Brent Bozell

But Avila failed to note how the leaders of the Democrats -- the Party of Gay Pandering -- are looking at a very bumpy road. That same Pew poll showed opposition is highest in those living in rural areas (against by 69 to 22 percent). But candidates and consultants better also notice the resistance of the majority of those in suburbs (54 to 38 percent against) and urban areas (52 to 36 percent against). Or look at the minority opinion, since Democrats think minorities are in their back pocket. A Wirthlin poll from last spring for the Alliance for Marriage found 63 percent of Hispanics and 62 percent of blacks favored a constitutional amendment defending marriage.

But the polling news gets even worse when you consider which side has more passion, more fire. Pew reported that among those who oppose the idea, nearly six in 10 say they feel strongly about it (35 percent of the total population express this view). Among those who favor "gay marriage," fewer than three in 10 say they strongly support the proposal (9 percent of the total). Eighty percent of churchgoers oppose "gay marriage," and there are a lot more churchgoers in America than there are gays.

So the Democratic establishment is disco dancing on the barricades of the extreme. They're not the only ones. Liberal reporters are clueless as to all the opposition. Old Newsweek hand Evan Thomas confessed, "I really don't get this whole debate ... anything that promotes commitment between couples, and helps the institution of the family, is a positive thing."

From this left-wing corner, beware of the labeling games to come, where enacting 95 percent of the gay-left agenda makes you a "moderate." On his report, NBC's Avila split the Democrats between "liberals" like pro-gay purist Dennis Kucinich and "moderates, like Richard Gephardt, who stopped short of backing gay marriage." If Newt Gingrich had said in the 1990s that he only wanted to slice 95 percent of Medicare spending, would they call him a "moderate," too?

As the courts of ultraliberal states seek to impose their immorality on society, liberals ought to be preparing for the backlash, for their pendulum is swinging way too far to the left. It's judicial legislating like this decision that says to the average God-fearing American that liberals are not simply for the separation of church and state. They are for the separation of church and society, pouring acid on our spiritual foundations, masking their contempt for God in their preaching for moral equivalence. They believe extremism in the defense of sin is no vice, and never mind the consequences.

Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
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