When I read last week that the chapel at West Point Military Academy had hosted a same-sex wedding, I couldn’t wait to hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the theocrats. Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union (what is it with wingnuts loving their acronyms?), you’re up:
“It’s a disgrace that West Point allowed same-sex so-called ‘marriage’ in the chapel,” he submits. “That’s a blasphemy against God. It goes against the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law. It’s a finger in the eye of God and the American people who still hold to biblical morality, and it was done deliberately. They did it there to make a point.”
Knight believes all of this has come about because of President Barack Obama’s dedication to the LGBT cause.“We are in the grip of an unholy regime,” he contends. “We have people who are lawless, godless. They are a law unto themselves, and they have taken command of our government, our institutions, the media, Hollywood — you name it. So people who love God and obey his laws are up against huge force.”
Yeah, you’re losing your grip on the country. And that’s a very good thing. Maybe we’ll finally become a genuinely secular country that protects the rights of those your god allegedly disapproves of as well as the ones he supposedly likes.