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Gays Are Going To Hell Says State’s Expert Witness In Michigan Marriage Trial

by David Badash on March 7, 2014

in Marriage,News

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The state of Michigan could not have done the LGBT community a bigger favor than it did by forming its expert witness list in the case that will decide the future of marriage for the people of the Great Lakes State. Michigan’s Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is defending the state’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage, has put together an embarrassing case, and it showed this week.

Michigan’s first expert witness, a law student from Yale University who has written extensively against same-sex marriage was barred from even testifying by the judge in the case, DeBoer v. Snyder, for the simple fact that he’s still a student. “Someone else is still grading your papers,” Ken Mogill, an attorney for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse told the court. Judge Bernard Friedman agreed.

Another expert witness, Mark Regnerus, had his fatally-flawed “study” that was designed to prove children of same-sex couples fare worse than their peers raise by different-sex couples decimated. It didn’t, and his study and reputation took severe lickings. Another embarrassment for the State. And a worse embarrassment for Regnerus, who exited the witness stand after three hours of testimony only to learn his own university denounced his research in two public statements posted on the University of Texas’ website.

LOOK: Read What Mark Regnerus Just Said In Court About Kids Of Same-Sex Couples

Then yesterday, the State put on the stand NOM-linked Canadian university economist Douglas Allen, who similarly has authored an anti-gay parenting “study” which is full of holes and based on a predisposed anti-gay bias.

“Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation?” Ken Mogill asked Professor Allen. “In other words, they’re going to hell.”

“Without repentance, yes,” Allen replied.

Kind of takes the “expert” out of “witness.”


Image via Jayne Rowse’s Facebook Page

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xenubarb March 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

It's hardly fair to represent "the people" by relying on a pack of religiously bent bigots, right?

Derek Williams March 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

If the people don't contradict their "representatives" then it's entirely fair.

BeerandOnion March 7, 2014 at 9:19 am

This whole thing reminds one of a poorly written television comedy. I am from and I live in Michigan. I'm so happy the Attorney General is a Republican. Because only a Republican could come up with this list of idiotic witnesses. They're helping the gay community so much, I must send a thank-you card to Sarah Palin for teaching the GOP how react before/without thinking.

Towanda March 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

We all knew their side's arguments didn't have a leg to stand on, but this Allen character seems to be a real piece of work. I don't know much anything about him, but I wonder if he realizes that he put the final nail in the proverbial coffin of his side's defense. You know your case is bad if you have to resort to religious teachings about being tortured forever, despite there being no evidence of this torture. If this case is handled correctly, it should be open and shut.

SeanLiberty13 March 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

Nope and irrelevant, it is 100% ILLEGAL for American laws to be based on religious anything (see first amendment). It is 100% irrelevant what your version of "God" allegedly says. Under American law I do not have to and cannot be forced to, demanded to, or required to adhere to your version of "God" or religion.

P.S. This is the same argument the uneducated bigots used against interracial marriage.

Derek Williams March 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

Good, whatever it takes to avoid sharing eternity with the likes of Professor Allen. I choose hell with billions of homosexuals, rather than have to consider being surrounded by trillions if sanctimonious godbotherers till the end of time. Spare me.

grannieannie29 March 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I wonder if the college or university which hired him realizes what a backward hillbilly he actually is.

corianne March 8, 2014 at 12:51 am

This is more or less the same argument that the State of Utah is bringing before the supreme court. I predict marriage equality nation-wide as a result.

EdofTennessee March 8, 2014 at 7:36 am

LOL, I ROCK WITH LAUGHTER AT the stupidity of the BIBLE THUMPING IDIOTS !!!! These ignorant Bible thumping FRUMPS need to read MATTHEW 7:1-10 before sending anyone to HELL. Perhaps they do not realize what JESUS said about what would happen to those who judge others !!!!
I would not want to be in their shoes on judgement day !!!! I say DEPORT all so-called christian WOMBATS to Iraq and Iran. There the LIONS could discuss their fate over dinner !!! There are not enough LIONS in the world to rid us of the hateful, corrupt and evil, Bible thumping, self righteous, prejudice, bigoted, so-called christian RUMPS !!! EdofTennessee

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