You Say You Want a Revolution…

I was just on the phone with a buddy and we were talking about how much we’re enjoying watching the Christian right turn the rhetoric up to 11 as the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling draws closer. They’re soaring to new heights of hyperbole and paranoia and I’m just smiling ear to ear every day over. Matt Barber says that a revolution is at hand!

“Same-sex marriage and the free exercise of religion, particularly biblical Christianity, cannot coexist in harmony,” Barber warned, saying that Christians are already being “forced to call evil good and good evil.”

Reading from the Religious Right pledge to defy any Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, Barber warned that such a ruling will “bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights. The precedent established will leave no room for any limitation on what can constitute such a redefined notion of marriage or human sexuality. We cannot and will not allow this to occur on our watch.”

“We were hearing a lot of talk about revolution,” he stated, “well, revolution is at hand.”

No it isn’t. An advance for equality is at hand and that always provokes talk of revolution and the death of society from the opponents of equality. They’re always wrong, of course, like they’re wrong about virtually everything.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    Talk is cheap. Better yet, it seems to drive a pretty good revenue stream, making for a truly impressive ROI.

  • caseloweraz

    “We were hearing a lot of talk about revolution,” he stated, “well, revolution is at hand.”

    Don’t you see it? Matt Barber is holding in his left hand, right in that video. It’s right there, sheeple!

    Oh, wait…

  • caseloweraz

    Argh. S/B “holding it in his left hand.”

  • dingojack

    You Say You Want a Revolution…

    Ed – for a guy who says he hates the Beatles….

    😀 Dingo

  • John Pieret

    “freedom of association”

    Gee, where have I heard that before?

  • cptdoom

    Reading from the Religious Right pledge to defy any Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, Barber warned that such a ruling will “bring about an inevitable collision with religious freedom and conscience rights. The precedent established will leave no room for any limitation on what can constitute such a redefined notion of marriage or human sexuality. We cannot and will not allow this to occur on our watch.

    Again how is this different than is what is required under the First Amendment? You don’t get to limit the rights of people who practice the “wrong” sort of Christianity or don’t practice Christianity at all (even though you might try). You can’t reject the legal rights of non-religious marriages, or remarriages after divorce, no matter what your beliefs.

    I really don’t understand when and how homosexuality became worse than heresy. This is the same man who penned a Washington Times column urging fellow Christians to vote for Romney, so he clearly understands that Romney’s religious “lifestyle choice” is not considered valid by most of his co-religionists.

  • dingojack

    The poor things. They fear demographics.

    America is changing, it’s becoming more hostile to their ideas, and with this shift comes the possibility (only that, at the moment) of the loss of control. With politicians now seeing that their unqualified support for the Religious Right is becoming an increasing electoral liability, they are shifting away. The RR aren’t losing their ability to speak, merely their power to influence and shape policy.

    They won’t go away this year or next year, but perhaps within a decade or two they’ll fade back into obscurity, bitterly thinking on what could have been.

    For them, there’s a fate in store that’s worse than imprisonment, punishment and persecution — irrelevance. A future of, at best, being ignored, at worse, laughed at.

    Dingo

  • wreck

    You ask me for a con-tri-bu-tion…

  • jnorris

    caseloweraz, Mr Barber is NOT wearing an American flag lapel pin !

  • DonDueed

    You know, I just realized… Matt Barber looks… a little bit… like…

    And you never see them both in the same room at the same time…

    Say it ain’t so, Ed!

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    It seems obvious to me that the right’s biggest fear is that if America allows gay marriage then all the other tough countries will point and laugh.