Ultra-Right Wingers Are Sore Losers After Election Losses
Statements from complaining right wingers continued to pour out from conservative organizations and anti-gay marriage activists as they suddenly discovered that they were on the wrong side of history and that Americans have woken up to basic fairness.
"Tuesday was a devastating day for pro-family advocates concerned about the advance of same-sex ’marriage’ and homosexual activism. While politics does not decide moral and spiritual Truth, it is an indicator of the heart of our nation," Peter LaBarbera, the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, another organization labeled as a hate group by the SPLC, said in a press release. "No longer can pro-family advocates say that homosexual ’marriage’ has never been voted in by the people. Thanks to a never-ending bombardment of media-, educational- and pop-culture propaganda in favor of All Things Gay, homosexual ’marriage’ is now semi-popular, at least in Blue States."
Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Counsel, also made sure to get his two cents in about how he felt about the results of Election Day.
"Among the more demoralizing losses yesterday were the outcomes in Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, and Maine, where natural marriage lost for the first time in America by popular vote," he said in a press release. "It was a significant moment for the radical Left, which was helped to victory by the most pro-gay President in American history. While homosexuals may be celebrating an end to our movement’s perfect record, they still have a long way to go to match the 32 states where Americans voted overwhelmingly to protect the union of a man and woman."
Leaders of anti-gay groups weren’t the only ones whining about the LGBT community’s triumphant win on Tuesday. Conservative religious leaders echoed similar sentiments of disappointment.
San Francisco Roman Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was a strong supporter of Proposition 8, which forbade marriage in California. It is now making its way through the court system, which so far has been siding with marriage equality.
Cordileone echoed the chorus that insisted four-out-of-four was meaningless because his side "lost only by a narrow margin in four states." He reiterated his the church’s position that "marriage is the only institution that unites a man and a woman to each other and to any children born of their union," according to CatholicCulture.org.
Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham and also an evangelist, warned that America is walking down a "path of destruction," the Charlotte Observer reported.
Like so many of his ilk, Graham was speaking for God, whom he apparently on the spiritual equivalent of speed dial.
Unless we’re willing to repent for our sins, we will stand in his judgment," Graham said. "I want to warn America: God is coming around. He will judge sin, and it won’t be pretty."
Grieving for the Soul of America
Matt Staver, a lawyer and a former pastor who is the founding member of Liberty Counsel, said in a statement that the election results were a "referendum on the soul of America" and that many citizens around the country will "grieve today like we lost a friend or a close relative. Millions of Americans looked evil in the eye and adopted it."
"Abortion, same-sex marriage, and immorality carried the day. The great values on which America was founded were set aside because of selfishness unbalanced by biblical truth and commitment to Jesus Christ," he added.
The most virulent and dangerous anti-gay activist in the country is probably Scott Lively, who is responsible for the "kill the gays" bill in Uganda. Lively called Tuesday’s results "the progressive’s Godless Utopian fantasy" in a statement.
Several conservative websites reiterated the "America is doomed" meme.
Town Hall, in an article entitled "What This Election Means," attempted to explain why Republican Party Senate and presidential candidates went down on Tuesday. It wasn’t because they were out of step with an increasingly progressive, multi-racial America. It was because they were not conservative enough.
"Few Republicans were willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic establishment and Hollywood campaigned for gay marriage. Last night really is a big loss -- no way to spin it," according to the article.
In Life Site New’s coverage of the election defeat, an article called "Aftermath: lessons from the 2012 Election" stated that ’after 33 victories, Tuesday night brought multiple defeats."
Predictably, right wingnuts expressed their outrage on Free Republic article. "And to think this nation was founded by Pilgrims who dedicated it in covenant to God and for the gospel of Jesus Christ only to degenerate into these abominations," one wrote. "I’m only in my mid fifties but destination Heaven is looking better all the time."
Another reader at least recognized that "It’s an issue of demographics. Young people are overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage, and have been for some time. As they age a small proportion of them will change their mind, but the majority will still support it. We just saw this play out, and frankly there’s no stopping it. I think it likely that the Republican party will officially endorse gay marriage within 20 years, perhaps as little as 10."
One can only hope.