Staver Will Refuse to Follow Marriage Equality Ruling

Staver Will Refuse to Follow Marriage Equality Ruling April 29, 2015

I’m still highly amused at all of these Christian leaders pledging to “give their lives” and to bravely refuse to follow any Supreme Court ruling that allows gay people to get married. It’s damn easy to refuse to follow a law that doesn’t apply to you in any way. Here’s Mat Staver at the March for Marriage.

Staver, who has recruited hundreds of anti-gay activists to sign onto a pledge to disobey a high court ruling in favor or marriage equality, told the crowd, “As someone who’s argued before the United States Supreme Court, I have great respect for this court, but have no respect and cannot respect a lawless decision.”

Saying that like Dred Scott, a decision in favor of marriage equality would be “contrary to the natural law of God,” Staver said, “As much as I’m an attorney and I respect the rule of law, I also respect the higher law. And when an earthly law collides with the higher law, we have no choice to obey the higher law.”

So what the hell are you going to do, Mat? Not get gay married? Good for you. No one will give a shit. Other people getting married has nothing to do with you. A Supreme Court ruling allowing them to get married imposes no obligations on you at all, so there’s nothing for you to refuse to do. There’s nothing for you to not follow. You’re so very brave to stand up and refuse to follow a law you never had to follow in the first place. So brave.

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