The more things change, the more they stay the same — at least when it comes to right-wing arguments against marriage equality.
Tuesday on The 700 Club, host and televangelist Pat Robertson trotted out the same outlandish scare tactics he and his ilk used before the landmark Supreme Court ruling for nationwide marriage equality — that legalization of same-sex marriage will lead to legalization of bestiality, polygamy, and pedophilia.
Segueing into the topic from a discussion about the four-decade-old court ruling on abortion, Robertson said, “Watch what happens, love affairs between men and animals are going to be absolutely permitted. Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted. And it will be called a right.”
Cohost Terry Meeuwsen claimed some groups are trying to legalize sexual relationships between adults and children, and Robertson said, “They’re going to succeed now.” And he lamented that elected officials cannot do anything about Supreme Court rulings, and “we are stuck with a fixed doctrine” from “five men in black robes.”
News flash, Pat: Three of the justices who ruled for marriage equality are women. It was four men in black robes who ruled against marriage equality.
Watch the segment below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.