The Theocratic Cluelessness of Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, has a Facebook post that reveals both his complete cluelessness about constitutional law and his theocratic belief that the alleged “word of God” should be — indeed, is — the controlling law of the United States.

The U.S., Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state of Alabama must recognize same-sex marriages–in spite of that state’s overwhelming vote to prohibit same-sex unions.

No, actually, they didn’t. They just denied a stay. It was still entirely up to the lower court to determine whether its order applied statewide (and the judge has so far said that it doesn’t).

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is defying that order, asking state probate judges not to issue licenses to gay couples. I applaud Justice Moore and the many Alabama judges who are upholding the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. No earthly court has jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God.

No, you have that exactly backwards. The alleged “word of God,” no matter how infallible you imagine it to be, is utterly irrelevant in an “earthly court” (as opposed to what, exactly?). You know how you freak out over the idea that Muslim law should determine American law? The Constitution forbids the imposition of Christian law in precisely the same way.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “No earthly court has jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God.”

    And Obama know s this. THIS is why he is pushing for missions to Mars!! To have jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God…on Mars!!111 Typical Obama.

  • matty1

    The Biblical definition of marriage “Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines” 1 Kings, 11

    Now to be fair the writer does condemn this but not because Solomon failed to live up to a ‘one man one woman’ standard. Rather he is criticised for marrying non-Jewish women and letting them tempt him to worship other gods, the clear implication is that several wives of the same faith would be fine.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    No earthly court has jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God.

    Does that include the Court of King James, Frankie?

    That filthy faggot’s 404-year temporal tyranny must meet its end NOW! Only Hebrew/Greek Bibles, from today on!!!1!

  • John Pieret

    My Sharia infallible Word of God is better than your infallible Word of God Sharia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002686842900 ChristineRose

    Paul believed we were all vapor people trapped in meat bodies and should avoid indulging the naughty bits and especially avoid trapping any more vapor people in meat until Jesus rescued us–that happens about five to ten years from now, then as now.

    I don’t mind people being arbitrary and selfish nearly so much as I mind them making profound pronouncements that can easily be proved false. Both old and new testament took for granted a man’s right to use prostitutes, although Paul thought that sex workers were dirty. Not a peep about social justice or sexism or the abuses of slavery (most prostitutes were slaves). Polygamy and the concubines was also fine. Solomon’s 1000 was a bit excessive, and David messed up big by murdering a man and forcing his wife to marry his murderous self, but Franklin just isn’t paying attention.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    How many of the Ten Commandments would be constitutional if they were made into laws?

    Just three, was it?

  • sanford

    I just looked at that post. There were over 6,000 replies. No doubt some repeaters, but i bet all of them were in support. I pasted in Ed’s comments. That should get them upset. What the hell is wrong with people.

  • busterggi

    matty1 @ 2. – We can’t all marry Jewish women until polyandry is legalized.

  • Michael Heath

    Franklin Graham writes:

    No earthly court has jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God.

    Mr. Graham, the Bible was convincingly falsified as infallible a very long time ago. A bright un-deluded child can do it; it’s not all that difficult.

    So by your own framework, the Bible doesn’t have jurisdiction over “earthly courts” when we consider the actual facts over your lie.

    Franklin is to Billy

    similar to how George W. is to H.W.

    similar to how Mitt is to George [Romney].

    I can’t be the only one that wonders if there’s a trend on how the swells’ most celebrated sons aren’t turning out so swell relative to celebrated Dads.

  • John Pieret

    Michael:

    I can’t be the only one that wonders if there’s a trend on how the swells’ most celebrated sons aren’t turning out so swell relative to celebrated Dads.

    Well. as the creationists say, the Second Law of Thermodynamics holds that everything is running downhill.*

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    * Not a true statement but, in their case, we can give them the benefit of the doubt.