Al Franken Calls Out Anti-Gay Group For Lying
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) dismantled Focus on the Family senior vice president Tim Minnery’s claim that children are better off with married straight parents.
Minnery had tried to use a 2010 Department of Health and Human Services study to back up his assertion.
â€œI checked the study out,â€ Franken told the anti-gay rights crusader. â€œIt doesn’t actually say what you said it says. It says â€˜nuclear families’ not â€˜opposite-sex couples.’â€
â€œIsn’t it true, Mr. Minnery, that a same sex couples would fall under the definition of nuclear family?â€
â€œI would assume it would mean a family with husband and wife,â€ Minnery replied.
â€œIt doesn’t,â€ Franken explained. â€œI frankly don’t know how we can trust the rest of your testimony if you are reading studies this way.â€