Rep. Trent Franks: Marriage equality a ‘threat to the nation’s survival’

Trent Franks

Trent Franks

Today on Washington Watch Weekly with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed that marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples is “a threat to the nation’s survival.”

Trent Franks

Franks appeared on Perkins’ radio show to discuss his recent House hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in the United States,” in which his fellow Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa attacked marriage equality as “an active effort to desecrate a sacrament of the church” that is like the desecration of the Eucharist.

Franks, a zealously anti-gay congressman who even threatened to impeach President Obama over his refusal to defend the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, told Perkins that marriage should remain a “special right” reserved for opposite-sex couples and that marriage equality “not only is a complete undermining of the principles of family and marriage and the hope of future generations but it completely begins to see our society break down.”


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