Thursday, August 6, 2015

#1432: Benjamin Bull

Benjamin Bull is the executive director of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) Global. The ADF supports a ban on gay marriage “to protect the integrity of the family and by extension to protect traditional marriage,” and wants homosexuality to be criminalized. According to Bull when the high court struck down sodomy laws in Texas in a 6-3 decision that affected similar laws in other states, the case  “laid the groundwork for the invalidation of traditional marriage by a number of courts subsequent to that.” He also suggests that we need to look to India, applauding the Indian Supreme Court for reinstating a colonial-era law that punishes homosexuality with up to 10 years in prison: “America needs to take note that a country of 1.2 billion people has rejected the road towards same-sex marriage, and understood that these kinds of bad decisions in the long run will harm society.” One cannot help but conclude that Bull and his fellow ADF people called their organization what they did precisely because they are very much aware that what they are defending is so far removed from freedom as it is possible to get but need to pretend otherwise. The fact that you hate someone doesn’t automatically make campaigns to oppress them a fight for freedom. We really shouldn’t need to have to point that out.

Diagnosis: A Taliban fundie, Bull might actually think he is defending freedom, which would make him utterly, abysmally delusional. He might also just be really dishonest.


  1. Well, his last name is HALF right. He just left off the s, the h, the I, and the t!

  2. Well, he IS trying to defend his freedom to be a hateful douche-bag.