Family Groups Warn of 'Explosive' Consequences if Supreme Court Affirms Gay Marriage
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- 2013 Mar 27
As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry -- the challenge to California's Proposition 8 -- and Wednesday in United States v. Windsor -- the effort to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- pro-family groups across the nation are expressing concern over the ramifications for the country if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage, the Christian News Network reports. "This would be a devastating setback for our country," said Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. "This would be the Roe v. Wade of the homosexual issue." Attorney Stephen Crampton of the Christian legal group Liberty Counsel said: "The ramifications for all of society would be absolutely explosive. I think we have not taken adequate stock of what we're playing with here. This is a radioactive kind of issue." The men explained that the consequences would reach much farther than just the issue of marriage and would essentially affect every area of society -- such as businesses, schools, churches and dissenting Christians. "[Gay activists] will leave no stone unturned into trying to turn society into a monolith that is supporting, and in effect worshipping, at the altar of homosexuality," Crampton said.