Hark. A flock of red-sashed loons has been spotted in Tyler Texas to – according to them – “defend real marriage.” What the very-white, pimply, brain-washed, ultra-orthodox boys mean is that same-sex marriage doesn’t count.

In truth I feel sorry for these kids. They have been so terribly manipulated by adults who have drunk the Vatican Kool-Aid. Ironically they are trying to shame gay couples, some of whom are raising perfectly well adjusted and curious children who will likely be successful in whatever they do. The TFPers will probably end up working for the kids raised by gay parents.

According to TFP:

The afternoon sun beat down relentlessly on the busy intersection. Above the din of car horns and semi-truck engines, the sound of bagpipes and singing drifted on the breeze. A group of 17 young men, gathered under an American flag, held signs which stated, “God’s Marriage = 1 man + 1 woman.” They held the public’s attention during rush hour on Broadway and the Loop which saw thousands of cars drive by.

These young volunteers of the American Society for the defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and Tradition, Family, Property–Louisiana are happy spending time on the hot streets of Texas rather than on the hot beaches of the gulf. And the reaction of the public confirmed that they had made the right choice.

I would love to know what these people think they are accomplishing. The debate has ended and they were well represented. Their side was unable to convince a majority of the justices of the Supreme Court that the recognition of same-sex marriage was not required under the 14th Amendment. Therefore, they are only repeating the losing arguments. The only possible outcome is to display their disapproval of gay citizens, their marriages and the children they raise. Some would call that bigotry. I would.

The level of delusion is profound:

Disapproval for the Supreme Court’s decision is widespread. “God’s not
going to tolerate what’s going on much longer,” one man said from his
truck window. He added, “That display of the rainbow flag on the White
House was ridiculous.”

And, of course, these groups always have their hand out:

Support this crusade for true marriage

Please consider filling our gas tank to keep us on the road campaigning for God’s marriage. For example, your generous gift of $75.00 will fill the gas tank of one of TFP Student Action’s fifteen-passenger vans (about 400 miles per tank).

I wish that they would head out to Miami Beach. I have some questions (that would never get answered).

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.