Janet Parshall yesterday hosted William Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors and the National Organization for Marriage to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent marriage cases.
Parshall twice asserted that Kennedy called anti-gay activists “in his words ‘enemies of the nation.’” Kennedy never used such language, but Justice Antonin Scalia did accuse Kennedy of calling gay rights opponents “enemies of humanity.”
The Supreme Court rules, in his opinion, stunningly, Kennedy says basically that those of us who don’t agree with his worldview are in his words “enemies of the nation.” So I have to tell you, what does that do for us as followers of Jesus? If God hasn’t changed his mind on the definition of marriage and immediately a Supreme Court justice says those of you who follow God’s word are “enemies of the nation,” it seems to me the temptation is going to be for us to just sit down, be quiet, keep our thoughts to ourselves because hey who wants to be marginalized by the culture?
Meanwhile, Owens announced that CAAP and the Heritage Foundation are hosting a conference in October for anti-gay activists who seek to “work together to stop this nonsense.”
“The adults are confused and they’re confusing the children,” Owens lamented, “how can two men rear a child? How can a man be a mother? Tell me that.”
He called on gay rights opponents to launch a new Civil Rights Movement: “You think we did something during the Civil Rights Movement? This is our Civil Rights Movement…. We are going to fight to the end, we are not going to give up, we are going to fight like we fought to get civil rights, like we marched for miles and miles and miles, we took the heat, whatever it took, we are going to stand for the family.”