Yawn…Liberty Sunday fundies gay-bash
And that includes Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a 2008 presidential hopeful, who appeared in person at the Family Research Council event in Boston last night, which was designed to drum up The Base. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette):
Gov. Mitt Romney displayed the enthusiasm of a preacher last night at a Baptist church as he addressed an anti-gay marriage rally of conservative religious leaders who argue their rights to religious expression are being threatened.
…“Here in Massachusetts, activist judges struck a blow to the foundation of civilization — the family,” the Republican governor and likely presidential candidate said to an applauding crowd of about 1,000 people, some of whom responded “Amen.”
Romney, pounding his fist during his speech inside Tremont Temple Baptist Church, criticized the state’s highest court for its 2004 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
“What (the judges) ignored is that marriage is not primarily about adults, marriage is about the nurturing and development of children … every child deserves a mother and a father,” he said.
MassEquality issued a statement about Mitt’s grandstanding.
“Mitt Romney has come home for one day to Massachusetts for one reason only — to continue courting the extreme right wing of the Republican Party. It’s ironic that, adjacent to Boston’s Freedom Trail, Mitt Romney is teaming up with the most right-wing voices in the country to demonize and belittle loving couples and families who live in the state he purports to govern. It’s heartless, divisive politics at its worst. Everyone in Massachusetts but Romney has moved on and we just wish he’d finally bite the bullet, move out and drop this pretend game of governing.”
Too bad Mitt is wasting so much time with these evangelicals; most of them think his Mormon faith is a sham — but he’s got a hard head.
Tony Perkins of FRC continued the drumbeat, using the 2006 Homo Whipping Boy Talking Point that gays are responsible for the loss of the right to practice religious beliefs:
“When we look at what has happened with same-sex marriage, as it began in this state and threatens to spread across the country, we’ve seen in its wake the loss of religious freedoms and the ability to speak out based upon one’s moral convictions,” Tony Perkins, the organization’s president, said Sunday.
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