Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rand Paul Jumps on the Anti-Marriage Equality Crazy Train
How does a Libertarian get away with this?
"Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday told a group of pastors and religious leaders that the debate over gay marriage was a symptom of a "moral crisis" in America and said he hoped for "another Great Awakening."
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything," Paul said during a private prayer breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club. "In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country — there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage — there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.”
Paul said earlier this month that allowing gay marriage "offends myself and a lot of people." He said he would prefer that homosexuals had an alternative "contract" that gave them "equivalency before the law," while preventing same sex nuptials.
“I've said this before, we need a revival in the country,” Paul said on Thursday, as several in the room murmured in approval. “We need another Great Awakening with tent revivals of thousands of people saying, ‘reform or see what’s going to happen if we don’t reform,'" he said. ---Talking Points Memo
Here's the thing, Rand Paul, it's DIVORCE that should "offend" you and the people who are so concerned about the sanctity of marriage, not two people who want to marry and share a life together. Divorce destroys marriage, not more marriage. So you and your friends should be wringing your hands and clutching your pearls over that. Divorce breaks up families. Marriage--even marriages between teh gaiis!-- creates families. Your sense of "offense" is predicated on a religious book (which, BTW, found interracial marriages offensive not too long ago, and which justified slavery, not too long ago.)
It looks like Rand Paul is just another run-of-the-think-tank panderer. He knows he needs the folks who've gone all ga-ga over Ted Cruz, and so he'll go all Libertarian "offended" to let them know he's "one of them."
I understood Libertarianism to be about "I'll mind my own business, and you stay out of mine!" But here's a guy who believes this country needs another "Great Awakening," a religious revival. Does he also want whichever religion comes out of this new Great Awakening to be the impetus for new religious laws? And has he lost his mind?
BTW, someone needs to bring this to Paul's attention:
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll 3/1-5/15
"Do you favor or oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into same-sex marriages?"
Strongly / Somewhat favor = 59%
Strongly / Somewhat oppose = 33%
Also, Paul reversed himself on defense spending. Is he trying to keep up with Mittens on the Flip-Flop Olympics?