the invalidation of traditional marriage by a number of courts subsequent to that,” the attorney explains.

The Indian Supreme Court saw what had happened there “and was wise enough not to want to go down that road.”

“America needs to take note that a country of 1.2 billion people has rejected the road towards same-sex marriage, and understood that these kinds of bad decisions in the long run will harm society,” he adds.

I repeat: The organization that calls itself the Alliance Defending Freedom thinks it’s a great idea to throw gay people in prison for 10 years. Mr. Orwell, call your office. Up is down, war is peace and freedom is locking people in prison because your god doesn’t like them.

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  1. 1
    lordshipmayhem

    *headdesk*

  2. 2
    Loqi

    His name is too perfect. A case of “you are what you spew?”

  3. 3
    John Pieret

    America needs to take note that a country of 1.2 billion people has rejected the road towards same-sex marriage

    That also has a high rate of illiteracy and poverty and where up to a quarter of the people have no reliable electricty or sanitation systems. Yeah, let’s imitate them!

    Wingnuts always have a desire to return to the good ol’ days of the Dark Ages.

  4. 4
    imrryr

    America needs to take note that a country of 1.2 billion people has rejected the road towards same-sex marriage

    Somehow I doubt the ADF applies this same logic to the decisions of China’s Supreme People’s Court.

  5. 5
    Chiroptera

    … the Indian Court did the right thing….

    Well, actually I would think that the right thing would be to recognize that the constitution is intended to limit government restriction of rights and to promote the broadest interpretation of rights consistent with the general welfare, and then to rule accordingly.

    But I don’t know Indian law. Maybe the Indian constitution does require the state to act like an asshole. Maybe the US evangelicals can amend the US constitution:

    “(1) The US Congress shall enact the most asshole laws advocated by the most assholish minority.

    (2)And, hey, that’s the Protestant evangelicals!”

  6. 6
    sharonb

    It really doesn’t take very much for these christianist’s true colors to show.
    They would LOVE to start throwing people they disapprove of in jail.
    Starting with GLBTs.
    And next, Christians who don’t buy into their christianist agenda of hating on LGBTs.

    And they think Obama and the liberals want to start arresting people.
    It is a king-sized case of projection!

  7. 7
    busterggi

    1.2 billion people in India? Since when did brown-skinned non-Christians start being counted as people by these groups?

  8. 8
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free.

  9. 9
    bushrat

    FREEDOM IS SLAVERY! IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!

  10. 10
    VeritasKnight

    What’s the director of the ADF called? Benjamin Bullshit?

  11. 11
    caseloweraz

    Benjamin Bull, executive director of ADF Global…

    I presume the Deputy Exec is Carlton Cock?

  12. 12
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    The organization that calls itself the Alliance Defending Freedom thinks it’s a great idea to throw gay people in prison for 10 years.

    My thoughts exactly. The irony is staggering.

    I was unaware of the India law. When did this happen?

  13. 13
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    @caseloweraz

    I was rather hoping it would be something along the lines of Siegfried Schitt.

  14. 14
    jaxkayaker

    ‘The Texas case “laid the groundwork for the invalidation of traditional marriage by a number of courts subsequent to that,” the attorney explains.’

    Traditional marriage has been invalidated? No one tell my grandparents, they still think they’re married.

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