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Social conservatives are still catching misplaced blame and anger in the wake of the Orlando massacre.

In an interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) on Tuesday, CNN's Anderson Cooper thought it more important to focus on last year's legal battles over the definition of marriage in the wake of an ISIS-insired terror attack that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning. 


A short while later, CR Senior Editor Michelle Malkin issued the following statements in response to Cooper's interview.




And Malkin wasn't alone in her frustration:




Bondi is right. As Florida's Attorney General, it was her job to defend the Florida State Constitution, plain and simple. And when you lose in federal court, the next obvious step is to appeal it, especially when it deals with something as important as the nature of marriage itself.

As I have said before, social conservatives are not the villains here. And to imply that someone cannot respect another's inherent human dignity while disagreeing with their political agenda and understanding of Constitutional Law is not only intellectually-lazy, but absolutely absurd.

Nate Madden is a Staff Writer for Conservative Review, focusing on religion and culture. He previously served as the Director of Policy Relations for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. A John Jay Fellow, Citadel Parliamentary Fellow and National Journalism Center alumnus, Nate has previously written for World Magazine, The Washington Times, Catholic News Service, Patheos, Ethika Politika, and The Christian Post. Follow him @NateMadden_IV.

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