Why didn’t Maggie, Peter and Tony testify at the Prop 8 trial

Alvin over at Holy Bullies raises an excellent point.  If the religious right leaders are so upset about the Prop 8 court case not going their way, why didn’t they testify at the trial?  (Is it perhaps because they were all afraid to be put under oath where they’d have to either that there’s no factual basis to their bigotry, or lie?)

Meanwhile, others such as the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, etc. have sent out the usual junk about “unelected judges,” “activist judges,” “redefinition of marriage,” and all of the other hyperbolic mess we have come to expect from them.

But here is my question and it’s relatively simple.

Just where were these folks when the original trial was taking place last year? Why didn’t any of these folks testify as to why Prop 8 was needed? Remember, the pro-Prop 8 side could only find two witnesses and both did a poor job defending the law. One witness, David Blankenhorn, inadvertently made the case for the anti-Prop 8 side?

Because as one of the lawyers for our side said before, the witness stand is a lonely place for a liar.


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