The Theocratic Cluelessness of Franklin Graham

The Theocratic Cluelessness of Franklin Graham February 16, 2015

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, has a Facebook post that reveals both his complete cluelessness about constitutional law and his theocratic belief that the alleged “word of God” should be — indeed, is — the controlling law of the United States.

The U.S., Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state of Alabama must recognize same-sex marriages–in spite of that state’s overwhelming vote to prohibit same-sex unions.

No, actually, they didn’t. They just denied a stay. It was still entirely up to the lower court to determine whether its order applied statewide (and the judge has so far said that it doesn’t).

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is defying that order, asking state probate judges not to issue licenses to gay couples. I applaud Justice Moore and the many Alabama judges who are upholding the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. No earthly court has jurisdiction over the infallible Word of God.

No, you have that exactly backwards. The alleged “word of God,” no matter how infallible you imagine it to be, is utterly irrelevant in an “earthly court” (as opposed to what, exactly?). You know how you freak out over the idea that Muslim law should determine American law? The Constitution forbids the imposition of Christian law in precisely the same way.

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