Pat, recognizing the right of all people to marry (as discussed in Loving v. Virginia) will not cause any harm to any straight person’s marriage, and the values of hatred and bigotry are not authentic products of a Jewish or Christian culture.
You’re absolutely right that we don’t want any “hindrance” to our particular lifestyle (assuming by that you mean s-e-x) or our “particular way of having sex”. That was exactly the point when Lawrence v. Texas made gay sex legal just six years ago, and it’s exactly the point of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
By the way, plenty of people in the straight community share our particular way of having sex. Seriously. Check it out. (As if you haven’t already…)
Generally speaking, Pat, civil rights are not decided by majority vote. If they were, interracial marriage would have been illegal until 1991, according to Gallup.
Kristi, I would simply point out that your taking offense doesn’t make bigotry–and that’s what it is, bigotry–legal or right. Honestly, I’m not sure where you get off passing judgment, what with you being a fresh divorcÃ©e and all.
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PAT ROBERTSON: I don’t really believe homosexuals want to get married; what they want to do is destroy marriage and some of the other things that we have in our society. There’s been an outright campaign against the traditional moral values that have grown up in a Judeo-Christian culture! And they don’t want any–any–hindrance to their particular lifestyle or their particular way of having sex.
That’s what it amounts to, but whether or not this is going to be something that will, you know, change the country, the country has voted overwhelmingly in favor of traditional marriage. They don’t want homosexual marriage. But you find a few states–Maine, Massachusetts, Iowa–who have voted them in through the legislature. Yet when the people have their say, the people say “no way!” Kristie?
KRISTI WATTS: I tell you what, Pat. And it’s important for us to pray, yes, but we also have to work. We have to raise up our voices too. I’m really getting tired of all these different stories, and everyone’s offended at this and offended at that. I tell you what, Christians need to stand up and say, “Listen, I’m offended too!” Don’t get me started!