Buzzfeed: FRC hate group wrote anti-gay language in GOP platform

You have to give the Republicans props for consistency.  Letting an anti-gay officially-designate hate group write anti-gay language into the GOP platform.  From Buzzfeed:

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told BuzzFeed: “You should read the entire plank on marriage, which I wrote. I feel very happy about it. I feel pretty optimistic about the outcome here.”

Calling out “an activist judiciary,” the draft document blasts “court-ordered redefinition of marriage” before taking on the Obama administration.

“We oppose the Administration’s open defiance of this principle [of separation of powers] — in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts,” the draft states.

Finally, after praising the benefits of marriage, the draft documents state, “[W]e believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage.”

And nice of the FRC to take a swipe at “activist judges” when the extent of GOP anti-judge language has in the past raised concerns about it motivating violence against judges – and that concern came from none other than GOP former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

I guess the Family Research Council is no longer so concerned about extremist rhetoric inciting violence.

Or perhaps they never really were.


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