Barber: Satan and Demons and Champagne, Oh My

Barber: Satan and Demons and Champagne, Oh My July 1, 2015

One of the reactions to the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning state bans on same-sex marriage that I looked most forward to hearing was from Matt Barber. I knew it would be a tour de force of stupidity and hyperbole. Needless to say, he did not disappoint.

Satan is laughing himself silly right now. His demonic minions, both above and below, are popping the bubbly and clinking the champagne flutes.

Oh come on, really? You know damn well, Mr. Barber, that demonic minions do not drink champagne. They smoke dope. If you can’t get an important detail like that right, why should anyone bother to listen to you?

But this is my favorite part:

But I promised a silver lining, and there is one – a big one. One that is sure to infuriate the anti-Christian left. The majority opinion emphasized that this newfangled “right” to “gay marriage” should not be construed to trump religious liberty:

“Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned. The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths, and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered. The same is true of those who oppose same-sex marriage for other reasons.”

I’m not naïve. We’ll have to see what this actually means in coming years, but when filtered through any honest reading of the First Amendment’s “free exercise” clause, what it means is that Christians cannot be forced to violate their conscience through compulsory participation in, or recognition of, counterfeit “gay weddings” or “marriages.”


Yeah, I’m “infuriated” by that. I mean, other than the fact that this is exactly what I’ve been telling you and your fellow dishonest fear-mongerers when you’ve claimed, as you have ad nauseum and continue to do, that pastors will be forced to conduct gay weddings. So I assume that, from now on, you’ll stop making that claim and tell all your fellow bigots that they’re wrong when they make it, right Matt? Right? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

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