|FRC president Tony Perkins|
Turns out, conservatives aren't the only ones who think the marriage issue isn't settled. According to new reports, a growing number of LGBT activists are worried that the victory they celebrated in 2015 isn't a permanent one. And no wonder! As Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reminded us, liberals may have won in the courts -- but the court of public opinion is another story. That much was clear late last year in polling by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research. When people were asked if they agreed with the statement, "I believe marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman" -- a solid 53 percent agreed. That's a 16-point difference between those who disagreed at 37 percent (another 10 percent were undecided).
Almost two years into this experiment in judicial activism, most voters' opinions haven't budged. If it weren't for the Supreme Court forcing this decision on America, redefining marriage would have taken years for the Left to accomplish -- if ever. In Nevada, liberals are so concerned that they're campaigning for a state amendment on same-sex marriage. In language approved by the state assembly on Thursday, voters would get a chance to decide the issue on the 2020 ballot at the earliest. That may be too late, some fear. With the election of Donald Trump and the nomination of conservative Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, LGBT groups are doing all they can to protect the Obergefell ruling. Like the abortion movement, they know the justices had to read into the shadows of the Constitution to discover such a "right."
As Pelosi admitted, their make-believe world rests on the foundation of activist courts -- not the Constitution -- and certainly not natural law. Even with the cooperation of the mainstream media, the Left still hasn't won over a majority of Americans with its propaganda. Like its 58 concocted genders, they need either activist benches or presidents who will impose their fictitious world on everyone else by pen or phone. Interestingly enough, some states still have laws on the books outlawing abortion-on-demand with the understanding that if America ever returned to a Supreme Court bound by the Constitution, Roe v. Wade would disappear. The same is true for so-called same-sex marriage. States need to protect their marriage amendments. The day may come -- sooner than we think -- when the issue returns to elected representatives where it belongs.
First of all, let's talk about the research FRC used, i.e. the Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research. It is a Republican research firm which counts such GOP notables as Texas Senator Ted Cruz as a client. It sounds like WPA is a firm which isn't necessarily paid to show simple objective studies. In contrast a more recent poll by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute.found that 63 percent of Americans support marriage equality.
There is a constant hint in FRC's Washington Update that marriage equality will be challenged if Trump's SCOTUS nominee, Gorsuch, is confirmed . And no matter the outcome of the challenge, FRC and its allies are counting on it to eventually be heard by SCOTUS. They are also hoping that with Gorsuch on the bench, the Obergefell ruling - the decision which legalized marriage equality - can be overturned.
It's a pipe dream for now, but the lgbt community shouldn't be so sure to dismiss it. It's not the idea that groups like FRC can work to overturn Obergefell that's the problem. It's the idea that they think they can.