Reaction from anti-LGBT extremists to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling today that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage was fast and furious, defiant and hysterical.
They called the 5-to-4 decision an “illegitimate” ruling by a “Rogue Court” and, according to Westboro Baptist church, a “stamp of approval on an outrageously grotesque sin against God. #doomed.”
In a series of tweets minutes after the decision was announced this morning, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) compared the ruling to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and said that he spotted Satan celebrating.
“I saw Satan dancing with delight, the day the music died in the United States of American,” Fischer tweeted.
“From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11,” Fischer whined in another tweet, adding that governors should defy the ruling and “refuse to issue sodomy-based licenses in their states.”
In the AFA’s official statement, President Tim Wildmon said the Supreme Court had chosen “to be a tool of tyranny” and that its ruling would “imperil religious liberty in America, as individuals of faith who uphold time-honored marriage and choose not to advocate for same-sex unions will now be viewed as extremists.”
In a long written statement under the headline, “SCOTUS Finds for Fiction and Iniquity 5-4,” Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute said the ruling was produced from the “imaginations” and “the gaseous emanations” of “five of our supremacist justices” who “discerned a heretofore nonexistent constitutional requirement that homoerotic unions be recognized as ‘marriages.’”
Higgins predicted the decision would give “birth to relentless cultural turmoil, division, and suffering,” adding “these five judges have watered the seeds of strife planted by sexual anarchists.”
She concluded, “This pernicious SCOTUS decision also provides evidence that the moral arc of America – at least with regard to marriage – bends not toward justice, wisdom, or morality but, rather, toward perversity and injustice. Liberals are once again on the shameful side of history and will once again foment cultural conflict and human suffering.”
In one of a series of tweets, Tony Perkins, who heads the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council (FRC), called the ruling, a “shocking abuse of power” that “will never be accepted.”
In a longer statement on FRC’s website, Perkins said, “No court can overturn natural law.”
“It is folly for the Court to think that it has resolved a controversial issue public policy,” Perkins said in the statement. “By disenfranchising 50 million Americans, the Court has instead supercharged this issue.”
In a statement, Scott Lively, a veteran of the anti-LGBT movement, called the ruling “illegitimate.”
“In response to the ruling, Mr. Obama called it an example of ‘justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,’” Lively said. “That phrase turns logic and morality on its head as it relates to official government endorsement of sexual perversion.”
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, also called the ruling “illegitimate,” adding it “robs children of the right and joy of having both moms and dads.”
“The Court,” Staver said, “can no more redefine marriage than it can redefine gravity.”