Saturday, July 01, 2006

Wacky-doodle Dobson

Bless his heart. Dobson doesn't think all that clearly:

In a June 28 guest commentary posted on, Focus on the Family founder and chairman James C. Dobson mischaracterized the same-sex marriage debate to baselessly suggest that there is strong public support for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Criticizing senators who voted against the constitutional amendment for "turn[ing] their backs" on the "most basic social institution" of marriage, Dobson disputed the significance of "trumped-up polls" from the "liberal press" showing public opposition to the amendment by touting "the 19 states in which voters overwhelmingly defined marriage as being between a man and a woman." In fact, while some recent polls indicate that a majority of Americans believe same sex marriage should be illegal, that was not the issue before Congress. Rather, Congress specifically faced the question of whether to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban same-sex marriage. Contrary to Dobson's claim, on that issue, the most recent polls show that a majority of Americans agree with those senators who voted against the constitutional amendment.

In a fit of what I suspect was dementia, Dobson compared banning gay marriage (less freedom) to ending slavery (more freedom). Can you believe it?! Po' widdle wing'ut. Such strange values.

As June polls have demonstrated, Dobson couldn't be more wrong about the U.S. Constitution and the anti-gay marriage amendment:

  • 48% favor letting states decide, 38% favor the feds, and 13% don't know (Fox News, June 13-14)

  • 51% say states should decide, 42% favor a constitutional amendment (ABCNews, June 5)

Poor thing also thinks gay unions will pave the way for "group marriage," "marriage between daddies and little girls," or "marriage between a man and his donkey." See? He's so befuddled, he confused a naturally occurring biological trait with acquired illnesses. Maybe Dobson is the source of Atlanta Braves pitcher, John Smoltz, wacky-doodle reasoning, "What's next? Marrying an animal?"

Who knew? Malignant absurdity was contagious.