Anthony Verdugo - Florida Christian Family Coalition
Anthony Verdugo – Christian Family Coalition

Anthony Verdugo, head of Florida’s Christian Family Coalition has a way with words. He has a way of combining words into imaginative (although hardly original) hyperbolic phrases that have a certain unhinged quality to them. 

Lately Verdugo has been pushing the idea that a majority of African-Americans voted for Florida’s same-sex marriage ban. Therefore, if a judge deems the ban unconstitutional then he or she is a racist. I guess that you have to be Verdugo to appreciate the “logic.” Verdugo is also wed to the notion that any judicial decision that he does not like must be “corrupt,” thus subjecting the jurist to impeachment.

Here is part of Verdugo’s email regarding US District Court Judge Robert Lewis Hinkle’s decision to strike down Florida’s same-sex marriage ban. Noticeably missing is anything that actually pertains to the ruling:

Judge Hinkle’s corrupt and racist decision is a judicial lynching of 8 million voters who cast their ballots in 2008 and fully expected to have their votes respected, among them, 64% of Hispanic voters and 71% of African-American voters.

He also violated the constitutional rights to due process and equal protection of ALL voters as well as offended “basic human decency” in “finding” a “constitutional right to homosexual so-called ‘marriage’, which does not even exist!”.

Hinkle’s corrupt decision to overthrow Florida’s voter-approved Constitutional respect for marriage as the union of one man, one woman, is in open contempt to legally binding precedent established by the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. vs. Windsor. It denies the voter rights of nearly 8 million Florida voters and violates his Oath of Office. Hinkle has forfeited his legacy and his right to remain on the bench.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.