Opponents of same-sex marriage were dealt a blow of defeat on Monday after the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals from five states over their bans on gay marriage.
The co-hosts of “The View” all applauded the decision on Tuesday morning’s show, including Whoopi Goldberg, who informed conservative Christians that if they continue to fight this issue, they will certainly lose.
“You cannot stem this tide,” Goldberg said. “It is coming whether you’re comfortable with it or not. For all of you folks who are deep Christians, as I recall as a child, I remember Jesus had a lot of different kinds of friends. Jesus never turned anybody away.”
While looking at her right-wing co-host Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez questioned why GOP leaders were surprisingly silent about the case.
“What was amazing was how quiet the Republicans were,” Perez said. “They came out very hard against this and yesterday, you just heard one little peep.”
“Republicans aren’t the only ones evolving on this issue,” Wallace continued. “When President Obama of course was first elected, he was where he is now. He wasn’t an advocate for marriage equality.”
Wallace herself thinks the discussion over legalizing gay marriage will expire in the coming decade.
“In 10 years, you will not even be able to find two people to debate it,” she attested. “The younger generation will save us from the hardened debates that we’ve seen in our lives.”
“Don’t email me, don’t tweet me, there are republicans who are gay. Sorry!” Goldberg exclaimed into the camera.
The studio audience applauded as Wallace confirmed Whoopi’s declaration, saying: “Tons of them!”
Watch the video from Tuesday’s “The View” above.