The New Jersey court decision that gay couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples was bad news for social conservatives -- the bad news they were hoping for. Pro-traditional-marriage organizations ought to give a distinguished service award to the New Jersey Supreme Court," said the Rev. Richard Land, head of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Land and other conservative religious leaders predicted that the court's 4 to 3 ruling, which was handed down Wednesday, would boost turnout of social conservatives in the midterm elections, particularly in the eight states that have constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage on the Nov. 7 ballot.
This speaks volumes as to how cynical these people are. Any movement whose goal is merely to keep their supporters angry enough to vote is just plain pathetic, meaning it elicits pity from those of us who are not fooled. Sad. The same people in the Catholic Church who were poo-pooing What's the Matter with Kansas should take note of the people they are getting in bed with.