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Megyn Kelly: Why is Anti-Gay Discrimination Any Different Than That Against Women and Blacks? - VIDEO


“This country has a long history of discrimination against certain groups. Eventually we wind up getting it right. Right? Against women, against blacks, the civil rights movement and so on. And in justifying that discrimination when it was in place, some folks turn to the Bible and turn to their religious beliefs and said we have to have slavery because it’s in the Bible. Women have to be second-class citizens because that’s in the Bible. Blacks and whites can’t get married because that’s in the Bible. That wound up in a case. A judge wrote that in an opinion, which the Supreme Court ultimately struck that down, saying that’s not right, judge—the Equal Protection clause says you can't do that. Why is gay marriage any different?”

— FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Just something to keep in mind about Chick-fil-a's "record day." It was one day. They have lost a good chunk of a generation indefinitely, and perhaps forever. They are only beginning to feel the long-term hurt this "appreciation day" will do to them. Slowly but surely, the victory is ours because we have the moral high ground.

    Posted by: Jimcracky | Aug 3, 2012 12:03:21 PM

  2. Jon Stewart was right, cutting her hair really sapped her conservative strength :)

    Posted by: Syrax | Aug 3, 2012 12:16:02 PM

  3. What shocks me is that the pastor of arguably the most powerful Southern Baptist Church in the nations just said he believes that the Supreme Court will strike down all laws prohibiting same-sex marriage! THAT is the headline here. Who gives a crap if he himself is willing to perform the ceremonies?

    Posted by: Troy | Aug 3, 2012 12:19:41 PM

  4. I cannot believe how the – Sorry for having to quote Sarah Palin – The "LAME STREAM MEDIA" and apparently everyone else, have let Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin set the narrative on this issue.

    The FACTS are, the gay community has been boycotting Chick-Fil-A for well over two years, not because of something some man said two weeks ago. This is not about someone trying to squelch someone else's right to free speech.

    This is about a company using its profits to give well over 2 million dollars to organizations that the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed to be hate groups. Such as the "Cure The Gay" groups.

    My question is would all these people be lining up to support this company if it had given over 2 million dollars to another hate group such as the Arian Nation?

    Well, after looking at these crowds, maybe they would!

    Posted by: Steve Pardue | Aug 3, 2012 12:21:51 PM

  5. Most polygamous relationships I have read or heard about are heterosexual (keeping in mind that most are built around the man having multiple wives and the women are not married to each other.) I apologize if this is not the case...just what I have seen. If this is the case, then wouldn't the true first step of the slippery slope to legalizing polygamy be heterosexual marriage? I don't see where the gays have a dog in this particular race.

    Also, the IRS has set up the tax laws to easily enable them to extend benefits to two people. I could understand that re-creating all those existing laws to accommodate more than two people could be a hardship on the IRS, but gay couples can be covered by the existing benefit laws as they are written.

    This argument doesn't seem to hold any water from a logical standpoint. It has always sounded like a desparate argument to me.

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | Aug 3, 2012 12:22:36 PM

  6. I hate being compared Mormons. The right is so one note.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Aug 3, 2012 12:25:12 PM

  7. I agree with Steve on this, I used to love Chick-Fil-A, I still am tempted to get some nuggets when I drive by one of their stores but when I found out about all their anti-gay activity years ago I stopped eating there.

    Yes the marriage equality comments raised knowledge of their beliefs a little bit but their opposition to marriage equality is the least of my concerns as far as their repugnant anti-gay activity goes.

    Posted by: John M | Aug 3, 2012 12:27:35 PM

  8. Why doesn't she have the integrity to be honest about what this is ACTUALLY about? Not "free speech" but a man donating money to designated hate groups. It's not about free speech, at all, nor the sharing of an "opinion" - but about financially funding bigotry and institutionalized prejudice.

    Shame on you, Megyn Kelly. This is not a first amendment issue.

    And it's not about "traditional marriage", either. It's about anti-gay bigotry.

    Kelly, you're a hack.

    And to the millions who celebrated their bigotry by induldging in fast food - congrats. You're bigots and part of the USA's obesity epidemic. Rock on.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 3, 2012 12:31:03 PM

  9. first, the 'slippery slope' argument Jeffers uses that it would be the next step to polygamy is always a bad argument; besides, if he is using the Bible as an argument of 'one man, one woman', the OT is rife with not only 'sanctioned' polygamous 'holy' unions but also concubines.

    second, and as a religious he should be aware of this, Matthew 19 has been proven by research to have been added 200-300 years AFTER by the catholic church when they decided what could be canonical and what could be gnostic.

    these people do not know their own beliefs nor history...

    Posted by: mike/ | Aug 3, 2012 12:32:08 PM

  10. I am starting to like Megyn, dammit!

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 3, 2012 12:32:34 PM

  11. @Troy, I was going to say the same thing! I can't believe he made that prediction either..

    Posted by: Luke | Aug 3, 2012 12:33:03 PM

  12. I agree with Troy's observation. It was interesting to hear the pastor say that he believes all laws against marriage equality will be stricken down. As Jon Stewart said, we'll get marriage and those supporting Chick-Fil-A will get type 2 diabetes.

    Posted by: rick | Aug 3, 2012 12:39:14 PM

  13. She did a good job framing that question, but allowed him to not answer it and change the subject to polygamy. So the bad journalism canceled out the good.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Aug 3, 2012 12:43:11 PM

  14. @RHR in TN: You said, " gay couples can be covered by the existing benefit laws as they are written."

    You could not be more wrong! The Congressional Budget Office did a study and concluded that 1138 specific rights, benefits, privileges and immunities available to married heterosexual couples are denied to same-sex couples. Those 1138 include the right to sponsor a foreign-born spouse for immigration (a very big deal!) The IRS will not allow legally married same-sex couples to file joint returns, costing those couples hundreds of thousands in lost tax benefits over their lifetime. Edie Windsor alone lost $373,000 in estate taxes she otherwise would not have owed if equality was available to her.

    You assertion that same-sex couples can gain equal treatment under existing laws is dead wrong.

    Posted by: RWG | Aug 3, 2012 12:52:57 PM

  15. @ Littlewiki

    The first amendment covers and protects hate speech. Neo Nazis, The Klan and especially any organization espousing racist, predjudicial and hate filled speech under the guise of religion is protected by or most important amendment. I wouldn't want it any different, because then we get into what's covered and what is not, in that situation you just might find yourself on the wrong side even if you are morally right.

    Posted by: Brett | Aug 3, 2012 12:57:39 PM

  16. Hey, you know if you go look at Chick Fil-A's nutritional info, some of what the serve is not too bad. Certainly not any worse than grilled chicken at B-King. Probably too much salt, no trans fat, but their wraps look quite healthy. Just want to point that out. They are still hateful, however.

    Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap
    410 Calories
    10g Fat
    7g Fiber
    9g Sugars
    32g Protein
    4g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 60mg Cholesterol 1070mg Sodium 50g Carbohydrates 20% Iron 25% Calcium 130% Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C

    Posted by: busytimmy | Aug 3, 2012 12:58:49 PM

  17. I live in Tennessee and it's the height of arrogance and ignorance for "RHR in TN" to state that "gay couples can be covered by the existing benefit laws as they are written." There are no such benefit laws in Tennessee. If there are any (such as those passed by cities like Nashville), they are governed and overridden by DOMA, which states that no benefits shall be extended to any relationships that are not one man, one woman. Not only that, but the TN legislature has also passed a separate law on top of DOMA that states that no municipality or locality in TN will have the right to pass laws that contradict DOMA. Also, IRS regs are governed by DOMA -- which, again, states that no benefits shall be extended to any relationship that is not one man, one woman. So go back and do some homework, RHR in TN. You're pulling fiction out of your ass.

    Posted by: FML | Aug 3, 2012 1:01:54 PM

  18. RHR- our insurance rep made it very clear that any benefits that would go to a same sex partner would be taxed by the IRS as income for them. In contrast, my straight co-workers get married and get non-taxed insurance.

    Posted by: homer | Aug 3, 2012 1:19:31 PM

  19. This guy is contradicting himself with his last words. Unless he believes that the "eternal truth of God" is against women and for slavery and he still believes in those words in that story book.

    Posted by: simon | Aug 3, 2012 1:23:25 PM

  20. Megan Kelly, in effect, agreed with Martin Luther King's great statement: "The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice."

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Aug 3, 2012 1:23:53 PM

  21. @RWG and Homer: You're missing the point of RHR's post. S/he's saying that there would be no need to change current tax regulations to incorporate same-sex couples, as those marriages would still be between two adults. RHR said nothing about the current application of those regulations, which are clearly not applied equally.

    S/he was directly countering the slippery-slope polygamy argument posited by the douchenozzle in the video.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Aug 3, 2012 1:35:11 PM

  22. The Baptist witch doctor finally admitted that the he believes the supreme court will strike down all marriage laws banning same sex marriage. Ha!

    Posted by: Rob | Aug 3, 2012 1:42:08 PM

  23. How is this kind a travesty allowed to be uttered on Fox News? Damn. That channel is going down the tube! :)

    Posted by: Kyle | Aug 3, 2012 1:42:09 PM

  24. I just hate that I recognize this man on site. He has his hate group should be ashamed. To bad more of these Christian didn't spend time working at food banks and other charities. There is where we need to see the lines.

    Posted by: Paul | Aug 3, 2012 1:42:35 PM

  25. Thanks @ Rich F - that's how I read (and agreed with) the post from RHR

    Posted by: Jonny | Aug 3, 2012 1:45:54 PM

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