LaBarbera Calls for 'Massive' Civil Disobedience to Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Like his fellow anti-gay bigots, Peter LaBarbera is highly agitated over the Supreme Court’s denial of cert in the pending same-sex marriage cases. In fact, he’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it any more, calling for “civil disobedience on a massive scale” to prevent marriage equality.

We are witnessing a “gradual Roe v. Wade” by which unelected judges impose homosexual ‘marriage’ on the nation. Hubris rules the day as millions of Americans’ votes defending actual marriage (one man, one woman) are negated by one court ruling after another. Each decision bastardizes America’s noble quest for racial justice by invoking “equality” for unions based on disordered sexual behavior that can never be “equal” to God-ordained sex within marriage. Now the nation’s highest court is content to let the ongoing disenfranchisement become law.

Yesterday’s action by the Supreme Court only solidifies the idea that the powerful elites who dominate politics, media and culture do not care what the people think, expressed through the ballot box or their elected state legislators. And if “We the People’s” votes do not count, then We live not in freedom but under tyranny.

The notion that nine men and women in black robes know more about what constitutes marriage than 76 percent of Oklahoma’s voters is insulting and preposterous. Now is the time for civil disobedience on a massive scale: we hope that statesmen and citizens alike–in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, Utah and Virginia—indeed, any state where the people’s will has been robbed by elitist judges—will reassert their state sovereignty against escalating judicial supremacy.

I really do wonder what he has in mind. Going to county offices and physically disrupting same-sex marriages? Oh, please do that. It will backfire on you so badly that I’ll just sit here, point and laugh at you while enjoying cocktail made with your tears.

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  • roggg

    I have no problem with that. They should all steadfastly refuse to get gay married if they think it will help their cause.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Actually, I’m with Ed. Crowds of Christians in walkers and wheelchairs mobbing the county clerks’ offices, bringing everthing to a halt so that none of the infidels can get gaymarriage licenses. Holding off the less-than-motivated police with their canes, and prepared to stay as long as necessary thanks to packs of spare Depends.

    It’s really made for television, and nothing says “we really mean it” than a mob. Remember the Brooks Brothers Riot? The Supreme Court caves to that kind of pressure.

    (Hey, I’m retired. I can get away with this kind of stuff.)

  • themadtapper

    I’m pretty sure whenever they invoke “civil disobedience” regarding same-sex marriages, what they’re wanting is for people to refuse to do marriage-related jobs and services for same-sex couples. Which of course gets them sued and gives the God Scouts progress toward their Martyrdom Badge.

  • John Pieret

    unions based on disordered sexual behavior that can never be “equal” to God-ordained sex within marriage

    Thanks for confirming that all that bullshit about there being a secular purpose for the SSM bans was just that … bullshit! Justice Kennedy was absolutely right that the bans were the result of animus, particularly religious animus.

  • dingojack

    ‘Massive resistance’ — what, a whole 500 people (as opposed to the huge crowd for the ‘Second American Revolution’ of about 250, at best) ?!?

    That’ll have ’em quaking in their kinky boots.

    @@

    Dingo

  • raven

    I’m sure it will end up like The Second American Revolution last spring in Washington DC.

    Those millions of so called “Patriots” ended up being dozens of wingnuts. They were heavily outnumbered by…tourists.

  • tubi

    @6

    They were heavily outnumbered by…tourists.

    Hell, in downtown Washington, they were outnumbered by tour bus drivers.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @ raven

    Exactly. Or like the many other “massive” protests in DC that garnered a few hundred at most. These people are so convinced that they are right, that they can’t understand that a great majority disagree with them. They live in a tiny space and assume that it’s the same throughout the universe.

  • dhall

    LaBarbera and his cronies might understand the underlying civics if, say, the majority voted to close down their churches. Then they just might grasp the notion that citizens in this country–and in many others–even if the majority, cannot simply vote away the civil rights of other people and expect that to hold up in court. But I suspect that until, or unless, their own rights are threatened, they won’t get it.

  • Doug Little

    Massive resistance

    How many porta-potties does that require?

  • scienceavenger

    The notion that nine men and women in black robes know more about what constitutes marriage than 76 percent of Oklahoma’s voters is insulting and preposterous.

    Right, because we all know getting more ignorant people improves the quality of the group’s opinions. And why doesn’t the argument apply to the 24% as well? Does one’s opinion only become truth if you are part of a 50+% majority? I don’t think LaBarbara has thought his majoritarian epistemology through.

  • cptdoom

    I happened to be driving by the SF city hall yesterday when a lesbian couple, clearly just married, emerged to applause from their friends and a few of the passers by. Sure it was in Sin Francisco, but who really can resist being happy when you see a newly married couple? That is LaBarbara’s biggest problem. Disrupting weddings just comes across as petty. Even the freaks at WBC don’t protest same-sex weddings even as they’re willing to protest funerals. In fact I can’t think of any state that has achieved marriage equality – whether by legislation or court action – where any such protests have occurred.

    The other weapon, of course, is to find “Christian” martyrs who are “forced” to serve gays and lesbians at the same-sex weddings. However as marriage equality comes to the red states, same-sex couples lack anti-discrimination protections in most of those states, so the anti-gay right will find it more difficult to identify “victims” of this “intolerance.” They may find, instead, anger if same-sex couples face getting fired by conservative bosses in those states that disagree with LGBT equality. So far such cases are all from religious employers, but if it starts happening with secular employers, it could bite Petey’s and his buddies on their proverbial asses.

  • Trebuchet

    @2, DC Sessions: Please stop with the ageism already. I don’t care if you’re retired, that just means you should know better. I was forced to use a walker and wheelchair for a while a couple of years back. It’s no fun. Nobody wants to.

  • hunter

    “The notion that nine men and women in black robes know more about what constitutes marriage than 76 percent of Oklahoma’s voters is insulting and preposterous. ”

    How about the notion that nine men and women in black robes know more than 76 percent of Oklahoma voters about just about anything?

  • http://tierra-de-antilopes.blogspot.com.ar/ tierra de antilopes

    “Today’s decision has been cast by the media as a victory for gay rights. What has been ignored, however, is the right of Oklahomans and Americans in every state, to write their own laws and govern themselves as they see fit. Those rights have once again been trampled by an arrogant, out-of-control federal government that wants to substitute Oklahoma values with Washington, D.C. values”, said Oklahoma’s Gov. Mary Fallin. Because, as we all know, gays are neither Oklahomans nor Americans. They are all just washingtonians perverted athiests…

  • Chiroptera

    tierra de antilopes, #15 (quoting Gov. Fallin): What has been ignored, however, is the right of Oklahomans and Americans in every state, to write their own laws and govern themselves as they see fit.

    ‘Course the whole point of a same sex marriage ban is Oklahomans wanting to write the laws so that the majority can govern other people.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I was forced to use a walker and wheelchair for a while a couple of years back. It’s no fun.

    So was I — on several occasions.

  • marcus

    Doug Little @ 10 Probably not very many. They all appear to be massively constipated as well. They’re so backed up their eyes are brown. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “shit for brains”.

  • dugglebogey

    The bible doesn’t say One man one woman.

    At least get your shitty story straight, bigots.

  • eric

    I really do wonder what he has in mind. Going to county offices and physically disrupting same-sex marriages?

    They would, but most SSM-opposers are not allowed out of the home without the escort of their legal guardian. Besides, its almost 4 o’clock. Time for dinner.

  • busterggi

    I volunteer to join LaBarbera’s protest if he can explain to me just which of Newt Gingrich’s marriages was ordained by god..

  • magistramarla

    The hilarious thing is that I met my two dear friends who are a lesbian couple while we lived in Oklahoma.

    We once joined them at a gay bar for a birthday celebration and saw that there was a good-sized and vibrant LGBT community in the OKC area back in the ’80s.

    Marriage equality values are not just in DC or on either of the coasts.

    BTW – I laughed hard at D.C. Sessions comment, and while I’m not really old yet, I am disabled and I use a cane, a rollator and a wheelchair. There is nothing wrong with laughing at the situations in which we find ourselves, or we would be crying all of the time.

  • John Pieret

    BTW, wasn’t one of the complaints by conservative about the College Board’s curriculum for AP history courses that “[m]aterials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife, or disregard of the law?

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-09/colorado-students-protest-moves-to-change-ap-history-classes

    I guess that only counts if the civil disobedience is trying to advance something they are against.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I laughed hard at D.C. Sessions comment

    Then it was all worthwhile.

    There is nothing funny about the infirmities that we acquire (sometimes quite dearly) over the years. There is, however, some rather bleak humor in a movement that is dying one funeral at a time because there are no young members and the old are left to wheel themselves to the demonstrations.

  • shadow

    When I saw LaBarbera in the OP title, I thought it was a new Futurama episode.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    LaBarbera should threaten to hold his breath for a very long time if he doesn’t get his way.

  • anubisprime

    Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, Utah and Virginia—indeed, any state where the people’s will has been robbed by elitist judges—will reassert their state sovereignty against escalating judicial supremacy.

    Except of course when they rule in our favour like ‘Hobby Lobby’ then they are the bees knees and we can give thanx to de lawd’ for their wisdom!

  • hunter

    eric @20: They tried that when New York legalized SSM. Let’s just say the public reaction was less than positive.