The headline, I’ll concede, is a cheap shot, but when you’re dealing with people who’ll stop at nothing to score a cheap point, all bets are off.
The ridiculous, and rather sinister Iona Institute, after all, are the people who falsely claimed to the Constitutional Convention that research showed children had better outcomes when raised by heterosexual couples.
This was nonsense, and it prompted a response from the authors of the research, Child Trends, as follows
no conclusions can be drawn from this research about the well-being of children raised by same-sex partners
That’s Iona for you. Not too scrupulous about checking the facts. Next time you hear some Iona hack talking about studies, it would be no harm to remind them of their disgraceful record when it comes to quoting research.
This crowd are not all that impressive when you peel back the layers of PR. All we’re talking about is a bunch of religious ideologues with disproportionate access to the TV and radio. Their talking heads aren’t even all that impressive, as Breda O’Brien illustrated recently on Morning Ireland. Even I cringed for her, and that’s saying quite a lot.
For the moment, Alabama has no choice but to accept same-sex marriage, but of course they’ll fight it.
Remember, this is what Iona are fighting to align us with. Alabama of all things.
Just peel back the scab of prejudice and you’ll see what we’re really dealing with.
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