Al Franken is pungent, penetrating, biting, caustic, acid against a homophobic bigot. ( He was a humorist in a previous life ).
Al Franken Destroys Focus On The Family Witness, Exposes Misuse Of HHS Study - During Senate DOMA hearings, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) destroyed Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery’s argument that children are better off with opposite-sex parents by demonstrating how Minnery misrepresented an HHS study. The study — which Minnery cited to oppose marriage equality — actually found that children do best in two-parent households, regardless of the parents’ gender.
“I checked the study out,” Franken told the anti-gay rights crusader. “It doesn’t actually say what you said it says. It says ‘nuclear families’ not ‘opposite-sex couples.’”
“Isn’t it true, Mr. Minnery, that a same sex couples would fall under the definition of nuclear family?”
“I would assume it would mean a family with husband and wife,” Minnery replied.
“It doesn’t,” Franken explained. “I frankly don’t know how we can trust the rest of your testimony if you are reading studies this way.”
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Franken Destroys Focus On The Family Witness