Worldnetdaily columnist Myra Adams is dutifully spouting the right-wing party line that now that gay people can get married, Christianity will soon be outlaws and Christians horribly persecuted. Along the way, she manages to offer the dumbest “evidence” ever for that claim. But first:
This is why I pray frequently for the safety and well-being of our nation. For inspiration I turn to the Bible, the best-selling and most influential book of all time.
Unfortunately, due to the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, it is only a matter of time before the Bible, which speaks contrary to this ruling, will be officially declared “hate speech” and relegated to a museum.
In fact, on May 26, weeks before the Supreme Court decision, GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio was ridiculed by those on the left after he said:
“After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech and there’s a real and present danger.”
Yes, he was. And you should be too. Because this is bullshit on roller skates. There are no hate speech laws in this country and it’s very unlikely that there ever will be. It’s in that First Amendment thing. And the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality explicitly says that opposition to same-sex marriage is entirely protected speech, as it should be and so obviously is (that statement would have been completely unnecessary if not for hysterical paranoiacs like this). Now for the breathtaking inane piece of “evidence” for this ridiculous claim:
In the meantime, my husband has been asked to read a Bible passage for an upcoming family wedding. This prompted a disturbing conversation between us about what passages would be “acceptable” to the bride, groom and their many guests, all of whom have been actively applauding the gay marriage decision.
I suggested a Scripture passage from the book of Genesis, which for hundreds of years has been a wedding favorite:
“The man said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man. For this reason a man leave his father and his mother, and be united to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:23-24)
Even though this passage is the biblical basis for marriage, we doubt that it would be acceptable to the bride and groom, confirming Rubio’s words and our own fears about where the Bible and its teachings are headed.
Uh, yeah. Because obviously if the bride and groom might prefer that you not read a particular verse at their own fucking wedding, the next step is clearly that the government is going to declare reading the Bible to be illegal. I mean, what else could it possibly mean? How do people this stupid manage to function on a daily basis?