Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is a very brave man. So brave that he promises to advocate civil disobedience against same-sex marriage, not to participate in it himself. Because accepting same-sex marriage is just like turning Jews over to the Nazis.
“I know from the natural created order that God made male and female, a mom and dad, husbands and wives as the first foundation of family,” he said. “And I don’t care if it is a 9-0 decision, they can’t change that and they won’t change that. And if they come out with a decision that is contrary to God’s natural created order, I personally will advocate disobedience to it … and collectively, we cannot accept that as the rule of law.”
“You also have to be ready to pay the consequences,” Staver continued, “because the civil government wrath is going to be poured out on you. But as a believer, you cannot obey something that is contrary to God’s law. And we would easily say, well, what would happen if the government forced you turn over a Jew in Nazi Germany? All of us would say we wouldn’t do that, we wouldn’t listen to that. Well, we’re about ready to walk into the moment.”
No you’re not. Hiding Jews from the Nazis was an act to protect human rights. Refusing to let gay people get married is an act to continue violating them. Not even remotely the same. And I still want to know what all these bigots mean when they demand civil disobedience over same-sex marriage. What are you going to do, exactly? Stage sit-ins when total strangers get married?