On Friday, Toronto Sun columnist Anthony Furey mused on religious people’s frequent pleas for “respect,” and couldn’t muster any to give them.
That might be surprising. Like rays of sun and children’s laughter, respect is one of those things that no one can be seriously against, right?
Hmm. Look, I do like respect. I’ve just never felt obligated to give it to unproven theories and absurd notions.
If you feel the same way, don’t feel guilty; for all their stated reverence for “respect,” the faithful don’t truly supply it either.
Oklahoma Republican Would Rather Ban All Marriages, Including Straight Ones, Than Legalize Marriage Equality
Here’s the newest Republican platform regarding marriage equality: if you can’t beat them… screw everyone else over.
After a U.S. district judge ruled earlier this month that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, State Rep. Mike Turner missed the point and filed legislation to ban it again. Now he’s taken it a step further, suggesting that Oklahoma should stop recognizing any and all marriages, same-sex or different-sex.