Haters Share Rage Over SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

• Tony Perkins of the American Family Association:

“Led by activist in chief, Stephen Reinhardt, the three-judge panel scrapped the marriage laws of two more states just 24 hours after the Supreme Court left voters vulnerable to the benches’ attacks.

“Reinhardt is one of the most overturned judges in U.S. history, whose portfolio includes striking down the Pledge of Allegiance because it ‘indoctrinates our nation’s children with a state-held religious belief.’

“Yesterday’s opinion, however, is one of the most vicious yet. Reinhardt rips into the majority of Americans who believe children deserve (and need) a mom and a dad. ‘This proposition,’ (which incidentally, is rooted in years of social science data), ‘reflects a crass and callous view of parental love and the parental bond,’ Reinhardt rants, ‘that is not worthy of response.’ How typically liberal.

“Instead of encouraging debate, he shuts it down. Like most on the Left, he wants to attack the majority who hold these views and silence them because he knows the facts aren’t on his side.”

• Linda Harvey writing for BarbWire:

“The liberal majority in the 2014 Roberts court will now be labeled with the ‘C’ word—for being cowards. These justices upended American civilization while standing on the sidelines. Millions of voters in five states were assaulted in the public square, disenfranchised by this court’s decision to not overturn erroneous lower court rulings validating same sex ‘marriage.’

“Like Saul during the stoning of Stephen, they became bystanders, nodding their assent as terrible violence was committed. The ‘gay’ bullies got their way. Truth and morality were trampled but the black-robed bystanders will plead innocence. But let’s not just pick on certain lawyers because they do operate with some powerful constraints at times.

“What’s needed and totally possible is a firm stand by the GOP, no longer adopting the loaded lingo of the left, like denying being ‘anti-gay,’ which makes me want to scream.”

• Spokesman for the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, Brian Brown:

“Right now I think folks who look at this issue and think that NOM or any of the groups out there supporting the traditional definition of marriage, that we’re the Goliath, and the pro-gay marriage Human Rights Campaign is the David — they’ve got the story in reverse. They are one organization among a whole platter of organizations like Freedom to Marry, GLAAD and all of these other groups that have almost unlimited access to the media and get their talking points across largely for free.

“But for us, it’s a lot more difficult and we’re up against a much bigger hurdle. I actually sort of relish that. It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s easier or harder or whether we have less money or more money. The real question is: are we standing up for the truth in marriage? And I’ve never had any question about that.”