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Focus on the Family is Freaking Out About the Supreme Court's Upcoming Gay Marriage Decision: VIDEO


In a 7 minute CitizenLink report on "what is about to happen to marriage," Focus on the Family judicial analyst Bruce Hausknecht discusses the writing on the wall regarding the Supreme Court's increasingly likely pro-equality ruling later this year with host Stuart Shepard.

The two also buzz about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent claim that America is more or less ready for nationwide marriage equality (with Hausknecht calling the comment an "ethical breach" on RBG's part) and Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's continued fight against equality in the Deep South (FotF has already thrown its support behind the George Wallace-in-training).

Shepard ends the report by asking viewers to pray for each Supreme Court justice individually so that they'll "have wisdom as they decide on the definition of marriage for the United States of America."

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Focus On The Family Throws Its Support Behind Judge Roy Moore's Unlawful Crusade Against Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Birds of a feather...

Since announcing his pledge to fight the "tyrannical" judicial ruling on gay marriage in Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore was quick to receive support from everyone's favorite anti-gay hate group, the National Organization for Marriage. Citizen Link, a public policy partner of Focus on the Family, has thrown its hat into the ring as well and posted a charming video to YouTube highlighting the organization's very elementary understanding of constitutional law and using it to justify states' rights over the United States Constitution. 

It's twee and misinformed and you can watch it AFTER THE JUMP...

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Focus on the Family is Giddy About the Sixth Circuit's Anti-equality Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

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In a new video for Focus on the Family's CitizenLink, host Stuart Shepard interviews FotF legal analyst Bruce Hausknecht about last week's "great news" - the Sixth Circuit's ruling upholding discriminatory gay marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

The two were particularly fond of Judge Sutton's majority opinion on the ruling. Hausknecht called it "a really good read" - echoing (ironically enough) Judge Martha Daughtrey's stinging dissent that called the ruling "an engrossing TED Talk."

But as our legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman cautioned:

Don't let Judge Sutton's rhetoric fool you. Behind the gloss of reasonable-sounding respect for the dignity of gay persons lies the same odious discrimination we have been hearing from the rump of the radical right still apoplectic that two men or two women can marry.

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Anti-Gay Wingnut James Dobson Fears Same-Sex Marriage Will Cause U.S. To Slide Into 'Sodom And Gomorrah' Territory

JamesDobsonJames Dobson, Focus on the Family founder and generally unpleasant individual (see that time he linked gay marriage to the Sandy Hook school shooting), has taken to the pages of his October newsletter to warn Americans that they are sliding toward irreversible damnation. Dobson attacks various judicial leaders along the way, including Towleroad favorite Richard Posner, claiming that they "are leading us toward perdition." He makes his real point, though, by comparing the United States to the biblical cities of sin, Sodom and Gomorrah.

Right Wing Watch reports on the newsletter:

Modernists, libertarians and atheists today recognize no condemnation of sexual perversion in the Bible. However, this historical account illustrates how God views it. The outrageous behavior of the wicked men of Sodom and Gomorrah sealed their doom. Fire and brimstone fell from the sky on both cities and utterly destroyed them. Henceforth, men who commit homosexual acts have been called “Sodomites,” although that term has become politically offensive since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized and protected sexual perversion...

One thing is certain. God is the holy Sovereign Lord of all heaven and earth, and He will not be mocked. His justice will prevail when unrestrained lust, violence, perversion, and other forms of grievous sin have run their course...

Today, I have a continuing, unrelenting burden for today’s children and young adults who are being warped and twisted by those who would “fundamentally change” the world in which they are growing up. Everything we have known and valued is being swept away. 

Sorry, James. It seems the slippery slope toward Sodom that you so fear may only get slicker. 

Anti-Gay Groups Launch 'Unprecedented' Campaign Against Pro-LGBT Republican Candidates: READ

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Anti-gay activist groups The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), Family Research Council Action and CitizenLink are launching “an unprecedented campaign” against three Republican candidates because of their support for marriage equality and abortion, reports Buzzfeed.

Family Research Council Action is the legislative arm of rabidly homophobic listed hate group Family Research Council.

Last month, NOM cofounder Robert George said that he couldn't think of any "logical stopping place" between gay-affirming Christians and pedophile-affirming or serial killer-affirming Christians.

The three ultra-conservative groups “will mount a concerted effort to urge voters to refuse to cast ballots” for Republican House candidates Carl DeMaio [top left] in California, Richard Tisei [middle] in Massachusetts and Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby [right] in Oregon. DeMaio and Tisei are the only out LGBT Republican federal candidates from the to appear on the ballot this fall.

A letter  - claiming to speak on behalf of all Americans and possibly suggesting a gay recruitment drive - sent to Republican congressional and campaign leaders yesterday reads in part:

“We cannot in good conscience urge our members and fellow citizens to support candidates like DeMaio, Tisei or Wehby. They are wrong on critical, foundational issues of importance to the American people.

Worse, as occupants of high office they will secure a platform in the media to advance their flawed ideology and serve as terrible role models for young people who will inevitably be encouraged to emulate them.”

The letter goes on to warn Republican leaders that it is a “grave error” for the party to support “candidates who do not hold core Republican beliefs and, in fact, are working to actively alienate the Republican base.”

In a statement, NOM President Brian S. Brown said:

Brown“The Republican Party platform is a ‘statement of who we are and what we believe.’ Thus, the platform supports the truth of marriage as the union of husband and wife, and recognizes the sanctity and dignity of human life.

“We cannot sit by when people calling themselves Republicans seek high office while espousing positions that are antithetical to the overwhelming majority of Republicans.”

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Focus on the Family: Christians Are Becoming 'Slaves' to Pro-LGBT Equality 'Tyrants' - VIDEO

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In a new video about the "unhealthy, modern" separation of church and state, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink host Stuart Shepard uses some recent examples of anti-gay discrimination, such as the Colorado baker who refused service to a gay couple, to claim that pro-LGBT laws have created the 'tyrant' government preying on religious liberties that our Founding Fathers warned about.


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