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NOM Chair: Same-Sex Marriage Will ‘Forever Sever Love From Diapers’

by David Badash on March 23, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

John Eastman, the newest chair of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, told NPR that same-sex marriage will “forever sever love from diapers.” We’re pretty sure he wasn’t thinking about U.S. Senator David Vitter at the time, but the comment itself should just how removed from reality the radical right has become.

Eastman, a Tea Party supporting law professor whose commentary continually drops jaws nationwide, (earlier this month Eastman  called U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ two adopted children “second best,”) also told NPR that marriage equality “would dramatically transform the way we think about marriage.” Eastman is also a failed political candidate, having run for California’s office of attorney general, and last year claimed that the Supreme Court took on the Prop 8 case to overturn “a trial presided over by a homosexual judge involved in a long-term same-sex relationship” and wildly claimed the decision was “a strong signal that the justices are concerned with the rogue rulings that have come out of San Francisco.”

Here’s the excerpt from NPR’s embarrassingly shallow examination of same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court, published yesterday:

Procreation is necessary for the species, and marriage is the best way to ensure thriving families, says John C. Eastman, a Chapman University law professor and chairman of the National Organization for Marriage.

Allowing gays to marry, he says, would be “almost the nail in the coffin” in terms of a trend toward the “delegitimizing of marriage,” through no-fault divorce, out-of-wedlock births and other phenomena he says weaken marriage.

“This would dramatically transform the way we think about marriage,” Eastman says. “It would forever sever the connection of marriage to procreation — forever sever love from diapers.”

Redefining marriage because gays want to marry would accelerate the prevalent “cavalier attitude” about the institution, he says, and further the sense that it’s only meant to serve adult interests.

“We think there’s a reason why in every society — across cultures, across history, across time — that there’s a reason societies benefit from that unique relationship that’s uniquely capable of producing children,” Eastman says.

It’s almost unclear which is worse: NPR’s poor reporting — more on that here, and later, if I can bare to immerse myself in their journalistic malpractice — or Eastman’s ridiculous commentary.

By the way, for those unfamiliar with John C. Eastman and his perspective, a sampling:

NOM Chair Tells Supreme Court Chief Justice His Adopted Children Are ‘Second Best’

Did NOM Chairman Joke It ‘May Be A Good Thing’ If Iran Drops Nuclear Bomb On New York?

Lead Prop 8 Attorney David Boies Takes Down NOM Chairman John Eastman

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Buffy March 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Funny, but I never connected love to diapers. Are NOMbies ABDL fetishists?

wildwildwest March 23, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Yeah, I don't get the diapers reference either. If it's not the the 4Gs (Gays, Guns, God and Gynecology) then it's bestiality or pedophilia with these people. It's funny that way…

SeanLiberty13 March 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Maggie Gallagher is not married to the father of her first born son. She is "destroying" marriage. Eastman is an uneducated idiot.

BJLincoln March 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm

He thinks we will loose wanting babys.
This guy is so far removed from reality it's not funny.
Str8 people will continue to get married and have children. LGBT people will continue to get married/unionized /committed and have or adopt children just like we always have. None of that will change.
The only 2 things that will change is the federal and/or state governments will provide benefits and anyone offering public services will have to offer them to the entire public.
This is the real reason they do not want equality. They will be required to stop discriminating against us in business.
We do not want to change marriage just be a part of it. We do not care what your religion is and will not bother you at home or your place of worship. We will however no longer be discriminated against in a public business.
The WBC is a great example of religious freedom. They are free to say what they want, where they want. While I think we should have some of the same laws the UK has when it comes to hate speech, we are all free to stand on the street and voice our opinion. Churches have always been able to not marry a couple for many reasons and that will not change.
The only thing in grade schools that will change is to recognize equal marriage as one more form of a family unit. Why they think we would teach kids about gay sex I'll never know.
These people are crazy and hide behind their holy book. I hope it brings them comfort when the SCOTUS rules in favor of equality.

lepidopteryx March 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

None of my three heterosexual marriages resulted in people who needed diapers.

colonelkira March 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

<div id="idc-comment-msg-div-602756559" class="idc-message"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(602756559)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" target="_new" href="; style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(602756559)">Close MessageOh here we go again………..if someone has a different opinion than us…….no matter how repugnant we might find it……'s journalistic malpractice!?……Aain I say to you all, this guy is hurting us, NOT helping us!

For gods sake, even Peter Tatchell, someone who I virtually never agree with and is way too militant, has come out this week stating that anti-gay messages should be allowed because of free speech……if she can be the bigger person than so can you!

julie_cason March 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Love your site, but feel compelled to request you change "bare" to "bear." One bares one's soul, but bears a burden. We don't want those NOMbies to think we gays all run around nekkid, do we?

tgflux March 24, 2013 at 1:46 am

Eeek, they should talk to Sen David Vitter about the "Love(forSale) & Diapers" connection! :-X

Huntercgo March 24, 2013 at 6:13 am

Eastman is a gift — to us. Please, NOM, put him in the spotlight as often as possible.

lorimakesquilts March 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

If he thinks anything is going to separate love and diapers then he must not have kids or never changed their diapers. No one spends 2-3 years messing with a baby's pee and poop if they don't love them. Very little in the world is more disgusting and vomit inducing than an infant's poopy diaper — you might change your first one out of ignorance but you don't do it again without love.

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