Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, one of the arms of the National Organization for Marriage, testifying in Rhode Island:
I am here today to address those of you who have already made up your minds to redefine marriage. History will not be kind to you.
Haha, keep telling yourself that, Jen. Whatever makes you feel better about your wasted career.
Previous generations of social experimenters have caused unimaginable misery for millions of people.
Yeah, like desegregation and Loving v. Virginia and eradicating slavery, etc. Social experimenters!
Let me remind you of the essential public purpose of marriage. Marriage attaches mothers and fathers to their children, and to one another. Once you replace that essential public purpose with inessential, even frivolous private purposes, marriage will not be able to do its job.
And the millions of married couples without children have nothing to do with this, shut up you guys!
You are redefining parenthood, as a side effect of redefining marriage, without even considering what you are about to do.
And the millions of children already being brought up in different kinds of households having nothing to do with this either!
The same sex partner of a biological parent is never the other biological parent. Rather than attaching children to their biological parents, same sex marriage is the vehicle that separates children from a parent.
And transferring parentage to a person who deeply loves that child and will give it the best home possible is EVIL, you guys!
The gay community is not responsible for today’s generation of fatherless children. Butthey will be responsible for the next such generation.
Because no opposite sex couples will ever have children again!
And don’t tell me that we already have lots of children unattached to their parents.
It is inconvenient to my bigotry!
And don’t try to tell me “nothing so terrible has happened in Massachusetts.” Redefining marriage redefines the way in which generations relate to one another. It is ludicrous to believe that we would feel the full impact of such a change in a few years. It will take at least a generation, a full thirty years or more, before the full effects of redefining marriage work themselves out throughout the social system.
Way to cover your hind end, Jen.
The only argument you have is so-called “equality.” You have taken a venerable American concept and twisted it out of recognition. Equality used to mean limiting the power of the state to make irrelevant distinctions among citizens.
And that’s pretty much what we’re still talking about.
Far from limiting the power of the state, your version of equality has become a tool for the hostile takeover of civil society by the state. Churches are already under attack for daring to dissent from the new state-imposed Orthodoxy that marriage is whatever the government says it is.
No, they’re not.
And the pettiness of some of the complaints brought by same sex couples is simply staggering. Christian bed and breakfast owners have been sued for not allowing unmarried couples to stay in double rooms. They would have gladly rented them separate rooms, but that was not good enough for the thought police.
If those gay people had just paid double and let the Christian bed and breakfast owners break the law for the sake of their own bigotry, none of this would have happened!
Let me remind you that a vast majority of African Americans completely reject same sex marriage. They are deeply offended by the high-jacking of the moral authority of their civil rights movement.
By “they,” she means “all the blacks.” And this concludes today’s episode of “Black People Are Only Relevant When They’re Useful To My Argument.” Of course, countless black LGBT people would also like to get married.
She said some other things, but those were the dumbest ones.
It’s comforting to me when these wingnuts talk in public, because they always win people for our side when they do.