Ryan T. Anderson explains marriage to Piers Morgan and Suze Orman

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Here’s a description of what happened from the Heritage Foundation.


Anderson, co-author of the book “What Is Marriage” and Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society, opened the show by explaining his view of marriage:

I think marriage exists to bring a man and woman together as husband and wife, to be mother and father to any children their union produces. And the Supreme Court, in the cases they’re hearing today and tomorrow, should really not cut short the democratic debate that we’re having. Citizens all across the country are discussing what marriage is and why it matters. And what we want to see the court do is uphold our constitutional authority to have that debate.

After peppering Anderson with several hostile questions on marriage — all of which he answered with composure — Morgan turned to his guest Orman to deliver an emotionally charged tirade in which she called Anderson “uneducated.”

[…]“What are you really feeling right now?” Morgan asked Orman. “Because this is the debate laid bare. This is a guy sitting a few feet away from you who says, ‘Nope, I don’t want people like you to have the same right to get married as people like him.’”

Orman, a lesbian who lives with her partner Kathy Travis, responded:

I feel compassion for you. And I’ll tell you why. Because I know you believe very strongly what you believe, but I also know that you’re very uneducated in how it really works.

I believe from the bottom of my heart that if you really understood why the government does need to get involved, why it does need to be legal on a federal level, if you really understood that, there’s no way that you would sit there and say what you are saying right now.

Anderson’s response:

Why do you assume that I’m ignorant? You say I just don’t know. I don’t assume anything badly about you. I just think we disagree. President Obama himself has said there are people of good will and sound mind on both sides of this issue. I agree with the President.

I’m not going to call you names and I’m not going to say you’re ignorant or don’t understand. But up until the year 2000, no political community on the face of earth had ever defined marriage as anything other than a male-female relationship. I think there are good reasons for that.

[…]Morgan, a British journalist recently schooled by Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro on gun control, ended the interview by cuting off the discussion and declaring, “The idea that you want to stop people like Elton [John] and David [Furnish] or Suze and K.T. from getting married in America in the modern era, I just find a bit offensive these days. It’s not fair, it’s not tolerant, it’s not American.”

Why is it that people on the left cannot bear to stay calm and listen to anyone who disagrees with them? Is it because they deliberately surround themselves with people who agree with them about everything? Maybe they just need to be more open-minded and tolerant of views they don’t agree with? I think that they should seek out more diversity of thought and critical thinking in their circle of friends. That would make it easier for them to listen to people who disagree, instead of trying to shame them, coerce them and silence them.

5 thoughts on “Ryan T. Anderson explains marriage to Piers Morgan and Suze Orman”

  1. So now it’s not American to disagree? How about polygamy, or a mother marrying her son, or daughter marrying brother or father? Don’t these incestuest people also have rights? Why not allow mature minded kids over 10 years old to marry adults? Don’t they have the right to Marry, and or make mistakes like everyone else does? When it comes to tolerance, how much do we tolerate? And is there a line? It seems if we try to use the fairness argument, then lets throw away everything we learned from thousands of years of civilization and just let declare, anything goes. Hey, it worked in Sodom and Gomorrah, at least for while. Sure it was short lived but at least everyone had the right to express their homosexuality freely, anywhere and anytime. How much more fair can that be?


  2. So.. she basically bashed him by stating that he was in the minority? What the heck? I thought that being in the minority was good!


  3. Ryan Anderson did a stellar job. He kept his cool. He stuck with the facts and he even proposed some down-to-Earth solutions for at least one of the issues that Suze brought up. When he had Suze backed into the corner, she had to quickly appeal to the audience’s emotions to save her neck. (And we all know how dangerous using our emotions to make a decision can be.)

    I thought it was hilarious that Piers would assume that a crowd of what I take to be New Yorkers is somehow representative of what America really thinks. (I guess it could be overlooked since he’s not an American.) The mantra “he’s / you’re in the minority” and “opinion polls say…” are most likely for audience brainwashing. Piers seems like he enjoys belittling his guests and shouting them out of the conversation. A terrible host with none of his precious “tolerance” at all.



    1. Not to mention the real strong possibility that anyone who would consider being an audience member for Morgan’s show (likely the same people over and over again given his horrid ratings) would likely find Morgan brilliant and agree with him most of the time. Yeah, let’s ask them what they think. Seems fair. Right.


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