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Religious Right Apoplectic Over Decision on Marriage Equality
Posted By Hatewatch Staff On June 26, 2013 @ 5:04 pm In Anti-LGBT | 39 Comments
Pedophilia. Incest. Bestiality.
Oh my! What in heaven have the Supremes wrought with their decision that it’s unconstitutional for the federal government to discriminate against legally married same-sex couples?
It’s a slippery slope, my friend. So says the rabidly homophobic Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA). “The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time,” he tweeted, matter-of-factly.
And just to remind everyone that he obsesses endlessly about gay sex, he tweeted: “Sodomy-based marriage is an egregious violation of the ‘Laws of nature and Nature’s God.’ May God have mercy on us.”
The AFA, in fact, was out in full force, fearing the wrath of God. Today’s Supreme Court decision was the hot topic on the group’s American Family Radio. “We started our program by saying regardless of what happened today, God is still on the throne,” AFA spokesman Fred Jackson told Sandy Rios. “We cannot forget that, but there is no question that as a country … if God’s judgment has not been upon us before this, God’s judgment will be.”
Responding to that, AFA President Tim Wildmon added, “Well it’s a very sad day in our country, folks, because this is America shaking its fist at God almighty.”
Next time there’s a devastating natural disaster, we’ll all know who to blame, right? Justice Kennedy, who sided with the liberal wing in a 5-4 ruling.
Meanwhile, over at CNN, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), told Wolf Blitzer that it means the loss of rights for everyone else. “You’re going to see a loss of parental rights, as children are taught in school morals that are contradictory to their parents’, religious liberty loss from business owners, bakers, florists, and others who are forced to comply with a different view of marriage as well as even churches in some places, religious organizations losing their tax exemptions because they fail to comply with the force of the state in terms of redefining marriage.”
Those poor florists and bakers. You’d think more marriages would mean more orders for flowers and wedding cakes. But, hey, maybe the FRC has done a “study” on this.
Todd Starnes of Fox News also was tweeting:
“Supreme Court overrules God.”
“Won’t be long before they outlaw the Bible as hate speech.”
“How long before federal agents haul pastors out of the pulpit?”Won’t be long now.
Then there was former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: “Jesus wept.”
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel: “Christians, be vigilant & strong in your faith. Evil has the Truth of Christ in its cross-hairs. How much more will it persecute you?”
It goes on and on and on. Rush Limbaugh says it’s the “disintegration of America” and that “nobody in this country has ever been denied the right to get married.”
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