Seriously?

Written by scott on June 21st, 2013

Seriously?With the Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality barreling down on us like a freight train, the crazies are coming out in force. Enjoy today’s helping of Seriously?

A guy named Coach Save Daubenmire asks “Are you willing to go to jail” if marriage equality passes?  Joe.My.God reports – watch:

Alvin McEwen at Pam’s House Blend reports that several religious groups are thinking similarly, having signed a statement of resistance if the court rules against Prop 8 and DOMA:

Several religious right groups have signed a statement of resistance should the Supreme Court rule in favor of marriage equality. But if you ask me, I have no idea what the hell they are threatening to do: As Christian citizens united together, we will not stand by while the destruction of the institution of marriage unfolds in this nation we love. The Sacred Scriptures and unbroken teaching of the Church confirm that marriage is between one man and one woman. We stand together in solidarity to defend marriage and the family and society founded upon them. The effort to redefine marriage threatens the proper mediating role of the Church in society.

Joe.My.God has a list of the major signers:

Signing the above threat to defy the Supreme Court are Tony Perkins (FRC), Matt Barber (Liberty Counsel), Penny Nance (Concerned Women), James Dobson (Focus On The Family), Richard Land (Southern Baptists), Judith Reisman (NOM), Linda Harvey (Mission America), Bill Donohue (Catholic League), Don Wildmon (AFA), Andrea Lafferty (Traditional Values Coalition), Janet Porter, Porno Pete, Ralph Reed, Gary Bauer, “Bishop” Harry Jackson, Michael Brown, Rep. Sally Kern, self-hating homosexual Greg Quinlan, and about a hundred more minor league vicious bigots.

Rush Limbaugh spoke out against marriage equality this week, but he’s just phoning it in, as this is the best he could come up with. The Inquisitr reports:

“There is a movement on to normalize pedophilia, and I guarantee you your reaction to that is probably much the same as your reaction when you first heard about gay marriage. What has happened to gay marriage? It’s become normal — and in fact, with certain people in certain demographics it’s the most important issue in terms of who they vote for. So don’t pooh-pooh. There’s a movement to normalize pedophilia. Don’t pooh-pooh it. The people behind it are serious, and you know the left as well as I do. They glom onto something and they don’t let go.”

Tired old right-wing talking point. Even Rush can’t work up much enthusiasm for it any more. Yawn.

Down in Texas, wackadoodle Congressman Louie Gomert wants gays to stay in the closet at work. Towleroad reports

THINKPROGRESS: Where do you stand on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?

GOHMERT: I’m not aware of exactly which one you’re talking about

THINKPROGRESS: It would protect LGBT workers from being fired due to their sexual orientation.

GOHMERT: Who wants to go talking about sexual orientation when they’re working? Good grief.

We have a few priceless quotes from the UK today as well. Baroness Butler-Sloss proposed an amendment to the marriage equality bill that would have defined marriage consummation as “penetration of vagina, anus or mouth”. Seriously. Gay Star News explains:

Married gay people will not need to have sex to officiate their relationship, the UK’s House of Lords has said. An amendment suggesting the definition of consummation and adultery failed to be agreed upon during the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) debate in the early hours of this morning (20 June). While gay sex past midnight in the UK government’s upper house may sound like a tabloid newspaper headline, it was a somewhat serious debate at what counts as consummation in a gay relationship. For heterosexuals, consummation is only defined as complete penetration of the vagina by a penis, although it does not matter if a condom or ejaculation is involved.

Also in the UK, Conservative MP Matthew Offord called marriage equality and attack on religion. Pink News reports:

The MP said: “I think there is a genuine trend against religious practices. Those of faith are made to feel like there is something wrong with them. Same-sex marriage is an attack on religion. They want to make significant changes to the religious belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman. They want to redefine it and that has taken the religious meaning out. In a multi-cultural area like Hendon, the reading of prayers at council meetings is important to members.”

Or maybe religion is an attack on marriage equality?

And finally, Conservative MP David Burrowes thinks the whole thing will lead to more adultery. Pink News reports:

Conservative MP David Burrowes has accused the government of creating an “adulterer’s charter” as part of its equal marriage reforms. Mr Burrowes, who represents Enfield-Southgate in north London, says it’s because the same-sex marriage bill does not state what constitutes infidelity. During this week’s House of Lords debate of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, Conservative peer and equalities spokeswoman Baroness Stowell said it was “open to each couple” to decide whether or not it was necessary to be faithful to each other.

Yes, because laws cannot stop people from shooting each other, but apparently they can stop people from having sex with each other.

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael Barber says:

    There is something wrong with “those of faith”; major cognitive dissonance, persecution complex, and rampant scientific ignorance.

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