Matt Barber says that gay people don’t really want to get married, rather, they merely want to use same-sex marriage as a weapon against religious free speech. Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs with Liberty Counsel and an Associate Dean with Liberty University School of Law — both very closely related to the infamous Jerry Falwell — claims that a “minuscule” percentage of gay people actually want to get married. Which, of course, explains why we’re ll working so damn hard to get the institution of marriage extended to same-sex couples.
Barber, who last month called President Obama “a white-hating, communist, Black Nationalist,” and said that “Obama’s fake ebonics accent is as creepy as any of his hateful race-baiting,” apparently believes in his oh-so-”Christian” way, that the world revolves around him and his faux Christians.
Amusingly, one must ask, if the LGBT community were so intent on curtailing Barber’s freedom of speech, why would there be so many of us — LGBT and progressive journalists and bloggers — repeating all his stupid comments every time it’s a slow news day?
Barber, in this video, says that “same-sex marriage, from a political and legal application is being used as a weapon against free speech, against freedom of religious expression… and I believe that is by design.”
Barber claims the “intent behind the push for same-sex marriage is not that homosexual activists want the white picket fence — as I’ve often said, they want to tear down the white picket fence and the way to do that is to radically de-construct the institution of marriage, to use same-sex marriage as a weapon against religious liberty.”
“We see that a miniscule minority of homosexuals actually engage in, enter into a so-called same-sex marriage. A tiny percentage.”
Of course, Barber is wrong. Totally wrong.
Tell Matt Barber that those 18,000 same-sex couples who married in California between June 16, 2008, when it became legal, until November 5, 2008, when it was banned, thanks to Prop 8.
18,000 couples. five months.
Tell that to the 8200 dame-sex couples who married in New York City — just New York City — during the first year that marriage equality became legal.
And even if same-sex couples don’t want to marry, it’s none of Barber’s business. Just because I don’t want to burn the U.S. flag, or travel to Mississippi, I have the legal, civil right to do so, and that’s what we’re talking about: civil rights, equal, for all.
Thanks to Right Wing Watch for the video
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