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.