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Fox's Cal Thomas Predicts Collapse of Civilization After Marriage Equality Rulings

OMG, his face! lmao!!!

Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist Cal Thomas has joined the chorus of right-wing commentators proclaiming national doom in the wake of the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions last week.

In a July 1 column for, Thomas condemned the high court for its rulings striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and dismissing the Proposition 8 case on the grounds that its supporters lacked standing. Like his Fox colleague Todd Starnes - who tweeted that the Supreme Court had "overrule[d] God" - Thomas accused the Court of poking its finger in the eye of the Almighty

The Supreme Court has narrowly, but effectively, removed another standard on the way to full acceptance of its right to redefine marriage and raise itself to a level higher than the Creator.

What or who is to stop them? Various religious-political groups formed over many years to confront cultural erosion are in retreat and increasingly ineffective.

Thomas then proceeded to reprise his claim that a nation that embraces marriage equality will soon condone polygamy and pedophilia:

Polygamist groups have made it known they wish to be next in line to enjoy full constitutional protection for their lifestyle. Utah was forced to outlaw polygamy before admission to the Union. Can it, should it, revert to its previous practice and who has the authority to say "no"?

There are people who favor sex and marriage between adults and children. On what basis should they be denied their "right to happiness"?

Today's "that goes too far" easily becomes tomorrow's "right" with a morally vacuous media leading the charge and a morally exhausted people who are afraid to say "stop," for fear they'll be labeled "bigots."

Among the developments Thomas cites as the basis for the nation descending a slippery slope into accepting polygamy and pedophilia: "The New York Times recently editorialized in favor of transgender rights."

In Thomas' estimation, the advance of equal rights for LGBT citizens will lead to nothing less than civilizational collapse: "History is full of examples of empires that collapsed from within before they were conquered from without."

While Fox's relatively tame reaction to the Court's rulings suggested that the network was wary of leading a crusade against marriage equality, its willingness to grant moral scolds like Thomas a platform indicates that bigotry and anti-gay misinformation still enjoy an outlet there.

by Anonymousreply 1007/02/2013

Has Canada collapsed? And Canada has had same-sex marriage since 2005. Are several countries in Europe collapsing? Europe may be having economic challenges, but it's not collapsing particularly not due to same sex-sex marriage. Even individual states are doing fine--Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, etc., etc.

Has Argentina colapsed? Has South Africa collapsed? Has Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden collapsed? No, in fact they are prospering despite the troubles in Europe. Has New Zealand collapsed? Please, this is ridiculous.

Cal Thomas and his moralistic "the sky is falling" followers are just full of shit and scare tactics--that never seem to materialize.

"The children" are better off with a mother and father, when in fact, children are better off in a loving household. And yes, two parents are often better than just one due to the responsilities of parenthood, but the two parents can be of the same sex.

by Anonymousreply 107/01/2013

R1 missed the right wing memo.

Jesus and God ONLY love America. Nothing else matters. Only the good old USA gets God and Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 207/01/2013

I predict the collapse of Cal's new face within the year.

by Anonymousreply 307/01/2013

I like it when they're upset.

by Anonymousreply 407/01/2013

The right-wing nutcases have no defense left other than to ay that same-sex marriage offends their religion and their sensibilities.

They never seem to address the issue that marriage has changed over the centuries when society has changed. They never seem to think that their views are bigoted and discriminatory. It's always, "marriage was created by god, and we're going against the laws of nature."

They want to leave the rights of one group up for a vote--and at the hands of religious zealots.

by Anonymousreply 507/01/2013

He may have a point. Denmark gave same sex partnership rights in 1989 and it's been nothing but the happiest nation in the world and one of the richest for over twenty years.

by Anonymousreply 607/01/2013

None of that is consistent with Christ's vow of poverty of course.

by Anonymousreply 707/01/2013

How will this "collapse" be measured? Perhaps by the election of Hillary Clinton as President!? That is what they will claim!

by Anonymousreply 807/01/2013

Back in the 80s, Cal Thomas was a regular on some of Jerry Falwell's forum shows that aired at odd hours on a few cable outlets.

His rant at the time was that Nelson Mandela needs to stay in jail and that Desmond Tutu was a 'phoney christian'. This argument was framed in the context that it was good for America that South Africa remain authoritarian with its dissidents.

Just saying that he doesn't have a good track record and is out of touch with reality.

by Anonymousreply 907/01/2013

I love R3.

by Anonymousreply 1007/02/2013
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