Westboro Baptist Wants to Intervene in Kansas Marriage Suit

This is absolutely hilarious. The disgusting Westboro Baptist Church has filed a motion to intervene in the suit challenging Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage. The motion makes the spectacularly stupid argument that allowing gays to get married violates the Establishment Clause. Yes, seriously.

WBC desires to assert that it is constitutional folly to suggest that a sinful-behavior-based union should be a union that is afforded civil rights and granted the imprimatur of respectability by a license from the government; and that in doing so the government violates its duty of religious neutrality; and puts itself in the position of imposing sin on the citizens, to the great detriment and harm of the health and welfare of the citizenry….

The Kansas Attorney General is unable to adequately represent WBC because to do so would cause the Attorney General to assert religious viewpoints and constitutionally protected religious rights, which is arguably contrary to the duty of the government to remain neutral on matters of religion, and would constitute a breach of the separation of church and state doctrine.

Brilliant! If the government does not allow anti-gay Christians to impose their religious beliefs on others to keep same-sex marriage illegal, it is a violation of the Establishment Clause because the government isn’t remaining “neutral” on religious questions. Neutral…you keep using that word…

You can read the full motion here. This will take the judge roughly 1.8 seconds to say no, with 1.4 seconds of that time spent giggling.

"Oh, please. Ankh-Morpork has had elections before. It's just that you were disqualified from running ..."

OH Gov. Candidate Defends Franken by ..."
"It's still a better candidate... then again I'd vote for a dog over most politicians ..."

Crokin: Trump Was Sending a Message ..."
"These days the only issue these people (pretend to) care about is abortion. As I've ..."

AL Governor Thinks Moore Did It, ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    I remember when JCPenney wasn’t remaining “neutral” in the culture wars by having the temerity to hire a known lesbian – popular daytime talkshow host Ellen Degeneres – as a spokesperson. I really wonder what homophobes think that word means.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You can read the full motion here. This will take the judge roughly 1.8 seconds to say no, with 1.4 seconds of that time spent giggling.

    Wrong. It’s going to take at least an hour to read through the whole stack. They can only fit so many words on each sign, remember.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    I can’t fathom the thought process (I’ve read The Authoritarians, I just don’t get how people can get to that place….) that allows one to conflate allowing someone, somewhere to do something you don’t agree with, means that you are forced to endure it, or worse, the gummint is actually going to force you, specifically to do whatever it is you hate.

    Is it projection? Because I’m pretty sure these people would (and try to) use the government to force others to live by their rules.

  • John Pieret

    Heh!

    WBC has a vital interest in what the courts rule regarding this issue, as it directly impacts their religious practices, beliefs, preachments, picketing, association and speech, as well as the wellbeing of their fellow man.

    Can you spell “standing” boys and girls?

  • Loqi

    I hope the judge lets them attach their name to the defense in some form. It makes it more obvious to less informed onlookers what the defense really represents.

  • blf

    I hope the judge lets them attach their name to the defense in some form.

    Official toilet for the trial?

  • Jared James

    Hobby Lobby had standing.

    Just sayin’.

  • dhall

    While acknowledging that the government is supposed to be neutral regarding matters of religion, the argument of the WBC comes down to trying to force the government to do what the church members want, based solely on their religious beliefs. So many assertions, so little comprehension. Hypocrisy doesn’t seem like a strong enough word to cover their collective delusional blathering.

  • John Pieret

    Jared James @ 7:

    Hobby Lobby was (at least nominally) required to provide insurance coverage … to perform an act. WBC is claiming that allowing civil marriages to gays impacts their religious practices (how? they aren’t required to perform gay marriages), beliefs (in what way? they can go on believing gays are sinners and gay marriage an abomination), preachments (whut? they have to stop preaching?), picketing (they can go on picketing, within the law, whoever they want), association (whut again? who is making them hang out with gays?) and speech (does anyone believe they won’t keep up their crazy speech?). And as to the wellbeing of their fellow man, they have no right to interfere with what other consenting adults do in their bedrooms anyway.

    Quite simply, WBC has no “vital interest” in the outcome of these SSM cases whatsoever.

  • anubisprime

    WBC has no “vital interest” in the outcome of these SSM cases whatsoever

    But they do in ‘flying their message’ not only to dumb outsiders that think they might have a point in that Westboro bigotry coincides with their own bigotry but also as a moral booster to their own minions in the ‘church’…

    They probably need a booster shot of odorous balderdash after their titular head honcho seemingly went native before he shuffled off this mortal coil.

    He got canned for it by the others he had indoctrinated in hatred and crass stupidity and obviously he went to far in their edukashon’ they apparently were eventually seduced by the income, as in any religion…follow the money!

    Fred should have read Mary Shelley, but seeing as she was a woman and Fred was not that keen on receiving their ideas that was ultimately unfortunate for him.

    Anyhoooo…I am vaguely surprised that Westboro has not imploded up its own jacksie as yet, they are not the brightest bulb in the sign.

    They seem to singularly lack the toxic wisdom and venom of Fred, and certainly his unique analysis of ‘church’ tactics.

    This court action seems to be a pale, and insipid attempt at copying their founders modus operandi, seems they got it woefully twisted and unintentionally hilarious… quelle surprise!

    I suppose the stain and stench of such chronic bigotry and hatred takes a while, and some hot sun, to eventually wash away the stench from the sidewalk?

  • freehand

    Crimson Clupeidae says” Is it projection? Because I’m pretty sure these people would (and try to) use the government to force others to live by their rules.

    .

    Yup. I was baffled by my family at twelve. I could carefully and politely as possible point it out to them…

    “You’re accusing them of doing what you’re doing now.”

    “What’s your point?”

    […]

    When you can’t do introspection, your own projections and hypocrisies are invisible to you.