Deace: You wrote an interesting reaction to the US Supreme Court, I guess we would call it ‘opinion,’ but it really looked to me, Phyllis, like five justices, and Anthony Kennedy in particular, chose to write what amounts to an anti-Christian polemic disguised as a legal opinion. And it seems like you sort of got the same vibe from what they wrote.
Schlafly: Well, I was extremely offended at all the nasty names he called us. I just think it’s so inappropriate, unprecedented and really nasty for the justice to say that the reason DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, was passed, and those who stand up for traditional marriage is that they have animus against gays, they want to deny them equal dignity, that we want to brand them as unworthy, we want to humiliate their children, we have a hateful desire to harm a politically unpopular group. I just think, I feel personally insulted by what Justice Kennedy said. I don’t think that’s true, the idea that anybody who stood up for traditional marriage is guilty of all that hate in his heart is just outrageous.
Schlafly has her cotton briefs in a bunch because people think Christians like her:
- Have animus against gays
- Want to deny them equal dignity
- Want to brand them as unworthy
- Want to humiliate their children
- Have a hateful desire to harm a politically unpopular group
Pretty well sums up people like Schlafly. Too bad people like her can’t see their own hatred and bigotry.
If people like Schlafly want to be viewed differently then I suggest that act differently. After all, the Bible says, By their fruits you shall know them.
From my seat in the pew all I see is rotten fruit.
The DOMA decision was not an anti-Christian polemic. It was a decision based on fairness and justice for same-sex couples. In no way is heterosexual or Christian marriage diminished or threatened by the DOMA decision.
Here’s something I learned a long time ago. Culture warriors like Phyllis Schlafly need to gin things up in order to raise money and continue perpetuate their extremist agenda. This is why everything is a crisis, the end of Western Civilization, or worthy of the judgment of God. Without these kind of pronouncements the donations would dry up and Christians would go back to watching True Blood on TV.