Following up on Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, hate group mouthpiece Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association took aim with Ohio Gov. John Kasich for his supportive answer about same-sex marriage that drew applause from the crowd in Cleveland, Right Wing Watch reports.
As reported by AP, the Buckeye state governor received a round of applause during the first presidential debate when he said he can disagree with someone on same-sex marriage and still love them. Kasich told the conservative audience in Cleveland that although he believes in "traditional marriage," he had recently attended a same-sex wedding following the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
"God gives me unconditional love, " Kasich said when asked if he would explain his position on marriage to a hypothetical gay child. "And I'm going to give it to my family and my friends and the people around me."
While the crowd in Cleveland responded to Kasich's answer with rousing applause, Fischer said the governor's willingness to attend a same-sex wedding was enabling destructive behavior. He likened that move to the governor attending the "grand opening celebration" of a friend's "new crack house."
"Really, the issue comes down to what do you think of this kind of behavior," Fischer said. "Is this good behavior, is this healthy behavior, is this moral behavior, is this the kind of behavior that we ought to celebrate, that we ought to promote?"
"If you have somebody you love and they were dealing crack and they were opening up a new crack house and they were having a grand opening celebration and they invited you to come and be a part of the grand opening celebration of this crack house, would you go?" he asked. "Of course not!"