“I find what he’s saying to be ridiculous.” That’s the only answer Chad Griffin could come up with when Bill Donahue of the Catholic League challenged him on Piers Morgan’s show to explain why he thinks a brother and a sister should not marry. The specific example Donahue gave was of Patricia and Alan Muth, a brother and sister who were sexually attracted to each other and had four children together.
Again, Griffin’s response:
“I find what he’s saying to be ridiculous.”
Whether or not something is “ridiculous” (shocks the conscience) is the basis for making decisions about what the law should say, according to Griffin. That is, in a nutshell, moral relativism which translates into the tyranny of the mob because if our laws are based on what most people think is ridiculous, then our laws are based on hatred. If Chad Griffin and enough of his friends think it’s ridiculous, then it should not be legal, according to Chad. And so, there you have it. This is why the “gay rights” movement and their friends on the Left push away legal protection for whatever they collectively deem to be ridiculous. Whatever they hate must be denied legal protection.
Griffin is also very good at playing the victim card. Let me insert Patricia and Alan Murth’s names into his “reasoning” for laws to enshrine homosexuality as a legally protected status and see if it causes you to think the law should allow siblings to marry.
“Every single night, [Patricia and Alan Murth] get in their bed, turn out the light, and instead of closing their eyes, and going to sleep like their friends, and their parents, and their colleagues, they stay awake and stare at the ceiling fearing the next day.”
Boo hoo. This brother and sister are afraid of people who think they’re ridiculous for wanting to get married. Maybe we should change the law so they won’t cry at night?
“What the President of the United States said today – the first President of the United States said today – is that he cares for them. He is their president, he is standing up for them and he believes that they too are equal under the law. And that is incredibly significant.”
Should Patricia and Alan Murth call the president? He doesn’t seem to care much about traditional standards anymore. As long as the president doesn’t think it’s “ridiculous” for siblings to marry, then maybe it could change the law, huh? Maybe the president has “evolved” to believe it’s no longer ridiculous at all.
Except…that wouldn’t be good for children. Where is the protection for the children? Sad to say, they base their arguments about the rights of children on the same kind of reasoning that does not hold sodomy to be at all “ridiculous.”