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Christian Conservatives Cream Christie For Dropping Same-Sex Marriage Challenge

by David Badash on October 21, 2013

in Marriage,News,Politics

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Christian conservatives today creamed New Jersey governor Chris Christie for dropping his state Supreme Court same-sex marriage appeal, which effectively makes the Garden State the fourteenth to officially extend marriage to same-sex couples.

Matt Drudge’s The Drudge Report ran a headline (image, above) that claimed “Christie embraces gay marriage in NJ…” Noah Rothman, a conservative writer for Mediaite, deemed the title “more than just misleading,” and called it “downright false.” The Drudge Report is a conservative media outlet that is currently ranked number 93 in the nation and reaches about 23 million people a month, according to Quantcast.

“It’s definitely not a profile in courage,” Brian Brown, president of NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, told Politico.

“You’ve got a court in New Jersey that doesn’t understand that it’s supposed to be interpreting the law, not making it up out of thin air,” he added. “And then the candidate and governor who’s prided himself on he’s gonna do what’s right, he’s gonna tell it like it is, he’s gonna lead, just simply withdraws his appeal because he doesn’t think there’s a likelihood of succeeding? There’s no doubt it’s going to effect him [politically in a 2016 primary].”

And on NOM’s front page, Brown continued his attack on Christie, saying “we are extremely disappointed in Governor Chris Christie for withdrawing the state’s appeal of the underlying decision, effectively throwing in the towel on marriage. The mark of a leader is to walk a principled walk no matter the difficulty of the path. Chris Christie has failed the test, abandoning both voters and the core institution of society – marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

“It’s a sad day for the voters of New Jersey,” said Brown. “An activist judiciary has once again imposed its views and ignored the rights of voters. We will continue to fight for the right of New Jersey voters to determine the definition of marriage. Regrettably, Governor Christie’s decision to surrender on marriage reveals him to be a man who lacks the courage of his supposed convictions. As far as we are concerned, it’s a disqualifying failure. His surrender on marriage effectively surrenders any chance he might have had to secure the GOP nomination for president.”

Certified anti-gay hate group Family Research Council also creamed Christie.

“Family Research Council is disappointed by Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to withdraw the state’s appeal of a lower court order redefining marriage,” FRC senior fellow Peter Sprigg reportedly told The Daily Caller. “The fact that the Supreme Court refused to stay the lower court’s order is no excuse for failing to litigate this important issue to a final conclusion on the merits.”

Sprigg of the Family Research Council said the episode indicates that Christie is an “unreliable ally for true conservatives.”

“We are glad that Gov. Christie vetoed the legislature’s attempt to redefine marriage, and that he was initially willing to defend the state’s marriage law in court,” he said.

“However, conservatives are looking for leaders who will stay the course and fight for unchanging principles, not throw in the towel when faced with opposition,” Sprigg said. “Combined with his signing of a radical bill to outlaw even voluntary sexual orientation change efforts with minors, today’s action has marked Gov. Christie as an unreliable ally for true conservatives.”

Of course, Sprigg, an ordained Baptist minister, has made clear he would criminalize gay people and outlaw gay behavior if given the chance, so his “disappointment” is unsurprising.

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BearFlagCitizen October 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

“You’ve got a court in New Jersey that doesn’t understand that it’s supposed to be interpreting the law, not making it up out of thin air,” “It’s a sad day for the voters of New Jersey,” said Brown. “An activist judiciary has once again imposed its views and ignored the rights of voters. We will continue to fight for the right of New Jersey voters to determine the definition of marriage."

Yay, just another dolt who failed US Civics classes. Just because voters vote to approve a law does not make the law constitutional. It is the court's responsibility to ensure that laws are constitutional, and clearly, a law that creates a separate class for LGBT citizens is not.

bndkllr2 October 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

"Christian conservatives today creamed New Jersey governor Chris Christie for dropping his state Supreme Court same-sex marriage appeal."

Should we all hold a "Governor Chris Christie Appreciation Day" to show our support for free speech? I thought Christian Conservatives valued people speaking their beliefs. Oh, that's right, only when they are AGAINST gay marriage rights.

bndkllr2 October 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

“However, conservatives are looking for leaders who will stay the course and fight for unchanging principles, not throw in the towel when faced with opposition”

Mr. Sprigg, why don't y'all get in a time machine and help the Old South fight for their "unchanging principles" since God apparently intended for the races to remain separate?

SantiAcosta October 22, 2013 at 12:37 am

don't think he was every really against same sex marriage. just a chess move, make it appear that he was just in case he decides to run in 2016. you can't please those the group. if not this it would have been something else. those people are high on white mens crack. time to smell the coffee and get rid of the tea.

LooeyNoorey January 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Jesus predicted that just before His return as Judge, there will be a strange, dangerous fad – a spontaneous global steamroller notable for its speed, violence, and impudent in-your-face openness. In Luke 17 He called this worldwide craze the repeat of the "days of Lot" (see Genesis 19). By fulfilling this worldwide mania that's secretly coordinated by unseen spirit beings, gays are really hurrying up Christ's return and making the Bible even more believable!
They've actually invented strange architecture: closets opening not on to bedrooms but on to Main Streets where kids can see naked men having sex in "Madam" Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco Brothel District. We wonder how soon S.F.'s underground saint – San Andreas – will get a 10-point jolt out of what goes on over his head (see the dire prediction about cities in Revelation 16:19, and Google "Obama Supports Public Depravity").
What's really scary is the "reprobate mind" phrase in Romans 1:28. A person can sear his conscience so much that God finally turns him over to S, the universal evil leader whose unseen agents can give a "possessed" person super-human strength that many cops with tasers have trouble subduing!
Remember, gays don't have to stay bound to their slavery. Their emancipation is found in a 5-letter name starting with J (no, not James or Julia). As soon as they can find out the all-powerful J name, gays will really start living! (Google "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up," "USA – from Puritans to Impure-itans," and "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up.")
Was Jesus silent about gays? Google " 'Jesus Never Mentioned Homosexuality.' When gays have birthdays…."

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