Craig James Isn’t Very Bright


Craig James was a running back at SMU back in the early 80s, playing with Eric Dickerson. He then went on to be a college football analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports before being fired for saying really anti-gay things. Naturally, the Family Research Council declared him a martyr and hired him to do…well, something. Last week he guest hosted Tony Perkins’ radio show and revealed why analyzing football was about the limits of his abilities.

During the show, he went on and on about how horrible it was that in cases involving same-sex marriage, the courts had been “overriding and striking down the will of the people.” A caller, incredibly, asked him then if he would say the same thing about courts overturning laws against interracial marriage that clearly reflected the “will of the people.” His babbling and irrelevant response:

My answer to that is biblically, the definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. And I try to go back into legislation and anything I can consider supporting, I wanna know first and foremost, what does the Bible say about it? And so that would be my comeback to you, Dave, on that, is that the marriage definition in the Bible is a man and a woman. And the will of the people spoke on that and the hypothetical that you mentioned there about it being interracial, the Bible doesn’t speak against that.

So. Much. Stupid. First of all, he thinks this is a hypothetical question, but it was an actual Supreme Court case, Loving v Virginia. And the response from the opponents of that law was word for word the same argument that Craig makes, that those horrible unelected judges were overturning and striking down the will of the people. And the arguments made in favor of bans on interracial marriage were also based on the Bible. In fact, the trial judge in the case cited the Bible in his decision upholding the law and bluntly declared that the justification for the law was Christian theology.

You might wanna stick to football. You’re in way over your head here.

Comments

  1. anubisprime says

    @ OP

    You might wanna stick to football. You’re in way over your head here.

    When has that ever stopped a jeebus sunbeam from saying, preaching, shouting, utterly dumb, crass and, more often then not, felonious nonsense in support of their collective bigotry?

  2. says

    And the response from the opponents of that law was word for word the same argument that Craig makes…

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. Yesterday’s bigots were far more literate than he is.

  3. Larry says

    When, oh, when is the NFL going to take precautions for preventing head trauma to its players. Now, some might claim there isn’t a problem to solve here. I suggest these folks go back and read James’ statements and then come back and claim he wasn’t knocked stupid more than once.

  4. scienceavenger says

    My answer to that is biblically, the definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. And I try to go back into legislation and anything I can consider supporting, I wanna know first and foremost, what does the Bible say about it?

    Mmmmkay, but the relevant text for judges when considering striking down a law is the Constitution, not the Bible. Guess “judge” is yet another job Craig is hopefully unqualified for.

  5. Chiroptera says

    I also look to the Bible to see what it says about legislating minimum wage, speed limits on the highways, and whether my local restaurant should have regular health inspections.

  6. says

    And the will of the people spoke on that and the hypothetical that you mentioned there about it being interracial, the Bible doesn’t speak against that.

    Do we need to list all the passages that prohibit marrying outside of one’s tribe?

  7. vmanis1 says

    How many wives does this moron have? Does he have concubines as well? Solomon had 700 of the former and 300 of the latter, and he’s about as biblical as they come. Supposedly he was a Bad Man who caused the splintering of the United Kingdom into Israel and Judah (under his son’s reign), but traditionally that’s not because of his excessive polygyny, but because the women were mostly furriners who led him into idolatry and other Bad Things (they probably had Ebola as well). In fact, both he and his dad (who got married under rather adulterous circumstances, just ask Uriah the Hittite) are revered, with biblical texts attributed to each, and of course Jesus claiming descent from David.

    Then there was Abra(ha)m, whose wife Sara(i/h) was sterile. `No problem,’ she said, `I’ve got a slave named Hagar, she’s not at all horrible.’ Indeed, Abra(ha)m did indeed engage in rumpy-pumpy with the slave in question. He was 85. Abra(ha)m did marry her afterwards. (This is very biblical: some U.S. states claim the major purpose of marriage is to legitimize the offspring produced in moments of casual fornication.) The son, Ishmael, got slung out of the family because Sara(i/h) got pregnant, and because she was wife #1, her son, Isaac, got to be the prime inheritor. (Ishmael did, however, get a bow and arrow, as a consolation prize.)

    Oh yes, David also loved Jonathan, whose love for him `was wonderful, passing the love of women'; and Ruth vowed to Naomi, `whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God’.

    I think Mr James confuses the Bible with an episode of Father Knows Best.

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