Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Keyes and Obama on Gay Marriage

This is a classic clip that I found at Pam’s House Blend. It’s from a Senate debate between Alan Keyes and Barack Obama in 2004 and they’re asked about gay marriage. Obama’s answer is bad. It’s a bunch of babble about marriage being sworn before God that I regard as utter nonsense. But Keyes’ answer is pure Keyes – long-winded, pedantic and absolutely pointless. And Obama blisters Keyes for that and deftly pokes a hole in his balloon of stupidity. Clip below the fold. Watch to the end to see what I’m talking about. Keyes actually argues that allowing gays to adopt or use artificial insemination leads to incest because the child then has no idea who his siblings might be. Seriously.