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Friday, October 24, 2008

"Gay marriage in every state" and other 11th hour election fantasies

Sarah Palin opened the door on same-sex marriage that John McCain wouldn't and now the Religious Right is running through.

But among the strongest pieces this year is Focus on the Family Action's letter which has been posted on the group's Web site and making the e-mail rounds. Signed by "A Christian from 2012," it claims a series of events could logically happen based on the group's interpretation of Obama's record, Democratic Party positions, recent court rulings and other trends.

Among the claims:

• A 6-3 liberal majority Supreme Court that results in rulings like one making gay marriage the law of the land and another forcing the Boy Scouts to "hire homosexual scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with young boys." (In the imagined scenario, The Boy Scouts choose to disband rather than obey).

But wait. How could this be? I mean, if "gay marriage" is everywhere, won't that ruin traditional marriage and mean there are no more children because everyone will "go gay"? Isn't that how the demise of the Boy Scouts will really come? I suppose that's just a footnote option in the range of apocalyptic visions that we'll face...

Geesh, if only these phantasms would come to an end on November 4!

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