The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) needed a better defense witness than Tom Minnery could provide Wednesday after Sen. Al Franken exposed him for misrepresenting a study.
Franken, the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and now a Democratic senator from Minnesota, used some of his comedic skills and razor-sharp timing to take down the Focus on the Family representative.
He also used the curious technique of actually reading the study his witness cited.
“Isn’t it true, Mr. Minnery, that a married same-sex couple that has had or adopted kids would fall under the definition of ‘a nuclear family’ in the study that you cite?” Franken asked.
“I would think that the study, when it cites ‘nuclear families,’ would mean a family headed by a husband and wife,” Minnery replied.
“It doesn’t,” Franken, also the author of “Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot” retorted, inspiring laughter from the gallery.
“The study defines a nuclear family as ‘one or more children living with two parents who are married to one another and are each biological or adoptive parents to all the children in the family,'” Franken righteously read.
“And I frankly don’t really know how we can trust the rest of your testimony if you are reading studies these ways,” Franken concluded.
What Would Dobson Do?
He’d probably just lie some more and say its all trickery by a Jewish Democrat.