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Suze Orman Destroys Conservative 'Scholar' on Marriage Equality: VIDEO


Didn't have a chance to post this yesterday but it's a must-watch clip.

Heritage Foundation Scholar Ryan Anderson has been making the rounds on media to tout "traditional marriage". The other day I posted a clip in which Anderson was blasted by Don Lemon, who called Anderson's assertions that same-sex marriage is not illegal "absurd."

Tuesday night Anderson appeared on CNN with Piers Morgan and insulted Suze Orman's relationship to her face during a discussion about marriage equality and the Supreme Court.

Anderson complained that SCOTUS was upholding "our constitutional authority to have a debate" on gay marriage, agreed with an assertion by Morgan that he would defend a convicted felon's right to get married over Suze Orman's and then continued with this bull-pucky:

"The primary function that marriage serves in every society is protecting the rights of children. Everything we've discussed so far has been about adult relationships."

Said Orman, who was far more calm and collected than many would have been:

"I feel compassion for you, and I'll tell you why. I know that you believe very strongly what you believe, but I also know that you're very, very uneducated in how it really, really works. And I believe from the bottom of my heart that if you really, really understood why the government does need to get involved, why it does need to be legal on a federal level, if you really understood that, there is no way that you would sit there and say what you are saying right now."


(via tncrm)


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  1. So, if you are gay you can't be loving parents?! Why is this guy not this passionate about people that divorce

    Posted by: Jon | Mar 29, 2013 6:38:56 AM

  2. by far, the majority of the history of marriage (in every culture) is about protecting property - NOT that sentimental hallmark card nonsense about protecting children. In the middle ages the church authorities didn't even care of poor people got married or not because there was no property to be concerned about. In the Christian West marriage was about protecting the interests of wealthy families and making sure that your wealth went where you wanted it to go when you died.

    Well, the argument today FOR gay marriage consists largely of the same ideas: making sure your your assets are protected and that your loved ones are legally entitled to them when you die.

    That stuff about protecting children is just so much hot air intended to appeal to emotions. Many gay couples are doing a phenomenal job raising children. But the law needs to make sure that their parents' assets are protected. THAT ALSO is part of taking care of children.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 29, 2013 10:51:39 AM

  3. it all goes back to stability in society by protecting/stabilizing the assets of the wealthy and powerful so that chaos - social AND financial - doesn't ensue when a wealthy player dies. It has ALWAYS been that. What other conceivable reason could the state have for interesting itself in marriage?

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Mar 29, 2013 10:53:53 AM

  4. I find this format frustrating.

    I think equality in marriage is important because it clears up the inequalities in wealth distribution. The right wants to control how many people have as much money as they do. They want to fix the inequalities incrementally, retaining that control.

    I'm also pissed off that some young adults have been denied the opportunity to start a family with who they truly love. The right does not give a damn about that. So they have no standing in this issue.

    So why is Piers Morgan putting these two sides together? Who is Piers Morgan anyway? This presentation is simply a shouting match. A competition over cliches and zingers. It cheapens everything. Even my macbook.

    Posted by: gunther | Mar 30, 2013 9:19:22 AM

  5. This pastor thinks people should get their noses out of the Bible.

    Posted by: PTony | Mar 30, 2013 9:49:40 PM

  6. liberals are killing america.

    Posted by: Sad | Apr 5, 2013 4:59:32 PM

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