NJ United for Marriage wants to debate equality opponent John Tomicki. In public. Right out in front of everybody. Want to see that happen?
Longtime advocates are used to seeing Tomicki pop up everywhere where progress might be made on gay rights, to get in the way of it if at all possible.
At Blue Jersey, we used to call Tomicki Chicken Little. Because you know, if you let teh gays catch up with teh regulars, the earth shifts on its axis – and not in a good way – the skies fall and and marriages of God-fearing folks he thinks he reps will come to harm. (But not, it turns out, his marriage). It’s not just about getting hitched, Tomicki’s also pretty much the last person on Earth who still believes it’s a good idea to take gay kids and try humiliating and torturing the gay right out.
But, I digress. Tomicki has been around a long time. Who better to debate? Who knows the arguments better than him? President of the Black Robe Regiment of New Jersey (who must now “arise and awaken” to oppose separation of church and state), and the ED of the League of American Families (because putting Families in your name authorizes you to determine what’s normal). He’s a fixture of the other side and knows all the arguments. He’s made them for years.
So. Mike Premo (whose Q&A with Blue Jersey we’ll post Friday) is challenging John Tomicki to a debate. Moderator, and location, neutral. To fufill that requirement, Premo’s suggesting a debate hosted by NJTV, and moderated by journalist Michael Aron or Mike Schneider.
All joking aside, this should happen.