I wasn’t going to write about the Supreme Courts decision to legalize same-sex marriage in America, but the reaction from the right is too damn funny not too. The amount of hysteria is in some ways very amusing, but in other ways so very disturbing.
Mississippi is considering pulling the plug on issuing marriage licenses altogether after the Supreme Court struck down bans on gay marriage Friday morning.
As the state’s governor and lieutenant governor condemned the court’s decision, state House Judiciary Chairman Andy Gipson began studying ways to prevent gay marriage in Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant said he would do all he can “to protect and defend the religious freedoms of Mississippi.” To Bryant’s point of doing “all” the state could do, Gipson, who is a Baptist minister, suggested removing marriage licenses entirely.
Yup. You read that right. They’re willing to stop issuing marriage licences all together, just to prevent a very small percentage of same-sex couples from being married.
If that doesn’t constitute freaking the f*ck out, I’m not sure what does.
Then there is this:
For instance, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have both signed a pledge that reads, “We will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.”
Huckabee also challenged the authority of our nation’s highest court when he said, “The Supreme Court can’t overrule God.”
I haven’t heard God chiming in, but these two are elected officials who have sworn to uphold the laws of the land. You’d think they could be removed from office for saying such things.
Then there was Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert who said:
“Founders and leaders including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and most all of the Presidents have noted that it is God who has been the source of this nation’s unfathomable blessings,” Gohmert stated. “But if Moses, Jesus, and contributors to the Bible were correct, God’s hand of protection will be withdrawn as future actions from external and internal forces will soon make clear. I will do all I can to prevent such harm, but I am gravely fearful that the stage has now been set.”
The stage has been set for what?
Who wants to bet that anything that can be perceived as being ‘bad’ will now be attributed to the granting of equal rights to same-sex couples? If there’s a hurricane, tsunami, mass shooting etc, it will be dropped onto the steaming pile of superstition that religion will then light on fire and throw onto the porch’s of those who just want the chance to be legally married and live happy, fruitful lives.
You know…the same thing heterosexuals are allowed to do any time they feel like it.
It’s not the end of the world guys and gals. No invisible man or woman in the sky is going to reach down and wipe America from the map. In fact, if there were a benevolent God, it would be a safer bet that it would descend on America wrapped in a rainbow flag and thank her for finally removing it’s head from it’s butt. If you’re going to label yourself the ‘Leaders of the Free World’, it might be wise to lead by example and spread a little freedom around instead of trying to crush a very small minority and prevent them from expressing their love in the same manner the majority does every single day of the week.