Mayor of Newark brands god’s will as an unworthy reason to stop gay marriage.

Cory Booker is the mayor of Newark and he’s totally down with equality for the LGBT folk.  So much so that he presided over New Jersey’s first gay wedding.  But, wouldn’t you know it, some Christian who thinks the private lives of others is his business decided to interrupt by screaming “this is unlawful in the name of god” when Booker asked if anybody had any objections to the union of the two men.

Heckler interrupts first wedding -- "This is unlawful in the name of god" -- when booker asks for objections.  He is escorted out.

Booker had the pious killjoy removed and then gave the perfect assessment of what had transpired:

after ordering heckler remove, "I do not hear any substantive, worthy objections."

Hell yes.  If god wants human beings to be miserable, god can get bent.

(Via Joe My God)

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.


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