Conservative Lawyer Smacks Down Anti-Gay Bigot On Fox For Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To Incest (VIDEO)

Conservative Christian anti-gay bigot Tony Perkins had to be put in his place on Sunday after he tried to link same-sex marriage to incest. And it was a Republican attorney who did the stomping.

During an interview on Fox News, host Shannon Bream, Perkins, and Ted Olson discussed news that the US Supreme Court is going to decide on marriage equality. Of course, as a Fox News employee, Bream sided with Perkins, a conservative Christian and leader of the hate group Family Research Council. Perkins, as usual, attempted to demonize homosexuality and same-sex marriage by claiming that it hurts families, and declaring that courts are violating the will of the people in states that have marriage equality bans.

Bream began by noting that 70 percent of American now live in a state where same-marriages are legal and then she asked Perkins if his anti-gay forces have “lost the fight.” Perkins argued that the Supreme Court should allow states to keep same-sex marriage bans in place because he thinks voters should be allowed to legalize discrimination.

PERKINS: “Two-thirds of the states, people live in states where the voters or the legislatures have affirmed the natural definition of marriage. So, we’re hopeful that the court will side with the American people, and the majority of voters who have been very clear in the last two decades that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and they will side with the American voters, and not with a handful of judges. Most people don’t want lawyers and judges running the country.”

Bream agreed with Perkins. “Sadly, they do in many cases,” she remarked.

Then conservative lawyer Ted Olson entered the arena and slayed Perkins and his argument, reducing the pathetic excuse for a human being to barking claims about how same-sex marriage will pave the way to allowing daughters to marry their fathers.

OLSON: The Supreme Court, again and again, has said that it’s its responsibility to decide when the Constitution trumps the will of the people… Ultimately, the reason we have a Constitution, the reason we have separation of powers, the reason we have the 14th Amendment is to provide the courts with the opportunity to override the will of the people when the will of the people leads to discrimination against a segment of our society.”

Perkins claimed that marriage isn’t a fundamental right protected by the Constitution and continued to whine about it until Olson once again stepped in the ring and delivered a knockout punch.

OLSON: “The United States Supreme Court, 15 times over the last 120 years, has said that marriage is a fundamental right… Never once in any of those cases did it say that it had to be between a man and a woman. 15 times it said it was a matter of privacy, liberty, association, dignity, and respect for the individual. That’s what the Constitution is all about.”

Olson also pointed out that if many conservative states had their way, interracial marriage would also be banned if the Supreme Court had not struck laws against it.

Perkins responded by going off the rails.

PERKINS: “If we take down the states’ rights to define marriage for public policy purposes — I mean, if two people who love each other can get married, I guess Ted’s okay with the story out of New York magazine this week, that an 18-year-old daughter wants to marry her biological father. “Are you okay with that?”

Olson replied that, “it’s very easy to say the sky is going to fall,” but same-sex marriage is permitted in 36 states and that “no harm has been done to heterosexual marriage as a result.”

Predictably, Perkins concluded the segment by calling Olson a liar. Perkins then played the victim card and accused Olson and the courts of persecuting Christians by recognizing equal rights for gay couples.

PERKINS: “That is not true. Religious liberty has been placed on collision course with sexual license because a handful on un-elected judges and lawyers. The American people have a right to speak on this, they have. The court should respect the voice of the people.”

Here’s the video via YouTube:

This isn’t the first time Olson has destroyed Perkins on live television. In a previous bout, the pair debated each other on Fox News in October about the same issue. And just like in this debate, Olson thoroughly embarrassed Perkins. To recap the score, the conservative attorney who actually knows the law and understands the Constitution leads 2-0 over Perkins in debates on same-sex marriage. Perkins should probably stay home from these debates from now on.