With his girly wining and gift for high drama, you would expect Robert Knight to be auditioning for the lead in the remake of the Birdcage - the character of Nathan Lane would be played by Robert Knight similarly but just with the joy switched out for misery.
Wikipedia describes Robert as:
A conservative American activist and writer. He was a draftsman of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the law that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for all federal purposes and allows states to resist demands to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. He is senior writer/correspondent for Coral Ridge Ministries and a Senior Fellow for the American Civil Rights Union.As you might guess he is in apoplectic shock over Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that Prop. 8 "fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license." And then he lost his lunch over the statement that "plaintiffs challenge Proposition 8 under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment". When the judge wrote "each challenge is independently meritorious, as Proposition 8 both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation," he thought that the world must have just come to an end.
Damn that 14th Amendment is just really a pain in the ass these days. Bet he is in favor of repealing it to get rid of unwanted Mexicans too. Robert were you the one who proposed tearing down the Statue of Liberty because you detest the pagan symbol of a Roman goddess and detest freedom, and want to have a "pure" race?
Not to be disappointed, Robert rose to the challenge and declared that Judge Walker's ruling meant:
“the criminalization of not only Christianity, but of the foundational values of civilization itself.”Damn!!! Those are some strong words. A little dramatic, right? I am not quit sure how Christianity is being "criminalized" but it sounds like Mr. Knight might be criminally insane. But no - he claims just to be deeply
So when our Founding Fathers came up with these laws - I would guess he means things like the Bill of Rights - we were all being subjected to tyranny!!! Damn Thomas Jefferson (and all of those Republicans who fought for and won the adoption of the 14th Amendment).
Mr. Knight I ask you why stop with the gays. Lead your charge against all of those damned people who eat shell-fish, work on Sunday, and eat meat on Friday. All of that should be illegal and criminalized. Adulterers should be stoned (Robert you may want to move to Iran on that one so you can have your way now). I don't see for sure how the principle about "Judge no-one, so that you will not be judged" fits in. I thought when you judge another, unjustly, "you condemn yourself to the same punishment. Judging is God's job exclusively, as he is always unbiased, impartial, uncorruptible and just." But those are just words.
Still not enough evidence he is a drama queen?
On the recent nomination (now approval) of Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Jurist Mr. Knight rants (THESE ARE HIS WORDS):
"As we watch in disbelief, the United States Senate is about to take the Fifth on a Supreme Court nominee who has no business being near a courtroom except as a defendant.
The word from Capitol Hill is that the GOP won’t even bother with a filibuster despite evidence from Elena Kagan’s Judiciary Committee hearing that she falsified evidence used in a Supreme Court case and committed what might be perjury before that committee.
One wonders what it would take for the Senate to deny this nomination? A daytime bank robbery, guns drawn? No, that could be chalked up to youthful exuberance or perhaps research in pursuit of insight into the criminal mind."A daytime bank robbery, guns drawn - really?
Robert I would suggest you learn the definition of Hyperbole:
Hyperbole (pronounced /haɪˈpɜrbəli/, from ancient Greek ὑπερβολή 'exaggeration'), is a rhetorical device in which statements are exaggerated. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.
Hyperboles are figures of speech that are exaggerated in order to create emphasis or effect. Hyperbole is a literary device often used in poetry, and is frequently encountered in casual speech. An example of hyperbole is: "The bag weighed a ton". Hyperbole helps to make the point that the bag was very heavy although it is not probable that it would actually weigh a ton. On occasion, newspapers and other media use hyperbole when speaking of an accident, to increase the impact of the story. This is more often found in tabloid newspapers, which often exaggerate accounts of events to appeal to a wider audience.So let's get it straight, the statements and pronouncements by Robert H. Knight:
- should not be taken literally (i.e., ignored) and are
- more often found in tabloid newspapers, which often exaggerate accounts of events to appeal to a wider audience (i.e., Drama Queen).