This is why we fight

North Carolina passed a ban on gay marriage last night.

For all of you wondering why we fight religion, this is why.  It’s because the pulpit is the portal through which the moral failings of the first century find their way into ours.

And for those of you who try to excuse god and faith because you don’t hate gay people and you think you’ve got god’s will right, two things.  First, virtually every person celebrating the slashing of human rights in North Carolina is a Christian.  The gratitude for this depraved measure will, by far, swell the largest in Christian church services.  What does that tell you about faith’s culpability in this?

And the second, you’d better have gone to those Christians to tell them how wrong they are before you even thought about coming to me to defend god.  Otherwise your moral priorities are just as fucked as theirs.

And for a little perspective, it turns out that in North Carolina you can marry your cousin…just not if they’re gay.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.