“…this represents the de facto Roe v. Wade of sodomy-based marriage” – Bryan Fischer, American Family Association
Comparing the decision to Roe v. Wade, conservative Christians are freaking out after the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals from several states challenging court decisions striking down gay marriage bans, paving the way for gays to be able to marry soon in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and effectively guaranteeing the inevitability of same-sex marriage nationwide.
The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer was apoplectic with rage, declaring:
This decision not to decide, this action not to act, this represents the de facto Roe v. Wade of sodomy-based marriage.
It’s gonna be virtually impossible now to stop this press and this push for nationalizing — imposing — on every state in the Union marriage that is based on the infamous crime against nature.
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, opined:
This is a total dereliction of duty. The Supreme Court abandoned its duty to take up or at least hold these marriage cases. The responsibility for the undermining of marriage rests solely at the U.S. Supreme Court…
The actions of the Supreme Court in particular, and of the judiciary in general, undermine the rule of law and erode the confidence of the people in the judicial branch of government. When the people lose confidence in the rule of law, the judiciary will lose is legitimacy. Everyone will be affected by same-sex marriage because it is an intolerant agenda that will directly collide with religious freedom.
An outraged National Organization for Marriage called for the passage of a National Marriage Amendment, declaring:
Marriage is the union of one man and one woman; it has been this throughout the history of civilization and will remain this no matter what unelected judges say.
The Family Research Council warned that “more and more people [will] lose their livelihoods because they refuse to not just tolerate but celebrate same-sex marriage” while calling for the passage of a State Marriage Defense Act.
Focus on the Family warned that it will result in a “further expansion of threats to religious freedom” claiming:
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision … sets the stage for the further spread of same-sex marriage, and with it, a further expansion of threats to religious freedom.
Marriage has always been – and will always be – between a man and a woman. Ultimately, no court can change that truth.
Our concern continues to be for … the religious freedom rights of people who strongly believe in God’s design for marriage and want to live consistently with those beliefs.
Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition called the decision a “miscarriage of justice” and warned that the Supreme Court will “reap a political whirlwind”:
Today’s Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals of lower-court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in five states is a miscarriage of justice that lays the predicate for a Roe v. Wade decision on marriage that will impose same-sex marriage on the entire country by judicial fiat.
The cries of anguish and pain coming from the religious right should be music to the ears of all those who believe in fairness and dignity for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. The move towards marriage equality represents a profound moral victory for everyone, and should be celebrated.
(H/T Right Wing Watch)