Friday, February 14, 2014

The Family Foundation Spews Vemom at Virginia Marriage Ruling

Victoria Cobb - Virginia's Queen of Mean
UPDATED: Victoria Cobb at The Family Foundation is not the only heir of yesteryear's segregationist engaging in spittle flecked rants over yesterday's ruling in Bostic v. Rainey.  The Virginian Pilot provides more examples:
“The natural design for the continuance of the human race is dependent upon the different and complementary natural attributes of males and females to have children,” said [Del. Bob] Marshall, who co-sponsored the 2006 constitutional amendment – approved by 57 percent of voters in a statewide referendum – proclaiming that only a marriage between a man and a woman can be a valid union.

Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford County, said the judge displayed “animus” toward Virginia’s lawmakers and citizens “who simply believe that marriage between a man and a woman is best for our children and has served for thousands of years as the basis for Western civilization.”  Byron also faulted Allen for releasing her decision “in the dark of the night the evening before Valentine’s Day, a transparently political decision.”

Del. Tommy Wright, R-Lunenburg County, said marriage “is a holy institution ordained by God for the purpose of procreation. … Legislatures can pass what laws they want to, judges can make what rulings they want to, but the law of God will stand.”
Like Cobb, these individuals ignore the fact that today a majority of Virginians support same sex marriage and that it is only the obstructionist in the GOP controlled House of Delegates that stops the repeal process from beginning.  Similarly, their positions all boil down to their religious beliefs which they would impose on all Virginians.

 For those living outside of Virginia, with the possible exception of Neo-Nazi, white supremacy, and anti-Semitic groups, there is no more foul group in Virginia than The Family Foundation ("TFF"), the Virginia affiliate of Focus on the Family and Family Research Council.  TFF's agenda is simple: force its brand of fear and hate based Christianity on all Virginians and trample on the rights of anyone who disagrees.  All of this bigotry is disguised under the disingenuous smoke screen of "family values."  In the TFF universe, only white, heterosexual headed, conservative Christian families matter.  The rest of us can go to hell both literally and figuratively.  Predictably, TFF is most unhappy with yesterday's ruling in Bostic v. Rainey.  In these comments made by TFF President, Victoria Cobb, to the Richmond Times Dispatch note how she advocates for tyranny by the majority even as she ignores the fact that now polls indicate that a majority of Virginians support marriage equality:
"Regardless of one's stance on marriage, the people of Virginia were disenfranchised by this ruling as our voice and our vote that amended our Constitution have been rendered meaningless by a judge with the aid and assistance of our own Attorney General," said Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia.
“Protecting a timeless institution for the well-being of children was the will of the overwhelming majority of Virginians and the ruling denies this important state interest as it places the desires of adults over the outcomes of children."
Cobb also charged that the decision's timing call's the judge's objectivity into question. “This rushed release just prior to Valentine's reeks of political show. While we appreciate the stay on the ruling, the timing tempts lawlessness as each year on Valentine's Day, same-sex couples line up at the courthouse hoping a clerk will ignore the law and grant them a marriage license.”
May a majority of Virginians increasing ignore the voice of hate and bigotry that are TFF's stock in trade.

1 comment:

Stan said...

Fuck them! I'm glad to see that Virginia is moving forward.