Thank god for one SCOTUS justice who will (sometimes) “cross over” and vote on (gasp!) the law, rather than letting his own personal politics dictate his vote. Thanks to Justice Kennedy voting with the “liberal” SCOTUS Justices, the Defense of Marriage Act is dead. In California, a linked SCOTUS decision makes gay marriage effectively alive again in that state. While four Justices voted for government-sponsored bigotry and discrimination, sanity somehow prevailed.
“Sanity” certainly isn’t a term that you could apply to the reaction to the decision from religious leaders. A sampling of some of the quotes from the religious nutballs:
- “Jesus Wept” – Mike Huckabee
- “Supreme Court Overrules God” – Some Fox “News” loser
- “Tragic Day for Marriage and our Nation” – Catholic Bishops of the US
- “Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in the DOMA case takes the entire nation right to the brink of legal same-sex marriage” – Some Baptist loser
GASP!! The brink of legal same-sex marriage!?!!? SAY IT ISN’T SO! Treating all people of the U.S. equally under the law??!?!? An outrage!!!
I was raised Lutheran, but I’m a full-blown, card-carrying atheist (sorry mom!). However, I heartily support religious freedom, I heartily support the right to practice your religion and express your religious beliefs, free of both government and private interference.
What I find incredibly annoying and destructive about religion in general is how religious belief is often used as a weapon. I also find it incredibly annoying and hypocritical how individuals will warp the basic tenets of their religion, all to fit their OWN warped and often hateful views of those who don’t share the same beliefs. “Jesus Wept”? Really, Mike Huckabee”? Bigotry and hatred, wrapped in the cloak of religion…it’s a story that’s been repeated far too often throughout history, often with incredibly destructive results.
We are a nation of laws, with ALL citizens treated equally under the law (in theory, anyway). I’m sorry, nameless Fox “News” loser who said SCOTUS overruled “god”, but:
- I find it shameful that this collection of religious nutballs believe their Christian “god” would actively promote HATRED AND BIGOTRY
- The “god” of White American Christians is NOT the “god” of a huge chunk of America.
- Some invisible, imaginary, all-powerful “god” is NOT the ruler of the United States.
Despite the quite obvious issues with neutrality and fairness in our political system, despite role of politics in interpreting law, despite the inherent character flaws of the SCOTUS justices, they ARE “god”, as far as the law of the land is concerned.
The religious right in the U.S. loves to turn their noses up at any non-Christian infiltration of religion into government. Paranoid laws forbidding implementation of Sharia law have been passed in many parts of the U.S., and the religious right routinely decries the role of Islam in the governments of other nations.
Mike Huckabee…nameless Fox “News” loser….U.S. Bishops…nameless Baptist loser…just shut…the…hell..up. Sanity has prevailed…yesterday was a great day for America.