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Chuck Hurley: Ousting Iowa Supreme Court justices was ‘God’s will’
In an interview with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow.com, Iowa Family Policy Center President Chuck Hurley praised voters for ousting three Iowa Supreme Court justices from the bench over their 2009 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, saying Iowans “stood up to judicial tyranny.”
“God is our ultimate authority, and we think that we did God’s will by standing up to the three judges who would try to redefine God’s institution and say that marriage is anything other than one man and one woman,” Hurley explains.
Outgoing Governor Chet Culver (D) could appoint liberal judges to replace the three, but the IFPC president says they can also be ousted if necessary.
While touring the state on a 20-city bus tour encouraging Iowans to vote “no” on retaining the judges, Hurley said that not only should Iowans revoke marriage rights currently enjoyed by same-sex couples, but that laws should be passed pertaining to homosexual acts as well.
“Every culture should have safe and sane laws regarding sexuality,” Hurley said, drawing comparisons to laws that forbid incest and pedophilia.
National anti-gay organizations like the Mississippi-based American Family Association spent more than $1 million in the campaign to oust the three judges. Local leaders of the effort said rejecting the judges would set the stage for the fight over gay marriage and gay rights in Iowa and across the country, and the vote is already being praised by the New Jersey-based National Organization for Marriage as a huge victory.