Joseph Farah is predictably upset about the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings and he’s making sure all his followers know that the federal government will probably start rounding them up and throwing them into FEMA reeducation camps any minute now.
It’s obvious, isn’t it?
The Supreme Court virtually declared an open season on those with whom the 5-4 majority disagree.
We are no longer relevant. What we think no longer counts. We are, after all, bigots who only want to demean homosexuals.
So when does the persecution begin?
When are we stripped of our citizen status, the right to vote, the right to bear arms and other constitutionally guaranteed liberties? Isn’t that next?
If not, why not?
You mean like all the racists who threw an almost identical fit, with identical arguments, when a unanimous court in Loving v Virginia similarly ruled that laws banning interracial marriage were motivated by the same kind of bigotry that motivates Farah and his pals today? Wait, you mean we haven’t stripped racists of their citizenship or their right to vote? We haven’t dragged racist pastors out of their pulpits and thrown them in prison for preaching the Hamitic theory of race? We haven’t forced churches to perform interracial marriages? Huh. How about that? A rational person would probably consider that evidence against Farah’s hysterical predictions of persecution that will never come. But evidence is irrelevant to such claims of martyrdom, just as it has always been irrelevant to the wildly inaccurate predictions of the paranoid right.
Like Dispatches on Facebook: