New York State Senator Rages about Satan, Makes Things Up at March for Marriage June 22, 2014

New York State Senator Rages about Satan, Makes Things Up at March for Marriage

In my post about the March for Marriage, I wondered what kind of person it must take to have the wellspring of loathing and hatred to go to all the trouble to attend and express unbridled enthusiasm for such an event. Here’s one answer, a guy like this.

This here, found via Right Wing Watch, is a New York state senator by the name of Rubin Diaz, and a Democrat who has long been vociferously against same-sex marriage. But wow. Opposition is one thing, but to preach his case to the choir, he jumps many large sharks.

He’s delivering his remarks in Spanish, but the extremely enthusiastic translation makes clear, he’s got some troubling ideas about what the hell is going on. For example, he seems to think that none of the states that have legalized same-sex marriage did so by legislation or popular vote (obviously not true), that the Greece v. Galloway decision cleared the way for “prayer in public places” generally (not true, it was about things like legislatures and city councils), and, best of all, that when it became unconstitutional to lead prayers in public schools, “Satan went into the schools.” I never saw him there in my public education, but, you know, some of those bullies were pretty bad.

Blah blah blah, the people will stop same-sex marriage, etc., etc. Way to go, New York’s 32nd Senate District for picking this guy!


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