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FRC’s Tony Perkins: Marriage Thrown in the ’Ash Heap of History’

Tuesday May 20, 2014

With today's ruling in Pennsylvania, for the second day in a row, a Federal court has overturned a state ban on same-sex marriage. And like clockwork, Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council released his latest post-decision tantrum decrying the decision from the bench.

In a statement released by Family Research Council, Perkins denounced the decision made by Federal Judge John Jones III, who ironically was appointed by President George W. Bush.

Of the decision FRC President Tony Perkins said:

"Judge Jones ruling has no basis in Supreme Court precedent, and lacks any foundation in the text of the Constitution, or in the history or traditions of our country. Instead, he substituted his own personal dogmatic ideology as he proclaimed that any recognition of natural marriage should be thrown 'into the ash heap of history.'

"What is inevitable is that male-female unions will continue to be uniquely important to society. The only question is whether Government will acknowledge that fact or attempt to deny the truth about marriage.

"Oddly, Judge Jones made reference to reading the 'tea leaves' of the Supreme Court's Windsor decision. Shouldn't we expect judges to read the Constitution and the law - not 'tea leaves?'

"Marriage is rooted not only in the history of man, but also in his very biological being. Nature and Nature's God cannot be usurped by the edict of the courts. Just as the country has never accepted the Supreme Court's declaration of a 'right' to destroy unborn human life in Roe v. Wade, we will never accept the Court's assertion of a 'right' to change the definition of our most fundamental social institution. The courts can ignore natural law, or even suppress it, but they will never succeed in subduing it," concluded Perkins.


  • Bob K, 2014-05-21 03:43:15

    I NEVER REPLY TO PEOPLE LIKE PERKINS -- they are paid spokesmen saying what they are paid to say. Arguing with him would be like trying to convince a Toyota salesman that Hondas are better. However, he IS going to hell.

  • Wayne M., 2014-05-22 21:06:41

    As usual, Tony Perkins is stating the exact opposite of the truth. Nothing in any of the court rulings negates the right to marry a partner of the opposite sex. Nothing in any of the court rulings forces churches to marry same-sex couples. HOWEVER, the court rulings do extend the right to marry to same sex couples. The court rulings also protect the freedom of religion for those Christian denominations and other religious groups who do support the right of same sex couples to marry. FURTHERMORE the court rulings also set marriage as the ideal both for opposite sex couples and for same sex couples - therefore actually enhancing and celebrating the status of marriage.

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