As a huge fan of schadenfreude, it’s just so much fun watching the reactions from the religious right to the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality. This will probably end up being several posts, but here are the first ones I’ve found as I bathe in the tears of the righteous:
Mike Huckabee tweeted:
My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: “Jesus wept.”
Yeah, he seems to do that a lot. Everything seems to make the baby Jesus cry. A few moments later, also from Huckabee:
5 people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of CA and Congress combined.And bigger than God.May He forgive us all.
To be fair, it isn’t difficult to be bigger than God. Even a virus is bigger than God, since there is no such thing.
Michele Bachmann issued this statement:
Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted.
I guess God doesn’t have nearly the pull you think he does. So what is he gonna do about it? Not a damn thing.
For thousands of years of recorded human history, no society has defended the legal standard of marriage as anything other than between man and woman. Only since 2000 have we seen a redefinition of this foundational unit of society in various nations.
Solomon’s wives #256-278 were not available for comment.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to join the trend, despite the clear will of the people’s representatives through DOMA.
Yeah, just like the day before they struck down the Voting Rights Act “despite the clear will of the people’s representatives.” Oh wait, you were in favor of that. How ironic.
Todd Starnes on Twitter:
Supreme Court overrules God.
I know, right? Just like they let people worship other gods, in direct contradiction to the very first commandment. It’s like they think this is a free country and not a theocracy or something.
But this one from Bryan Fischer is my favorite:
What we need: a governor in a state with a marriage amendment to say: the Court has issued its ruling. Now let them enforce it.
Uh, Bryan…neither of these rulings has any effect on any governor in any state that forbids same-sex marriage. The DOMA ruling applies only to federal recognition of such marriages and the Prop 8 ruling applies only to California. Your ignorance clearly knows no bounds.
More Bryan Fischer:
The battle now turns to defending religious liberty. The DOMA ruling is the greatest threat to the 1st Amendment in history.
Uh, why? So now the federal government has to recognize same-sex marriages for purposes of the full range of legal and financial benefits and requirements. How exactly does that threaten the First Amendment in any way? Bear in mind that Fischer believes that the First Amendment applies only to Christians (he has said so quite explicitly, I’m not reading anything in to his views). Fischer again:
In our battle to defend marriage as God has defined it, we will never give in. We will never, never, never, never give in.
Good for you. But it will soon be a reality nationwide and you can go right on not giving in to your heart’s content. It won’t have any effect at all.
One man, Kennedy, has decided marriage policy for 315 million people. That is tyranny. All hail the king.
Well, 4 others joined him. You know, just like they did the day before when 5 people decided voting rights for 315 million people. This is tyranny! All hail the king!
With the DOMA decision, we have ceased to be a constitutional republic. The words “We the People” are now meaningless.
Yeah, just like when they struck down the Voting Rights Act. Funny how this argument only applies to the rulings the wingnuts disagree with. If they don’t like the law being struck down, they applaud those same unelected judges.
DOMA restricts no rights. Gays have equality: can marry 1 non-relative member of opposite sex like everybody else.
Right! Just like whites and blacks had equality before Loving v Virginia, they were equally able to marry one non-relative member of the opposite sex of their own race.
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