Family Research Council Official Ken Blackwell Links Eliot Rodger Mass Shootings to Gay Marriage: AUDIO

Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, linked the Eliot Rodger shootings near Santa Barbara to gay marriage, Right Wing Watch reports:

BlackwellSpeaking with FRC president Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch,” Blackwell blamed the shooting on “the crumbling of the moral foundation of the country” and “the attack on natural marriage and the family.”

“When these fundamental institutions are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing,” Blackwell said, arguing that people who are “blaming the Second Amendment” are “avoiding talking about what is at the root cause of the problem.”

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  1. Hrm says

    Well, since he’s willing to go that route, why don’t we just blame the black community and hip-hop then? After all, the kid was horny, and those video are full of women hot for sex. See how easy it is to make a straw man, no matter how far-fetched and unrelated?

  2. says

    Then how come the country to the north, Canadialand, has far fewer shootings and yet we had our first legal gay marriage in 2001 and full marriage equality across the country for nearly 10 years now?

  3. Todd E says

    LOLz! Of course, it was just a matter of time before yet another blowhard blamed teh gayz for the shooting in Santa Barbara. You can set your watch to it.

  4. HadenoughBS says

    WTF, Blackwell?!

    I think this FRC “senior fellow” was having a “senior moment” since he obviously doesn’t know what in the hell he is talking about. In fact, do any of FRC’s homophobic mouthpieces have any inkling about what’s actually causing, as Blackwell puts it, “the crumbling of the moral foundation of the country”?? Nah, I didn’t think so (but send us money anyway so we can keep lying to you about all our many anti-gay issues).

  5. CPT_Doom says

    There are nearly 4 millenia of recorded history, replete with wars, rapes, pillaging, murders and violent assaults, nearly all of which were at the hands of straight men. The history of this country demonstrates that the straight men who ran it for the first 200 years or so were of the same ilk and carried on the tradition of being violent when it suited/helped them. When exactly did we have this wonderful “moral foundation” to the culture that prevented violence? During the tar-and-feather (a punishment that was often fatal) phase of the Revolution? During slavery? During duels like the one that killed Hamilton? During Jim Crow, the union busting of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the domestic violence that was commonplace?

  6. woodroad34 says

    Heterosexual rampage because a heterosexual couldn’t get laid. Well, it’s what heterosexuals do…the entitlement to heterosexual sex, the violence, the single minded, bubble world they live in. The great cognitive dissonance. No responsibility for their own behavior–just blame someone else so they don’t have to grow up.

  7. woodroad34 says

    Oh, and speaking of cognitive dissonance, this idiot is a “senior fellow” at FRC(a fellow is a member of a group of learned people who work together as peers in the pursuit of mutual knowledge or practice)–quite oxymoronic (heavy on the “moronic”). First, how “learned” is he? And to be a part of a hate group like the FRC sounds a little self-loathing. I can just see him being a Senior Fellow with the KKK (at least for 5 minutes until he’s lynched)

  8. Derwood says

    In related news, it has been determined that Jack the Ripper committed his heinous acts because of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution in the second half of the 19th century. Declaring that the Bible states that the races shouldn’t mix, Blackwell supports returning the Jim Crow days in America. It should be noted that the recent Washington event served shell fish.

  9. ChrIslam says

    Actually Elliott Rodger was the product of an interracial marriage. If the FRC really wants to go there… least be factually accurate.

  10. Jack M says

    Heaven forbid we should blame the real cause, like why we allow mentally disturbed people to have access to guns. If we did, that would mean we would actually have to take steps to solve the problem!

  11. Daniel Berry, NYC says

    Only think what a crummy resume this dude must have if his claim to fame is a fellow of the FRC. Yikes. The list of jobs he couldn’t get has to be pretty damn long.

  12. Clayton says

    So why did Jack and Ripper, Ted Bundy and Lizzie Borden commit their murders? Did they have ESP that allowed them to see into the 21st century?

  13. Hansel Currywurst says

    I blame faux-ciologists who invent terms like “natural marriage” and pretend it means something. After all, Eliot Rodger identified himself as someone who would never achieve “natural marriage” (’cause he was a weirdo and gave girls the creeps), and his failure to fit into the FRC-mandated scheme of penises-in-vaginas is what made him homicidal.

  14. james street james says

    When two out of three voters have some direct connection to a loss of life caused by our ridiculously easy access to weapons then they will vote to end the problem.

    It will just be a matter of time until that ratio is reached.

  15. Gay Guy says

    The problem is these false teachings of a virgin birth and a messiah who didn’t finish the job and has to return 2000 years or more later to do so.

  16. simon says

    In the killer’s diary, he mentioned that his parents were divorced when he was young and it was an interracial marriage. May be someone asks them whether they mean that the marriage of his parents was “unnatural”.

  17. aregeejay says

    Well, well, well. So THIS is where ol’Blackwell ended up after he LOST the governor’s race in Ohio. Sorry, Ken, sweetie. Din’t buy your BS then and ain’t buyin’ it now. Now, back into the woodwork with ye.

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