Knight's latest anti-gay Wash. Times op-ed: Gay marriage "is a fantasy cooked up in hell"

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In an August 11 Washington Times op-ed, Robert Knight wrote that "[p]retending that a brideless or groomless union is a marriage is a fantasy cooked up in hell." Knight added: "The devil is laughing, but not at marriage defenders, who still irk him. He's convulsing with mirth at the lengths to which the intelligentsia will go to deny the obvious."

Knight further compared homosexuality to incest, polygamy, and bestiality, writing: "Marriage as the union of a man and a woman predates all other human institutions. It was not created to annoy homosexuals. Marriage laws exclude all but one man and one unrelated woman. Yet I have not seen any media report the demise of the 'incest ban,' or the 'polygamy ban' or the 'bestiality ban.' "

The Washington Times has frequently featured Knight's anti-gay op-eds as part of its extensive history of promoting anti-gay smears, falsehoods, and distortions.

From Knight's op-ed:

The liberal media are crowing that the death knell of marriage as we know it is a sweet, sweet song. The Washington Post called the Prop. 8 campaign "mean-spirited," and said "It is hard to quarrel with the conclusions of the federal judge" that, as the Post phrases it, traditional marriage serves no "legitimate public policy purpose."

Really? That would be news to millions of voters and legislators in 45 states who have worked hard to strengthen their marriage laws. Or to the 342 congressmen and 85 senators, plus President Clinton, who enacted the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. They all did this out of hatred, according to Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who writes triumphantly: "Bigotry has suffered a grievous blow."

Well, something has suffered a grievous blow. That would be truth itself. Pretending that a brideless or groomless union is a marriage is a fantasy cooked up in hell. The devil is laughing, but not at marriage defenders, who still irk him. He's convulsing with mirth at the lengths to which the intelligentsia will go to deny the obvious.

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Marriage as the union of a man and a woman predates all other human institutions. It was not created to annoy homosexuals. Marriage laws exclude all but one man and one unrelated woman. Yet I have not seen any media report the demise of the "incest ban," or the "polygamy ban" or the "bestiality ban." Just because homosexual activists have led the assault is not an excuse to pretend that marriage has only the purpose of excluding them.

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