Friday, August 01, 2003

When Wingnuts Crumble

Crossfire yesterday:

BEGALA: Just a second. He didn't talk about gays and homosexuality, but he did talk about divorce. And I'm wondering, as a straight American, my folks have not had exactly a very good track record on marriage, OK? Don Imus, the radio host, was pointing that out this morning. Half of all straight marriages end in divorce. Tell me why Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani can get married three times, but a gay person can't get married once?

RIOS: Oh, Paul, you know what?


RIOS: You're talking about -- you're trying to -- you're trying to make the case for gay marriage by pointing out something else that's wrong. I mean, marriage should be a faithful union between a man and woman for a lifetime. And that's a fact. And any time...


BIRCH: ... the moral universe, saying you should be doing better.

RIOS: Elizabeth...


BIRCH: Half of your marriages fail.


RIOS: Elizabeth, that's -- you know what? You're right. And that's a shameful thing. And a lot of the men in here are hooked on pornography. And a lot of the women are hooked on romance novels and fantasizing about other people. The point is...

Look, there is absolutely no argument against civil union or marriage or whatever for gay people other than simple bigotry. Absolutely none.

And, on that note, you can go sign this pledge.