Bill May’s Marriage Reality Movement (Catholics for the Common Good Institute) is not off to a very auspicious start. Aside from giving away a tacky “statute” May concedes what we have known all along: his case requires deception. From an email sent to supporters today:

… that is one of the very first things Marriage Reality Movement members learn: how to express Church teaching using non-religious language, enabling family members and friends to confirm its truth and beauty. Learning how to do this requires becoming aware of how we unwittingly help spread the lies of the culture that actually conflict with what we believe.

In other words this is instruction on how to disguise religious argument as a secular cause. The result is always the same: tortured logic to a nonsensical conclusion. It is why none of Robert George’s amicus briefs were ever persuasive. Apparently anything that conflicts with the teachings of the Catholic Church is a lie per se.

National Organization for Marriage has a new competitor. They are equally inept.

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.