Garlow: Civil Government Cannot Recognize Marriage Equality Because God Is The Foundation Of All Government

Jim Garlow was on “In The Arena” with Eliot Spitzer earlier this week where the two engaged in a rather tense and spirited debate over the marriage equality law passed by the New York legislature last week.

Garlow refused to say whether he agreed with Pat Robertson’s assertion that no society that has “embraced homosexuality” can survive, though he did not disagree with it either, saying that great harm is done whenever God’s word is violated.

Spitzer later asked Garlow if he recognized the right of civil governments to establish definitions of marriage that do not necessarily correspond to the Biblical definition, a distinction that Garlow refused to accept on the grounds that such claims are really nothing more than attempts to keep Christians out of the political process before finally asserting that God is the foundation of all forms of government: