(Up)Chuck Hurley went off message – and made it clear that it really isn't just about marriage:
On a blustery basketball court at Southside Park, leaders in the push to oust three justices for their role in a decision that legalized gay marriage in Iowa — led by the Washington, D.C., based Family Research Council and the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage – departed a touring “Judge Bus” emblazoned with “vote no” slogans and spoke to a crowd of about 15 people.
Gay marriage is tearing society asunder, and the decision to allow it runs afoul of the Constitution, said Chuck Hurley, president of the highly influential Christian organization Iowa Family Policy Center, which is a local affiliate of the Family Research Council.
“It’s a degradation of God’s best design for the family,” said Hurley, who was on the tour representing the center’s political action arm.
Hurley said gay activity degrades and alters the family structure, concluding that the debate is about stable homes.
“An intact father-and- mother marriage is by far more important than a good education, by far more important than their physical health in the well-being of a child,” Hurley said.
Hurley goes further than opposition to gay marriage, though.
“For millennia every sane culture has had restraints on behavior,” Hurley said.
Stable societies have always had restraints on incest and pedophilia, he said, and that should extend to homosexual acts as well.
“Every culture should have safe and sane laws regarding sexuality,” Hurley said.
And what would such insanity be without christianists who are actually trying to slither into the Legislature to do Hurley's upchucking for him:
At the anti-judge rally, Republican Statehouse candidate Dan Dirkx said the justices’ decision is jeopardizing Iowa’s way of life.
“I see this ruling as a frontal attack on our culture,” Dirkx said. “America is suffering a heart attack. The rest of the nation looks to us to have good sense.”
Dirkx of rural Auburn, who is running for the House District 51 seat now held by State Rep. Rod Roberts, R-Carroll, compared the marriage case to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, and noted that legalized abortion is the result of court action, not the vote of the public or their representatives.
“We need to rise up and let them know that we understand why our form of government works,” Dirkx said.
Simply put, society should not give a stamp of approval to gay marriage, Dirkx said.
“When you offend God individually God will deal with you individually,” Dirkx said. “But when you offend God as a nation, that’s a different category.”
In other news, Dirkx said that he supports 'Inquisition-style' remedies against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz for causing the nation to offend God by killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people in a false-pretense war.
I'm just kidding on that – but wouldn't it be nice if the esteemed MSM would ask someone like Dirkx if war – particularly war-for-financial-gain – also offends a god that is soooooooooooooooooooo offended by gay marriage?