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More fundie blather over the NJ ruling

“I think what most Americans need to know more than anything else about this ruling is that the New Jersey Supreme Court just made a decision for each of us. And what they decided is that homosexual marriage will be legal in your state.
— Don Wildmon, on those damn activist judges in the Garden State

Ah, it’s nice to see the head of the American Family Association coming unhinged over Wednesday’s decision that gay couples should have the same rights and benefits of marriage as het couples to the legal rights of civil marriage. He’s hoping to energize the sheeple for another push at a federal marriage amendment. (AgapePress):

“In Massachusetts [which has legalized homosexual marriage],” Wildmon explains, “there’s a law that says you cannot come into the state and get married. However, there is no such law in the Garden State, he adds, so “you can go from any state and get married in New Jersey.”

In light of these facts, the pro-family leader thinks the New Jersey court decision is likely to galvanize pro-family forces into action.

“This will increase the commitment of those of us who have been involved for three or four years now in the effort to strengthen our proposed Marriage Protection Amendment,” Wildmon says. Meanwhile, he hopes the ruling will drive values voters to the polls next month in an effort to keep pro-homosexual liberals out of office and out of the judiciary.

Values voters. Is this not the most worn-out term? Just because we don’t share his questionable, conditional values doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t have any — people are waking up to the fact that they don’t want Wildmon peeping in their bedrooms and threatening to criminalize them.


Daddy Dobson is also quoted in another AgapePress bleating on the ruling, and the bombastic head of Focus on the Anus raises the level of hysteria.

Nothing less than the future of the American family hangs in the balance if we allow one-man, one-woman marriage to be redefined out of existence,” he says in a press release. “And make no mistake — that is precisely the outcome the New Jersey Supreme Court is aiming for with this decision.”

Daddy D in 2004: “Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage…It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth.”

Small-time homobigot Bryan Fischer of the Idaho Values Alliance, also gets a chance to have two seconds of fame:

“Our opponents have been saying all along that we don’t need a marriage amendment because we already have a state law dealing with this issue,” says Fischer. “Well, as Massachusetts and now New Jersey make clear, just having a state law is not enough to keep tyrannical judges from tampering with marriage.” Passage of Idaho’s marriage amendment, he says, will make sure that “what happened … in New Jersey never happens here.”

And I have no idea what Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America is talking about — this is simply stupid:

“New Jersey has now given citizens greater reason to vote on November 7 to protect marriage in the 8 states with referendums on the ballot,” said Wendy Wright, CWA’s President. “The New Jersey Supreme Court has distinguished itself once again for imposing its own form of discrimination by arrogantly declaring that a woman is not needed to make a marriage, or that a man is not.

“The thirty-year experiment of treating marriage as expendable, by making divorce easy and children fatherless, has proven to be a disaster for women, children and society. This should provide enough evidence for courts and legislators to quit abusing marriage by pretending it is less important or demanding than it is. It’s utter discrimination to claim a woman is unnecessary, or a man is unnecessary, to make a marriage. We should not be forced, or children subjected to, another social experiment with marriage simply to make individuals personally satisfied.”

Wright, btw, also believes that criminal behavior in women is caused by the “feminist agenda.”

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