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Bill O'Reilly: Marriage Equality Will Cause 'a Fundamental Dissolution of Marriage in This Country' — VIDEO


Marriage equality will cause "a fundamental dissolution of marriage in this country," FOX News host Bill O'Reilly argued on his show yesterday in a discussion of the recent Utah polygamy ruling in which a federal judge de-criminalizied a portion of Utah’s ban on polygamy.


In related news, Rick Santorum and NOM have been crowing about how the Utah ruling proves their "slippery slope" theories.

Tweeted Santorum: "Some times I hate it when what I predict comes true."

As has NOM's Brian Brown:

"This decision is the next step along the path blazed by same-sex marriage advocates who have convinced federal judges to transform the societal norm of marriage as the union of one man and one woman designed primarily for the benefit of any children produced of their union into an institution that recognizes intimate, romantic relationships between consenting adults," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "For years, we have warned of the importance of preserving the norms of marriage and its definition as the union of one man and one woman. Now we see the next step in the path of consequences for abandoning those norms. Left on its current course, in a few years marriage could be unrecognizable."

Brown explained that Friday's decision stops short of imposing state-sanctioned polygamous marriages because the plaintiffs in the case did not specifically seek such relief. However, Brown said that with this decision advocates for polygamist marriage tee up the issue for the US Supreme Court to find polygamists entitled to official state-recognition of their plural 'marriages' just like gay and lesbian couples have been able to do in several states that have redefined marriage. The polygamy decision relies in large part on the same legal rationale utilized to impose same-sex marriage.

"There's no doubt that the arguments for same-sex marriage were a template for this case," Brown said. "Once marriage is determined to be primarily about providing government recognition and benefits for loving, committed relationships, there is simply no principled way not to extend 'marriage' to everyone, no matter the nature of their relationship. People in polygamist, plural marriages are just a short step away now from winning official marriage rights. Adult incest practitioners will have similar claims, as will adult siblings and other close relations. Lost in this disastrous push to transform marriage into the satisfaction of adult sexual desires are the interests of children, and their right to the love of one mother and one father."

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  1. The only thing causing the dissolution of marriage in society is the 50% divorce rate among heterosexuals. Way to project, you ridiculous blowhard.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Dec 17, 2013 12:46:01 PM

  2. You know what the biggest threat to a marriage is? Telling another woman, who isn't your wife, your sexual fantasies and getting slapped with a sexual harrasement suit.

    Posted by: EYEROLL | Dec 17, 2013 12:51:34 PM

  3. He's right! Save yourselves - us Canadians have been living in total anarchy since 2005, afterall!!

    Posted by: CMJ | Dec 17, 2013 12:52:56 PM

  4. Except....the folks in Utah who put this through don't want gays to marry. "Gay Marriage" didn't pave the way for this polygamy law, this polygamy thang came *first*.

    Then O'Reilly grabbed a falafel and soaped up a woman's boobs with it.

    Still, I don't see how any of this will dissolve straight folks' marriages.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 17, 2013 12:59:32 PM

  5. Santorum is a DUMMY.

    Posted by: Patrick | Dec 17, 2013 1:03:55 PM

  6. I got news for Bill. If straight people are still getting married despite all the domestic abuse and adultery going on, I would say straight marriage is in no danger of becoming a thing of the past.

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 17, 2013 1:09:20 PM

  7. One thing you can always count on: If FOX says something, you know it CAN'T be true. Unless of course they are reporting what they have hacked into someone's account and stolen.

    Posted by: Michael Heynz | Dec 17, 2013 1:10:45 PM

  8. And Ricky is somewhere, jumping up and down, saying, "I got something right, I got something right!" like a dim-witted five-year old.

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 17, 2013 1:12:31 PM

  9. O'Reilly is looking for someone else to blame his failed marriage on.

    Posted by: Curt | Dec 17, 2013 1:15:58 PM

  10. Frothy mix didn't "predict" anything. From the moment the Lawrence v. Texas decision - which declared states cannot make specific forms of sexual acts between consenting adults illegal - came down, this portion of the Utah law was unconstitutional. It just took this long for someone to challenge it. What a maroon.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Dec 17, 2013 1:22:31 PM

  11. Never mind the fact that the ruling did nothing more than strike down a cohabitation law which made it technically illegal to have an adult roommate, and that nothing has changed with regards to actual legal marriage.

    But then, facts just aren't the strong suit of American conservatives.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Dec 17, 2013 1:26:21 PM

  12. It was a throwaway line at the end, but someone said something true, insightful, and that runs against common social perception!

    "I didn't violate your constitutional rights, did I"

    "You can't; only the government can do that."

    Napolitano is 100% right and the world would be so much better off for understanding that.

    Posted by: DN | Dec 17, 2013 1:32:59 PM

  13. The idea of listening to anything this toad has to say on any subject repels me.

    He is a fool beyond redemption, and as many have pointed out a stinking hypocrite.
    If anyone has taken his thirty pieces of silver this toad has.
    Phuck him and the horse he rode in on.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 17, 2013 1:33:20 PM

  14. Oh, god, really? Morons like O'Reilly will defy reason and basic intelligence to march in lock step with Tony Perkins and the rest of the vile, demented homophobes running the far-right flank of the GOP.

    Posted by: Richard | Dec 17, 2013 1:34:26 PM

  15. FoxNews has learned well from Sarah Palin: Whenever your behavior is attacked, just complain you're a victim of an attack.

    Posted by: DrunkEnough | Dec 17, 2013 1:36:54 PM

  16. This man changes his mind every week. That's not good for his credibility (in case he has one)

    Posted by: jjose712 | Dec 17, 2013 1:37:24 PM

  17. zomg the dissolution of marriage! it's melting! what a world!

    what a world.

    Posted by: Jaker | Dec 17, 2013 1:40:47 PM

  18. Bill O'Reilly was divorced in 2011. So obviously he is an expert on the destruction of marriage.

    Posted by: homer | Dec 17, 2013 1:47:49 PM

  19. Hey Bill - why don't you do loofa your girlfriend's pu**sy and STFU?

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Dec 17, 2013 1:52:21 PM

  20. My grandmother's generation ONLY got married so they could finally have sex.

    Posted by: Harry | Dec 17, 2013 2:00:24 PM

  21. There's a difference between Frothy and O'Reilly.

    O'Reilly knows what he says is stupid, but says it anyway because he is an attention and ratings seeking troll.

    Frothy says this because he is an idiot and actually believes the sh*t is spews.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Dec 17, 2013 2:13:48 PM

  22. Just when I start to think that Bill O'Reilly can be rational, he goes on about this crap.

    Posted by: Richard | Dec 17, 2013 2:24:41 PM

  23. Does ANYONE really care what Bill O'Reilly that effin pompous fool thinks or rather does NOT think? Have they ever? No . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 17, 2013 2:30:30 PM

  24. @oreillyfactor Pls, get facts right - #Divorce rate in US down 10%, hovering @ 40%. Marriage #Equality not a factor.

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 17, 2013 2:34:01 PM

  25. Well, he's full of non-sequiturs today.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 17, 2013 2:37:53 PM

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