Rand Paul, the faux libertarian, conspiracy theorist ophthalmologist turned US senator and (remarkably) possible presidential candidate is “offended” by same-sex marriage. In an interview on Fox News (where else?) on Friday Paul told Bret Baier:
I’m for traditional marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman.
Ultimately, we could have fixed this a long time ago if we just allowed contracts between adults. We didn’t have to call it marriage, which offends myself and a lot of people. But I think competing contracts that would give them equivalency before the law would have solved a lot of these problems and it may be where we’re still headed.
Really? Would contracts amend the tax code? Does the senator have the slightest clue what United States v. Windsor was about? And how about laws pertaining to the perpetuation of defined benefit pension plans? Would those be changed to essentially honor contracts between consenting adults? And what about the children being raised by same-sex couples? Will hundreds of state and federal laws be changed so that those kids are not disadvantaged? What the fuck is this guy talking about?
Paul’s little semi-secret is that he was raised as, and is, a Dominionist Christian (libertarian my ass). Paul’s Outreach Coordinator is none other than David Lane. Lane calls for holy war to restore America to being a Christian nation. Lane is funded by the anti-gay hate group, American Family Association.
So it comes as no surprise that Sen. Paul is “offended” by same-sex marriage. Paul offends this blogger and he offends our nation’s collective intelligence. Paul has never been more than a Palinesque five-watt bulb.