Earlier this week, on Fox News, guest speaker Robi Ludwig, a psychotherapist and host of One Week to Save Your Marriage, related California shooter Elliot Rodger’s actions back to “homosexual impulses.”
Now, the LGBT community and its allies are under attack again; he Family Research Council’s (FRC) Ken Blackwell blames gay marriage and progress for the University of California Santa Barbara shooting.
The Family Research Council is an American conservative Christian group known for its opposition to same-sex marriage. Blackwell, an FRC senior fellow, voiced his beliefs about gay marriage on a broadcast of “Washington Watch,” addressing the LGBT community as “disturbing people.”
“When these fundamental institutions [of marriage] are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing and that is a flood of these disturbed people in our society that are causing great, great pain,” Blackwell said in his discussion with FRC’s president Tony Perkins.
In the broadcast, Blackwell said the second amendment and gun-use aren’t the root of the problem, but rather that same-sex marriages are becoming legalized, leading to “a crumbling of the moral foundation of the country.”
With very little evidence towards his argument, Blackwell does not pose a threat. Opponents will always try to shoot down progress. The real issue in this case is the antiquated ideas and misunderstandings motivating the young man to kill.