Tony Perkins, president of the
Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has called on
courts to uphold state marriage bans because gays are too small of a
Social conservatives have latched on to
recent CDC survey showing that fewer than 3 percent of Americans
self-identify as gay or lesbian.
Perkins is the latest to use those
results to argue against gay rights.
In a press release issued in response
to a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing to review challenges to
marriage bans in four states, Perkins said “3% of the country
shouldn't be redefining 100% of democracy.”
“Unfortunately, conservatives aren't
just fighting the courts for their right to decide the issue –
they're also fighting a massive PR push from deep-pocketed activists
who are desperate to normalize same-sex 'marriage,'” Perkins wrote.
“Their campaign is hitting a fever pitch in places like Missouri,
where groups like Show Me Marriage are doing their best to bring
voters' beliefs in line with the courts'. Despite what the media
would have you believe, the public opinion battle has been a bigger
one than the Left argued for – with most Americans' opinions barely
budging on the institution these judges are so anxious to redefine.
Rasmussen, Fox, and even Politico polling has shown opposition to
same-sex 'marriage' holding steady, despite (or perhaps because of)
the barrage from the courts. For liberals, their position is even
tougher to defend after the government's new report that only 2.3% of
the U.S. population is homosexual. I think we can all agree that 3%
percent of the country shouldn't be redefining 100% of democracy.
Let's hope the 6th Circuit Court agrees.”