On Wednesday one federal district court struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the overturning of Utah’s ban. The Christian right was predictably outraged and BarbWire’s Jeff Allen is just plain foaming at the mouth:
Federal courts in Indiana and Utah on Wednesday blatantly overthrew the will of the people and subversively imposed same-sex “marriage” on the citizens of both states. The judicial oligarchy (tyranny of the few) continues flexing the muscle of its apparently unchecked power. The death of democracy is undeniably upon us. Each victory for the homosexual activists represents another nail in America’s coffin…
These recent developments are eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus in Luke 22:53, “But this is [their] hour—when darkness reigns.”
The light of morality and freedom is being brutishly snuffed out right before our very eyes. It’s a national tragedy unfolding at an accelerating pace.And this is not a good harbinger of things to come — unless our elected leaders and Christians defiantly rise up and engage in civil disobedience.
I always laugh at these calls for civil disobedience. What exactly do they think people should do? During the Vietnam War, civil disobedience meant refusing to be drafted. What’s the equivalent, refusing to get gay married? Knock yourselves out. Boycott Broadway musicals? I don’t get what civil disobedience they’re imagining that could possibly be a problem for anyone.